Hi guys, today I am sharing a layout from my 2014 Project Life album for the month of September. That month was one of those crazy busy months where I ended up with very few photos, so I created one quick spread for my album. Have a look at my process here:
I created this layout using the Sahlin Studio Photo Rounds Days and The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly collection for February called Crush.
or the month of September in 2014 our lives consisted of moving, going to Lowe’s hardware for something related to the house, and eating out while we continued to settle into the new house. That time in our lives was all about a new normal, and it was great.
The left hand side of my layout includes a couple of photos from restaurants and a selfie of me in the car. I chose some of the really fun journal cards from the Crush collection and printed them out on my Canon Pixma printer.
For my journaling I decided to write about general observations about what I remember from that month and what I see reflected in the photos. While it is nice to be able to journal pretty soon after events occur, that isn’t always possible. That doesn’t have to be overwhelming, but rather just write about what you see in your photos.
To mark some of the days of the week I wanted to use the Photo Rounds but I wanted them to have a tiny bit of color. I added circles of color behind each one, just a tiny bit larger than the element itself, and printed them out on vellum. I love the pop of color on the edges!
The right hand side includes photos from our every day life including a new routine in the mornings, lots of trips to Lowe’s, and new chore charts. Oh, and yes, food again!
Now, the journal cards in the Crush collection are so cool, they can absolutely be left as they are. But I do love physical embellishments for the texture and dimension they add to my layouts. I am also loving the pops of gold from the foam alphabet Thickers. I am still using my Build Your Own Kit (BYOK) that includes products from Elle’s Studio, One Canoe Two Hazelwood, and Crate Paper Heart Day.
I love the photo of Natalie cleaning the mirror. This mirror actually was a wedding gift from my first marriage to her father (now my ex-husband). There is more to that story than meets the eye, but I love that I captured her view here.
That is all for today! See you again soon!
This layout appeared on the Sahlin Studio blog earlier along with many other talented artists who also used these products. To view that post and see those amazing projects, please visit here: Sahlin Studio Blog. (link opens in a new window)
**Products used in this layout include:
Sahlin Studio Photo Rounds Days
The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly Crush
Embellishments: Crate Paper Heart Day; One Canoe Two Hazelwood; Elle’s Studio