Welcome to Project Life 2013, week 26. Last one in my first album for this year. I'm looking forward to starting off in a fresh album next week.
This layout is, fittingly, my very favorite one from this year.
It's clean and cohesive and I just love it. I specifically wanted to work with the Jade Edition this week, so that makes up the majority of my layout. I pulled out my typewriter for this layout (and actually ended up making space for it permanently in my room so I can use it more often). I wanted to type out the blog post about Austin that I wrote a few weeks ago, and once I did that card I knew I needed to finish the rest of the layout this way.
Here's the left side:
For the top two photos, they were related, so I type a bit of journaling on a Jade card, with a space somewhere in the middle where I knew I'd trim the card. I trimmed the card down, rounded the corners, and cut it down that blank space. Then I just attached them to each photo to line up together.
I picked up these fabric thickers at TJ Maxx for $1.49. Love the color and the texture, and really wanted to use them for a filler card where I didn't need any journaling. I thought using the phrase "just a week" described the ordinary week this was perfectly. On the photo of the puddle, I typed journaling on another Jade card and punched it out with the EK label punch.
For the journaling card about the photo of Austin, I had a lot of blank space. I used a stamp and then used metallic embroidery floss to hand stitch around the photo. The holes I punched using these Stampin' Up! paper piercing templates (which are AWESOME, I have all 3 packages, they have so many shapes!). The metal arrow paperclip is also from Stampin' Up! and I used a Zig glue pen to stick it to the card.
Here's the right side:
When pulling together this layout I really started with this card from the Dear Lizzy Mini Kit (HSN Autoship special). It had a pink coloring on the edge that tied in with my pink card stock title card. I typed out the journaling from that blog post I mentioned (which had to go onto the back of the card it was so long). Yes, I have typos on a lot of my typewritten cards, but I don't care. It adds charm. (Yeah, that's it). :)
I learned a tip from Marcy Penner (I hope that's who it was!) about using 2 3x4 photos in a 4x6 pocket. I took two of the Jade filler cards and attached them to a 4x6 clear transparency. That keeps them from moving around in the pocket. Perfection.
Finally, a card about a movie date night with Brad. I typed on a Jade card and cut it in half and added it to the edge of a Jade 4x6 card. The fabulous wood embellishment is from Recollections.
Once the layout was "complete" I went in and added the white sequins in various pockets. I love the little sparkly touch it adds to the whole spread. TIP: You can recolor white sequins with Copic markers. I grabbed a few different sizes of these for that very purpose, but on this spread I really liked the clean look of white.
That's it for week 26. Next week I'll be skipping a regular layout and showing off my final page of this album and the first page of album number 2.
Project Life is an amazing and simple scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. For more information, please check out Becky's website. If you're new to the blog and you'd like to scroll back through my past few years doing Project Life, you can find all of my Project Life related posts here.