I started Project Life Tuesday in 2010 because:
- I needed to keep myself accountable and on top of my photos each week.
- My family loved being able to count on a weekly post with pics of the kids.
- I thought others might want to keep themselves accountable too.
It was a huge blessing and so I am excited to be kicking off my third year of this series.
Each Tuesday, I will share my spread from the previous week, as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts. This year, Epson is sponsoring Project Life Tuesday, and they provided me with their Epson Stylus R2880 Large Format Photo Printer (C11CA16201) for many of my album's photos. Printing photos at home is hopefully going to help keep me on track!
If you link up, please be sure to include the Project Life Tuesday button or a link to The Mom Creative in your post.
Notes about my album: Before showing my layouts, I want to share a few details about my album:
- I am using the colbalt kit this year.
- I stamped all my weekly 6×4 cards and have placed them in my album. It just seemed easiest to get this done all at once. I used a date stamp from a past Project Life kit. If you don't have on, Amazon has date stamps
for less than $5. You can also find them at office supply stores.
- For a complete list of the products I am using, and more about my approach this year, click here.
Yes, I am a week behind. I know many of you are on week 13. I am hoping to get caught up this coming weekend. The past two weekends have been crazy for me.
My parents were here during week 12, which meant A LOT of photos (more than 600!). Consequently, in addition to the regular spread, I have three inserts – two 6×12 page protector (with 6×4 pockets) and a baseball card protector (which allowed me to fit in 16 photos!). Get ready for a photo heavy post!
The left page is the first half of the week. I love the photos that Elias's teacher sent from school. I used a lot of 3×4 photos so I could fit a lot in. You can also see the first insert was one of these 6×12 page protectors from American Crafts. I used two of these this week, which helped me use a lot additional 6×4 photos.
I added a few little extra stickers right on the photos.
I love the American Crafts swirl embellishment sticker that I applied on top of the page protector.
Here you can see the backside of that 6×12 page protector, a journaling card insert that I just punched and put right in the album, and then my second 6×12 page protector with photos from our zoo trip.
This journaling card was from a tablet of journaling blocks. I just glued two together, punched holes in it, added a rub-on and write about my parents' visit. It was an easy way to write about their time in Nashville and set-up the dozens of photos about to come!
Here you can see the second 6×12 insert. I applied a sticker on the outside of the page protector so it could overlap two photos.
Here is the back of the 6×12 protector and the front of my baseball card protector. I loved how this insert had 9 slots for 18 photos/journaling cards. The photos are cropped to 2.5×3.5. I also added some epoxy stickers to a few of the photos and letter stickers to the center photo.
Here is a close-up of the backside.
WHEW! Here is the last spread.
My favorite part about this spread is that I used all of the center pockets to feature Elias and my Dad flying a big airplane. The journaling card tells the story of the three photos. I also put a rub-on on the journaling card and a star sticker on top of the page protector.
Your turn! I can't wait to see your pages.