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.
Yes, I am still playing the catch-up game, but I'm fine with that. I am LOVING how my album is turning out this year. This weekend I completed this week 6 layout + organized my photos for the rest of February.
American Crafts sent me a fun box of new products this past week. You will definitely be seeing them in the coming weeks in my album. One item that they sent me was this new Amy Tangerine woodgrain chevron album. I decided not to use the coordinating Becky Higgins Project Life album this year because I prefer fabric coated albums. I think they wear better. I haven't decided what to do with the hole on the cover – I think I might put the year in it.
For the first page, I added Fancy Pants rub-ons from my stash on the date card. I love the pop of color. The Remember This card is from the Seafoam kit, and I made the teeth card to document Adeline getting two new teeth in this week (an idea from Life Out Loud!).
The 6×8 insert is just a fun photo of the kids that Matthew took that Sunday morning before church. I was dying over Adeline's outfit (especially the red tights and glitter shoes) and so he got a few shots for me.
The back photo is a picture of Adeline and Elias walking into school that I took with my iPhone. It makes my heart explode. I love it SO much. It didn't need any words. I just added a few Fancy Pants rub-ons along the side.
The Design J insert is all iPhone photos. (If you are on Instagram, be sure to follow me!) I love that the journaling cards in Becky's new kits are double sided. I was actually able to use the front and the backs of the cards I selected for this page. Cool, huh?
The last page is a Design B insert, which I am finding I am using more of this year because of the option of horizontal cards in the core kits. The sweet memories sticker is Dear Lizzy (which is one of my favorite lines from American Crafts).
I love the quote journaling card, and with all the funny things Elias says, I am sure I will be using it a lot.
The brown journaling card is about us having squirrels in our attic. Sometimes, you don't have a picture for something, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't record the memory.
Project Life posts/freebies worth checking out
Sign upfor Lain Ehman's FREE March scrapinar on tips for putting those templates, masks, and stencils to work for you. I think it would be so fun to use these tips in Project Life – and you can't beat free. The scrapinar is on March 21 and if that date doesn't work, everyone who signs up will have access to a free replay. Click here for more details!
Check out Smiling Colors purple spread. It is a great example that you don't need a lot of product to document your memories using the Project Life system. Her whole spread is purple cardstock!
Your turn to link up! Also, just a friendly reminder to please remember to link back to The Mom Creative in your posts. Thank you!