Project Life 2013: Week 18

Welcome to Project Life 2013, Week 18. If you're new to my blog, make sure you check out my post about my 2013 album.

This week was a mix of lots of extras. I used thickers and letter stickers and cards from a variety of companies. Here's my full layout.

I like the overall green and aqua tones that the spread has. Only one journaling card used, and the rest of the spread I just let speak for itself.

Here's a closer look at the left side.

The "Every Day" and triangle pattern cards are from Studio Calico. The patterned card on the left is from Echo Park, and the Noted card is from Me & My Big Ideas. I loved using the two pattern cards behind other items I wanted to include, like a text from daycare with a video of Austin and a gift card wrapper from Five Guys. The "so polite" stickers are from Basic Grey, and the "together" sticker is from My Mind's Eye.

Here's the right side:

I used a brush from Lori Whitlock for a photo of Austin. The Cindo de Mayo and Recording Life cards are from Studio Calico. And the 4 foam thicker is American Crafts. That Cookie Monster card was handmade by my friend Lindsay for her son's birthday party and I loved it too much to toss it. I just stuck a Cobalt Edition title card behind it to fill the slot.

I am having some trouble with some of my page protectors. My bottom right 4x6 slot on this spread and others has been seriously tight - it doesn't actually fit the 4x6 photos without making the photo curl. And the 3x4 slots have always been off - I nearly always have to trim my cards to fit, which is frustrating. I am hoping now that American Crafts took over the line, that the quality is better. I have yet to try out their page protectors though.

Oh, I love, love, LOVE these glitter thickers from Dear Lizzy.

Seriously, look at the detail on these!

Such a great week, I love how this spread came together!


  1. Love your layouts! I really love the very pretty simplicity of your week card!

    I've had some trouble with the slots, too....I always have to cut down the 3x4 inch photos or cards to fit in the vertical slots. I don't know what that's about but I always make them smaller so they will fit.

    I am caught up with Week 20...although I haven't posted yet. Thanks for your tips about photographing the layouts. I still struggle. Maybe it's the light here in Georgia! LOL!


  2. Oh I love your spread - d you write by hand or print? Thanks for the calender freebie - have downloaded it and am planning to use it with the week's layout I am busy with

    1. Oh, I write by hand 99% of the time. I think only once or twice have I used a typewriter, and I've never done the whole printing on journaling cards thing. I guess even though I don't love my handwriting, I like the look of handwriting mixed in with the printed cards.