Thursday, January 19, 2012

Project Life Week 2

I cannot believe it is Thursday already... where did the week go? I completed week 2 for Project Life last Sunday, but I had trouble taking photos of my pages this week due to glare from the page protectors. I took two sets of photos before I decided to try a different location, which worked! No more glare.

On to week two:
(Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

A few months ago I took Jack with me to goodwill and I found these awesome milk glass vases for $.59 each. I was thrilled! And I love pink carnations... together they make me smile.

The first page. This week I used one, 8.5 x 11 inch insert. One side has a digital scrapbook layout, and the other has some of Evan's homework from last week.

Left side. Another "places" card from Paislee Press, journaling card from the Clementine kit, and label stickers from 7 Gypsies I purchased these ages and ages ago. They might even be from a Jenni Bowlin kit from years ago... I can't remember. Anyway, I put the label sticker sheet in my type writer, and I'm really pleased with the results. I wasn't sure if the ink would smear, but so far it hasn't. The stapler I use is a Tim Holtz Mini Attacher. Love that thing!

The back of the insert, plus the right side. I attached Evan's homework to a sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock, stuck a label on it, and slipped it into the page protector.

The ride side. Evan's school picture, a couple photos of Jack, some journaling, a grocery list, week in review, and a card I made out of Evan's artwork. I had Ev draw me a picture (he chose to draw me a scene from Angry Birds), then Mark scanned it & I resized it, printed it, and turned it into a greeting card. I am sending Ev's school picture in the card to some family members.

A close up of the card... which I am realizing our family hasn't received yet, so I guess I ruined the surprise. Oops! I have a few papers behind this week's layout that I forgot to remove before taking pictures... I plan on using Evan's report card & Achievement award in this week's layout & I didn't want to lose them, so I stuck them in the binder for safe keeping.

My One Little Word this year is simplify, and when it took my 6 hours to finish the first week's layout, I knew I needed to simplify the process. This week I printed all my pictures on Saturday, and did the journaling/labels/"week in review" on Sunday. I worked for about an hour on Sunday, so two hours total. A much more manageable number.

Label stickers: 7 Gypsies
Other: Typewriter


Dayna Sabrina said...

These pages turned out really well! I love all of the journaling and extra things you included from your kids! Thanks so much for sharing. ~ Sabrina

Valerie! said...

My, your pages are beautiful! I love the design and the included digital scrapbook page! How creative. You little ones are adorable btw!! They will treasure this when they reach my kids' age! Thanks for sharing, I loved it!