Project Life 2012: Week 36
Welcome to Project Life 2012, Week 36. Sorry I was a few days late this week. I finished this up late Tuesday night and didn't get a chance to photograph it until yesterday. Then I got my new car, and, well, everything else got pushed aside while I played! :)
Is anyone else feeling a tad overwhelmed with Project Life? I love it, and I love having these memories to look back on, but I'm finding it...a lot of work. I can't just keep it simple and slip in the journaling cards and photos and move on. I want to put in embellishments. I feel tremendous pressure to be creative, to compete with the best of Becky's creative team. Anyone else feel this way? I think next year I'm really going to have to change it up. I'm going to be using my own kit and designs, so perhaps I need to create cards that I truly can just slide into the page and be happy with them. I don't want this to continue taking me several hours a week, but I also don't want to not have these memories documented. Maybe I even need to swap to a bi-weekly or monthly style. Decisions, decisions.
Anyway, here's this week's full spread:
I used my Journal Builders journaling cards for the majority of my layout. I love that I can use them for journaling or just adding some photos on top. They're simple and I like the color theme. (But someone requested some feminine colors, so those will come soon!).
Here's a closeup of page 1:
This week was fairly low key. I included a photo of the Cricut Expression I picked up at the flea market for just $30 (with a basic cartridge and a deep cut blade), a video of Austin as he learns his letters (he can recognize every letter of the alphabet now, and say about half of them), and then some everyday photos I took with my iPhone. In fact this whole week used iPhone photos.
A video of Austin eating spaghetti a la Lady and the Tramp, a photo of him running away from me after a bath (totally blurry but I loved it), one I snapped at daycare of him playing on the steps of the slide unaware that I'd come to pick him up. I also documented our family movie night to see Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX and buying our new car.
For the title card, I took a paper heart doily that my mom gave me (she gave me a HUGE stack of these and I hadn't used them yet) and sponged it with Stampin' Up!'s Baja Breeze and Memento's Desert Sand inks. I used my Smash date stamp for the date range and attached one of my letterpress week number freebies with my Tiny Attacher. Cut off part of a Clementine journaling card and made it a little pennant. The paper is from Jillybean Soup. (All links to products are at the bottom of the post).
This was one of my Journal Builders cards. I just cut off part of a Cobalt journaling card, rounded the other corner, and stapled it on with my Tiny Attacher. Perfect card for putting the week's highlights!
That's it! I'm going to go ahead and link up to The Mom Creative even though I'm late!