Project Life | Week 24 & 25
Hello! I’ve just returned from my work trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Even though I’ve enjoyed my trip the last 5 days but I’ve really missed home, especially my boys. And I felt really bad for not being around on Ethan’s birthday. We had an early celebration the weekend before but I’m still going to make it up to it next weekend. Double celebration for this young man of mine who just turned 10 on Friday! Yikes! Double digit already?! Where did time go???? I thought I was just carrying him in my arms yesterday, burping him and changing his diapers and now he’s nearly as tall as me! I just hope he grows up a little slower, letting me enjoy him before he turns into his teens in a couple of years. Sigh…………. He’s been such an amazing boy and I’m so blessed to be his momma! I love you so much darling and here’s wishing you a wonderful 10th year ahead!
So, and here I am back and can’t wait to share with you the reveal of Studio Calico’s Penny Arcade kit! And as always or even better, this kit just tugged my heart a lifted more than the other kits. Every month the kit just gets better. And it motivates me to keep up with my Project Life, which I’m right now current! Woot woot!
I’ve had so much fun working with Penny Arcade Project Life Kit, the PL add-ons High Striker and Bottle Toss. They’re filled with gorgeous summer colors, so well coordinated with the embellishments!
I think I’ll leave it to my pages to tell you how wonderful these kit and add-ons are.
I used a mix of High Striker and Bottle Toss on this spread. As you may have noticed lately, I’ve switched my page protector from Design A to Design K and the October Afternoon Daily Flash Pocket Sleeves with 3×3 pockets. I love these two configurations mainly because of the squares. I always print my photos from my IG so these protectors are perfect fit for my Project Life.
The other reason why I love using this square protector is the ease of printing. As I print from home, all I need is to upload my photos to my Mac, open up my printer utility, select my photos and print away! All my photos have been edited on my phone, so it saves me a lot of time getting them edited on my Mac. For printing format settings, you can read all about my process here. It also includes the type of printer and photo paper I use.
For 4×4 and 3×3 photos sizes, I print them using the Canon Pixma utility software (can be downloaded from the CD when you purchase the Pixma printer) on 4×6 photo paper with border setting.
Each 4×4 photo fits into the 4×6 photo paper (trim to square with border) and 2 of 3×3 photos on 4×6 photo paper (also trim to squares with border). If you’re a Canon printer user, you’ll know the settings in the utility.
The wood veneer stars from High Striker are my absolute favorite! I so wish I could have more of them.
The “cool’ speech bubble cut is from Penny Arcade Cut by In A Creative Bubble. I matte it with a pattern paper from Penny Arcade Paper Pad.
I love the map card from High Striker. There’s a sheet of this map in the Penny Arcade Paper Pad.
The flower cut is by Kim Stewart. It’s just beautiful!
The ‘love’ speech bubble cut is also from Penny Arcade Cut by In A Creative Bubble.
I used the Penny Arcade Project Life Kit only for this week’s spread.
And because all the cards came in 3×4 and 4×6, I really had no qualms cutting them up to fit the 4×4 and 3×3 pockets. In fact, I love cutting up the cards to fit them into the pockets! I think they look fabulous in these protectors and it’s a good change to what I’ve always use in the past, the Design A protector. It’s refreshing and makes me want to keep up with my Project Life, which I did.
If change is good and for the better, I would do it any time. I’m not someone who’s anal about using a fix type of item and will go ‘berserk’ if I change the routine. *laugh* I’m happy that I’m adaptable to different ideas and concepts. I can live with PL cards that’s rounded or non-rounded. I can definitely live with different size of photos, different protectors, color palettes that are not so bright and pretty etc. I can adapt with everything that comes into my hand. it won’t kill me not to have everything perfect. I’m able adapt to make it work for me. That’s my strength.
Oh I just can’t get enough of that Kal Barteski woodgrain chipboard stickers! Love it to bits!
I’m not sure if you can see it, I placed the transparent Starburst Mini Mask over the “a beautiful thing is never perfect’ card and sew a circle around the starburst. I like the finished look.
I hope you’ve managed to get what you wanted during reveal and I promise you’ll love Penny Arcade as much as I do!
Thanks so much for popping by and see ya soon!