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 past week I HUSTLED on my Project Life album, going through and editing FIVE weeks of photos. YEOW! I only completed one layout (including journaling), but have almost all the other photos in the right page protectors, etc. My in-laws are in town for the week and my mother-in-law is just getting started on Project Life, so I think we are going to work on it together a few nights this week. We made a Michaels run last night and she picked out the Cinnamon Edition.
I'm really excited to get caught up. I find that I like the project so much more when I am working in real time. Plus, I'm chopping at the bit to start a few new projects (like Adeline's baby album), but I need to not be so far behind on my main album.
I used a lot of products from American Crafts' Dear Lizzy and My Girl lines this week, as well as a few cards from the exclusive HSN Dear Lizzy add on kit that was offered this past spring. (I did not originally order this, but found a sweet reader who was willing to sell me her kit. I'm in love with it.)
I again love the large 6×12 photo on the first page. The top row of photos is all from that same night, and the bottom row are some misc. pictures, along with a piece of the wallpaper I removed from one of our bathrooms. I think it is really fun having bits like this included in my album.
The first side of the Design G insert had primarily photos from Memorial Day on it. I really like the 4×6 journaling card with the 3×3 photo + sticker on it.
The back side and last page is all photos from our trip to Wisconsin that week. I love the heart sticker and glitter thickers on the photo of Elias with my grandma, who he calls “Gigi”.
For the last page, I included more Dear Lizzy stickers, as well as a longer (folded) journaling card from the Jade kit about the weekend.You can see that I also included the 6×4 date card on this page instead of the first page.
I had only stamped the first six months of dates using the Seafoam kit, so I think I am going to now use my Jade date cards for the remainder of the album. That way I'll still have large Seafoam cards left for when I use that kit for something else.
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