Hi guys! I am plugging along in my 2014 Project Life album, documenting the construction of our house. Today I am in Week 22, the first part, and have chosen to use my Storytelling kit from Ali Edwards. Have a look here at my process:
Here is the layout with photos and journaling cards:
This is the completed layout:
Is it me, or do these layouts keep getting better and better? What an exciting couple of days in the photo-documenting of this process: delivery and installation of drywall.
Oh how I adore this organic card from the Storytelling kit. It is perfect for my date card, which is layered with a large tag, wood banner, and chippy stars.
Of course I included my circle date from Paislee Press to highlight the date of these photos. And yes, we traded the dumpster for the portable bathroom. It’s just hilarious at this point, no?!
I had all journaling cards across the center, so I chose different colors for each one, and added simple embellishment to each one.
I know the photo makes it really hard to see, but Alan and I carved our initials A & T into the door frame of our master bedroom before they installed the drywall. I photographed the moment and included it here with a chipboard frame.
I also made a point to capture some of the tools and supplies as we found them on the jobsite. Now our contractors were incredibly neat and cleaned up at the end of each day, but sometimes evidence was left that were part of their particular jobs. I think it is incredibly important to capture these details that you might think are just ordinary, but when it is your house it is our of the ordinary. Grab those shots, my friends. You won’t regret it.
This may seriously be one of my favorite layouts ever. In thirteen years of doing this craft. If you have just started out, or are going on twenty years yourself, I hope you have layouts that make you as happy as this one makes me.
This day, for me, was perhaps the most exciting day in the whole process, because we finally got to see and experience the actual spaces. Everything I had hoped for in these four walls, came to be, and everything I had planned for, actually was.
Of course, here is the outside of the house that day, and our friend the portable bathroom. Next to that photo is inside the house, in my studio, looking back out the door. This is one of the few messes the contractors ever left (!) and I love the story it tells. We are mid-process, here, people.
There were many photos of the interior that day, but I narrowed it down to keep it to one page. I did include these two 3×4 photos here:
I love this journaling card because it brings all the colors in this layout together. I highlighted the W with a star because this was actually Wednesday of that week, although I don’t normally document what day of the week it is. Again the stars add the perfect tiny dimension.
Final photo on this layout, and it is a significant one to me. This is our living room! This is where I pray we have so many wonderful memories, where I hope the children look back for many years to come at all the love they experienced and all the memories they made.
This is the backdrop against which our lives will happen from here forward! I know it is not the richest or most extravagant; in fact it is just a modest size home that we are so fortunate to be able to own. For this I am so incredibly thankful. And thank you, my dear readers, for allowing me to share this with you here. I will have a post tomorrow – I am introducing a brand new project to you that I know you are going to love! I will see you then!