When I'm playing "catch-up" in Project Life® (which I totally don't view as a "bad" thing and have zero guilt about) one of the things I do to help get my weeks completed is pick a design idea and repeat it on the majority of the photos. This weeks formula included alpha stickers + a hand-drawn subtitle in either white or black ink + a small yellow star (from a past Story Kit™). Having a formula in place like this cuts down on the number of decisions I have to make overall and that to me is a win.
Here's a look at Week 18:
This week ended up with less journaling and I'm also totally okay with that too. For me, once again, it's the sum of all these spreads that adds up to the bigger story of our year.
My title card this week is the marketing card from the Brave Story Kit™. I'm continuing to include a "gratitude" card each week - love the focus that gives me for telling a story each week.
One thing I pulled out this week that I haven't used much is my One Little Word® Roller Stamp. Here's a look at the sentiments that come with this stamp:
I used this on a couple photos this week - it's great for One Little Word® documentation but also great for regular storytelling and also great for planners. You can see it used on the photo below as well ("gratitude" and "this photo").
Sometimes when I set up a formula I will make a conscious choice to deviate from that formula. In this spread that happened on the flower photo - for that one I decided to use one of the circles from the Adventure Messy Circle Stamp Set + Tillamook Crafter's Ink + a one-inch circle punch. Another thing I do with my formulas is allow them to be flexible based on the photo - some of the hand-written squares went about the alpha sticker words and some below. On some I included a hand-drawn frame and I skipped it on others. There is no right or wrong.
That cool ampersand patch is from a past Studio Calico kit. Behind that patch is cork ampersand that is part of the story in the following week that (that spread was shared in the Fun Story Kit™ classroom this month - each month I share one Project Life® spread in the Story Classroom using that month's kit.
SUPPLIES USED REGULARLY IN PROJECT LIFE® 2017
- Project Life Design A Page Protectors
- Project 52 Fresh Core Kit (anything with rounded corners - often title cards)
- Past Story Kits™
- Rolling Date Stamp
- 12x12 Project Life® / Heidi Swapp / Black & White Album
- Week By Week Word Art
- Gratitude 3x4 Notepad
- AED Precision Pen