Project Life | Week 6
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And without further ado, here’s what I’ve done for my Week 6.
The left pocket page is from my week 5 spread which I used Design B for a change after a few weeks of using Design A pocket page. I find it fun to have a change so my weeks will have a good mix of different pocket pages. I bought a Big Variety Pack of pocket pages from Scraplicious with A, B, C, D, E and F designs, so I’ll be using the other designs in the coming weeks.
And for my page 2, I’m also trying out another different pocket page, which is Design F with only one 4″ x 6″ pocket and the rest are 3″ x 4″ pockets. This is really cool and I’m loving it!
As my other weeks, I used a mix of Clementine and blank journal cards together with my own stash to fill up the pockets. As always, I used a lot of wash tapes, bit and pieces of papers, label & alpha stickers, tickers, shape stickers, etc. These are the few essential must-have items on my pages.
Have I mentioned that how much I am liking these vertical orientation of 4″ x 6″ pockets?
Instead of the regular horizontal orientation, I just need to print out my photos to fit them onto these pockets. It’s not necessary to have photos printed in full 4R size, any photos such as Instagram would also look great on these pocket size.
I used Crate Paper for my Week 6 title card, stitched with my other paper scraps, die cut doily, Hambly overlay and AC Thickers alphas.
For the centre pocket I use additional label stickers from Creative Imagination, a manila shipping tag I bought from Etsy, letter stickers from Cosmo Cricket and photos are from my Instagram images I took for the week.
The extreme right pocket is a photo of my hub playing pool at a pool centre near our place. We have just started our pool date again recently and we do this since January on Saturday nights, just the 2 of us chilling out on our own. It was definitely a great time spent on what both of us love. Oh, he beat me on this game after the last one which I won. He was adamant to win this time! *laugh* Geez, after more than 10 years I’m still good at it.
All the 4 pockets are using blank journal cards, added my collection of wash tapes, paper scraps, sticker labels and lots of journaling. I’m keeping them simple this week, with focus mainly on what’s happening throughout the week. Photos show my medication for my sore throat and cough, fun photo booth images of me and Ethan taken on my Mac, the arrival of my new Black Signature Binder and some lovely gifts mailed to me by Joanna.I stitched all my cards with my sewing machine.
The last 2 pockets of my left page are photos from the pool game and of me after my hair cut. Have I told anyone I’ve had my hair short since ages ago? Like more than 20 years? I think I only kept it a little longer for my wedding 10 years ago and after that it was snipped off again.Even my hairstylist of more than 10 years prefers me in short hair. The only downside of keeping it short is I need to have regular trims every other month or sometimes every month before my hair sticks out like porcupines! *laugh*
My right pocket page is filled with images from our kite-flying outing at a kite festival event near where we live. Did you notice that photo at the bottom of my hub and son looking upward? They were actually trying to keep an eye on our kite so it does not entangle with other kites in the sky. I got an idea of putting an image of a kite on the top right pocket, making it looks like the kite is there in the same page. I remembered seeing some kite stickers amongst my gazillion stash, so after digging for a while I found the perfect kite sticker from Echo Park Paper and stuck it onto a blank journal card! Love the orientation from the bottom pocket to the top right pocket of the photo and kite sticker.
My hub was complaining a little about his arms and wrists were aching so much trying to reel the kite back to the ground because it flew way up too high and the wind was very strong, keeping the kite afloat at the same altitude. Lol! I was smart, I let go of the kite until it was way high up and I passed the reel to him to bring the kite back! *laugh* Save my muscles from aching.
Oh, more masking tapes were added onto the cards and a fun little banner sticker from the same Echo Park Paper collection. Stitched across the chipboard alphas as well. I think my sewing machine is going to die soon after years of stitching hard & thick materials. It’s beginning to sound like it got choked and I had to pull it along to move the stitching motion.
The “Then & Now” journaling card on the right were digital printables I purchased from Paislee Press from Oscraps. They have some other wonderful printable journaling cards in the store as well. And I have also added the month of February calendar tag I purchased from Elle’s Studio from the 2012 Vintage Calendar Circle Tags set.
Here are the last 2 pockets which I printed out a 4″ x 6″ photo, cut them into half and they fit perfectly into the 3″ x 4″ pockets. I just clipped off the 4 corners with a corner punch.
An overview of my Week 6 spread.
Well, that’s all for Week 6 and I hope you enjoyed my spread as much as I do.
How’s your weekly updates coming along so far? I hope you’re keeping up a good pace and make sure you have fun with the process, don’t fret if you’re behind because you’ll be able to catch up soon. I’m always a week behind but I’m not worried about it at all. I’m just comfortable with my own pace. I can’t wait to get on with my Week 7 this weekend, which will be the so-called last week of February (last few days of February will eat into Week 9 together with early March).
Did you notice that I have not included any inserts in the month of February? I don’t have many photos to include for the past few weeks and I’m trying to keep the best for last, which will be my collage print out just like what I did in January. Here’s the Instagram collage tutorial I posted last month in case you want to try it yourself as a closing review for the month.Or I might just try something else, a different type of collage. I need to explore the possibility soon.
Ok, I’m calling it a day. I need to be up early for work tomorrow.
Will be back soon and thanks for dropping by my blog again!