Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Project Life - Week 21

Two Project Life posts in the same week....CRAZINESS!

Here were are week 21. I couldn't wait to work on this weeks pages so I started Sunday afternoon after we got home for a little fun time.  I knew this week would be all about my brother's big day so there was a lot of red, white and blue.
Here is a look at the whole spread, minus the insert which you will see below.

and the close up of the left side.

I thought about this title card for a while and decided I wanted some sort of nod to my brother's rank so I made a little piece that mimics the epaulet on his uniform.  I used gold glitter tape that I got from Michael's for the stripes and the star.  To make the gold star, I layed down three pieces of the tape on a piece of cardstock and traced the star and cut it out.  The dates were stamped and embossed with white embossing powder and the blue sequin heart is from Heidi Swapp.

A little shot of our Sunday Brunch, and a little flair from A Life Handmade

I used the white wood grain cardstock for both of these top slots and I'm in love with it, my favorite new paper by far.

Sunday we had Bison burgers for dinner, new to me but yummy, as was the ice cream!

A shot Larry sent me from home of Simone getting ready for the eclipse (no she did not watch it through the binoculars!)

We were super busy Monday prepping for a party after my brother's event, lots of appetizers and desserts were made.  Including cake pops!  I'm now an expert thanks to my sister in laws mad skills.

I loved these two shots from a night out we had.  The Insta grammed stamp is from the Adventure set from Studio Calico, love it!  I popped it up with some foam tape.

I got to see both of my nieces perform while I was in Virginia Beach which was so awesome.  One is a singer (last weeks pages) and this one is a budding thespian and a great one to boot!  I made the card myself, love it and her so much!

Here is the insert I added for my brother's event.  I love these 6 x 12 inserts and love that they are slotted out for 6 x 4 photos.  It's a great way to add photos without a lot of bulk. 

As you may have noticed I don't mention my extended family by name and I have blurred out any written mention of their names because I want to protect their privacy.  This after all is my public forum and not theirs and while they are a big part of my life and are featured a lot in my projects, I try to protect their privacy as much as I can.
The top slot is the invitation, the middle is the shot I took of his medals, I needed something to fill the space so I typed up some words from the program, the bottom is of him giving his speech.

Here is the backside of the insert.  A family shot, one of me and my brother and some photos of us setting up his new office space.

Here is the right hand side.

Shots from my flight home, loved seeing Lake Tahoe from the air.

It was my 1 Year Anniversary using the Instagram app last Thursday as well.  Its been a super fun year and I'm pretty obsessed with sharing photos as you can tell.

A screen capture I took of my wake-up alarm the day I flew home, and that's AM people not PM!
The logo for the County fair we went to on Friday, love this graphic.

Saturday morning Simone wanted to go to IHOP, I had Red Velvet Pancakes, so yummy!

I loved all these photos I took Friday night at the county fair.  I also added another QR code of a video Larry shot of the Demolition Derby we saw.  It was so fun, and they will be back for the State Fair so I'm sure we'll go again.

The last slot was more photos from Saturday, our bounty from the farmer's market and some cocktails we made with the Meyer Lemon's we bought.  Oh and those wheat thins were yummy too, it's a new flavor!

I'm so in love with this weeks spread.  Thanks for checking in and I hope you have an awesome rest of the week!

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