Sunshine kit for Week 39. Lots of patterned cards = lots of fun ways to cut up the extra cards and use them as embellishments. I love to cut up the cards into simple strips and use them as faux washi tape:
I forgot just how much I love the Seafoam kit: the blue, yellow, and kraft color combination is one of my favorites. I am always a few weeks behind when it comes to Project Life. Currently, our weeks and days go by in a blur. It was fun to “relive” our last week of summer. Oh how I miss our laid back mornings and afternoons…
The childhood kits were perfect for Ty’s back-to-school pictures. As our weeks get busier, the number of photos seem to decrease. Incorporated other various bits and pieces of our week to complete the layout: a screenshot of an e-mail, photos of the kids artwork, a photo of Ty’s classroom number, etc…
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Fun with the new Slate Core Kit. The bright colors make this kit so happy and fun. I think the cards are super versatile and love that many can be cut up/trimmed to be used as embellishments. Kept it super simple…
I forgot how much I love the colors of the Honey kit. I started with the simple letter stickers on the photos and went from there…
When I started this week, I thought I had completely forgot to take pictures. I didn’t have any to work with. It turns out, I just hadn’t picked up weeks worth from Costco. Before I knew I had pictures, I had asked each boy to design/make his own layout. They LOVED it and the pieces they made are by my favorites of all time. I kept Ty’s layout intact as it tells the story of our week pretty well and plan to incorporate bits of Jake’s into other layouts. It is likely that I struggled with this week because it was the week of HUGE change in our house. The landscape of our forever changed: out with the toddler/car bed and in with TWO BIG BOY rooms. Ty got a new desk, his little room now resembles more of a dorm room than little boy room. Jake got the top bunk and a new dresser. They both love playing in their “big boy” rooms so much now and Jake is so proud of his new space:
The one kit I thought I wouldn’t need: 5th and Frolic; however, I saw it and instantly fell in love with it. While there are lots of pinks, there are even more blues, yellows, and tans…LOVE!! It’s fun to have a little girly in my land of boy. This week correlates with my Vacation Week layout, but incorporates the remainder of the week (while the Vacation spread is just our time away):
By the way, I say vacation but am firmly aware that it is, and will remain until the boys are older, a “family trip”. Not much resting or “vacationing” on this trip. We got back and were exhausted, the boys not so much. M and I also celebrated our TEN year wedding anniversary:
A busy week of fun!! It made me giddy to take the boys to one of my favorite childhood spots and see it through their eyes:
I love the Kraft kit. A lot. A funny week where I didn’t have enough photos…
As I started to gather all the items I wanted to include for week 28, I decided to add in an extra week’s layout and have our vacation, though not an entire week, stand alone. I plan to still incorporate bits and pieces of our vacation in my actual week 28 layout.
I printed out my favorite Instagram photos via Postal Prints. I ordered the night before we left and they came shortly after we arrived home. As we were driving, Tyson started counting seconds, it was too cute to pass up and a completely project-life-able moment. I opened up the “A Beautiful Mess” app and typed in the quote. I love how it came out. These photos will simply go in a Design I page.
Despite having multiple inserts, I wasn’t able to include all of my favorite photos from the trip. I found the preview cards that came with my photo order, trimmed the photos to fit the calendar card, and made it all into the title card for the week. I am kicking myself for throwing away all prior preview cards. An easy, non-bulky way to include 11 more photos:
I struggled with the left two journal slots on this layout. I had more than enough photos but had a hard time making them work. Ultimately, I decided to use the little bag to provide Jakey with a little privacy as I journaled about his potty training success. Heh. I used an exacto knife on the “fun” and “4” in order to make the photos slide behind them…
Officially done with HALF of Project Life 2013 and album one of two. Our first real week of summer was a good one:
Had fun with the Elle’s Studio Project Life kit this week. LOVED the blues and kraft colors.
Week 23 and Week 24 were two of the craziest, busiest weeks of the year: Mark was out of town, Jake had no school, it was Ty’s last week of school, my second to last week of work: final grades due, a 5k, a Crossfit Rookie Rumble…nutso.
Last year, I fell in love with white space, smaller photos. I went back to that for these layouts and fell in love with it all over again. I love the simplicity and pop of color. One of those weeks where I had EVERYTHING- childcare for Jake, time for my final grades to be computed, school for Ty, Mark to return later in the week, etc. planned down to the last minute. Everything except for a sick kiddo. Complete, HUGE wrench in my plans. But we survived.
Last days of work, a new coffee maker- a total game changer, first days of summer and time to conquer my big, scary goal of 2013:
Finding our summer break groove. Tyson’s first basketball camp. Fun with new journal cards and experimenting with different photo sizes:
More color than usual, used the Honey Kit…you can’t help but smile and be happy when you see the bright, fun colors:
Busted out the Midnight. I manage to fall in love with each and every kit for different reasons. I love how this particular kit inspires simplicity:
I always run a few weeks behind: the process works better for me that way. As a result, some weeks bring back memories…this week’s layout was one of those. We were driving down the freeway, as we always do, only this day, a large, metal rod came flying at our car. It wasn’t until we stopped that I saw what happened: it had completely impaled the front grill of the car and pierced our radiator. A few more inches up and it would have been an entirely different story. All the while, Mark was out of town…
Went back to my grid card comfort zone. I love the simplicity and look of the white…
Almost done with week 23, LOVE the colors of the new We R Memory Keepers Unscripted journal cards: bright and fun…
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