Hi guys, today’s layout is from my 2016 Project Life album for Week 14. This layout was created in the Project Life App using the Kiwi Edition card kit, which I love! I love all the colors and the bright, crisp designs. It was the perfect match to Amy Tangerine’s Finders Keepers collection. Check out the process video:
This is how the layout looked after creating it and printing it at home, on my Epson Workforce large format printer:
And the completed layout here:
In the process video I worked around the page a little randomly – I am always slightly envious of scrapbookers who work their way one space at a time, or one card at a time, systematically. I am much more random and tend to work according to what inspired me at the moment. Either way works, right? Whichever way helps you get things done is good. So my date card is in the upper right hand corner, embellished with just a few items.
Underneath is a quick snap of my son when we were at Skate Night. I am still taking a few photos here and there to continue documenting his healing face – he is still doing great!
Most of this layout has to do with our yard work and being outdoors now that spring is beginning to show up! We redid our flower beds this week which meant cleaning them out and adding new straw, in order to prepare for planting in a few weeks.
Across the page I wrote about meeting up with a friend. I did not take any photos of us (I’m not sure what I was thinking!) but I did find these cacti at the park we met at and found them to be somewhat random, but fascinating to find in the middle of nowhere! I love how Amy Tangerine’s products add just the best embellishments – fun and hip, not overdone at all, and more happy colors. Love, love, love.
Our cat had a field day with the new pine straw, so that became one of the stories I told in my journaling for this week. I know many people like to actually document something for each day in their Project Life, and I always love to see those layouts! For me, however, I can barely keep up with the weeks so my layouts are more random, although hopefully still somewhat cohesive, stories that happen throughout the week, in no particular order. I like to use these layouts to give a general, overall sense of the week, and not feel like I am diary-ing each day (there, I made up a new word today)! This is the beauty of this project: make it work for you because there is no right or wrong.
Also, can you tell a difference in the print quality between these two pages? My best friend, my Epson printer, DIED (!!!!!!) this week right in the middle of printing this layout. My sweet husband worked on it so hard, trying to clean the print heads and troubleshoot and alas, Epson said no good, we are sending you a brand new one!!!!!!!! And they did! You can see my big beast of a printer in this photo below – that is the old one and now there is a brand new one there in its place at absolutely no charge to us. My printer was just two weeks past a year old and I was quite surprised that it died (the print heads are located on the inside of the printer itself and to replace was more than the price of the printer) but even more pleasantly surprised at Epson for replacing it. Thank you, Epson. You have one loyal, happy customer here.
So yeah, that sums up this week in Project Life-land. I’ll be back tomorrow with my Disney project!