Hi guys, today I am working in my 2016 Project Life album, Week 30. I have created my layout in the Project Life App using the Blush Edition and Blush Overlays. The layout was then printed 12x24 through Persnickety Prints, and embellished on top. Have a look at my process!
One of the things I love most about subscribing to monthly kits is having fun new products landing on my doorstep every month. Products I didn't have to think about or shop for or stalk websites for. I love having my kit products near me as I work throughout the month because I find lots of ways to use them here and there.
This is the layout as I created it in the App, and below is the completed layout, with journaling and embellishments.
I decided last month to pull all of my Ali Edwards kit products together, and this month I pulled all of my Freckled Fawn products together as well. You saw in the video how I grabbed a wooden tray and filled it with my growing stash. Then I set about to embellishing this page.
The date card here is from the Project 52 Edition in the App, and then I added just a few embellishments plus the date stamp. Underneath is a bit of journaling about our week, and a fun filler card that I layered my embellishments on top of.
Our two kiddos who had beenin Florida returned home this week, and we were all really happy they were back. This was how our Sunday began, hugs in the kitchen.
In exciting gardening news: my hydrangea put out one tiny little hidden bloom! I had all but given up on this plant blooming this year, but it surprised me!
Above that I had another quick snap of my impatiens that are also doing so well. I love that Project Life gives me a place to include these photos as part of my whole life story! Everyone has their own goals for what they want to document their Project Life and my goal has been simply to document the events, people, places, and things that make me happy!
When Nick and Natalie left to go to their Dad's house this week, Natalie cleaned up her room and left her bed just like this. I love it.
One more look at this side of the layout:
The right hand side of the layout is event-based: on Saturday the kids took off to Putt Putt for all you can play. I stayed behind to do a little work, and then met up with them in time for lunch!
Deciding how many photos and which photos to include can be tricky, but have a sort of formula. I'm not married to the formula, but it helps me. I think it is particularly important to include all our kiddos and to include the photos that show them doing and playing and interacting. I don't always do posed shots, I avoid them mostly, because I want to capture their personalities.
This journaling card makesme especially happy. The words are an overlay in the App, and then of course I added a few embellishments, and then I stamped my journaling lines in between. So much fun.
Another non-posed photo, for the most part!
I am staying true to my commitment to leaving some photos and cards un-embellished. Look how different the girls hold themselves while playing the same game. I absolutely love that.
And here's my girl. I know I could very well hear it in the future, how there are a lot of photos of Natalie in this album this year, and I will not let those comments (or the potential for those comments!) steal my joy. Natalie is really the only one who still likes having her picture taken these days. And I love that right now, she seeks me out in her every day. It won't be like that forever, so I cherishing it.
One more look at the right hand side of the layout:
Alright, see you back here tomorrow for Disney!