Project Life | Week 8 Twenty 12

Project Life | Week 8

Welcome back to my Project Life update. I have just completed my Week 8 spread a couple of days ago and I’ve been wanting to share them earlier but I couldn’t find the time to do so. I’ve been busy (since when I’m not! *laugh*) at work, preparing for my work trip to Taiwan next week (Yay! It’s been more than 10 years since my last visit) and busy at home too. I’m just so glad I manage to squeeze in some time to pop in here to show you my pages quickly.

I’ll try my best to share what I’ve updated, with some new items used or event that happened in Week 8 but I may not go into too much detail on each pocket.

Here’s the left page which is the back of my week 7 using Design E protector. I keep this page simplified by highlighting some pictures of Ethan I took of him at home during his play time.

For the right page, I tried out a new protector from my Big Variety Pack, Design D pocket page which I purchased  from Scraplicious, the main distributor for Becky Higgins Project Life products in South East Asia and Japan. The variety pack comes in 6 different protector designs and I’ve almost used all of them except Design C.

What I love about this Design D protector is that they have 4 slots of 3×4 horizontal pockets which allows me to play around with different photo print size, instead of the regular square Instagram prints of 4×6 prints which I always use.

Since week 8 is more or less the end of the month of February, I decided to wrap up my month with an insert where I printed 60 images which are the highlights of the month.

This will be the front of the insert with 30 images made into a collage using Picasa. If you want to know how to create a full page collage of Instagram images using Picasa, here’s the TUTORIAL.


Here’s the back of the insert, another 30 images selected from my pool of Instagram images. The 8.5″ x 11″ protector used is from WRMK.

Here are the close up view of each pocket.

I love the camera die cut shape by Amy Tangerine from American Craft.

I converted the rest of the pictures in the bottom pockets into B&W, print them with borders, mat the right photo on kraft paper and just added alphas from AC Thickers for a very simplified look. Love that the focus is on the pictures.

Week 8 has been as eventful week with a sick child to tend to, there were barely time to do anything else except to make sure Ethan gets well soon. Having lasted for nearly a week, he finally recovered  after his tooth were extracted, which was the main cause of the high fever.

Do you notice that I used my own chevron design card on the left pocket? Love that it added a subtle background to the pictures.

I created the bubble speech using the Photoshop brush tool, print them on a 4×6 cardstock and cut them out.

I’ve also used the “Then & Now” journaling cards from Paislee Press I purchased from Oscraps. I’ve used them up on my past 2 weeks’ spreads and I’m going to print them again. The good thing about printable cards are you can print and use them as many times as you like.

My last pocket, just a couple of photos of a frame I altered to hang some of my Instagram pictures. I just mat my photos on some paper scraps from Crate Paper, added stickers, a brad and machine stitched at the top and bottom of the card.

That’s about it for Week 8.

I’m hoping to start printing pictures for my week 9 in the next couple of days and try to complete my spread by Saturday and leave Sunday free for my family before I fly out early Monday morning.

How are you catching up on your pages? I hope you’re having fun with it and I would love to take a peek of your project life spread if you can leave the links to your blog or gallery.:)

Have you visited Scraplicious Project Life Flickr group lately? Oh my oh my…………. the group now is filled with AMAZING spreads of many project lifers from all over!! I can’t believe I can get so many inspiration from the group and I love looking at everyone’s pages! If you haven’t join the group now, do so now!! Share your pages and inspire everyone! We’d love to see what your weeks are like.

Have a great evening and see ya soon!

  • Linda in AusMarch 7, 2012 - 7:32 pm

    Mmm love your week 8, I think i may have to invest in one of those variety packs, you can change it every week. Those big photos of Ethan are fun as well. I have just downloaded papges and pages of your chevron cards, just have to cut them out then i am going to do a post on them.

  • MintMarch 7, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    wow! it’s been a long time since I last visited. your blog is still as awesome. and you inspired me to take my dailies with instagram.

  • NaddyMarch 7, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    Love looking at your pages… Gorgeous!

  • HeatherMarch 8, 2012 - 12:19 am

    Hi Leena! These are great pages!!! I love love love the month in review pages too – those, especially are my faves!! I also love those 6×6 pockets!! I think I may use those pages for when I do my Valentines day Los! Thanks for the inspiration & for the tip on the Flickr Group – I’m officially a member too :)

    Ok, so, I did it, I finally started my Project Life album!!

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