Hi scrappy friends! Can you believe I'm back to share another page?!
This time I thought I'd go with a few PL spreads using the Pocket Life kit. Lots of amazing exclusive goodies in the Pocket Life kit this month (which is always a good thing!).
My PL spreads are super simple I know but it's how I get it done - if I complicate things I'll just give up and I don't want to. I really enjoyed looking back at my original PL spreads (2011/2012) so I'm determined to make this work! I'm not following any format in terms of how often I create a spread but I think I'll probably keep it a couple pages per month.
My first week has a combination of the 2x2 pockets on the left side and 3x4/4x6 pockets on the
right side. I tried to stick with a green/grey/red colour scheme (although that blue die-cut had to go there, I mean I did a page about magic and it says "TA-DA!" - how perfect was that?! Haha).
I did add a few alpha's from my stash to this spread, the red and pink on the bottom right pocket (so they matched the stripes on the card!).
My next page has more football (we do this every weekend at the moment so I have to include it!) and a little card that Zack made my mum & dad for Grandparents Day at school. Zack also lost another tooth this week so I included the "Tooth Fairy Receipt" that she leaves behind each time. I've kept every one of those cards and they're a cute little way to keep track of each tooth. I truly adore that he still believes :)
I used the August 2017 This Is Life "Entertainment" Stamp on one of my cards (RHS top) to tell the story about our "movie night" (which is basically just Zack having an excuse to camp out in the lounge room haha).
I am a sucker for cork pieces and the kit has pieces iwth some cute sentiments this month. This one fit the photo perfectly!
And with that my PL is sort of up-to-date! I'm really enjoying putting these layouts together and although we're not doing anything remarkable each week, I am glad these little everyday stories are being recorded. Looking back in 5-10 years will be so awesome.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Take care, Em xo
Hi friends! I won't apologise for the lack of posting again (....but I am sorry...lol..), I just can't get into the routine/habit of posting. I do OK for a couple weeks and then I get off the wagon again. Hopeless ;)
I am excited to say that I'm back giving Project Life another shot! I've been toying with the idea for a while (because I love Diane's PL pages!) and I happen to do a little bit of cleaning the other week and we ended up flipping through some of my older folders. It was just so awesome to read the random stories and look through all the photo's. SO AWESOME. We sat down and pointed at photo's and commented/laughed/remembered that moment and it was just so good. So I'm starting it back up again! I'm not sure I can commit to the 12x12 double-page weekly spreads that I used to do (even as awesome as they are to look back on) so I'm going to start with my loved 6x8 format. Well I partly because I love it and partly because I have dozens of random 6x8 pockets to use up ;)
I've picked up a couple Studio Calico 6x8 black leather binders which I'm hoping will be enough for the year. I don't plan on doing weekly spreads as such; just going to make pages as the mood strikes but I'd guess there will be 2-3 double-page spreads per month. So yeah, 2 albums may not be enough but I'll worry about that later, ha!
I'll be using the CTK Pocket Life kit; I love the PL kits every month and I'm always using it on my scapbooking layouts but now I'll be saving it for PL! The July Pocket Life kit is gorgeous; love the colouring and all those embellishments (the exclusive die-cuts just keep getting better every month!).
OK enough blabber, here are the first couple spreads I've put together. I'm actually a bit nervous about sharing because they're really quite plain (feel like such a newbie, lol). I still have a long way to go until I've found my "style" but I've got to start somewhere, right? ;)
First up I'm going to apologise for all the Snapchat photo's that are going to appear throughout my PL album. We LOVE taking photo's using the silly filters in our house. Gives us lots of giggles.
My first week is bright and happy, and even though it's simple; I'm super happy how it finished up. The journal cards are so fun and have awesome prompts to get you started. I'm using the computer/printer to print my journaling directly onto the cards (I just stick them to cardstock using d/s tape and run through the 6x4 tray on my Pixma).
At this stage I'm trying to keep the embellishing to a minimum AND keep it flat! Mostly because I really do want to try and only use 2 albums for the year. ;)
My second week isn't quite as bright; I went with the yellow/mustard/tan toned cards and embellished with same/neutrals to match. I used a couple pieces from the Grace, Sprinkles & Embellishment on this week (literally maybe one or two die-cuts from each lol).
For the "for the record" card (LHS spread) to ensure the text lined up I just took a photo of the card on my phone, dropped the image into Photoshop then typed my journaling into each space. Then I printed it onto scrap cardstock (I have heaps of 6x4 white cardstock leftover after cutting 12x12 cardstock down to 6x8 pages) and lined the actual PL card up with what had printed on the scrap cardstock. Before I printed it again, I just hid the photo layer. Little time consuming I guess but works easy enough :)
I'm still doing a little machine stitching (because I love the look) but I'm reaching for the tiny attacher mostly. I like the look and it's flat!
Both spreads came together so quickly too! I figured I'd end up spending ages to get them done but they took half the time of what I usually spend doing a layout! WIN! Let's hope it continues to keep coming together that way ;)
And that's it. First couple weeks of PL done and my first project using the CTK July kits shared, wohoo! I've got a couple layouts done too so I'll do my best to share those in the next week.
Thank you so much for sticking around and checking in when I do post, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit :)
Take care, Em xo
This is my third year with Project Life. Still love it. I've simplified it this year though, only doing half page spreads per week and I'm more about getting the photo's/stories into the pockets than making them pretty. Which has been working great for me, happier with the whole process.
I've not posted any PL layouts before, not sure why. Well not true - I think its mostly because my layouts are never as glamorous as the those layouts I admire, that my life really isn't all that exciting so why on earth would I want to subject anyone to read about it (haha!) or that I just don't feel the need to share the everyday things with the whole wide world. (Not that I know if anyone is actually reading this blog, lol).
But this week I've had a bit of a break from layouts, and I decided to challenge myself by using Aimee's weekly spread as inspiration for mine. I love what she did this week, the colours she used and want mine to look that pretty! (Make sure you click that link to check it out if you haven't already, it is gorgeous!)
Typical week for me - nothing really happened. Worked crazy hours, drank heaps of coffee, weather was bit bleah (but still warm for this time of year!) and Zack was Zack :)
I used one of the printable cards (suck it up buttercup) from Gillian - LOVE them all! Cant wait to use the rest. Instead of whining about working on a Saturday in a message I thought the card summed it up pretty well... As a side note, we don't work Saturday's unless its super busy which is why I was so MEH about it, haha.
Not as stunning - but I'm happy with the end result. (And yes, I should have used more blue/grean to balance it all out - live and learn! Will do better next time Aimee, hehe).
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