Welcome to Project Life® 2013 | Week Thirty-Seven (September 9th – September 15th).
As many of you know last September I embarked on (and completed) my annual Week In The Life project. I document during the specific week – taking photos and writing stuff down – and then bring it all together in an 8.5×11 album usually the following week.
Because I’ve already done a whole album on this particular week I decided to play around a bit more with this week which to me means adding in more “filler” cards than I regularly use over the course of one week (usually there are more cards with words).
It felt super fun and freeing to not be thinking about the specific stories but instead just play with the colors and patterns. It’s not what I want for this project every week but it was a great reminder that I can have variety within this project (which is especially helpful advice to myself as I work my way through the rest of 2013).
I love how this turned out.
I used the This Is Our Life 4×6 Journal Cards as the base for each day. This set (preview image shown below) includes a printable PDF that was specific to the 2013 dates for this project but it also includes layered PSD files that allow you to change the date and year using Photoshop to customize it for different dates throughout the year. You can learn more about working with layered PSD files in Photoshop here.
I could totally see using these again either as a whole week (love the consistent look with variety coming from the photos) or even for just a day as a stand-alone journal card.
This Is My Life 4×6 Journal Cards are also available for those of you who would like to center this project from “my” perspective vs. “our.”
For this week I picked seven photos (one from each day) and cropped each one to 5.25 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall to fit within the journaling area of the cards.
I rounded one corner of each photo (the bottom left) and adhered the photos directly on to the journaling cards.
Here’s a look at the right side:
And some close up images:
Title card pattern paper is from the Print Shop 6×6 paper pad. The pink labels were included in the Blue Note Scrapbook Kit from Studio Calico and the little blue plastic star was from this set of stars.
“Hello to the beauty of everyday life” is a 3×4 journal card from this set: Real Life Journal Cards. The “today” wood veneer frame is from Freckled Fawn (September Oh Deer Me Kit) and it’s sitting on top of Remember This paper from Maggie Holmes.
“Embrace what is real” is also from that same Real Life Journal Cards set. It includes both a black and white PDF for easy printing and layered PSD files for those of you that might want to easily customize the colors or layer the words on top of photos.
I loved revisiting this week again. Nothing extra special about it – just life.
On the second half of the spread I continued the same pattern with the journal cards + photos.
That awesome dot pattern paper is from Allison Kreft for Websters pages and is called Recorded.
IDEA | Spread your journaling over a couple 3×4 cards using label stickers.
SUPPLIES | 2013 | WEEK THIRTY-SEVEN
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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.