Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2013. If you are new to The Mom Creative, welcome. I hope you will stay awhile. I'm Jessica – wife to Matthew, mom to Elias, a silly and spirited four-year-old, and Adeline, a spunky one-year-old. I'm also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to juggle it all.
Each Tuesday, I share my most recent spread as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts.
This past weekend, I had big goals for Project Life. I am pleased that on Sunday I uploaded/sorted six weeks worth of photos and edited and printed four weeks of photos. I noticed that at the beginning of the year, I had to rely on my phone photos more than regular camera photos.
As I worked through six weeks' of memories, I tried to keep things simple. Some weeks I was more successful than others. I just love putting photos + words together so much. 🙂
This this morning (before work) I tucked four weeks into page protectors and completed the journaling for week one (which I am going to share below). I had plans to show more layouts today, but last night I went to bed with a migraine at 7:30 and slept 10 hours, so only had time to complete one week this morning before work.
I chose to do a partial week for the first week of the year (January 1-5), then started my Sunday-Saturday routine.
I always find that the first few weeks of the year take me a bit longer to complete my spreads because I am still getting acclimated to the cards and the kit design. This year is also a bit different because all the cards are two sided.
My kit this year is Seafoam. I like the contemporary design, but already found that I was wanting more color, as I have had in past years' kits. Adding some washi tape to my journaling cards helped. 🙂 I am looking forward to getting some of the mini kits coming this spring, which will also help infuse more color.
You'll notice my date card is blank- that's because my black ink pad was bone dry! I'll get a new one this weekend and go back and add the date.
I love how the second page turned out. The photos in row 2 and 3 are all phone photos. They aren't super crisp, but that's okay. The family quote in the bottom row I have had in my stash forever. I thought it worked perfect on that black and white card!
The handwriting journaling card is from the Wellington Childhood Kit. I think my album will be peppered with cards from these kits throughout the year.
Favorite Project Life pages to check out this week:
I'm going to start something new for Project Life Tuesday. Each week I am going to share a few links to some favorite layouts worth checking out. Fun, right?
This week, you gotta check out Elsie Larson's pages. I'm so excited to see her participating. Love her creativity.
I also loved seeing all the inspiration from Becky Higgins' creative team. Very fun.
How are you doing on Project Life? I look forward to seeing your layouts!