Hi everyone, today I am sharing this layout I did for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team using the brand new Project Life collection called Boardwalk!!! This is my layout for my 2013 Project Life album for week 02. In this album I am completely redoing an older album – my very first Pocket Page album ever! You can watch my process for this layout here.

Here is a look at my completed layout.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

The photos are the jumping off point for my story in this layout: a simple, fun afternoon at our favorite park! These are some of my all-time favorite photos ever, and I had so much fun going back and working with them again. I took this opportunity to reprint my photos with borders, and truly simplified the creative process using simple cards and just a few tiny embellishments. I also add a bit more journaling as well.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

My date card is always the place I like to begin, since I already know what goes on the card. For this one I chose the Studio Calico puffy alphas in red to tie in all the colors of the layout: red, yellow, and turquoise.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

These photos, now that five years have passed, tell such amazing storied and I am so happy to have them. They invoke such great memories and help us remember how good it was. Addison and Nick still have such an awesome friendship and I love how these photos capture the early days.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

What a crazy bunch and I love them and wouldn’t have this any other way! 

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

For the right hand side, I still kept it so very simple. I used a few of the digital elements in the Boardwalk collection, and one simple floral chipboard from Simple Stories. I am loving how refined this layout is looking and feel a lovely sense of ease and comfort in my layouts these days. 

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

One of my favorite ways to include quick journaling is just with small tags on the photos themselves. A few words or a stamped sentiment help to tell our stories on our layouts too!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

I typically like to have some sort of floral element in my layouts. The Boardwalk kit didn’t really have any floral journal cards, so I just looked in my stash and had this turquoise chipboard from Simple Stories. It looks awesome layered on the stripe, don’t you think?

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

The original layout had this journaling, so I copied it word for word here. My commitment in redoing this album is to maintain all the original journaling, whether that means keeping original journal cards, or in this case, copying the words onto a new card. I am absolutely loving the past perspective + present thoughts put together!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team | 2013 Project Life Week 02

Thank you for joining me today! Do you have a project you are considering redoing? Are you redoing a project yourself? I would love to hear from you!

~Theresa

If you would like to learn more about my process and my entire approach for redoing my 2013 album, I invite you to join me in the classroom, In My Pocket Vol. 02. In this class I go into all the details of how I came to my decision and share a deeper look at my process! Click below to find out more. See you there!