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. Some links are affiliate links.
This weekend we were so busy that I didn't even get started on Project Life until Sunday night. And being that I was five weeks behind, I was a little overwhelmed with the volume of photos to go through. But I took it a week at a time and got through three weeks of photos (selecting, editing and planning my pages). I'm hoping with a little diligence, I might get close to caught up by the end of the week. I'm keeping things as they were intended with Project Life and not using a bunch of embellishments, etc. to try to streamline the process.
Today I am going to share week 19, which was the first week in my second album. Since we just had family photos done on Saturday (did you see the sneak peak on Instagram?), I will likely use those for the first page of album two.
I really mixed cards from a lot of kits this week – my date card is from Seafoam and my journaling cards are from Jade, Honey and the Bridgeport childhood kit.
My Design A protector is super simple – just photos + one journaling card + one text card from Bridgeport.
I had one extra photo, so I trimmed it and added it to the grid card on the back. Perfect.
For the Design B insert, I trimmed one row off the bottom and one off the side to make it smaller to meet my needs. I really love having full size 4×6 vertical photos in the spread.
All the photos on the front side are phone photos. The back is all photos taken before and during a baby shower Adeline and I went to.
The week of May 5 had some really high and some really low moments. To keep them private, but still include them in my album, I used two folded journaling cards. I labeled them “the best day” and “the worst day” and wrote on the inside of the cards.
I also used a sports journaling card from Bridgeport to write about Elias's soccer game/season. It fit perfectly!
Links worth checking out
Every week my Project Life pages include phone photos. I am always looking for ways to improve my phone photography, which is why I am so excited for the Phone Photography Project class. Today is the LAST day to sign up for the reduced rate of $39. Tomorrow it jumps up to $49. It is going to be incredible + have tons of tips and inspiration for you to kick up your phone photos a few notches.
I always like the way Sarah at The Arena Update mixes photos + embellishments in her Project Life album.
Love all the kids art Michelle included in her Week 21 spread. I have a bunch of my kids' art in my week 20 layout that I will share next week.
Grace and Light's Project Life art journal is so cool!
Many new kits and products will be hitting Amazon this week – starting today. I will be updating this post as things become available, so be sure to check back (your clicks help to support this site, so thank you, thank you for them). Also, as a bonus, if you purchase any of the new core kits, you can add an “older” kit to your order and get it for 30% off. Sweet!
New Core Kits
Project Life Core Kit – Jade Edition: This is the kit I am currently using. It is fantastic. I think it might be my favorite Project Life kit to date!
Project Life Core Kit – Honey Edition: This is the next kit I am getting. Love the bright, fun colors. I used several honey cards in my layout this week.
Project Life Core Kit – Midnight Edition
Project Life Core Kit – Cinnamon Edition
Project Life Core Kit – Kraft Edition: Important to note, this kit has a cream base (many other kits have a white base, so if you like to mix and match, this is something to consider)
Project Life Core Kit – Rain Edition
Project Life Designer Dividers + Label Stickers – Jade Edition
Project Life Designer Dividers + Label Stickers – Honey Edition
Project Life Designer Dividers + Label Stickers – Midnight Edition
12×12 Patterned Paper
Project Life 12×12 Designer Paper Collection Pack – Kraft Edition – 24 sheets
12×12 Project Life Designer Paper – Jade Edition
12×12 Project Life Designer Paper – Midnight Edition
3×4 and 4×6 cardstock
Project Life 3 x 4 Textured Cardstock – Rain Edition
Project Life 4 X 6 Textured Cardstock – Kraft Edition
Project Life 3 X 4 Textured Cardstock – Kraft Edition
Project Life 4 X 6 Textured Cardstock – Honey Edition
Project Life 3 x 4 Textured Cardstock – Honey Edition
Project Life 4 X 6 Textured Cardstock – Midnight Edition
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