Project Life 2012: Week 21


Welcome to Project Life 2012, Week twenty one.

This week I said I was going to keep it simple, and ended up doing everything but. I have a list a mile long of the supplies used at the end of the post. I just couldn't help myself. :)


Here's my what my layout looks like this week.


I built my layout around my freebie journaling cards from last week, which I am just really in love with.  I also used a lot of stamps, and included a bunch of hand drawn pennants.

Let's get a closer look:


I made a custom title card based off of my journaling cards.


I added the dates for this week to the card prior to printing. Then I used a stamp from the Save The Date clear stamp set by Stampendous to add a calendar to the card. 'May' was from Hampton Art's clear Post Script Calendar set. I attached two vellum quotes with my Tiny Attacher, and drew pennants around them.

I took a video of Austin walking across our bedroom and included a screenshot from that in the album, along with the QR code for the video.

And I made a mini layout in one of the 4x6 slots to feature some fun canvas art I picked up at The Paper Store for our front hallway.


Those are my favorite Amy Tangerine thickers, and a stamp from Studio G.

The second page:


At the top, I inserted two pictures of Austin in my mom's hot tub this past week. (She keeps it at about 96 degrees all summer). I tied them together using a journaling spot and some clear half-round letters (I don't know what these are called, but they're letter stickers with a clear button kind of covering over them).


I had another mini layout showing off my 1000th blog post.


I freehand cut some little flags, and stuck a few Colorbok chipboard alpha stickers on top. I used one of the stamps from Stampin' Up!'s Fabulous Phrases set to stamp the word 'celebrate,' and then hand drew a pennant around it.

The hand drawn pennant theme started with this card.


I hand stamped 'a sweet day' using a stamp from the pops2eat set from The Stamps of Life, and felt it needed something else. I drew the pennant, loved how it turned out, and ended up keeping up with that theme throughout my layout.

I did also have an insert this week. I had two vertical photos of Austin playing in his ball pit, and wanted to include them. I used a 4x6 photo sleeve I'd found at the flea market:

I got 100 photo sleeves, 5x7s and 4x6s, for just ONE DOLLAR this weekend. All brand new. Did I mention how much I LOVE my local flea market?


I just added a strip of washi tape from Queen & Co. down the side and punched holes to insert it into the album. 

Here's a look at my layout with the insert added:


This week, I spent about four hours on my layout. Here's a question for all of you: how long do you spend on your layout each week?

Here's my supply list for this week:

Project Life Card Stock - Clementine
Papers - Jillibean Soup, The Snapshot Stack, Martha Stewart Playful Blue Paper Pad
Sharpie Pens
Labels - Martha Stewart 
Amy Tangerine Goodness Thickers (white)
Colorbok Chipboard Alpha Letters
Washi tape - Love My Tapes and Queen & Co.
Ali Edwards Hello Routine stamp
The Stamps of Life - pops2eat stamp set
Studio G stamps
Dollar Tree arrow stamp
Memento ink pads - Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Desert Sand, Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black
Colorbox pigment ink (teal)
Studio G pigment ink (pink)

Oh, and here's what else I scored at the flea market:

 All these stamps, including a hand carved Snoopy, for $1.

 These stamp sets, for $1 each.

 A pack of transparency film, for stamping on with Staz-On ink, (for future Project Life spreads), for, you guessed it, $1.

A huge bag of metal cookie cutters (thinking of inking them up and stamping outlines) for $1.

A vintage (mom says 1950's) set of stacking cups for Austin, for $1.

Sharing a few pictures of Austin in his ball pit, and in the hot tub:






That's it! Be sure to stop by The Mom Creative and check out everyone else's layouts from the week!

9 comments:

  1. This is definitely one of my fave spreads! I really love those cards you made. I love the look of them all in a row! Super creative and soooo cute!

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    1. Thank you! :) I really like them too. I think I'll be making more journaling card sets in the future similar to this - so they can be used all together in a layout. I just love how it looks.

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    2. Yes! You definitely should! I have a cute (simple!) idea right now! I'll email it to you!

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  2. Love your layout! Those journaling cards are awesome! I'll have to check them out. And yay for scoring such great finds at the flea market! :)

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  3. Awww--ballpits! I miss those days. My boys loved them. Great colorful pictures.

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  4. Wow! You can tell you put a lot of time into your album and it looks great! I love the days of the week on the journaling card it looks so cute:) Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  5. Well worth the hours you put in, looks fabulous.
    I wouldn't know how much time I spend, not as much as you &it shows, I haven't been journaling much lately, my head was in a bad space & I didn't want to reflect that in my journaling so I kept it simple & mostly used PSE to journal little bits on to the photos.
    My girls have just gone to sleep, time for me to stop procrastinating & get on with my PL

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  6. i had those stacking cups. thanks for the great memory. i LOVED them :)

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  7. i had those stacking cups. thanks for the great memory. i LOVED them :)

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