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Layout | AE Tough Story Kit

Hi there, today I am showing a layout I created using the Project Life App and Ali Edwards’ Tough Story Kit. This layout is another one about our trip to the beach, only this one allows space to document my son’s incident with a dog bite that happened several hours after we left the beach. Here is my process video:

This is the layout I created in the App, by bringing the Story Kit digital cards into Dropbox and then dropping them into place in the App:

AE Tough Story Kit

Here is the completed layout:

AE Tough Story Kit

I made a conscious decision in creating this layout: notice that while the overall layout is about a traumatic event, I have purposefully used bright and hopeful photos to document. I obviously did not take photos while we were at the ER that night. Some people do that, and that is ok, but I was just trying to get through.  So when I thought about what photos to use, and how I wanted to approach this layout, I decided that I really wanted to convey hope and strength. I thought about what I wanted my son to take from this experience – I wanted him to be assured that he is strong and tough and that he can make it through some awful days. I also wanted him to be reminded that even though moments are tough, the whole day was not tough. There were some beautiful moments in that day, and here is proof of that.

AE Tough Story Kit

I also love using this larger photo of him prior to the incident because it shows his sweet face and I have every hope that those scars will heal. I am so thankful that incident did not take his smile or his sweet cheeks. I think I am also holding onto this boy, who now has faced fear and stood it down, but who also now has a few marks from that.

AE Tough Story Kit

I really love this card but visually it might be a little bit overwhelming. I decided to just add a few of those plastic strips and some hearts. The adhesive shows through on those, but it really is ok. A little imperfection actually lends a rough feel to that card and is consistent with the purpose of this layout.

AE Tough Story Kit

I love the chipboard stickers that come with the Story Kits each month. These two layered on top of each perfectly.

AE Tough Story Kit

On the opposite side of the page I wanted to document the recovery in some way, so I wrote in a voice that is after a few days and I included a photo that was taken a few days later. It was important to me to document his recovery because I want us to be able, in a few months and years, to look back and say, “Wow, look how well your injuries healed. Look how awesome you look compared to right after.” 

AE Tough Story Kit

Just a little note about how I have used the Tough journaling cards on this layout: the physical Write This Moment card is actually 3×4 vertical. The Yes, This card is actually 4×6 horizontal. The Life in Progress card is 3×4 vertical. I have changed all of these from their original format and the reason I wanted to point that out is to encourage you, in the Project Life App, to try this with cards that you need to use in a different way. I admit it is harder to do this with Becky Higgins’ Editions because the App will tell you which cards belong in which areas, but when using the AE cards you have a little bit more flexibility with that.

AE Tough Story Kit

Those flair badges are so awesome – I chose three to use on this layout and used those to establish the visual triangle around the page. I also layered them on top of a 1″ silver rimmed office tag, which is such a classic Ali Edwards thing to do! Those plastic strips provide a great home base and a place to use the word strips.

AE Tough Story Kit

Now, I will admit that the digital elements will only go so far, and here you can see how I stretched the Strong word element further than it is designed to go. It is pixelated around the edges, as you can see, and this is part of the risk taking that comes with trying these elements in a different way. I used the Letterglow App to place these word elements on the photo, and some of them I lowered the opacity. I was trying to echo the perspective of the photo itself. Whether it works or not, I guess, is in the eye of the beholder, but my main point is to try and to not be afraid of how it will turn out. Nothing on this layout is perfect, but it tells a story about life that is very imperfect, so that in itself is consistent. Embrace that imperfection. 

I hope you enjoyed this beach series. We were only on the beach for a few hours, but so many stories came from that and I am thankful for the Project Life App, and thankful to Ali Edwards for the inspiring products and stories. I am also thankful to you, my dear readers and viewers, for following along with me on this journey. I hope you will be inspired to tell your stories too.

See you again tomorrow!

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach Layout!

Hi friends, I am so excited to be creating two Project Life layouts this week for my 2016 album. There was a lot that happened in the month of March and it is important for me to tell some of those stories, so this is one of those stories. Take a look at my process video:

 

This is the layout as I created it in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

I used the Currently Edition digital core kit by Peppermint Granberg once more for this layout, because I simply love it so much. Here is the completed layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

I can’t tell you how much I love using Maggie Holmes Bloom collection with the Currently Edition kit. Every one of these pockets makes me so happy. I started with the photo of myself in the upper left hand corner, to which I added a half circle wreath and a chipboard embellishment from Ali Edwards’ Spark story kit. I had to laugh just a little when I placed it on the photo, because it has words on it and the words ended up being upside down. So no worries, I just added different word strips on top.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

On the journal card next to my photo, I wrote a sort of letter to myself. The trip to the beach was a necessary get-away for me and so I wrote this to affirm my need to get away.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

That camera, on top of that pink horizontal stripe, is simply perfection. I also added another journal card to myself below the photo. This is something I haven’t really done in the past, but creating these layouts makes me feel like there is space to include this type of journaling, and I am happy for that. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

One of the things that made me most happy on this trip was seeing my daughter Natalie embrace the beach so much. She was in her element, running into the waves and searching for shells. Soaking up the sunshine.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

Have I mentioned how much I love the flexibility of Project Life to showcase these photos? I love being able to include layouts about a particular day or event in between the weekly mish mash layouts. And I especially love adding these embellishments on top. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

There was nothing complicated on this page. Just the words on the main photo.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

The floral puffy sticker looks amazing, joining the photo and journal card together. Just a quick note about these wider photos – they were taken with my iPhone and then slightly zoomed in the Project Life App, so this made them a tiny bit grainy when they were printed out. It really is ok, friends, to use the less-than perfect photos in your layouts and even to use them as focal points in your layout. I chose this one because it truly evokes a feeling for me of my carefree, spirited daughter, commanding the beach that day. That matters to me more than having a perfect photo.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

For the photos across the bottom of the layout, I only added a small heart with gold word strip, and I stamped currently underneath the camera icon. And that is all for this layout. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I will see you back here next week!

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24B | Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine!

Hi there, so I had split this week’s layout into two and last week I showed you the left side, now it’s time for the right side. Take a look at my process video:

You might not recall what it had looked like, so here is how this layout had started:

TBT Project Life Week 24B

And here is what I changed:

TBT Project Life Week 24B

I decided that the events of this week and the following week really weren’t told in the best way using the Collect photos. I went back in my archived photos from last year and found some really fun photos – some of them taken with my DSLR and some taken with my iPhone. The story of this week was about Nick’s 11th birthday, so I chose and printed a few more. I also changed the page protector to Design A, in order to accommodate those larger photos.

Here is how the layout turned out:

TBT Project Life Week 24B

I realized I had a bit of the Sophia transparency left over (this is from the Rise & Shine collection), and even though it was a bit short, I left the manufacturer strip at the bottom. I added a stamped sentiment and my title. And yes, the silver key is upside down just because.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24B

Inevitably, whenever I ask all four kids to pull together for a joint photo, many outtakes result because it takes them a minute to calm themselves down enough for the shot. These photos actually are important, because their true personalities show through, so I included several of them here. While these smaller ones are not created in Collect, I did create a border around them so that this side would be tied into the other side. And since I added the white border around those, all of the photos in this layout have a white border.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24B

I think one of my memory keeping strategies has long involved a concern for being fair to each of the children when photographing them and when including them in my scrapbook layouts. This is sometimes a challenge, when one child does not wish to have their photo taken on that particular day. And sometimes, I fail miserably at being fair and I just scrap the photos I want to. But it is important to note that while this is Nick’s birthday, all of the photos show him with others. Birthdays are family events for us, and that is one thing I wanted to convey in this layout.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24B

And then I have to be honest and tell you that this is one of the reasons I scrapbook. This photo right here. I know that I am focusing heavily on Nick right now, and that is ok because he and I went through some trauma together! He is the kid who made me a Mom, and he and I share a unique bond because of that. This photo makes me so very happy.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24B

This photo might not be the most perfect photo in the world (and trust me, it’s not!). It’s got some technical challenges and my hair is plastered to my head and my mouth is open way too wide. But this photo encapsulates a feeling I want to remember long after all the children move out. 

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24B

And this is the photo of all four of them, celebrating, having a great time, and being together on this day. 

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24B

It felt really good to get these photos and story told and it felt really awesome to do some work with Design A page protectors again. I think if I were to recommend using the Collect app, or were to go back to using it, it would be similar to this layout. The end result of a combination of smaller photos + larger photos, the white borders, and the physical products, all come together for a really fun layout. Alright, I’ll see you again soon!

~Theresa

Disney Layout No. 1 | Christmas Day!

Ok guys, I have started the layout process videos for my Disney album! Yay! It feels great to get going on this album and making progress, bit by bit every week. Take a look at this week’s process:

My first step in the album process was to place photos in the album, and then I placed journal cards in the open spaces. This is how today’s layout began:

Disney Layout No 01

This is the completed layout:

Disney Layout No 01

 

The left hand side was pretty simple, I left the back of the vellum pockets as they were, and for the center pockets I chose three green cards from the Honey Edition Core kit. The journal card is from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse.

Disney Layout No 01

Since this layout is about Christmas Day, I pulled out some of my leftover products from Ali Edwards’ December Daily 2015 Main kit. The wooden Christmas tree and star, plus the stamp set, are all Ali Edwards. The star was plain wood, so I painted it and the ornament white to match the tree. The ornament is from an older Basic Grey Christmas collection – Juniper Berry.

Disney Layout No 01

For the right hand side, I started with the large photo of the bokeh tree lights and added a label sticker.

Disney Layout No 01

 I decided to repeat the green labels on some of the other elements on the layout. For this photo I stamped a circle of words and added the twinkle word strip.

Disney Layout No 01

Underneath the photo I used a journal card and Surprise card from Project Mouse. I kept the journaling short and added just a few simple embellishments.

Disney Layout No 01

For the bottom photo, one more green label and a stamped sentiment. This truly was one happy day, telling them we were going to Disney! Two of the children had never been and the look on their faces was priceless.

Disney Layout No 01

One final filler card from Project Mouse that makes me smile when I see it, and it really encapsulates so well what this whole layout is about! I added two simple strips of washi tape and three silver arrows. Done.

Disney Layout No 01

And that is this week’s Disney layout! I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

~Theresa

P52/Project Life 2016 Week 10 | Currently Edition and Maggie Holmes Bloom!

Hi guys, I have a quick one-page layout this week for you that I created using the Currently Edition digital version in the Project Life App. Later on Friday I will bring another Project Life video, and for the next few weeks my plan is to bring more than one Project Life layout. I started planning my layouts for the month of March and realized that there was quite a bit to document! I love the flexibility of this method for Project Life – when slow weeks happen one page is fantastic, and when busy weeks happen I have the ability to include more stories. So let me show you the process video:

 

This is the layout as I created it in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 10

So the Currently Edition is not available in the Project Life App at this time, but the digital version is available at beckyhiggins.com. I also received notification that the physical kit had been restocked, if you are interested in that one. I was delighted to get the digital kit, however, and then once I downloaded the cards I placed them in my Dropbox to use in the App. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10

I decided to use Maggie Holmes Bloom collection to add my embellishments. The colors blend really well with the layout and I love the flexibility between the pinks and blues.

Project Life 2016 Week 10

The circle journal card became the perfect home for the week number, and then a Maggie Holmes label anchors the card on the page. I have been really anxious (yes, in a hoarding sense) to use those fringe hearts and had to convince myself to just use one already. They are so pretty!

Project Life 2016 Week 10

One of my commitments to myself this year is to take pictures of myself and include them in my Project Life album. I don’t really see myself as “pretty,” necessarily, but I do love to wear make-up and I do love to use fun filters to make the pictures look pretty. I think one of the reasons we don’t like pictures of ourselves is because cameras can be harsh on our faces and can show imperfections! No wonder we don’t like those images! But filters and different angles can be flattering and can help us feel better about ourselves and the way we look. So I am doing that for myself this year. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10

Our cat had to go to the vet, and as soon as we placed him in the carrier, the other cat jumped on top as if to wonder where we were taking her brother! The journaling went perfect on the Maggie Holmes sticker turned sideways.

Project Life 2016 Week 10

I’m not much of a list-type journaler, but this card seemed perfect for a week that seemed to have one thing going on each day. So a simple list it is. With a cute little bird. And with that, this layout is done. See you soon!

~Theresa

#TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24!

So today I have a process video from my 2015 Project Life album to show you. In this series, I am throwing back to catch up in an old album using older products. Here is my process video!

I started with the collection of photos I had taken using the Collect app, and then pulled my Gossamer Blue kits from May 2015. I looked back to see what collections Gossamer Blue were designed to coordinate with, and I have to admit one collection was included that I had entirely forgotten even existed – Amy Tangerine’s Rise & Shine!!

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24

So if you are following closely, yes, there is a week missing. I am really not sure how Week 23 went missing or where it went, but anyway, we are moving on! Here is the layout completed:

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24

I started with the date card, and figured out that the white alpha I used was just a tad too big. So I made it kinda wonky, and kept on going. Noticing a trend here? I am so ready to finish this album!

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24

This photo of me and my daughter gave me an opportunity to use some of the pinks, and I’m really happy about that.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24

These wooden tags from the Rise & Shine collection are really cute and I can’t believe I forgot I had them. This is one of the reasons I love this series – it forces me to pull products I forgot I had. Basing these layouts off older kits really helps with that too!

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24

This was a really fun layout and really fun colors to work with. The clear stickers from Rise & Shine are so cool. I’m not normally a feather kind of person, but these were too cute to leave in the package.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 24

This was not a very complicated layout, and that is pretty much it for today. Stay tuned to see the opposite side – while working on this layout I realized the next page needs to be a bit different and I am excited to get that side done. So I’ll see you soon!

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21-22

Ok, so yep, another two video blog post today! I know, I know, lots of stuff to show you! I have broken up Weeks 21 and 22 into two videos, so here is Week 21. I actually released this one on my Youtube channel last week and was not able to share it here (so if you haven’t subscribed to my Channel, be sure to, just for that reason! Sometimes it happens like that.)

Ok, and then in the album on the facing page is Week 22, so here is the process video for that week as well!

Here is a look at both layouts within the album itself:

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21 %26 22

I have to say that these layouts make me so incredibly happy. I have used the heck out of this Gossamer Blue kit from last year (May 2015) and also I have adored using Dear Lizzy’s Fine and Dandy collection. I can’t say enough good things about that line!

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21 %26 22
TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21 %26 22

This week we started a brand new project in our home – tiling the master bathroom. I was so excited because we picked out a marble tile for the floor and a tumbled marble for the walls. Stay tuned because next week I will be featuring the completed project here on the blog! (Yes, it took us a whole year to finish – don’t judge!)

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21 %26 22

Ok, on to the facing layout:

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21 %26 22

The date card was so much fun to create. Yes, I totally mixed three different fonts and I love it.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21 %26 22
TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 21 %26 22

Ok, that is all for today. I hope you are making time to create some beautiful things for yourself this week. See you soon!

~Theresa

**This blog is an Amazon affiliate. Each week I try to post links to products I have used in my posts in order to help you with your own scrapbook shopping. Each time you click on one of these links, or make purchases through these links, you help to support this blog (and our family). For that I thank you kindly!

Project Life 2016 Week 09 | Gossamer Blue March Kits

Hi there, welcome back! It has been a few days since I shared some work, but this week I have a full cue of hopefully inspiring projects. Let’s dive right in! Today I am showing you my Project Life layout for 2016 Week 09. I created the layout in the Project Life App, printed the layout at home, and then embellished on top. Products I used to embellish were from my March Gossamer Blue kits, namely the Main Kit, Life Pages Kit, and Life Pages Add-on 1 Kit. Here is my process video:

So you will notice, if you are familiar with the Project Life App, that the layout I used is called the Big Shot 7, and unfortunately that layout is handed on the left side only. Like this:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

So I pulled the layout into Photoshop from my Dropbox, and switched it up. I created a canvas that was the background color, using the color picker. Then I copied and pasted each side of the layout into it’s new position, like so:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The idea was to create mirror image layouts to show off these hilarious photos of our boys.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I love this balance, right, where the eye feels enveloped by equal parts and equal weight on both sides. Each side of the layout is connected via these two base photos. I love that the app allows me to house larger photos like this. Even though there are several smaller stories in this layout, the main (and silliest!) story is highlighted by these two photos.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I had a few challenges getting into this layout. Sometimes new products throw me off a little in my game, so if you watched my video you might have noticed I was kind of all over the place, embellishing this layout. But I got it and it started coming together.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I have to say that Shimelle’s Starshine collection is fantastic for boys, yes, even tween boys who are 11 and 12. And the pinks also make it a great collection for girls, all in one.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The stamp sets included in Gossamer Blue’s kits never disappoint. The hello TODAY stamp meshed well with my TAB punch, don’t you just love when that happens? Play around with your stamps and your punches together. 

Project Life 2016 Week 09

Shimelle always knocks it out of the park with her globes, and this one belonged right there.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The photo of the girls at the piano is so sweet, even though it has so many technical flaws! It is grainy, dark, taken with my cell phone on a dark evening, but the moment was captured. That is all that really matters. It is ok to put the grainy photos next to the cool photos – this is how life is. Messy and mixed up.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The majority of journaling for this layout happens in these two blocks, and that makes me very happy. One of the photos shows Nick putting his shoes up against my shoes, and his are bigger. That’s a great milestone to capture, isn’t it? Definitely some good things happening here, some laughs being documented, a sneak peek into our every day lives. Here is one more look at the layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I’ll see you back here tomorrow with a brand new, exciting project that you’re going to love, and I will give you a hint – there are Mickey ears involved. Ok, see you then!!!

~Theresa

**Gossamer Blue is a scrapbooking company that provides paid monthly subscriptions for current, trendy, amazing products that I use on a regular basis in my projects. If you would like to learn more, please visit their website here: Gossamer Blue.

**Project Life and the Project Life App are the creative brainchildren of Becky Higgins, LLC. I am not affiliated with Becky Higgins, but I am a happy customer who enjoys using her products and appreciates her contributions to the scrapbooking world. To learn more about her and her brand, please visit her website here: Becky Higgins.

**This blog is an Amazon Affiliate website. Each post I try to include links to products that I have used in the project shown, to assist you in your own scrapbook shopping. When you click on these links, and make purchases through these links, you help support this blog (and our family!) For that I thank you kindly.

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TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17&19 Using Dear Lizzy Happy Place!

Hi there, I have a TBT layout today from last year’s Project Life to show you. I am working each week to try to finish up my 2015 album, and after this there are only four left to complete. Hooray! Here is the process video:

Here is the layout as I had created it last year. During the months that I was not actively scrapbooking, I was still taking time each month to print my photos and place them in the album. I also chose some products that I wanted to use at the time.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

And this is the completed layout:

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

So you can see that I created the date card from the back of the overlay from the previous week, adding the Week 17 and a few of the confetti dots from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place stickers.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The word strips are perfect for Project Life in this collection. I loved the transparent overlay I had created previously from the Simple Stories I Am collection, so I left it as it was.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The kids had pulled out the Twister game and played the most silly, hilarious game that night. Yes, they are in their pajamas and were completely jacked up before bedtime, but they had an absolute blast.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Very simple embellishing on these two cards, a word strip and an asterisk and done.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

I am seriously in love with this cherry embellishment, so I layered it onto the stripe card and added a stamped sentiment. I tried to use my Ombre stamp pad from Hero Arts, but the stamp wasn’t really big enough to see the Ombre. oh well. It’s still cute.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Again, minimal embellishments on these cards. I am learning, after doing Project Life for 4 years, that maybe it’s ok to leave some cards plain (gasp, sputter, horror! lol) and not fuss with them too much. This is good for me – last year I felt a sense that I was doing too much and have been making a serious effort to simplify these layouts.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

For the opposite side, I decided to keep the title card simple.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The date card is next to the title card, with a quick tag and glitter alphas.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card is from Elle’s Studio Cienna collection and I just added a little of the rub-on tape to add a little color and interest. So easy.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card might be one of my favorites ever. One of the hard things about going back to older layouts, especially when journaling has already been added in the Collect app, is knowing what is left to journal? Do I need to add more journaling? This was a really fun list to make, that sort of calls to what is coming – the fun and excitement of summer!

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This girl still loves her Barbie jeep, and both girls spent a lot of time going up and down that hill, all summer long. The journal card is also from Elle’s Studio, I believe, and the tag as well.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

These glasses slay me. They fit little Miss and her sassafrass self perfectly, so there you go.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

What a fun, fresh layout! I really loved working with Dear Lizzy’s products, as always, with their bright colors and fun motifs. I’ll see you soon with more creative fun!

~Theresa

**This blog is an Amazon affiliate. Each blog post I try to include links to the products I have used, in order to help you make your own scrapbooking purchases! Each time you click on a link, or purchase products through these links, you help to support this blog (and our family!) For that I thank you kindly.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17&19 Using Dear Lizzy Happy Place!

Hi there, I have a TBT layout today from last year’s Project Life to show you. I am working each week to try to finish up my 2015 album, and after this there are only four left to complete. Hooray! Here is the process video:

Here is the layout as I had created it last year. During the months that I was not actively scrapbooking, I was still taking time each month to print my photos and place them in the album. I also chose some products that I wanted to use at the time.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

And this is the completed layout:

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

So you can see that I created the date card from the back of the overlay from the previous week, adding the Week 17 and a few of the confetti dots from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place stickers.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The word strips are perfect for Project Life in this collection. I loved the transparent overlay I had created previously from the Simple Stories I Am collection, so I left it as it was.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The kids had pulled out the Twister game and played the most silly, hilarious game that night. Yes, they are in their pajamas and were completely jacked up before bedtime, but they had an absolute blast.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Very simple embellishing on these two cards, a word strip and an asterisk and done.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

I am seriously in love with this cherry embellishment, so I layered it onto the stripe card and added a stamped sentiment. I tried to use my Ombre stamp pad from Hero Arts, but the stamp wasn’t really big enough to see the Ombre. oh well. It’s still cute.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

Again, minimal embellishments on these cards. I am learning, after doing Project Life for 4 years, that maybe it’s ok to leave some cards plain (gasp, sputter, horror! lol) and not fuss with them too much. This is good for me – last year I felt a sense that I was doing too much and have been making a serious effort to simplify these layouts.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

For the opposite side, I decided to keep the title card simple.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

The date card is next to the title card, with a quick tag and glitter alphas.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card is from Elle’s Studio Cienna collection and I just added a little of the rub-on tape to add a little color and interest. So easy.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This journal card might be one of my favorites ever. One of the hard things about going back to older layouts, especially when journaling has already been added in the Collect app, is knowing what is left to journal? Do I need to add more journaling? This was a really fun list to make, that sort of calls to what is coming – the fun and excitement of summer!

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

This girl still loves her Barbie jeep, and both girls spent a lot of time going up and down that hill, all summer long. The journal card is also from Elle’s Studio, I believe, and the tag as well.

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

These glasses slay me. They fit little Miss and her sassafrass self perfectly, so there you go. 

TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 17 %26 19

What a fun, fresh layout! I really loved working with Dear Lizzy’s products, as always, with their bright colors and fun motifs. I’ll see you soon with more creative fun!

~Theresa

**This blog is an Amazon affiliate. Each blog post I try to include links to the products I have used, in order to help you make your own scrapbooking purchases! Each time you click on a link, or purchase products through these links, you help to support this blog (and our family!) For that I thank you kindly.

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