Project Life 2012 | Week Five

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Five.

Feels like the beginning of last week (and being away from home at CHA) was a really long time ago. The transition home after being away for a few days, especially for a work-related event, can be tough. It felt tough for me last week.

But by Friday I was starting to feel back in my groove. And I'm feeling thankful I don't have any travel plans until Spring Break (which is going to be an awesome surprise for a couple kids I know).

This week I used up a couple more of those 2Day Hooray Fabric Swatches from Ormolu. I need to add them to my list to re-order.

A new thing I added into my collection of supplies this week are these great little Ruled Index Cards from Oxford. They are 3 inches x 2.5 inches which feels like the perfect size for adding a bit of journaling to a photo. I cut one in half, rounded two corners with the Corner Chomper (what I use to round my photo corners), and stapled to a couple photos.

That photo on the bottom right is a favorite this week. Anna's on the floor and Simon's reading in his bed a few minutes before lights out. Anna wanted to check out his book selection before making her way back to her bedroom. I was standing outside the door looking in and I took about five shots, some of her standing at the bookshelf and others of her sitting back down to look at the books. My camera was set to about 1200 ISO (if I remember correctly).

The insert this week includes a drawing from Anna that looks more like writing than other drawing she's been doing. I love that. I also love that her teacher's ask her about her drawings and paintings and add that onto the work as well. I've got a bunch of paintings of hers that say, "Mommy and Daddy jumping on the couch."

The page protector was originally an 8.5x11 from American Crafts. I slipped Anna's drawing inside, stitched along the side, and then used my trimmer to remove the excess.

On the top left photo of Anna I added a strip of KI Memories Hot Date Tape (love it). It's a great way to get the look of text on a photo without messing with Photoshop. The Sunday card is from Elle's Studio.

Katie did that great "She/He" card paired with the two Instax photos.

I feel like I'm writing more this year. Not sure that I really am, it might just feel that way at this point in time. I did like using one of the fold-out journaling cards from the Clementine kit to include more story about Friday and Saturday.

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 5

Click on the images to link to the products.

Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces used in my album are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life (including all the spreads from my completed 2011 album) here.

22 thoughts

Login or Register to comment.