Project Life | Week 47
This is a sequel of my Project Life page using Studio Calico Printshop collection. I called it a sequel because I put together Week 46 and 47 in a single day with the same collection. It’s like playing golf, two rounds of 9 holes. What a feat! *laugh* I think I was high on something that weekend to be able to achieve this. Hahaha! I think I was pretty determined to catch up with so many weeks behind I could feel momentum running high so I took the opportunity to get as much done as I can and I’m glad I did.
I could have caught up with more weeks rather than just two in a day, you know, just do a quick and simple page with just photos, PL cards and journaling. But I chose to stick to my own style, without short changing the embellishments that I always love to include in my spreads. It’s ok that I took about 1.5 hours to complete this spread but I just love THE moment when I work on each card carefully. I love how it turned out and I’m happy I took the time to do what I always do.
I particularly love this week because of the pop of red, orange and teal against the white. Like I’ve mentioned in my Week 46 post, I love working on a white base card, putting a little touch of color and the end result will be mainly on the pictures and journaling, nothing overwhelming.
Here you can see a repetition of me using the grid cards with two sizes, 4″x6″ and 3″ x 4″ on at least half the page. For the other cards, I’ve used the Printshop 6×6 Paper Pad and mat it with the grid cards again. Repetition of my Week 46. Just the way I like it.
The same goes week after week, title card first. I only allow myself up to 5 minutes to complete it and then quickly move on to the next card. Title card – 4″x6″ grid card, a strip of pattern paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad, printable label and shapes from Studio Calico shop under digital printable, alphas from AC Thickers “Sketchbook” and finished off with date stamping. That’s it!
I just love the black journaling spot from the Vellum Die Cuts. I wrote my words with a white Uni-ball Signo I bought from my local bookstore. I have 3 of them! *laugh*
I particularly love the Her Swatches paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad. I cut it to 3×4 and used it as filler card. Just added a label, mini alphas and a mini badge. That ‘yum yum’ word is from the Foodie Stamp Set from Marks & Co SB add-on Woolf. I love this stamp set so much, one of my all time favorite stamp set, and it was clearly being over-used as I have food pictures every single week!
Another quick card to make. Base card is from 6×6 Paper Pad, adhered the photo, added Scripty Words Rub-ons, label, word tag and the Paperclip. In two weeks worth of spread, I’ve used up all the paperclips! You can imagine how much I love them.
My last card of the left aide of the spread, 4″x6″ grid card, a strip of pattern paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad, printable label, Wood Veneer Circle, Star Vellum Stickers and finished off with a quick journaling.
I really, really do enjoy the moment when I put this page together. So much fun playing with this collection.
I think I nearly cried when this page was completed. In a good way of course! *laugh* I just love that I went all out to put this right page together. Sometimes I just embrace that moment wholeheartedly without holding back. Sometimes I hit a roadblock and I had to walk out of my room a few times before I could move on. But that’s just life. You just have to step away, take a deep breath, clear your mind and set the path right again.
I’ve been asked many times if I plan my week or do I take note. Seriously, I don’t plan my week for my PL. I don’t take notes. I can just remember the story behind every picture when I look at them. Well, almost all of them. Yes, I have to say I do missed out a lot of stories without pictures, that were worth documented. That will be one of my resolutions for this year, to make a note on stories without any photos on my diary. When I failed miserably in year 2012 when I first started Project Life, which I’ve only managed to complete up to Week 24 I think, I was ok with that. No big deal. I tried again in 2013 and as I’m writing this, I’m currently at Week 49 and I’ve only 3 more weeks to go before I can wrap up my year. I’m happy I’ve made it this far, with some stories lost somewhere but I managed to capture almost 90% of them. It’s not perfect but at least I tried. That itself is an achievement for me. I know that whatever I’ve learned in 2013, I’ll make it better this year.
Another repetition like the other cards. Added the Sketchbook alphas vertically on the side of the picture.
I thought why not blow up my words on 1/3 of the card with my favorite AC Thicker “Kitten” alphas, add a paperclip, some journaling at the bottom and I’m done! It looks kind of cool to me.
Sometimes I like to have a mix of alphas on my card. You can even position them vertically, horizontally, across etc. Just try something different, if you like the idea, use the idea again, if you don’t like it, that’s fine.
Keeping it simple. Just add a label, wood veneer and paperclip. This will probably take you 3 minutes to complete.
Another layering repetition. Grid card, strip of pattern paper, label and stickers. I don’t overkill my card with too many embellishments. More is not always better.
Last card, repetition as well like the other layering I did.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my spread and have a better idea on how each of my card come together.
Wishing you a great weekend ahead!