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Project Life | 2012 – Week 2

Here we go with week 2 of our project life album!
Up to here it has been easy keeping up. This week I actually had a lot to include and almost had another insert. I managed to work it out without the insert, which Is my goal for the year. I don’t want the album filling up too fast and needing three volumes for the day to day of this year. I know I will have a full album of just our personal photos and ephemera from our wedding and honeymoon in Italy and that will be something to factor in for albums to look at for one year. (one awesome year)

Here is the whole spread:

This was a fun week! A new semester at USF, capturing the sweet relationship of a man and his little girl, a random act of kindness, Beauty and the Beast in 3D with the girl I grew up with, and purging/selling at a yard sale.


I love that I was able to include the parking permit that is on Nick’s car for the semester. I love even more that he wrote about starting a new semester.
The moustache card I made and may be offering it as a freebie download in the near future. Also, those who are familiar with Project Life products can tell that I am loving the cobalt edition cards very very much. : )

I took a close up photo of my weekly calendar spots so you could see it a little better. I made the calendar in Photoshop so I could have it start from Monday to Sunday, then added a grid background and Ali Edwards days + months digital brushes. I just printed it out on copy paper then cut and stapled it to Kraft Cardstock. I did 6 months in advance so they are ready to go each week! I really do love being able to see on a calendar which week’s story is being told. Date ranges and “week 25″ does nothing for me in this case.

This week I added an extra photo to that calendar card that I didnt have room for and I love how it fits perfectly there in its little home. I just stuck it on with Washi tape so it is easily removable if we need to borrow it for something else. (my mentality on all of my photos in this project, I try not to adhere any of them down so that they may be removed.)

This was a little something new and fun that I did. I ran out of space and like I said before, I wanted to avoid the need for an insert. So I just cut a pocket from a baseball card sleeve and sewed it onto the spread with clear thread. It created a little flap and allowed me to include journaling for the photo underneath as well as including another photo behind the flap! It takes very little time and I think I will pre sew a few on ahead of time so they are ready to go if I should ever need to do this again.

That adorable little heart is a a foam cut out and is adhered on top of the page protector. I LOVE the layered texture and again, Im not in the business of making any alterations to our photographs. I definitely think this is something I will continue doing throughout our book. I am just tickled by the fact that you can run your finger over it and feel the love. ha! yes I am aware that I am a dork.

I was looking forward to Friday and Saturday and that is basically the whole right side (below). This is where including a photo a day doesnt always work, I would have needed that insert I was talking about and the stories can be told another time since they were daily happenings.

The 4×6 Beauty and the beast card was given to us when we purchased our ticket. It is a “commemorative lithograph.” I think it really was just an excuse to advertise to us but I don’t care, I was as giddy as a 10 year old when I saw it and knew that I had the perfect place to keep it safe! Project life for the win.

I forgot to take a photo of it but the journaling for the Beauty and the beast movie is a folded card that can be pulled out. Love it. And I still cant get over how incredible it is to have a place for all of our ticket stubs and a story to go with it. I also kept the flap from my movie snack from that day and then the other two things are a parking garage stub and the business card from the scrapbook store in St. Pete that hosted the yard sale.

Stay tuned for week 3…Ill try to get that up by the end of this week.
I am absolutely LOVING all of your comments! Make sure to say hi and let me know how you are doing on your Project life or ask me any questions you have. I’ve been doing pretty good at responding so ask away!

I’m linking up with The Mom Creative and her Project Life Tuesday. If you are looking for more inspiration check out the people who link up their project life pages with her there. Its really fun to see how other people are using project life and it really helps me to see the basic ones to remind myself to keep it simple.
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kelli - love the add on photo such a great idea, haven’t figured out how to add some hidden journaling this week so I’m getting some good ideas on what that may look like. great b&ws too :) fun layouts.

admin - Kelli – Thanks. I also plan on doing 4x6s as an alternative to using those flip up protectors. Im trying to add journaling without it being hidden like week 1 so its not easy to miss. Thanks for saying hi! Off to look at your blog : )

Kimberlee - I always love your pages because you have such a great mix of things you capture. You have a good balance with photos and journaling and fun stuff too. LOVE it!

Sammy G. - i LOVE the picture of the dog in his hoodie. is it just the two of you and the dog?

admin - Kimberlee- Thanks SO much!
Sammy- Yep, just me, my fiancee Nick and our little baby girl Aly. I really love that we are capturing what our life is like before we have kids.

Chantel - Another great week! I love that mustache card, it is so awesome! P.S. I’ve posted a little bit of PL on my site. Weeks 1-3 are fairly boring, I feel like I’ve just been getting into it now with week 4.

Sabrina - Hi. Your pages are wonderful!! I love the Iphone captures you included and how you stitched on the extra pocket!!

julie k - love how you did your calendar! smart!! :) great pages.

Katie - Great idea to add the calendar, one thing I love most about PL is how each of us can adapt it to make it our own. I also love the idea for the little flip out and that cheesy “feel the love” is so cute. Darling picture that’s just right for it, right under. So nice to see tender moments between a guy and his dog! I also love how PL gives me somewhere to put all the bits of life, I want to hang onto that kind of stuff but without a home for it…it can become clutter.

Sounds like a very exciting year coming up for you, congrats on the upcoming wedding and honeymoon!

Julie - Love your pages. I bought some Smash stuff this week & I’m looking forward to using it this week. Love your Mustache journal card.

Ellie A. - OH my GOSH I SUPER love you pages!! INSANELY awesome. I already jotted down some of your ideas to try out this week! Thanks for the inspiration.

jamaica - Adding the extra pocket is brilliant! I had to try it for myself and the clear thread worked perfectly, it’s almost invisible (which is key for me and my perfectionist tendencies). Thank you, thank you for the fantastic idea! Keep up the good work over there.

xo, jamaica

Therese - Oh my! We almost share the same name, except I’m Therese Marie…lol.

I really like what you are doing here, finding inspiration to capture those special moments for my family!

Krystyn - I love how you added that extra flap/page….gonna have to try that myself!! Great PL stuff here!!

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