Project Life 2013 | Week One

Ah, Project Life 2013 | Week One.

I found myself back in one of my least favorite places this week - playing catch up. My enjoyment level for this project tends to be higher (in the moment at least) when I'm capturing things over the course of the week vs. looking back at the photos and trying to remember what I wanted to remember.

And this is when I remind myself that it's okay. My old standby - that one little phrase - it's sure helped me through a lot of creative lows.

Frankly my desk is overflowing and that's not my favorite either.

All that said, it's done (along with week two and three that I'll share over the next couple of days) and I'm caught up and underway again for 2013. And I still feel the love.

Here's a look at week one:

A couple things I used this week are from the Studio Calico Project Life kit from both January and February: the "hello my name is" card, the "what a lovely life" title that was cut from a journal card and attached to the palm tree photo, the "2013" button, and the small "this makes me smile" tab.

I can't tell you how much I'd like to be back in Hawaii (or anywhere there is sun) right now. It's been terribly cold and grey here.

A Crate Paper Fourteen Stitched Labels was added to the photo of me and my Mom.

This week I played around with a die cut + photo + word sticker combination. I started by cutting a Thick 3x4 Journal Cards with the Silhouette:

These Thick 3x4 Journal Cards can be printed on cardstock, added to a photo in Photoshop or cut with the Silhouette like I did here.

They are great as frames or to create homes for photos or journaling.

I layered the die cut on top of the photo and added a bunch of word stickers from October Afternoon.

Love being able to add some words to half of a photo in a 3x4 pocket.

I also love being able to write directly on my photos. I use American Crafts Precision Pens or Slick Writers for writing directly on my photos. This is a Precision Pen in .o3 (my favorite size).

The stitched heart is from Pebbles and the little chipboard geotag accents was part of the January Studio Calico main kit.

Those great gold chipboard cursive letters are Crate Paper Gold Rainboots Foil On Trend Chipboard Thicker Stickers. "Today" journal card is from the Hello Days Story Card set. Love stitching them directly onto the photo.

The "so heart this" word art can be found as part of the Heart Today set.


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Project Life is a product and a system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The core 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 here.

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