Getting back into the swing of things around here and finishing up my 2019 Project Life® album.
Today I'm sharing November and am planning to work on December and then I'll share a full walk-through of 2019 along with my thoughts on the process. At this time I'm planning to do monthly documenting the 9x12 album size again in 2020.
One of the things I thought about as I was working on this story is that I had a lot less to say than I did in October and I'm totally fine with that. Remember that it's the sum of all your stories together in an album like this that makes it so awesome. Sometimes we have more to say than other times and I don't think we need to make ourselves feel bad about that at all.
Something I love about this one? The incorporation of "real" stuff vs. just products. Simply adding in that leaf + the little notes from Elliott + Audrey from my birthday makes me so happy.
Here's a look at how I tackled November:
For this spread I used the 3x3 pocket page, a full transparent 9x12 plastic page (home for my leaf), a 6x8 3-pocket page protector, and a full pocket 9x12.
The first page includes a collage of 3x3 images from the month of November. I considered adding something to each of the photos and then changed my mind and ended up just adhering the "November joys" heart from the Stories By The Month™ kit (cut from a journal card) on the outside of the page protector.
The second page features a leaf from our Thanksgiving celebration with Aaron's family. I held onto this after Thanksgiving because I knew I wanted to figure out a way to add it into my project. I ended up attaching the leaf to the plastic page using a metal brad. Around the paper leaf I added cork leaves (on both the front and the back).
I used this plastic page that I cut down to 9x12 for this album.
The third page (or second insert depending on how you like to think about it) is a 3-pocket 6x8 page protector that holds a journal card, a pleather "family" embellishment, and a couple cards that I got from kids for my birthday.
The back side of that 6x8 page protector includes cards from the November Stories By The Month™ kit. I also punched one of the pattern cards into a circle and adhered it to the back of the pleather embellishment and added a wood veneer heart on top.
On top of the photo enlargement of Simon sleeping on the couch I cut up one of the 4x6 cards from the November kit and used a "thankful for this" stamp to repeat stamp on top of the wood veneer heart using StazOn.
Here's a look at the process:
- 9x12 Album
- 9x12 Page Protectors
- 6x8 Page Protector
- November Stories By The Month™ (digital version with those designs available here)
- Grafix Plastic Sheet 12x12 (this is the page my leaf is attached to)
- Cork Leaf Embellishments
- StazOn Ink
- Epson PictureMate PM400 Printer
- Epson XP15000 (for enlargements)
- Power Punch
- Tiny Attacher
- 2.25 Inch Circle Punch
Check out my archive of Project Life® posts here.