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