Project Life Update | Trying A New Page

Hello everyone. I hope your weekend is treating you well.

Well, a little update on Ethan’s visit to the dentist yesterday. It all went well and he finally had his tooth extracted. YAY! The dentist explained that his gums were swollen and infected because of that one tooth, hence causing the fever to fluctuate. You have no idea how relieved we were after it was all over and Ethan is feeling much better today. Oh, his visit to the dentist were of course filled with a lot of “drama”! *laugh* I will save the detail to prevent him from being embarrassed by his mommy but all I can say that while we were at the dentist, there were begging, tears and promises by him such as “I promise I will brush my teeth properly from now!”, “I will pull out my tooth myself”, “I hate dentist” (the poor dentist), “I want my grandma and grandpa” (where did that come from?! Lol), blah blah blah…………………….. He’s just trying to chicken out but we were glad he didn’t and had his bad tooth taken out. And the lovely “tooth fairy” came by early this morning & rewarded him generously;)

His fever has gone down but we’re still keeping a close watch on him. We all had a good sleep last night, finally! He’s still not eating too well and has lost a lot of weight. So we’re going to work hard to fatten him up a bit. And he’s also going back to school tomorrow. Once again, thank you all for your well wishes, your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.

So, coming back to my Project Life update this week, I finally had something done today and I want to share a few things with you on my progress of updating my week 7 spread.

Did you see that badges amongst my mess?:D

My dear Project Life team mate for Scraplicious Project Life design team has sent me some wonderful badges to play with from her shop at her blog HERE! Thanks so much Kai Lun! I love them to bits!

I’ve received the “Numbers in Grey”, “Days of The Week” in grey and “A Sweet Life” badges and this will be my first time using them in my Project Life pages. I’m so excited!  :D

Oh, she designed some other amazing stuff in her ETSY store e.g. printable journaling cards and notebooks. I’m sure you’ll find some stuff you’ll like.

My sweetest friend Jessy sent me these lovely goodies which I’m going to use on my PL soon! Thanks so much girl! You’re the best!  :D

There are a few new items I’m adding to my week 7 spread. First, I’m trying out another different photo pocket page Design E with 4 pockets of 6″ x 6″. It was a bit of a challenge because of the big pockets and so I’m drawing some inspiration from Liz Tamanaha to go minimalist on this pocket page design.

I decided to use pictures of Ethan I took when we visited a park near our place where he was playing at the water fountain. I took tons of images of him so I decided to make a 6″ x 6″ photo collage using Photoshop, print them on A4 photo paper and cut out the collage slightly smaller than 6″ x 6″, mat onto a kraft paper and insert into the pockets. No journaling and embellishments are added, just the photos.

If you’re a Photoshop user, you can download the photoshop psd file HERE and use them for your Design E pocket page. Just drag your photos as instructed in the layer palette, save them into jpeg and you’re ready to print!  :D

Another item I’m adding into week 7 page will be an insert of 9-pockets protector I received from Pink Paislee when I was designing for them 2 years ago. You can take a peek of the protector on my post HERE.

I created a DIY polaroid prints using Photoshop and print them to fit perfectly into the pockets, measuring 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ each. The process of creating the template is quite tedious but I’m hoping to share a simple tutorial how you can insert your Instagram images into the template I’ve prepared, which you can download for your use as well.

You could also use another easier method to create polaroid prints using Picasa if you are not a Photoshop user, which I’m also preparing a tutorial (I seriously need more than 24 hours in a day! *laugh*) next week.

The polaroid prints can be used on your PL journaling cards or any other scrapbooking projects.

Here’s an example showing the size of the Picasa polaroid print in comparison to a blank 3″ x 4″ journaling card size. Cool right?;)

And another item I’m adding to my spread would be these printable labels I purchased from PuglyPixel some time ago. She has some of the most amazing digital design products I’ve seen and lots of yummy FREEBIES as well such as masking tapes, patterns, blog templates, Photoshop actions, brushes etc.

Well, I guess that will be all for my update on Project Life this week.

I’ll be back again soon for my completed week 7 spread, tomorrow I hope.

Here’s an image I want so share before I sign off.

My masking tapes guardian angel *laugh*. She always stay close to me whenever I update my weekly spread on the floor. Sometimes she lays on top of my pocket pages for whatever reason I’m not sure! Very protective indeed.;)

Good night everyone!

  • VeraFebruary 27, 2012 - 12:52 am

    Love this inspiration for Project Life! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Jackie O.February 27, 2012 - 1:35 am

    Glad Ethan is better now. Will wait patiently for your tutorial on how to print out Polariod like pics on Picasa (which I hope will be soon!). I did try it out but my prints came out small! Have a good week Leena.

  • tammy bFebruary 27, 2012 - 3:06 am

    oh i am so glad that the tooth is out. what an ordeal for you all! can’t wait for the tutorials!

  • Linda in AusFebruary 27, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Good news about Ethan, hopefully that hasn’t put him of the dentist.
    The Polaroid photos look awesome as do the badges. Love your little nine page pocket spread it looks fantastic.
    Your little guard dog looks so cute.
    Enjoy the week

  • libbywilkoFebruary 28, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Glad the dentist trip helped Ethan feel a bit better. Thanks for the photoshop psd :) off to unzip it .

  • AnnetteFebruary 29, 2012 - 1:23 am

    This is gorgeous! I am working on a 6×6 page and am going to try the template. Thank you so much! I know it takes a lot of work and you make it look effortless and beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Wai SamMarch 4, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    Love the pages in your project life. wish i can be as consistent as you in doing this. I m in love with the last picture. so protective of your doggie, guardian angel of your PL eh?

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