Catching up on Project Life with a double-week post today. And to keep this project rolling along, I think you'll notice some simplifying that went on in the design. I also discovered the world of Project Life printables available on Pinterest, which made these weeks come together quite nicely.
So up first is Week 6, a single-page layout that uses mostly Instagram photos from my phone. Since Instagrams are square, I filled the page protector (which normally has 8 pockets for 3x3 photos and 1 pocket for a 12 x 6) with all 3x3 squares. I alternated photos, screenshots and memorabilia, along with a printable + Thickers for my date card. After labeling each photo with mini-number stickers, I typed out a corresponding journaling card to describe each of the photos. Note: The links for the free printable cards are in the supply list below! I did modify the files in Photoshop a bit to fit my squares:
Since Week 7 included Valentine's Day, I dedicated a whole page to it. The top portion of this spread contains a collage of Valentine's cards the kids got from their classmates, and I adhered the heart + date in the middle, right on top of the page protector:
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For the rest of Week 7, I went with a two-page spread and used several of the free quote cards from Smitha Katti as fillers. Inspired by the simple, colorful cards, I create a few of my own using the same style fonts (including one for Riely's sparkly shoe photo!) and styled my journaling block in a similar way as well:
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I actually laid this whole spread out digitally and printed everything on photo paper, adding in a tiny bit of pink patterned paper and the ski lift ticket before sliding it all into the page protector. Once again, I ignored the pocket sizes of the sleeves, and fit everything into twelve 3 x 4 blocks. Not being locked into a certain photo size/orientation is proving to be very effective in helping me get these weeks documented.
So how is your Project Life moving along? Link me up to your pages - I'd love to see your progress, too!