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Project Life 2016 Week 14 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers

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:

Project Life 2016 Week 14

And the completed layout here:

Project Life 2016 Week 14

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.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

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!

Project Life 2016 Week 14

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.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

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.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

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.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

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.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

So yeah, that sums up this week in Project Life-land. I’ll be back tomorrow with my Disney project!

~Theresa

Disney Project Life | Layout 5

Yay, today is another Disney day! These layouts are making me so happy – I am happy to be moving through the album and I am happy to be using fun products and I am happy to finally tell these stories. I am happy that Project Life allows me to tell these stories a little bit at a time. Rather than sitting down and writing a novel about the trip (which I could never do in a million years!), I am able to write a little about each photo as I want to, and then the album tells the story as a whole. nd even better than that, the Sahlin Studios Project Mouse journaling cards help provide prompts where I might otherwise forget. I call that serendipity. Have a look at this week’s process video:

So this layout is basically about two of the rides we did in Tomorrowland, plus meeting Buzz. Here is the layout with just photos + journaling cards:

Disney Project Life Layout 5

And this is the layout completed:

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So I began with the two photos of us meeting Buzz. I included two because, well, none of the 6 or 7 I took were perfect, but the one I embellished shows Buzz just lightly touching Addison’s cheek. For me, that is a moment worth documenting – a personal moment with a super hero who is reaching out to our children to connect with them in unexpected ways. That, my friends, is Disney magic!

Disney Project Life Layout 5

Underneath that photo I embellished the journaling card with an acrylic word that came in one of my Gossamer Blue kits last year. The yellow stars also are from Gossamer Blue, and tie in great with other elements around the page. The only thing I added to the Mission Brief card was my journaling itself and a yellow heart.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

Underneath those is the wacky shot taken inside the Ranger Spin ride. Of course it’s not a technically spot-on photo and certainly I am not winning awards with my settings and capture here, but I am capturing the motion of the day. I am capturing what it was like the whole day in the park – always moving, always going forward, trying to hold on to the thing we just saw.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

More journaling on this side, using a thin washi tape for lines and writing about meeting Buzz. I also wrote a short list about what we did that day. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but remember I had not been to Disney in twenty years (!!!) and two of our children had never been at all, so we chose carefully what we wanted to do. We also did not want to overwhelm ourselves – travelling with four kids in these early days of being a blended family was a fun challenge!

Disney Project Life Layout 5

Travelling over to the other side of the layout, where I added a simple wood banner to the Space title card.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

These photos of our daughters on the People Mover are two of my favorites. They are here because they say something about the relationship these two have – hilarious, messy, full of excitement. The youngest, Natalie, was so excited to be there and embraced the entire experience. She just loved it.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

I kept these middle cards so very simply, only adding one or two elements to each one, if that. I absolutely love that they are all white – very simple and easy to look at. The photos take center stage.

Disney Project Life Layout 5

One last look at the Castle from the People Mover, in a blur. This actually is so true to how this trip felt. And I am just going with it. See you guys tomorrow with TBT!

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 | Week 13 Dear Lizzy Happy Place

Hi guys! Today’s layout is from my 2016 Project Life album Week 13. I have used the Project Life app to create and print my layout, and then embellished on top using Dear Lizzy Happy Place. Take a look at my process here:

Ok, so here is the layout as I created it in the Project Life app. I have used the Design K layout with Project 52 Edition journal cards.

Project Life 2016 Week 13

And here is the layout completed:

Project Life 2016 Week 13

This week marked Spring Break, so the kids were home and Alan had a few days off. These photos were taken on Tuesday by Alan, while they were at the park playing!

Project Life 2016 Week 13

I used the word strips from the Dear Lizzy collection along with an initial and a fun design element on each child’s photo. I also used the glitter heart sticker and camera stamp to embellish the calendar card.

Project Life 2016 Week 13

I know the photos of the kids themselves are somewhat “off” in color – these were taken with my husband’s phone and I am so lucky that he takes photos all the time and sends them to me! But they are off by the time they are printed and photographed, and that is ok.

Project Life 2016 Week 13

I really love the 4×4 cards in the center. I am not sure why I chose this design exactly, and I had to manipulate the cards a bit inside the pocket, but this is a fun size to work with.

Project Life 2016 Week 13

On the opposite side I used Dear Lizzy’s transparency, which coordinated perfectly with the journaling card from the Project 52 Edition. I also stapled the transparent quote card.

Project Life 2016 Week 13

The colors in this collection make me so happy, they are bright and fun to use!

Project Life 2016 Week 13

And this camera is perfect. Notice how well the colors tie together from the background of the layout to the turquoise within the Dear Lizzy collection. I call that serendipity.

Project Life 2016 Week 13

I also used One Little Bird’s stamp set from Studio Calico to stamp the numbers for the dates. They are a tad crowded on there, but that’s ok too. That is my layout for today so I will see you back here tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 | Week 12

Hi there, today I am showing a layout from my Project Life 2016 album for Week 12. Something I noticed in the last few weeks is just how much my husband has been doing for me, so I wanted this layout to be about that. Here is my process video:

So here is the layout as I printed it out from the App:

Project Life 2016 Week 12

And this is the completed layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I decided to use the rub-ons from Amy Tangerine on the date card because I had never tried rub-ons on glossy paper before, and it worked out great. In fact those gold touches dress that card up beautifully!

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I echoed the hearts and cut up the kraft heart from Ali Edwards’ Heart Story kit to layer on top. Then I added my journaling. This space actually ties the layout all together.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I love these photos because my husband actually took them and I love when he does that. I have to say there are several pictures here and there on my layouts that he took. So on this night we decided to go see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which I had been anxiously waiting to come out.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I grabbed the movie poster from Google and dropped it into Dropbox so I could use it here on the layout. It just makes me laugh!

Project Life 2016 Week 12

The quality on this photo isn’t as good as the one above, but it tells part of the story. Perfection is not required, ya’ll. Include the photos that remind you of how you felt in a certain time and place, technical issues or not. I find that non-perfect photos actually round out the whole layout, because nothing in life is perfect, so why should our photos all be magazine quality photos?

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I chose several of the chipboard accents from the Heart Story kit just to add a tiny something. Tiny hearts, tiny embellishment, but big impact.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

Here is the other side of this layout. This side is mainly about Alan building my new desktop.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

This photo of Alan on the stairs fascinates me. There is a window on the landing of our stairway that is casting the light behind him, but the rest of the photo is a bit dark. I didn’t edit this photo to fix the shadows because I think it’s kind of cool. I am working my way through Ali Edwards’ Lens of Joy class right now, and light is one of the subjects she touches on. In this photo, the light hits the side of his face, which is the focus of the photo, and that is good.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

The cat here is having a blast with the wires. I guess I haven’t written much about how I used the embellishments, but I did love using the stamp set with the Story kit. This card was perfect for the word stamps!

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I also just love the simple stamp and puffy sticker in the corner of the honeycomb paper. It didn’t need much because of its pattern, so this was perfect.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I absolutely love how these Project Life layouts give me opportunities to tell these stories as they happen throughout the week, while it is weighing on my mind. I love being able to journal about and photograph people I love, through my lens (and share his lens too!) and then document those photos in a meaningful way. Here’s also to my sweet husband, who takes so much time every week to help me do things I love to do. I am so thankful for him.

I’ll see you here tomorrow for the next Disney layout!

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 11 | Pink Paislee Fancy Free

Hi friends, today I have a Project Life layout to show you, created in the Project Life App and then embellished using Pink Paislee’s brand new collection, Fancy Free! This is Paige Evans’ very first collection, and I am so happy to work with these beautiful papers and embellishments. Take a peek at my process video:

Ok, here is the layout I created in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 11

Two things I wanted to document this week: the signs of spring all around us, and my son’s continued healing on his face. Oh, and the infamous Ugly Cake my husband made!

Project Life 2016 Week 11

I started with the main photo, which is the main driveway coming into our neighborhood. This photo became the home base for the week number.

Project Life 2016 Week 11

The arrow is actually a bit of scrapbooking serendipity – if you saw on the process video I actually dropped the W onto the photo in that most unfortunate spot, and some of the adhesive remained. But I like to highlight the dates of the week on the calendar card, and the arrow just fit perfectly. I also used an E and an upside down 3 to spell WEEK, because I didn’t want to use all the E’s or all the 3’s. 

Project Life 2016 Week 11
Project Life 2016 Week 11

Puffy stickers plus Project Life are the perfect pair, and these are so awesome. I used this coral color twice, because it compliments the lighter turquoise on the background and within the collection itself. All the heart eyes.

Project Life 2016 Week 11

Very simple and quick layout today, but stories told and photos scrapped and that makes me so happy. I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

~Theresa