Project Life | Week 7 Twenty 12

Project Life | Week 7

Most of my days during the week are spent at work and I’m always away from home from about 8am-7pm. So, I missed out a lot of chances in capturing the little moments especially of my son. The only days I have more time are over the weekends, where I’ll be snapping pictures like crazy, just to make up for the week. Then again, I’m not fretting over the lack of photos I could have taken because I always believe in getting quality shots, not just the number of shots I could take.

And lucky me I have my ever faithful iPhone 4 with me all the time, so at least I won’t miss out any chance to take pictures when I’m out at work. Even sometimes when I’m having lunch with my teammates or girlfriends or even a dinner out with my friends or running errands, I could still take a couple of shots of what’s going on for the week. So, sometimes you will see some my pages are filled with almost all- Instagram photos and other weeks images are taken with a mix of my DSLR & iPhone 4. It doesn’t matter whatever camera you take your pictures with like I mentioned before, it’s the moment that you capture that matters most.

Week 7 has been quite a week for me but definitely a good one. I was out of town for a couple of days on a business trip to Malaysia, I was out on a date with Ethan again and this time, my dearest hub tagged along (he heard so much about how Ethan and I had fun the previous week so I think he wanted to join us! Lol), we hang out at home, Ethan went about his regular weekend class and swimming lesson and we also visited the Waterfront Park near where we live.

Here are my spreads for Week 7. Lots of images taken with lots of love from me.:D

The left page is the back of Week 6 using the Design F. All my photos on this page are taken with my iPhone 4 & treated with Instagram. I printed the 9 images using a collage format on Picasa.

I used a mix of Clementine, Paislee Press “Then & Now” and blank journaling cards for all pockets except the week title pocket. The rest of the goodies are from my own stash.

My right page is very much inspired by Liz Tamanaha minimalist look. Just photos, kraft paper, cork sheet, alphabets and a brad.

I’ve also added an insert, my first for the month of February (I finally caved in! *laugh*), and I love how it turned out.

This is the front of the insert protector and the below is the back page. There are a total of 18 polaroid prints using Instagram images on a Photoshop template that I’ve created specially for this protector. The protector is from Pink Paislee, which I’ve received 2 years ago when I was on their DT. I don’t think it’s available anymore on their main website (the last time I checked). They’re really precious and I’ve only a few sheets of this, so I’m going to use it sparingly until I find a similar replacement for this protector.:)

Here’s a quick look at all the close-up images of each pocket.

The additional thing I added onto my week’s title card would be the circle cork “button” and the digitally printed labels which I purchased from PuglyPixel. The rest are my own paper scraps.

These 4 journaling cards used are from Paislee Press “Then & Now” purchased at Oscraps.

The other bits and pieces are labels from Elle’s Studio, stickers from Cosmo Cricket and alphas from AC Thickers.

I used Clementine and blank journaling cards for these pockets and added scraps of papers, sticker, alphas and machine stitched the cards.

Both of these journaling cards are from Paislee Press “Then & Now” and the badge is designed by Kai Lun. You can take a look at her other badges she carries in her store HERE.

For the last 2 pockets of my left page, I used Clementine and blank journal cards, added masking tapes, paper scraps, AC Thickers alphas and labels from Elle’s Studio.

These are the right side of my week 7 spread top pockets which I used a cork sheet for the left pocket, added AC Thickers Vinyl alphas and a brad. For the right pocket is just a photo collage I created using Photoshop and printed out slightly smaller than 6″ x 6″ and mat it on kraft paper.

You can download the 6″ x 6″ photo collage in Photoshop psd file HERE if you want to use the template for yourself on the Design E protector. Feel free to use it for your other scrapbook projects as well.:)

The same goes to the bottom pockets, only photo collage mat on kraft paper and a full 6″ x 6″ single image printed in black & white.

And last but not least, here’s my insert of DIY polaroid print of Instagram images.

The process of creating the polaroid template, inserting my Instagram images, adding inner shadow (the effect will make it look similar to the real polaroid prints), printing, cutting and labelling each of the 18 polaroid took me at least 3-4 hours over 2 days with breaks in between. Let me tell ya, it was hard work but I love the completed look of these DIY polaroid prints!:D

Now I have the Photoshop template of this polaroid prints, I just need to change the photos and they’re ready to be printed quickly.

Like I mentioned in my yesterday’s post, I will create a simple tutorial how you can create these polaroid prints using Picasa if you are not a Photoshop user and the process is much easier and simple. Please give me some time to put together the tut. Life has been crazy busy and I have lots of tips to share with you but all I’m lacking is the time!:(

Here are the overview of my spread for Week 7 and thank you once again for taking time to drop by my blog again!

  • Joanna LeeFebruary 27, 2012 - 6:45 pm

    This is so pretty Leena!! Really is!

  • Linda in AusFebruary 27, 2012 - 6:59 pm

    Oh wow I love all your pages. The title ( I may have to copy) is divine. I love seeing all your photos and the things you do during the week. I can’t believe you get time to do your pages when you are away fom home 8-7 pm. Also love all of the little bits and pieces you have added to your photos. The dress looks gorgeous hope you get taken somewhere special to wear it.

  • Jette GadFebruary 27, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    So pretty as always Leena – I especially love the soft tones in your pictures… :)

  • Jackie O.February 28, 2012 - 12:54 am

    Lovely PL pages as usual and I like your insert very much. I’ve just ordered from our local french website page protectors that resembles yours. It’s from We R Memory Keepers; the page protector is 8.5 x 11 inches with 9 compartiments that measure 6.7 x 8.9 CM – could be a replacement of the Pink Paislee ones?? Let me know if you can’t find them and I’ll get them for you if you’re interested.

  • meFebruary 28, 2012 - 1:27 am

    A possible replacement for your insert is the WRMK Baseball Card size photo page protector! =)

    Love your pages, as always.

  • HelenMarch 2, 2012 - 2:10 am

    It’s so beautiful, all of it!

  • FindingnanaMarch 3, 2012 - 10:16 pm

    Hi Jackie,
    Thanks for letting me know about the protector from WRMK! I’ll try to find it in the local stores here but if I can’t I’ll let you know. Thanks again so much for offering! Have a great weekend! :)

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