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TBT Project Life 2015 Final Layout! Weeks 27- 30

Alright, guys, I am so ready to finish up this album and I have literally smashed four weeks into two pages. Have a look at my process video for these last two pages in the 2015 album!

Ok, so these layouts are back to back, and I placed them into the same photo to show you the layouts to start:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

And these are the layouts completed:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

So for both of these layouts I didn’t have a lot of photos, and the dates on the photos span a total of about four weeks. And you know what? That really is ok. At this point in the album, it is safe to say that I have documented the year of 2015 rather well, and so smashing these weeks together really is ok. For the first layout, Weeks 27 & 28, I chose some of Shimelle’s products to bring the layout together.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

These products are from Shimelle’s True Stories collection, and I chose it because of the bright, happy colors and the fun elements. The transparency is an older one from Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages from several years ago.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

I have used that transparency across the page and then I like to staple elements to the top of the page protector on this side.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

One of my favorites embellishments from this collection are the wooden buttons! They are a little thick for the small pockets, but I used them anyway. They are too much fun to not use. Here is a look at this layout inside the album:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

For the next layout I still used the same collection, and now I chose one of Shimelle’s journaling cards for the date card.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

For the transparencies on this side, I simply used red line tape to adhere the elements on top of the page protector. I also love the look of the vellum word strips on top of this red flower. So pretty!

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

In the spirit of simplicity and getting things done, I left the yellow card just as it was. Notice how I have used the floral embellishments in the corners so they don’t take over.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

I used another flower in the bottom corner, this one is blue. These colors are a lot of fun to work with and they seem to flow seamlessly in with the rest of the album.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

Here is a look at this page in the album:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

Part of me finds it hard to believe that this project is done, but the rest of me is incredibly excited. I will post a video tomorrow to celebrate completing this and to announce what is coming up next in the TBT series! I will see you then!

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 20 | Using Older Kits!

Hi there, today I am working on a layout in my 2015 Project Life album for week 20, using an older Gossamer Blue kit from May 2015. Here is my process video:

So I completely forgot to take a photo before I started the layout, but here is the layout completed:

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 20

The Gossamer Blue kit for May of last year was designed to coordinate with Jen Hadfield’s Cottage Living and Heidi Swapp’s Wanderlust collections, so I used those along with the kit.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 20
TBT Project Life 2015 Week 20

In the interest of getting this done, I tried not to fuss with this layout too much. Simple puffy stickers, easy journaling, makes quick finishing.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 20

I even left two journal cards plain. Can you believe it? Yep, just to get it done. I am so ready to be done with 2015! Almost there.

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 20

Here is a look at the layout in the album. Yes, the left side of the layout is simply patterned paper, as I transitioned from the previous layout in a different style of page protector!

TBT Project Life 2015 Week 20

Thanks so much for following along with my catching up for 2015! I’ll see you back here again soon.

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 5 | A Photo Documentary Layout Using the Project Life App

Hi there, the project I want to show you today is a fun photo documentation of Week 5, in which my husband was out of town for the whole week. So we sent photos and Facetimes and selfies back and forth, and then I compiled them into this three-page layout. Have a look!

Alright, so I created the base layouts in the Project Life app. This is what they looked like after printing:

Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5

Here is how they looked once embellished:

Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5

I selected Heidi Swapp’s Wanderlust collection to embellish these pages with. I didn’t want to add too much, but it did need a little something to pull everything together.

Project Life 2016 Week 5

 

Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5

At the end of the video I placed the layouts in the album – since there were three pages I left the first page on its own and then placed the second and third facing each other. This was a lot of fun to put together and I feel like I was able to document more of the trip than just oh he was gone and then he came back. Of course, I am lucky that Alan was willing to play along and was more than happy to take photos and send them to me! Most importantly, I am thankful that this layout gave me the chance to tell more of the story. In a few years we might never remember that that area of Portland had so much traffic, or that for one day at our school drop-off there was so much traffic. This is what Project Life is able to bring to our scrapbooks, my friends, and it is so very important to me. I am glad you share that with me!

See you again soon,

~Theresa

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Hello Love | February Love Mini Album

Hi friends! So I have not been filming much this week but I did want to show a really sweet little mini album I created for Valentine’s Day. A few weeks ago I went on a pinning spree (at 1AM – do you ever do that?!?) and I came across all these really sweet couples poses and photog sessions. I decided I wanted to do a mini session with my husband and then create a little mini from that. Take a look!

So for this album I decided to print all my photos the same size and orientation, since they were all from the same photo shoot. These photos are a favorite size of mine and I have used this size before. What I do is in my Print screen in Photoshop I tell the printer to print vertical orientation so the photo is across the page. Then I tell it to print the size in a custom measurement, which is 4″ x 2.75″ horizontal. 

February Love Mini Album

Of course Crate Paper knocked themselves out with this year’s Valentines theme collection, called Hello Love. I used the glitter acetate as the cover for my mini, and sewed the pages in place using a really old (like so totally old!) binding tape from 7 Gypsies. It was the last little bit of it that I had! 

February Love Mini Album

I did not use many papers or embellishments for this album. Overall the album measures 6×6, and I cut the patterned papers randomly to fit.

February Love Mini Album

I kept this album feeling very light. Some of the layouts do not have a photo and that is ok!

February Love Mini Album

Each one of the photos I cropped purposely, leaving room on one side or the other to allow for embellishments.

February Love Mini Album

I absolutely love how the pages peek out with every page turn. This adds visual interest and fun layering without being too bulky!

February Love Mini Album

I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about this green marble paper, but seeing it completed with photo, I’m glad I included it. I think including the pink ombre tag provides a nice contrast. Again, more visual interest.

February Love Mini Album

This was actually the first layout I started with. I wasn’t sure what direction I was going in when I started adding photos and embellishments, but these stripes made it easy to dig right in. Sometimes that is ok too – start where you feel inspired and then work from there!

February Love Mini Album

I did add two embellishments that are not part of the Crate Paper collection – the Hello clip is American Crafts DIY Shop, and the red heart paper clip came from Michael’s. That tag makes me so happy.

February Love Mini Album

Another fun layering technique – I used some of the puffy hearts to echo the hearts on the patterned paper, and some of them overlap onto the photo itself. Also notice how I wrote my journaling on the diagonal on the facing page. I admit I was so very hesitant to cut that paper up! But this makes me glad I did. Always remember, your papers look so much better used and in your albums, than hiding inside your stash.

February Love Mini Album

I realize how lucky I am, to have a husband/partner/spouse who is willing to stand with me in the cold snow and take photos. Not only that, but he is willing to capture our relationship in this way, and he had a really fun time doing it with me. 

February Love Mini Album

This patterned paper is such great fun and provides lots of opportunities for a focal point, even if you aren’t quite sure which focal point to choose. The I LOVE YOU box was seriously perfect even though I did not plan it that way, I just cut the paper and it landed that way. I call this scrapbooking serendipity.

February Love Mini Album

Last photo, and then here is the back cover.

February Love Mini Album

I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and a love-filled weekend. I hope to get back onto a sort of normal posting schedule next week because I have been working on some fun stuff this week and can’t wait to share with you! See you back here soon!

~Theresa

**This website is an Amazon affiliate. Every post I try to include links to products I feature in my post, in order to assist you with your own shopping and scrapbook endeavors. Every time you click on a link, or purchase products through these links, you help to support this blog! For that I thank you so kindly. I will let you know, however, that for some reason Crate Paper did not release much of this collection and so much of it is sold out. I hope you still find this post inspirational to use products you already have! That is always a good thing, too!