Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Seven.
I didn’t take any photos this past week with my big camera (except for photos of that layout I did last week) but was happy to find a few from my phone. I ended up using the entire second page of the spread to cover the story of my weekend with Anna. It’s a nice reminder of the way I’m approaching this project. It’s not a photo a day. It’s not a story every day. It’s a collection of things from a certain week in time.
One of the biggest things on my mind right now is getting myself in the groove to make some more traditional scrapbook layouts. Here’s the bottom line: I love this project. I miss that process. So I’m making time and finding time and making assignments for myself. It’s a topic that really deserves it’s own post and as I get myself in gear I’ll share what I’m planning and what I’m learning.
Here’s our Week Seven:
Lots of Valentine’s Day goodness this week.
The “YES” card is from the Smash Blank Journal Pad. The little stitched heart on the top photo is from Pebbles. The large “3″ heart is on a card for Anna from our friend Kim. She hand-stitched that and I love it.
I decided to go this route again this year with the Valentine’s. It’s simply a 9-pocket divided page protector and this year I included both Simon and Anna’s cute little cards from their classmates. You can check out what I did in 2011 here.
The second insert holds some of the bigger Valentine’s and a list of the kids in Anna’s class.
On the back is her drawing of two cats. I might actually frame this one. I love it. Maybe I will just ask her to draw some more for me.
The last page this week includes photos from the weekend.
I decided to take all that journaling on my post from yesterday that details our adventures and print them on four cards to fill in those 3×4 pockets. Each photo includes a digital element (Life Banners, Love Something, and I Heart Stories) or a little bit of text added to the photo before printing.
I added a self-adhesive index tab to the first card as a bit of a title.
SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 7
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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.