Welcome to Project Life 2012, week twenty four.
I finally, finally nailed it. :) This layout is what I've been striving for. It's my favorite one since I started Project Life. Of course, this means I'll have to live up to these standards each week, so I'm totally screwed, time-wise.
Here's my full layout this week.
I got a lot of inspiration this week from Michelle Wooderson. Her layouts are always incredibly gorgeous and full of embellishments. This week I only had iPhone pictures (and one Instax), so I thought I'd take a different path than usual and make each pocket it's own little mini layout.
I've also decided I no longer want to round the corners of my photos/inserts. I love, love, love the square look with the white borders.
Here's a closeup of the first page.
On this page, I started with my title card, which determined my color scheme for the entire layout.
I used a couple of cards from the Turquoise edition that Lindsay passed along to me, and I marked the current week with a Sharpie pen. I die cut the label shape at the top with my Top Note die (my absolute favorite die ever), and then added some flags to it. Then I die cut the 24 for the week and embossed those with silver embossing powder.
You can see in this picture part of the paper flowers I included in one pocket. I just used a silver brad to attach it to the paper. You can't see it from this angle, but the flower says "perseverance." I liked that to use with one of my workout pictures. I've been running every day this week.
I created a text box in PSE that fit my Labels 8 Nestie I wanted to use as a tag in one of the pockets and printed it out on card stock. Then I die cut the tag around it.
Added a little butterfly sticker I had from an old sticker set. The card to the right of it used a section I cut out from one of the Turquoise cards, over the Instagram photo of Austin. I used a Jillibean Soup label for the day.
I got a little inspiration from Catherine over at Design Editor for the collage of Austin running down the hallway. Topped it off with some thickers from Amy Tangerine.
Here's page 2:
On this page, I printed directly on one of the Turquoise journaling cards (this was pretty easy to do, and there are tons of tutorials online and on Pinterest for doing so). I included a photo of a rubber stamp I carved of Shannon's little Foober. And I also made a pocket just for our ticket stubs from Rock of Ages.
My favorite pocket of the whole spread is the punch buggy one :) Brad and I play the punch buggy game all the time, and I texted him a photo of one that was in my work parking lot one day.
Also on this page was a decorative insert I made using a sticker, thickers, and a Studio G stamp that I cut out.
I received a couple of orders this week through my Etsy shop, and two of the customers were so kind as to write back and tell me they found my blog and gave me some wonderful compliments. I really wanted to remember these, so I made a pocket that featured both of those emails:
I added some Smash tape and a Martha Stewart tag that I stamped with a Stampin' Up! smile stamp.
Finally, another of my favorite pockets features an Instax photo I took of Austin and Shannon on Saturday:
I just used some silver letter stickers to tie it into the silver embossing on my title card. The label beside the photo is a cutout from one of the Turquoise cards.
Be sure to stop by The Mom Creative and check out everyone else's layouts from the week!