Project Life® 2016 | Week Ten

Today I'm happy to be sharing Project Life® 2016 | Week Ten.

Here's a look at how it all came together: 

So what's up with the ampersands? What I loved about using them here is that I just kept thinking about how our stories go on and on and on. Within any given week (or day) there are so many different stories we could tell - the "&" represents how there's always another one. I also love the simple repetition from one card to the next. 

All of the 3x4 cards I used this wee are from the Homespun kit from Studio Calico

When looking through the Homespun 3x4 cards I was looking specifically for the ones that had some kind of a design on the bottom (or the top if you turn it around) that would hold the chipboard ampersands and then have space for my story in the white area. 

Title card is the Tough marketing card that's included each month (a different design each month to go with the theme) with the Story Kit™. Along the bottom I added 1/2 of a label sticker.

I wrote on Instagram that I loved how this looking down angle made me think of fireworks. Love the idea of flowers as fireworks. 

Right on top of the photo I used my Cascade Alpha Stickers to communicate that memory. 

Lots of my stories this week, written directly onto the cards, are about the meetings we've had with Simon's teachers and the high schools. He also had an evaluation this week with a psychologists to get him qualified for Developmental Disability Services via our local county. 

I love all the words. I love that they are pieces of our bigger story. Writing directly on my photos continues to be an easy way to get more words/context into the overall story. 

Hope you are having a good week!

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15 thoughts

  1. mtercha says…
    03/25/2016

    Great spread. So clever in how you're telling your stories. I hope you're having a terrific break. :) Michelle t

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  2. Blissmamaof3 says…
    03/25/2016

    Beautiful!! Thanks for the reminder, need to spend some time on my album now.

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  3. lasteve1 says…
    03/25/2016

    I love that you're using the studio calico kits again... I sub to those in addition to your kits and I love seeing the inspiration on your blog. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. PatB2 says…
    03/25/2016

    I really like the repetition of the ampersands and the use of a single word on your photos - especially BOOM! Very clever!

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  5. BlueGiraffe says…
    03/25/2016

    Heads up: I saw on Instagram that you had a new blog post, and then reading Feedly later, I realized I never saw it. I did some investigating, and it looks like your last three posts didn't sync to my Feedly RSS reader. Not sure if there is an issue on my end or yours. (I removed the Feedly subscription and reactivated it, and same thing happens: last three posts missing.) Anyway, a heads up in case you hear something similar from others...

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/26/2016

      Hi - we are looking into this - thanks for the heads up.

    2. BlueGiraffe says…
      03/28/2016

      The missing posts appeared today in Feedly! Thanks! Love your blog, so I'm glad I'm not missing anything. :)

  6. hursts says…
    03/25/2016

    I also had the same issue as BlueGiraffe...saw the Instagram post and then realized I missed the last 3 blogs post as they did not push out on Feedly

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  7. BronwenC says…
    03/26/2016

    Love that photo of the turkey on your porch! haha. Your spreads always inspire me to keep going telling my stories. :)

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  8. Shannon_Primicerio says…
    03/27/2016

    I really love this spread. I am so happy you are sharing your Project Life spreads again this year. And, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the Storytelling with Project Life class. I learned so much and have been telling many more stories each week. As a result I've been using more of my story kits/stamps too. Thanks for inspiring me to tell more stories. Happy Easter!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/28/2016

      Awesome - thanks Shannon!

  9. CasieGutierrez says…
    03/27/2016

    Ali
    Are you ever concerned about sharing your heart on the journal cards and then allowing all of us to read them? You always have a great perspective on difficult things (such as transitioning Simon to high school). The way you document it is very inspiring!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      03/28/2016

      Sure - I'm conscientious about it :). If I'm really concerned about something I don't include it or I blur it out - but the reality is that the documenting I do is usually things I'd share with anyone who asked. There are lots of stories I don't tell :).

  10. kelseymcevoy says…
    03/28/2016

    LOOOOOVE how you used the 3x4 cards from the SC kit. I always love them so much but never know how to use them "right" – or, rather, in a way that feels right to me. I'll have to try this way out (alternating the "heavy" portion on the top and bottom). Also super love the ampersands!

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  11. jamiepate says…
    04/17/2016

    Have totally been looking for those Label Stickers. Link is not working, however. Bummer.

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