Project Life 2012: Weeks 12 and 13


Wanted to keep things super simple in an attempt to catch up. LOVING Instagram for Project Life. I always have my phone and have started to rely on it far more than the DSLR, I need to make more of an effort to pick up the camera now. Most memorable event of the week: registering my oldest for KINDERGARTEN. Ack.

Trying to incorporate more of my story into Project Life and having a lot of fun with it…

Instagram madness. LOVE:


An Instagram heavy photo week, did some experimenting with photo size and placement:

Insta-collage of a super easy activity (sticker dot tracing) I did with Jake, journaled below. Liking the simple date cards: easy and quick. I nearly died when I discovered washi tape at TARGET!! My two loves, combined, swoon.

Inspired by a library book, I not only broke my never buy a book for more than $2 rule, but I baked a WHOLE chicken. Crazy. And deserving of a prime PL spot, heh. Photo of finished chicken on the library card that can be slid out of the pocket.

Ty’s FIRST handwritten letter. To Grandma. Swoon. Had to include it. Makes me smile every time I see it:

Week 14 progress shot. Working on two inserts: a page of instagram shots and a 6 x 12 photo from one of our Easter egg hunts:

Thought I’d share how I am printing out my Instagram photos. I bought Collage Maker on the lap top. I upload the Instagram photos to iPhoto, then put them into a simple 2 x 3 collage. Save. Upload to and order either 4 x 6, 5 x 7, or 8 x 10 depending on where I want the photos to go and what I want to do with them. SUPER happy with the quality and you can’t beat the price. All of the photos in my Spring Break page are from various 5 x 7 collages.

For 6 x 12 photos, I ordered an 8 x 12 print from Costco and trimmed off two inches…

For a perfect fit in a 6 x 12 pocket…

Week 15 photos in place, ready to go:

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9 Comments on “Project Life 2012: Weeks 12 and 13”

  1. aliciadifabio says:

    LOVE!!!! Im so mad i don’t have an iphone… is that the only way you can use Instagram i wonder? Shoot!

  2. ericag1025 says:

    Thank you for posting the how-tos on printing instagram. I have so many pics now from our trip and was lost on how to get them from phone & computer to paper. 🙂

  3. eek! says:

    I adore Instagram too – the iPhone just makes everything so easy and I have to make a concerted effort to bust out the dSLR. Fun pages!

  4. Pages like yours make me ever so jealous of your iphones! And also of the tape you found at Target, I don’t think ours has that. At least not in the scrapbook section, I’ve looked! The interactive library pocket is very cool!

  5. dawn says:

    WOW how awesome you did catching up, they all look great. I love all the little things you add to make it yours!! I remember all my kids registering for kdg, they are so cute at this age, miss having mine be that little. Great job on your running, that’s awesome!! I love those running books also, Cathy Z is who inspired me to finally get outdoors and hit the pavement, so thankful she shares her journey with us.
    have a good week.

  6. Sammy G. says:

    i have been missing your updates! always love seeing them. i bought some washi tape from target too! i was SO excited to see it there and have become OBSESSED with it. i am def going to check out that etsy shop!

  7. really lovely pages. love that you include the different sized photos.

  8. I like how you used the shot of your shoes-looks great!

  9. April says:

    love the feel of your pages…I just got tape from target too!!!!! love it…

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