Thursday, May 16, 2013

Project Life - Week 1 & 2

Happy Thursday Everybody!

Today, I am sharing my first two weeks of Project Life pages.  These have been done for awhile, but I am just now getting them up on the blog.  I really like using the pocket page style of scrapbooking.  Sometimes a 12x12 page can feel a little intimidating or for me, I can never decide on a layout or sizes for my photos. I chose some pocket pages designed for Project Life, and some from American Crafts.  I think what I like about the pockets are that it is like making several mini pages, and sometimes that is really fun, and also I like that this format feels like "anything goes".  My approach to traditional scrapbooking was always a strange "perfection" issue - the page needed to be PERFECT and if it wasn't I was disappointed.  Now, the pictures and memories come first, and the pressure is off for how perfect the page needs to be.  I also like that as your eye travels around the page, there are so many different moments and you can tell so many more stories in the same amount of space.  Am I going on and on?  Well, maybe a little, but I really like it - what can I say?

As for using the Project Life kits - I actually haven't bought any, although they are so great!  I just chose to use this opportunity to dive into all of the fabulous scrapbooking paper I have been hoarding all of this time.  FUN!!!! One more thing - I am deciding as I go through the year if the week should be a 1 page or 2 page layout.  Right now, these are just 1 week for a 12x12. This was plenty for me.

OK - here we go - take a look at Week 1

Here are some of my favorites from this week:
2013 in White Glitter Thickers
Pictures of my craft space and my British Entertainment!
My little Walter - just 9 months old in this pic.  I love the Echo Park paper here!
Now, for Week 2
Here are some favorite moments:
Digital journaling on top of Splendid Fiins "Brilliant Border Bits".  Fun!
Plus, my two guys :) [you can find other designs for Splendid Fiins here]
Adding a digital brush to my neice's photo - so pretty.  Finding a stash of baby embellishments (Wee Little One - BasicGrey).  I wrote Kamilla's name with a calligraphy pen (PITT). More BG papers for the wk2 pocket and the hot air balloons, and "the best is yet to come" sentiment fits so nicely (from Studio Calico). I love how this all works together.

If you aren't into scrapbooking in the traditional sense of the word, you may really like this method for a fast way to get 4x6 photos into an album and off of your camera where everyone can enjoy them.  Plus, I like remembering the everyday moments too.  Great way to tell your story! Fun Fun Fun! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Wk 1 Layout:
Paper: Echo Park and Pebbles (Seen and Noted)
Stickers: American Crafts Thickers, BasicGrey sticker letters, glitter sticker letters

Wk 2 Layout:
Paper: BasicGrey "What's Up?
Stickers: American Crafts Thickers
Digital: Splendid Fiins Brilliant Border Bits, Rhonna Farrer swirl brushes
Stamp: Studio Calico
Ink: Memories Ink (Stewart Superior)

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