Katie's Project Life | Weeks 8 & 9

Welcome to Katie's Project Life 2013 | Weeks 8 & 9 .

Week 8:

Can you say major catch up time? This whole month has a been crazy busy, but filled with so many fun things!

Peter took some headshots of me for an upcoming project and I loved how they turned out.

I'm still obsessed with Downtown Abbey, so I feel like I needed to include another photo from it, since several hours of my week were devoted to it. I took a picture of the computer screen (where I watch the episodes) and then cropped and edited it in Photoshop.

Both of the journal cards are from Ali. The first one is from Outline 3x4 Journal Cards. The "Totally Love" is from her Just Awesome Tabs clear stamp set to stamp inside the space. Love that stamp set! The second is her Remember This Story Cards from Technique Tuesday.

The Oscars were this week and I LOVE the Oscars. They are a like a holiday to me. My mom, Ali, and the kids came over for some Oscar fun.

Catherine Davis of Design Editor made this really awesome Oscar printable that we used to grade the dresses. Super fun.

I found a really adorable matching floral sheet set at Goodwill and they make me so happy. Just in time for spring. Love.

IDEA | Paint over wood veneer letters + chipboard phrase with the same paint color on a journal card.

I really like the look of different fonts paired together, so I thought it would be fun to add a little dimension to the card with wood veneer letters from Studio Calico & this cute Dear Lizzy Thicker Phrase.

I used Glossy Accents + a paint brush to adhere the letters to the card. I really like Studio Calico's Journal Cards from their Project Life Kits. They are nice and thick.

I used Tim Holtz's Distress Paint in Antique Linen. I dabbed it over all the letters and around the card, then used the paint brush to even it out. That paint rocks!

Week 9:

I just love this project. It definitely feels overwhelming when you get behind but I just keep reminding myself that its okay if I don't get everything from that week in there. At least I'm getting something documented. Some weeks definitely have more photos than others and vice versa with words.

I'm thankful for this project for many reasons but the main being that I have a consistent creative outlet now. I lost that part of myself after I graduated high school and I'm so happy it is making it's way back into my life.

I used this mask from Studio Calico and three of the Mister Huey's Mists, Desert, Taxi, and Buttercup to create an ombre' look on the date card.

The "hello family" is from Ali's Family Sentiment Boxes 4x6. I printed it on vellum and placed it over a photo of Peter, Carl and I.

I've been wearing top knots a lot, so thought it would be fun to include a larger photo of it this week.

IDEA | Adhere three 3x4 photos placed a little bit behind one another, to a 4x6 card with washi tape. Use Avery Index Tabs and Ali's Just Awesome Tabs clear stamps to label the photos and make them easier to open.

I adhered blank 3x6 cardstock to the back of the photos so I could add journaling.



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