Friday, August 29, 2014

Project Life - July 21-27, 2014

After completing this layout, I have 5 more weeks to make up before I have caught up. One of those weeks is going to be a challenge since we were on vacation and took a ton of photos.  Not sure how I want to handle that monster, but I will tackle it when I get there.

Here is my Project Life layout for July 21-27, 2014.

 For this week's layout I used the kit Big as the Sky by Megan Mullens. Started with the cloud paper and went from there.

While this is not one of my favorite layouts, I am happy with it.

So, there you have it. Another layout done.

Have a happy Labor Day weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Project Life - August 18-24, 2014

Here is my Project Life layout for August 18-24, 2014.


This week I used a free kit from Kimberly Church Designs. It was fun to use a collection of cards that coordinated. Other than the kit, I just played with my favorite fonts for titles and things, Bebas Neu and CK Ali's Handwriting.

The photo collage template shown in the last "pocket" was free from Persnickey Prints blog.

Only other thing I used on this layout was a brush from Banana Fish Studios that I purchased from Two Peas with credit I had before they closed.

So that's it for this layout. Have my photos in spreads for 2 weeks in July. Hoping to share at least one of them this week. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Project Life- August 11-17, 2014

This is my layout for August 11-17, 2014. 

(I noticed I forgot to change the date on my layout. It has been fixed.)

This layout took longer to make than I intended. I had it all ready to go and realized I didn't have 2 of the photos in it that I wanted to include. That meant going back and seeing what would get cut, or moving stuff around and making an insert. Insert took the win. 

This week I started with a much older layout base so my title card will look a lot like cards I made early in the year. For the second "pocket" I layered a photo over a photo. I thought it was cool to include the weather that day. The camera some of the other elements on this page come from the NSD freebie from Two Peas in a Bucket. I altered one of the colors to match the red title card. "Monday" was altered from the Edge Sentiments from Ali Edwards. The Robin Williams card was a freebie from A Creative Bubble. The banner came from a freebie from Cathy Zileske. 

The days of the week on the journaling card came from a digital set from the Project Life class at Studio Calico. The arrows are from Project Life Cherry Edition kit. Used more of Ali Edwards' edge sentiments for the soccer journaling blocks.

This is what I call an insert. I have discussed doing this before, but in case you missed it, I plan on  printing in a photo book. After it gets printed, I will cut the page down to give it an insert feel. Haven't decided if I will tab them or not.

I almost bought some pre-made back to school cards or titles for this "insert". Instead I browsed my paper supplies and whipped up something of my own. Feel like the title block could use an apple element or something, but trying not to over think it.

The camera border came from the Two Peas freebie and quickly put this one together. 

Been to my local scrapbook stores last week. One is going out of business, I heard them say the owners are retiring. So sad. Bought a few sheets of paper, but nothing too exciting. Headed to the last one standing in our area, but still a bit of a drive, and just bought a few things there. Hoping to play with paper again soon! Been so busy with getting into the new school routine and making up for not getting much done this summer.

Hoping to share bunches soon.  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Project Life - July 28- Aug3, 2014

Catching up with Project Life. Trying not to over think it and just fill the "pockets".

Here is my digital layout for July 28-August 3, 2014.

This week I found the hexagon paper in my stash and used it as the basic of my color palate for the layout. Not sure where it came from, though, sorry. The sunburst paper however, is from TMartin-Under the Boardwalk. 

Used a "filler" card, "Such a Perfect Day...." that was part of a free set with designers like ali, cathy, elise, kari, kerry and more. 

And that is another week in the books!

I have recently been getting questions about my digital layouts. 
Yes, these are 100% digital. 
I plan on printing them out at the end of the year as a photo book. Not sure which company and at what size. Thinking 12x12 so I know the journaling is legible. 
I plan to complete my 2013 album in traditional PL style. Page protectors and cards.
I still love playing with paper and glue and hope going digital with this project allows me to make more traditional layouts.  
Also hope to continue using the pocket page protectors and the collection of cards in other ways in my regular albums. 
I think these pages are fun! They allow my left-brained tendencies of matching colors, lining things up, journaling a ton, and more so much easier!
It is amazing how far I can stretch a digital kit for these pages, so going this route hasn't cost me much! (I know I will have the cost of printing in the end though.)

Thanks for looking! If you have any more questions, feel free to put them in the comment section and I will try to answer them quickly!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Project Life Aug 4-10, 2014

I'm back!

It has seriously been too long!

My youngest is back in school and my oldest let me have a bit of time by myself to scrap a bit! Next week they both will be in school and I will have so much more time. Hoping to share a lot soon!

Okay, so I am sharing last week's Project Life with you now. I have decided to work my way backwards so I the weeks that are more current can have more thorough journaling. ( I can remember it better). I have kept notes, but they don't capture everything I can remember in the moment.

So here is my layout for Aug 4-10, 2014.

I created my own title card for this week using a Carrie-Stephens leaf element and kcroninbarrow-optimistic-butterfly. The papers I used were also from Carrie-Stephens. The week words are a freebie from Traci Reed. 

There you go! Hoping to knock out at least 2 or three weeks next week! Will share as I complete them!

I also am attending a crop on Saturday, so I hope to share things that I complete from that day as well! Here's to happy crafting!