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Project Life 2016 Week 28 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!!

Hi guys! Today I am working in my 2016 Project Life album for week 28. I created the layout in the Project Life App using the Currently Edition kit and printed it through Persnickety Prints. I then embellished on top using Crate Paper Cute Girl. Have a look at my process!

Here is a look at the layout as it was created in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

And here is the full layout complete with journaling and embellishments:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

I decided purposely on this layout to not include a date card from the App, but I chose this card from the Currently kit because it had a great space for stamping the date and week. Alphabet stamp set is from Kerri Bradford, the Ashland set, and the date stamp is from Heidi Swapp.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Above this card I added a photo of my daughter at her dentist’s office that week. I also have photos of our lily that bloomed this week!

Project Life 2016 Week 28

This card is a simple filler card, so I added a few embellishments for fun.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

I am absolutely in love with the geometric confetti puffy stickers in the Cute Girl collection. I just want sheets and sheets of them, please?!

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Our lilies finally bloomed this week and we were sooo excited! This is the second year I have had them and last year when I planted them, they were already blooming. I had no idea it took so long for them to pop! And they were prolific this year, too! So much prettiness by our mail box.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Another look at the left side of the layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

For the right hand side I began with this adorable filler card. I was decidedly more generous with embellishments on this side, and I love that.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Underneath are two more journaling cards, but I only used one for journaling. The transparent Hey Girl element is perfect layered over the citron stripes, and puffy stickers embellish the grey polka dots beautifully.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

This photo is of Natalie’s Splatoon Amiibo characters that she saved up her own money to buy. She is a die-hard Splatoon expert and plays almost every day, lining up her characters just like this!

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Another filler card here, with layered die cuts and the adorable pink cat puffy sticker from Cute Girl. Simple, but oh so cute!

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Sometimes you need to include cute cat photos in your Project Life, and Zoe provides lots of those cute moments for us! This particular night she came and sat on Alan’s tablet, she sat on his hand, she laid on his shoulder, and then she settled right here. I absolutely love that Crate Paper includes cat motifs in some of their collections (the last one was Wonder!)

Project Life 2016 Week 28

One more look at the right hand side:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

That is all for today! See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 20!!

Hi guys and welcome back for a Project Life layout today! I’m working in my 2016 album, using the Project Life App to create my layout and then embellishing on top. I chose a variety of products today, including Ali Edwards, One Little Bird, and Pink Paislee C’est La Vie. Have a look at my process!

So this layout is from a travel week where my husband was called out to Boston from Sunday until Friday. I did something similar a few months ago, where we sent photos back and forth and then I used those photos to compare and contrast our weeks in the layout. It turns out I had four pages, so two complete layouts. This is the first:

Project Life 2016 Week 20

And here is the second:

Project Life 2016 Week 20

I also added two inserts for our journaling. I wrote about our week here at home and Alan wrote about his week in Boston. The first insert is my journaling overlaid on a scanned map:

Project Life 2016 Week 20

That is the front side, and here is the back side:

Project Life 2016 Week 20

This is the second layout. Alan wrote two pages about his week, and I was so excited that he wrote that much! He was worried it was too much, but seriously, there is never any such thing as too much journaling. Make room to accommodate those stories. I am so happy his voice is here:

Project Life 2016 Week 20

This week turned out to be quite a process for planning and creating, but I am incredibly happy with the results.

Project Life 2016 Week 20

I love that Alan is willing to contribute so much to help these layouts happen. Half of the photos on this layout are his, lovingly taken and shared by him in order to help create the stories of our life for this week. I love the contrasts – while we lived our normal week he lived a very different week.

Project Life 2016 Week 20

I am loving the date cards in the Project 52 Edition cards in the Project Life App. I am loving having a consistent way each week to display the week number. I am loving highlighting the events of our lives in a weekly format. I am loving organizing our story, through our memories, one week at a time. I am loving choosing photos that tell our stories in this way, not over the top, not feeling obligated to use every single photo, just the ones that fit in the story.

Project Life 2016 Week 20

I am loving the graphic nature of this layout, as I mentioned several times in the process video. The angles and the black touches and the large numbers pop.

Project Life 2016 Week 20
Project Life 2016 Week 20

Notice how I did not break apart the days, although I did include the day of the week with the time stamp on each photo. We did not send photos on a regular schedule – Alan’s schedule gave him little time to text or photograph and that is completely understandable. Not dividing by days made this more flexible so I could include photos that we had.

Project Life 2016 Week 20

For the second layout all the photos and journaling cards are 4×4.

Project Life 2016 Week 20

More of the stamping, more of smaller, simpler embellishments.

Project Life 2016 Week 20

I know it is hard to get the overall from the photos, so I hope you had a chance to watch the process video all the way through. At the end of the video I did show the layouts in my album itself with the inserts, so you can see how it turned out as a whole.

Project Life 2016 Week 20

So that is all for today! Tomorrow will be a Disney layout and I will finish up Day 1 on that journey, so I will see you then!

~Theresa