I have been doing some major catching up on my digital Project Life. I somehow managed to get myself over 2 months "behind" (hate calling it that). This past weekend I spent a day getting myself back on track. I started by putting all the photos I haven't yet scrapped into layouts, and saving the layered templates. Then I went back one by one and added cards, papers, and my journaling. I kept the spreads simple so they came together fairly quickly.
Today I have two layouts for you. I plan to post two or three at a time until I've gone through them all. I'll be printing a photobook from Shutterfly for the first six months of 2014. They'll be a second book for July through December. I'm doing it that way for two reasons - so I can split up the cost of such a large book, and so I can get my hands on that book sooner than waiting until the end of the year.
I'm expecting that the book for the second half of the year will be really simple. I've had fun experimenting with different kits for each spread, but I think doing that is what got me so behind. I had more fun creating random pages for my Bee Tree Studios creative team, for example, than doing this chronological documenting and forcing myself to make each spread different.
Anyway, back to my pages. This is April 7 - 13:
Here's a closer look at the pages in this spread:
I chose to use cards from the Coral Project Life Edition, and matched them up with a background paper from Digital Scrapbook Ingredients. I also used one card from the Kraft Edition, and changed the color to match the Coral Edition. My templates are from Cathy Zielske.
In this spread, I included scans of the playbill, ticket, and parking stub from the day Summer was in a musical with her school. She played two parts. I didn't go because we thought it wouldn't really be appropriate for Austin to attend (I never want to be that parent that has the obnoxious toddler talking through a performance). Instead, Austin and I had an "adventure day." We hit up the playground, the toy store, had a picnic in the car (McDonald's-we eat it too often), went to the car wash and then visited my mom.
We also took Austin to a local Easter egg hunt. It was a great day - we got pictures with the Easter Bunny, and for $10 the kids could fill up a basket. We took a tractor ride to the field and they just ran around finding eggs.
On to my next spread, for April 14 - 18:
For this spread I worked with cards from the Azure Project Life Edition, and a background paper from Shannon McNab. I also added a word element from Karla Dudley. (I made this by recoloring the .png file, adding a white stroke around the word, and then using a sticker layer style from Mommyish).
Here's a closer look at the pages:
This spread includes my 33rd birthday. I snapped a few photos throughout the day and included them. I added a couple of photos from a work paint event. And then Austin got very sick with strep throat, on the same day Summer had a (routine) endoscopy. I love the journaling card from the Azure Edition that allows you to check off how the day was. I chose "exhausting" but I think "terrible" could also have worked!
I'll be back with more pages tomorrow! :)
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While I often use products created by other designers, I attribute my
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through my past few years doing Project Life, you can find all of my
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