Project Life 2015 | Weeks 4 and 5

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weeks 4 and 5 are quite simple with minimal embellishing. Week 4 actually has no embellishing, except for the addition of a gold paperclip to hold the ticket stub from The Imitation Game (great movie by the way!). Although my dates got a little mixed up from the previous weeks, I enjoy using the "week in review" card to jot down some of the highlights.

The middle "my brain has too many tabs open" card was a picture my clinical coordinator sent our class. I thought it was nice that she still tries to keep in contact even though we're all spread out in different provinces now. I also included a screenshot of some Project Life spreads that are currently inspiring me. Sometimes I enjoy looking through everyone else's spreads, but at other times it makes me wish that my Project Life looked more like theirs.

Week 5 is probably my favorite of my 2015 spreads so far, probably because I remembered to take photos of people. On the weekend, I got together with a friend from my program for brunch. I loved the yellow color of her sweater, so I ended up adding a similar yellow colored sticker to the bottom of the spread. I like the overall color scheme of the spread with the yellows, blues, and darks.

I went for lunch (right after brunch) with my two good friends I hadn't seen in a while. We went to an interesting New Orleans styled diner, but I was too full at that point to really enjoy anything. It was nice to spend some time catching up with them all the same.

Putting all of January together was quite easy, especially since it mainly involved just slotting the pictures into the page protectors and being done with it. I'm going to try to take a similar approach with February and see how it goes. Thanks for stopping by!

Project Life 2014 | August

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

most of the photos in the spreads are taken by Billy Wong

Another Project Life post! This is from my 2014 album which is 6x8. I didn't keep up with PL after about July so I'm starting to fill in some of the missing spaces here and there. This spread is from August and documents a trip taken to the mountains. Billy brought his instant camera, so we ended up with lot of polaroid shots. I wanted to include some of them in my album so I cut down a trading card page protector by Avery. The page protector is bigger than the polaroid photos, so I used some patterned paper to fill in the spaces.

Most of the patterned papers I used were from older 6x6 paper pads. I used Atlantic and Wanderlust by Studio Calico. The blues and greens in Wanderlust were great for the outdoor photos. I always enjoy going to the mountains and I wanted to try to fit in as many photos as possible so I used a page protector with 2x2 squares. The square page protector is by Simple Stories, and required a few extra holes punched in to fit into the Handbook album.

Thanks for taking a look :)

Project Life 2015 | Weeks 2 and 3

Monday, February 16, 2015

Continuing to keep it simple for weeks 2 and 3. I think weeks 2-4 got a little mixed up together, but I'm just going to leave it as is. I'm enjoying typing up my journaling on the week in review cards and adding text directly to photos, it makes things a lot easier for myself once I get the photos printed.

This week was spent getting used to my external practicum, and I didn't end up taking too many photos so I included a tag from a new clothing purchase (a pair of comfy work-appropriate pants) and a poster from a movie recently watched (The Fall with Lee Pace).

In between weeks 2 and 3, I added a small 3x8 insert for books I was currently reading: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein, and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Although Water for Elephants isn't something I'd normally pick out for myself (it's for a reading group that I am helping run at my practicum), it has been an okay read.

Week 3 is mainly just photos and text with no embellishments. It feels a little empty, but I like the simplicity and the contrast of the darker photos. Thanks for stopping by!

Project Life 2015 | Week 1

Sunday, February 08, 2015

twenty fifteen print by Paislee Press

This year, I decided to try a different size for Project Life. Originally I was going to stay with the 6x8 album, but I wanted to try to keep everything in one album if possible. There's been a lot of hype over the 9x12 size, and I thought it would be a good way to cut down the thickness of my albums if I filled one side of a page protector at a time instead of having a full spread. My main concern with the 9x12 was the availability of the albums and page protectors, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that everything was still in stock after the initial debut.

calendar card by Pretty Documented; week in review card by Paislee Press ; top right photo by Billy Wong

As you can see, I'm keeping things simple with minimal embellishing and more of a focus on the photos and words. Although I'm taking a weekly approach with the documenting, I'm waiting until the end of the month to get my photos printed and put it all together. I managed to get all of January done with relative ease, so I'll see how long I can manage to keep it going.

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The rest of the Gossamer Blue September guest designer projects

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hello! Long time no post. It's been a busy start to the school year (my last semester of courses, EVER!) and crafting was my last priority. I'm struggling to figure out how to document September in my Project Life album as I have grand total of 2 photos. This month, I've been trying to take more pictures and I might just move on to start that instead of letting September hold me up.

Today I wanted to share the rest of the projects I created last month with the Gossamer Blue kits.

I loved all of the different patterned papers in the kits and wanted to try out the large plus sign trend, so I handcut several of my favorite papers and tried to arrange them in a random fashion. The title card is from a cut-apart paper and I thought it was a great reminder to remember to step away from the little stresses in life that add up.

Most of the time, I tend to layer a lot of paper on my pages. For this one, I wanted to focus on layering embellishments instead. I used some tags and my photo to create a loose grid shape, and added smaller stickers and tabs to each section.

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