Project Life | Week 8
For a moment I thought we just celebrated new year just days ago but then I realized we’re now into the third month of the year. Time do flies, too quickly in fact. I think most of my days flew by in a blur, everything seemed to be in a rush, you know what I mean. I just wish time could just slow down a little so I can savor each moment, soaking in all the goodness and even the not-so-good days.
I think the only thing I managed to get caught up with time is taking loads of photos week after week. Compared to last year, I did a little bit better. The main reason is not because I need them to fill up my Project Life pages quickly, but I want to remember what went around me every day. I want to look at those photos and reminds me of the moment. I have to admit that sometimes I can’t even remember what I ate for lunch and dinner yesterday! I tend to be so forgetful lately, maybe it’s part of the aging process. Hah!
Whatever I see something worth capturing, I’ll just pick up my phone and snap away. It’s free right, so why not just take the shots and keep them, whether the photos look silly and funny, or even blur, they’re worth remembering. I know my hard drive is fast filling up with thousands of pictures, even if I have to buy 10 hard drive to store them, it’s still going to be money well spent.
Anyway, I’m back again to share my spread for Week 8. This was completed back in the last week of February where this spread is mainly using Becky Higgins Seafoam core kit and Design A page protectors. If you’re living in the US, you can purchase the Seafoam kit from the Amazon. And if you’re living in Singapore, you may want to check out this kit at Scraplicious store in Parkway Parade. For the rest of the part of the world, you can check out the contacts here.
I’m still loving very much how amazing the colors of the Seafoam cards are and how it allows me to mix in some embellishments from my Studio Calico kits effortlessly. So you can see that whatever that was left from my SC kit doesn’t go to waste. For all my spreads that I made using Becky Higgins cards, I’m keeping my page as simple as possible, with minimal embellishments added to them. Only bits and pieces of products such as labels, wood veneer, enamel dots and mini alphas were added to the cards. Photos and journaling are still my main focus.
You may have also noticed that the page just above with two different photo collages, the left pocket collage of pictures taken during my big boss’s wedding on the weekend of Week 8 was created using Picasa program. I printed it on a 4×6 photo paper.
For those of you who have not heard or use Picasa program before, it’s basically a free program for you to organize, edit and share your pictures. I’ve been using this program for years and it’s very easy to use. You can read some of my tutorials how I create fun photo collage in few simple steps.
The collage on the right pocket, I use PicFrame app I downloaded from the app store on my iPhone 4S. It’s free and there are many collage configurations to choose from. It’s easy to use and fun to make photo collages! Once I make the collage on my phone, I will then download it to my lappie and print. Simple as that.
I only make photo collages during weeks that I’ve taken many photos in one single event, I want to include few shots from that event but within the limited number of pockets in my protector. You know, sometimes you just have too many pictures you want to print and insert into your pockets but the pockets are too few (and you have other day to day images you want to include too!).
So, the best solution would be to either create photo collage like what I did or you can include an extra insert for all the images taken during that one event.
Here are also some close up view of my spread so you can get a good view of how I put my cards together.
I hope you’re having a great week so far. I’ll be back soon again to share some another mini project that I created using Becky Higgins Seafoam cards.