Project Life | Week 31
July was definitely a month full of activities for me. I was out of town for almost two weeks, both trips were back to back but I was home for the weekend to be with my family.
I went to Seoul, Korea for the first time in 13 years since my last trip there! That was ages ago. I knew I don’t have time to explore the city all over again because I was there for work but I did manage to sneak some time after work one evening to do a little fast speed shopping! Hah! Yep, I managed to snag about 7 pieces of clothing in an hour before I made a quick exit and headed for dinner with my colleagues.
The following week I flew in to Bangkok, another favourite city of mine and I did manage to eat some of my favourite Thai food! That’s one thing I love about my job. I work hard and yet I still get time off to enjoy eating local food. I’m a foodie person and I can eat almost everything, except some weird stuff like insects (this is popular in some cities), monkey brain etc. *laugh* I’m not a picky eater and I can eat spicy food well, that’s for sure. Most of Asian food are spicy, so I’m definitely loving it.
So, the thing I love about Project Life is that I’m able to document all the things that I do and see, places I go to, food that I eat and culture that I experienced when I’m traveling. My spreads are always filled with not only my mundane routine photos while I’m at work, photos of my family and me, food that I eat, cafes that I frequent, photos of my scrap room, but also places that I go for work. And that’s truly the memory-keeping that I love!
And so this week, I’m so thankful that I’m able to include snippets of my days while I was in Bangkok and when I was back home too. I couldn’t be more pleased to use Poet Society Project Life Kit to document this week.
Since I used the October Afternooon Daily Flash Pocket Sleeve with 16 of 3×3 pockets on the Week 30, I had to continue the back page for this Week 31. I cut up some of the 3×4 cards from the Poet Society Project Life Kit, insert them in alternate pockets and filled up the rest with my photos from my Bangkok trip.
I printed my 3×3 photos on Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Ex printer utility software, selecting two square photos and print them on a 4×6 photos paper with border setting. I cut them up, leaving a border of a few mm which fit the 3×3 pockets perfectly. I’ll do a post on how I print these format soon.
l’ve been adding labels with some sentiments to my photos a lot lately and I usually attach them to the photos with my Tiny Attacher. You can find the coordinating Poet Society label that I used on this sunset picture here.
One of the filler cards “Tell Your Story” was cut up to 3×3, I layered a few pieces of the transparency stars and sewed them onto the card with my sewing machine.
In one of the pockets from Week 30, I inserted a transparency attached with a piece of wood veneer. So, when it’s flipped over to this week, I added a printable label from here and adhered it back to back onto the wood veneer.
That orange card with a cup has a word that does not complement with the photo of me drinking ice tea so I had it covered with a transparency star and attached the printable “sweet” word by LifeLovePaper which you can find it here.
The Becky Higgins Design K Photo Pocket Pages has been my favourite protector for months mainly because of the 4×4 pocket size.
As most of my photos taken are posted in my Instagram, they’re already cropped in squares, so printing them into 4×4 is hassle free without going through any more cropping in Photoshop. All I need to do is upload them into my folder, print them on 4×6 photo papers with border setting, cut them to 4×4 and that’s it!
The diagonal paper strips that I adhered onto the photo is from one of the PL 3×4 cards. I just trimmed off two strips from the card, one with a white empty space that I stamped with the date of the photo taken, added some words and attached two small pieces of the transparency stars with my tiny attacher and cut another strip with sentiments.
Oh, I have to say that the gold rub-ons from this main Project Life kit is my absolute favourite! I basically add them onto my cards and photos and they look great just on it’s own or with other embellishments.
The squares days of the week printable by Hello Forever are really useful especially if you need to add journaling of stories or short review of a particular day. I made that card on the days I was in Bangkok, just recording short notes on what I did on those three days. I then layered them and sewed over the labels vertically.
And that Sunday to Saturday card is actually in 4×6 size but I cut it to fit the 4×4 pocket and wrote a quick review of the week. I finished it off by sewing over layered transparency stars and a printable label by Hello Forever as well.
Did I tell you how much I love the transparency stars?
If I didn’t I made it pretty obvious because they’re all over my spread! *laugh*
That’s all for now.
This is a pretty long post so I’m saving up the other spread which I’ll be sharing tomorrow.
Before I leave, I’d like to share what I snagged from Studio Calico store during the pre-sale and full reveal yesterday. I’m obviously very pleased to get what I’ve been eyeing at.
So, here’s my list of goodies that I purchased this month.
From clockwise -
1) 4×3″ Circles Stamp Set – love this!
2) 6×8″ Page Protector #4 – to store my stamps in handbook
3) Uni-ball Impact White Gel Pen – trying out for my journaling on photos
4) 6×8″ Page Protector #3 – storing of stamps in handbook
5) Design K Photo Pocket Pages – replenishing for my pages for the rest of the year
6) Whitman (Poet Society embellishments add-on – love this!)
7) Color Theory Ink Pad Bundle – can’t wait to try them!
8) Alex & Ben Alpha Stamp Set – this would be great for adding titles to my PL cards
9) Silhouette 12×12 Cutting Mat – to replace my current piece which is not sticky anymore
I think I over indulged myself this month but I do need them. Hah!
I’ll see you back tomorrow on Part 2 of my Poet Society real post!