So you may remember from this post that I've decided to tackle Project Life. :) And I'm proud to say that now it's almost the end of week 4 of 2012, I've successfully completed layouts for weeks 1 + 2.
I would catch up to week 3 but I just worked all weekend, so it's going to have to wait... For now, it's worked so that I complete 2 weeks at a time.
Anyway, here's a peek into my project...
From the side:
I decided to use the 12x12 We R Memory Keepers in Black Faux Leather. The Virgo in me wanted to keep the look uniform and simple, and I wanted it to be consistent, if I were to (hopefully) continue this in the years to come...
I got the binder labels HERE and customized it in Photoshop.
Ahh, the view of my title page. This awesome 6x12 was a freebie from the fabulous Cathy Zielske and can be found HERE. She's so awesome that she made pages for every Project Life kit out there. I guess I should mention that I used the Clementine kit. I really love all the oranges and bright colors! I do have to admit, though, that when Amazon finally got them in stock, I purchased the Cobalt kit too. I'm indecisive like that! *lol*
I do plan to use the Cobalt kit for another project in a few months - just wait and see!
So anyway, I took Cathy's 6x12 title page and edited it in PSE. And I wasn't sure what to put in the back of it... I didn't want to just lay down a strip of plain cardstock, kwim? So I had a brilliant idea of enlarging a family pic and trimming it down to 6x12.
Take a look:
(The pictures I used for my tile pages are by ultra-spective)
I ended up making one big 12x12 image, with one 6x12 of the CZ (Cathy Zielske) title page and the other half with my family's picture in Photoshop. I then had it printed at Costco and trimmed it down to fit in an American Crafts 6x12 page protector. I heard the Becky Higgins page protectors are sold out on Amazon at the moment - good thing I have a ton of these in my supply! :)
I have yet to create an awesome Project Life stash that I've been seeing everywhere, so my supplies are thrown all over the place. One day I'll be organized!
So anyway, I altered up the suggested title page a bit. I'm a huge creature of comfort and I've always liked to color in the lines so it's hard for me to picture something a different way AFTER it's already been suggested to do it one way. I did, however, add a couple punches, used some thickers, some stamps, a Tim Holtz clockface - I think that's pretty awesome of me, right?
And on to the first week:
Easy peasy! I didn't really take a picture everyday. And most of these pics are from my iPhone. And you know what? That's ok by me! I'm just glad I got to capture a little snippet of our lives - first Target receipt of the year (yay for spending less than $100!), a new cupcake flavor I baked, a funny little quote J said....
And that's why I really love this project. :)
I'm really hoping I can follow through with this. I plan to post my layouts more consistently - like maybe I'll pick a certain day of the week when I'll post them. They won't be immediately after the week ends because, let's face it, I work. I work nights. I manage the household and the kids are REALLY attached to me. *lol*
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend! :)