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.
I'm still truckin' along on my layouts. 🙂 This weekend I finished week eight and week nine. Week nine included my Day in the Life pictures so it is MASSIVE. It feels so good to be in March – ha!
Before I share week eight, I wanted to mention some news:
You might have heard that Lisa Bearnson has teamed up with Becky Higgins to sell two new Project Life kits – Jade and Blush- on HSN this week Monday, the 25th. The kits will include an album, page protectors and either a Blush or Jade edition core kit. The best part is that the kits will be big time “value-priced” and will not be available this cheap anywhere else.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to learn more about the sale + enter to win a kit of your own. I'll also be sharing my week nine layout featuring all products from the Jade kit. Honestly, I love the Jade kit so much, I might start using it instead of the Seafoam kit. We'll see. 🙂
ANYWAY! First things first. Week eight. I love this spread because I kept it pretty simple.
On the first page, I took advantage of lots of vertical pictures that we took during the week. The first row shows a picture from Matthew's new radio show, Open Table Live. I love the Who, What, When, Where, Why journaling card next to it. I also used a Dear Lizzy sticker on the date card.
The second row is all pictures of the kids playing together and the last row is our first trip to the park in 2013. All the pictures in the last row are iphone photos.
The Design J insert is mostly Instagram photos (you can follow me here). I embellished with a few Dear Lizzy stickers. I am loving how well her line works with the Seafoam kit. The last photo on the front side is a 6×4. I cut it in half, then added a grid card to do a bit of journaling in the extra inch. Perfect.
On the back of the insert I used a bit of American Crafts' My Girl paper in the top 3×4 shot. It's so cute! I also used a sticker from the line on the bottom picture.
I've started to notice that I like my layouts better when I am adding a bit of paper or something extra from my stash. Otherwise, the Seafoam kit is feeling a bit to simple and the cards too similar from week to week. (I think it might be the limited colors in the design, which makes it both really easy to mix extras in and simpler than I am used to. The kit does make a nice base. However, the super simple look is probably why I am also thinking of switching to the Jade kit. Decisions, decisions. 🙂 Anyone else have thoughts about how they are using the Seafoam kit? Am I crazy?)
The last page (Design A) is pretty simple. All of the photos except the top 2 of Adeline were taken with my iPhone.
I have started making it a habit to bring my iPhone into the kids' school so that I can snap pictures in that very important environment. It's such a huge part of their story and I want to be sure to capture things like Elias's class planting seeds!
The smiles sticker is also from the new My Girl collection. I am moderately obsessed with the line because it feels like my heart created it. The papers and stickers are sooooo cute.
Project Life posts worth checking out
I haven't started using the Baby Core Kit yet for Adeline's book, but Sarah's baby pages make me so excited to dig in! I have a feeling April is going to be the month!
Go like the American Crafts Facebook page, then click on the “Project Life printables” button for some cute free card downloads. They match the Blush and Jade kits that are going to be available on HSN. (And while you are on Facebook, like The Mom Creative there too!)
If the idea of a big 12×12 Project Life album overwhelms you, check out Stephanie Howell's smaller album that she is doing this year. I love that she is using all printable cards/things from her stash. Love her style. Love her.
And one more printable – this “what we watch” printable is so cute. I am definitely going to add it to my album. (If you like the idea of adding printables to your Project Life album, check out my Project Life Printables Pinterest board.)
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!