Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Project Life - Week 8

Week eight, wow, almost two months down, I can't believe it.  This past week was busy, it was my birthday so I ended up adding my first insert this week which you will see below.  I can't see doing these a lot but for big events like this it certainly does warrant some extra highlight. 

Here the full spread, you can't see all of the right side because of the insert but you get the basic idea.

Here is the full left side, lots of green, pink and yellow this week. 

I couldn't resist adding more banners made from glitter paper and used them to highlight my ripe old age this week.  I'm trying to tell myself that its not as bad as it looks in black and white. 

The top right slot are a few photos from dinner at my sister in laws, my brother in law loves to goof in photos so it always makes it fun to include those.  The journaling was done on a blank grid card that I cut down, I used some of the Epic Stamps fromn Studio Calico to decorate the top.

One of the things I don't like about the Project Life protectors is that they aren't double sided.  You can only access the pockets from one side of the protector so when it comes time to do the left side of the pages you have to insert your stuff from the back, thus making it hard to do any sort of pull out when working on this side.

My blog post from this past Monday talked about our trip to San Francisco and the drawing that Simone made for us.  I wanted to include the drawing and her writing this week and use the journaling from that post.  Since I couldn't use a pull out I had to improvise.  I purchased these cute chevron bags from Mish Mash and had been waiting to us them.  I ended up attaching the bag directly to the outside of the page protector with double sided tape.  I created a document in Photoshop Elements the size to fit inside the little bag and copied the journaling from my post onto it.  I added a little tab that I punched from the Jenny Bowlin tab punch and adhered the two pieces back to back with the tab in the middle.  I then stamped "pull" using an old rolling alpha date stamp.  It seemed a bit plain so I added the "Words from my Blog" stamped from the Stepping Stone alpha stamps from Studio Calico in black ink.  I'm beyond thrilled with this and I know I'll use it again.

I shrunk down Simone's drawing and used Ali's latest Technique Tuesday stamp set to stamp the Remember This.

I'm totally hooked on Downton Abbey, have you seen it?  I stayed up past midnight last Monday watching the last 4 episodes from Season Two so I added a bit about that.  I'm currently watching Season 1 on Netflix so I can get caught up on what I missed.  Its such a great show.

I also added a screen shot of our weather forecast since it was so unseasonable this past week and a cute shot of Simone vacuuming.  I added one of Ali's fairly new life banners to this slot, keeping it pretty simple.

Here is the front of the insert.  I made myself another Keep Calm image to highlight my birthday.  I added another tab with the date and attached that with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher, loving the tiny little staples.

The second slot is a Cathy Zielske tiny template that she made for the 6x4 slots and the bottom is just a photo with a few banners to hold the journaling.

Here's the backside of the insert.  The first is a photo of the girls with my cocktail of choice for the night, Cosmo's.  I added a little round journal spot and just cut off the corner.

The second photo of the cake is mounted on one of the new Dear Lizzy papers, I love the pennants so I just wrote my journaling along the lines.  I kind of love how it blends in to the design.

The last photo was edited using one of Pioneer Woman's action and also utilizes one of Cathy Zielske's cool check box journalers.  I just pulled it into a 6x4 document, pulled in my photo and typed the journaling to fit the space. I printed the whole thing on photo paper and then added the check marks after using a sharpie.

I used one of my 7Gypsies rolling stamps to stamp the Happy Birthday to the index tab on the journaler.  That's my cute 90 year old Mother in Law, she's totally fab and we love her!

Here's a look at the left side.  It ended up being really simple but still seems to take forever!

Lot's of typed words for the top two slots, love that when I have lots to say, I can't seem to write small when needed.  The top right slot has a little banner that I cut using my new Cameo, I think it was one of the first things I cut out.

For the far left middle pocket I used one of the filler cards, I loved the polka dots.  The second from the left is a plain grid journaler and a banner.  Sometimes less is more and I'm liking the plainness of it.  The slot with the barrel is a photo of a poster my husband received in the mail from Maker's Mark, he's an Ambassador with them and he has is own barrel, their marketing is genius!  The last slot on the far right is another plain grid card that I ran through my printer to add the text.  It's one of my favorite Instagram shots from the past week.

The two bottom cards are both from Saturday.  I made a 6x4 grid journal card myself because I couldn't find one, crazy right!  I made sure to save it for the future, I wish the kit came with them.  Anyway, I added the little arrows with the text before I printed the cards out.

For the card on the left I printed out my instagrams at 1.75" square and taped them on with some smash tape, I did the same thing with the photo on the right, I just figured out the size I needed the photo to be to still have room to write.

Here's close ups of both slots.

I got a ton of love after I posted these photos to Instagram yesterday, and that makes me so happy.  I hope you all like it too.

Have a wonderful Leap Day!  Are you doing anything extra special?

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