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February 2012

Project Life Week 4 and Week 5

I have two more weeks of Project Life to share. This post covers Week 4 and Week 5.

For the title card of the week, I added a piece of dyed seam binding (made with Glimmer Mist), cut slits around the circular element of the title card and ran the ribbon behind it.


I also added a folded circle punched out of one of the Clementine papers, and stapled it to the top of the second journaling card. For the upper right corner, I combined 3 different pictures of my doggy in various poses enjoying a treat. And, I continue to use a digital date stamp from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals in the corner of each main photo.


For the last journaling slot, I added one of the filler cards and put down 3 scrunched pieces of washi tape from A Muse Studio. I am really using the main core kit, but occasionally I am adding in pieces of both old and new scrapbooking items from other lines.


Now, on to Week 5. Here is the full spread.


On the title card for the week, I added three rows of twine, and stapled it to the edges of the card with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I stapled part of a business card from On The Border to the journaling card for that day. And on the filler card, I added a piece of ribbon with a banner cut on the end and a wood flag from My Mind's Eye.


The right page is pretty plain. I'm still using the date stamp from last year's kit on all of the journaling cards, and the digital date stamp on the pictures. On the fourth journaling card, I die cut a circle from thin wood sheets from Stampin' Up, and stamped and die cut a spool image from Maya Road that I layered on top of the wood circle. I'm loving this look...faux wooden spool buttons!


A Day in the Life

About 2 weeks ago, I participated in Ali Edwards A Day in the Life documentation process. I am also working on Project Life this year, so I didn't want to stray too far from that process. I chose to use a different style of page protector for my pictures and also for my journaling.


For this page I also used Ali Edwards free download of the Day in the Life digital brush, and cut it with my Silhouette. I stapled it to the top left photo. I added a file tab that I printed on matte photo paper to the photo in the bottom row and stapled it to the top. I also cut some of the patterned papers with punches, stapled a circle to the bottom of the lower right photo and stitched 3 rows to a plain grid card. Then, I stamped at the top and bottom of the card. In addition to regular photos, I took a few screen shots from my phone to show the Weather Channel site and an e-mail I received in the morning. The page is sort of plain and simple, but now my photos can take center stage!


This is the back side of the same protector. The love banner in the upper left corner is from the digital elements. I printed it on matte photo paper, and then trimmed it out. I printed one of the circular embellishments from the digital kit, punched it with a circle punch and another slightly bigger circle to matte it with. I also diecut an even larger pinked edge circle from a different patterned paper as a 2nd matte. I diecut some banners using my Silhouette from other patterned papers, and stapled those along the left edge of one of the small photos. These page protectors are great for multiple pictures and other items. I really liked them for this project.

*Edited to add: I decided the top of this page needed something more. So, I used My Mind's Eye little chipboard banners threaded through some cotton thread. Then, I moved the printed document strip to the bottom of the half page below.*


I cut a piece of patterned paper in half for my journaling for the day. I printed out my schedule on vellum and stapled it to the left edge. I also printed out the word Document from the digital kit, trimmed it and adhered it to the top of the page.

*Edited to add: I added a teal ribbon in the middle of the upper right edge of the page below. It needed a little more color, and a third element there.*


On the back, I printed out my meals, some statistics about how many calls and e-mails I received, and some additional observations, gratitude and favorite moment journaling. I added a banner and tag that I printed from the digital kit at the top right edge, and an Amy Tan dog paper clip at the lower left edge.

This was a fun project, and I liked that I could make it fit into my Project Life world. I hope you enjoyed this post, and thanks for visiting!

Project Life Week 2 and Week 3

I am doing a pretty good job of keeping up on Project Life, but not so good at keeping up with the posts here on my blog! Today, I am catching up on a couple more weeks.

Here is the full spread for Week 2:


I am using the Clementine Core Kit and mainly the Design A Page Protectors as well as the Full Clementine Digital Kit to make some hybrid elements. I'm also using digital date stamps from Katie Pertiet.


For the title card for the week, I printed some of the labels from the digital kit, wrapped them over the top of the card and added some small staples. I also stapled a Tazo Chai Tea tag to the filler card.


For the card in the upper left pocket, I created a card on Photoshop Elements with ray shapes that I filled with the digital papers, and a center using one of the digital kit extras. Also, the black journal card I printed after attaching a graphic with the weather stats for the day added to it. Both of these were printed on Canon matte photo paper.

Here is the full page for Week 3:


On the left side title card, I used another label printed from the digital kit along with a piece of ribbon from my stash stapled to the top. I also added some Basic Grey paper lace to the bottom of the 2nd journal card, and a flower added with washi tape to the filler card for that week.


I added a crocheted flower and small silver brad from Stampin' Up to the first journal card. The 3rd journal card is a picture from my iPhone of an e-mail telling us we could leave early from work on a snowy day. In the lower right slot I printed a single sided large journal card from the digital kit. Both of those items were printed on matte photo paper. I wrote my Target shopping list for that day on the card. I'm really enjoying journaling with a dual-tipped marker, the thin end for the majority of the writing, and the thicker end to highlight the main point of the story. On to the next few weeks! I also participated in "A Day in the Life", and I'm almost done with that spread as well. Stay tuned for more info!

Project Life 2012! Cover & Week 1

A new year has come. I figured it was high time that I make my first post in 2012. I decided to do Project Life again this year. I "did" Project Life in 2011, but only in fits and starts. I will at some point go back and print all the pictures that I edited, write (or print) out the journaling that I kept track of and stuff the little bits of ephemera into the correct pockets. But, I'm not going to worry about filling it out or catching up. I decided to start fresh in 2012 with a clean slate and the new version of the Project.

Here is my title page:


*I used the Clementine Core Kit, and the Design A pages. I added Stampin' Up Real Red ribbon, Martha Stewart red baker's twine, black velvet Thickers, aqua foam Thickers, Stampin' Up postage stamp punch, 7 Gypsies red tape, and Making Memoris metal signs.*

This year, I am going to:

  • take more pictures of myself
  • write what I want to write each day
  • pick my favorite photo for the day (or pick another one from that week)
  • not stress out if my journaling and photo don't match subjects
  • keep the embellishments simple
  • write the date on the back of ephemera before it goes into the book
  • prep the cards a month at a time
  • use One Note in Windows Live Sky Drive and the One Note app for my iPhone to keep track of daily journaling
  • hand write or print the journaling out
  • Use both my iPhone and Canon dSLR to take photos

Here is the Week One spread:


Here is the left side:


*I am using the Project Life Clementine Core Kit and the Design A Page Protectors. I also purchased the full Clementine Digital Kit. I used that to print out the large journaling card in the lower left pocket, and also the circle and tag embellishments in the upper left pocket. I also am using my date stamp from last year's kit.* I stapled a part of a business card from the restaurant onto the journaling card. I'm also adding a digital date stamp to each photo using Digital Date Stamps from Katie Pertiet.*

Here is the right side:


*On this page, I cut some of the packaging from new sheets and my new Keurig, part of a business card from another restaurant and made a journaling card from my work anniversary card. I stapled a blank grid card to the left, and added the colored number stickers along the right in a rainbow of 9's for my 9th anniversary in the lower right pocket. I also printed out a journaling card using the digital kit in the upper left pocket. I did this because I didn't want to use the double-fold cards without using the back. I'm sure I have plenty that I could use them, but I'm just being a little thrify.

So, there you have it! I'll share the rest of my weeks of the album soon. I have one week to catch up on, and I need to get better about the picture a day approach. But, it's all good, right? I hope you've enjoyed this, and continue to visit in weeks to come. Thanks for visiting!