Project Life 2012: Weeks 28 & 29

First, a little housekeeping.
For all you Project Lifers out there, I've been telling you for a few weeks that I've got something big in the works coming in August. Over the weekend I picked a date for the big reveal. Please be sure to check my blog on Friday August 17th. I can't give you guys any details, but I do hope you'll be surprised and delighted! :)

Now, on to Project Life. I'm finally caught up! (Ok, except for the ending page of Album 1 and starting page of Album 2, but those might not be done for awhile. I don't know what I want to do on them yet).

Here's week 28, with insert:

And without:

I went with the Cobalt edition this week. My photos were all bright colors, so I thought the Cobalt edition fit nicely.

Here are closeups of each page:

I had an insert this week, for various photos from our date night, and the mini golf score sheet. I ended up sewing this on the new (to me) sewing machine my mom gave me (a singer 1425N).

Before I did this on my sewing machine, however, I made one entirely by hand. I took photos of the process and plan to post the tutorial on my blog soon. You can definitely make your own custom page protectors by hand without a machine, and I'll show you how I did one. It worked great, I just was excited to try out my new machine :)

On the title card this week, I used some awesome stamps I'd picked up at a scrapbook convention months ago:

Ok, on to week 29:

This week was a mix of papers from October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, and Stampin' Up!. 

My favorite part of the layout is that photo of Austin I put up over the weekend:

I just can't get over it. It's definitely my favorite photo that I have ever done.

I had the photo before he went down the slide, along with some journaling about it and a QR code with a video of Austin on the slide.

Here, I used some of the Storytime paper from Stampin' Up! and a piece of a Clementine edition journal card I'd cut.

On my title card, I used more of the Storytime paper for the week number, a little calendar stamp I had, and this really cool old printing plate I found at the flea market over the weekend.

More of the Stampin' Up! paper here to show off Austin starting to recognize his letters. He watches a lot of Super Why on Sprout, and I think he recognizes the letters in his letter book because of it. He sits and points to a letter and says "ah" like he's trying to sound them out. Then when he notices me, he'll point to each letter and look at me as I say it, like he's listening and taking it in.

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

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  1. Great pages! I love the colors and that picture is simply adorable!

  2. Gorgeous pages!! Clever use of the numbers for the date card!!

  3. Great pages! I love the vibrant colors of the first set and the softer colors of the second. The pig and lion stickers are just too cute and really pop against the floral background. Really diggin' all the square photos you used and your customized page protector. I have been thinking about making some a little more elaborate like you did. Love how yours turned out so I might have to give it a try!

    1. Thank you! It took me half the year to start the square borders and I am really liking them.

  4. Oh, I love both sets of pages! That picture is a showstopper!

  5. cool pages - your colors really pop - great job.
    here via the blog hop = have a crafty week

    one crafty mess

  6. Loving your pages, glad my internet speed is back up, yours & Ali's are the first places I look.

  7. Love your pages (and your freebies needless to say... they just rock ! can't wait until August and the big revelation), especially week 28 and the bright colors. I completely get why this photo of Austin down the slide is your favorite, it's gorgeous :) !

    1. August will be great! (I hope everyone likes it! I've been working/will be working hard!)

  8. Fun pages! I really like those little number flags on the title card. That slides picture is just so darn cute! Good capture!

  9. Hey girl! Just wanted to pop in and say I'm loving your PL layouts lately! I've been keeping up reading on my phone but today I finally turned on my actual computer and thought I would comment! :-)
    Your pages are looking so bright, vibrant and fun!

    1. I miss you! :) Thanks for keeping up with me via iPhone though! :)

  10. Wow your pages are amazing..You really put a lot work into them and I love them!! Thanks for sharing! I like all the extras you add to the PL kits to add your own character. So fun!