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!


  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!

    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.

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

  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! :)

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

  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!

  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

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

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