Monday, September 10, 2012

Project Life - Friends Forever

This was a very quiet week for us.  Settling into a new routine with the second week of school.  Recharging, relaxing, but not a lot of outings or pictures taken.  I still ended up doing a two page spread but filled in all the gaps with pictures from the previous week.  It is always nice to do when I feel like I am drowning in pictures and different stories got told too, which I loved.

The overview.  I got a new stamp from and was super excited to use it. I though it would look awesome in neon, and it did. This led to lots more neon or neon-ish looking things scattered around my spread.

I used a little more stationery from anthropolgie down the middle.  On the bottom left, I used my stepping stone alphas and distress ink to stamp on the photo and added a tag outside the page protector.

Nandini loves being read to. Extra space means extra spots to document stuff like this.    She loves all things Sandra Boynton.  I don't think she senses the irony in the book "Baby make me breakfast" from McSweeneys.  My first baby gift ever from my friend Rachel if memory serves correctly.  Nandini still hasn't learned how to french press coffee unfortunately.

The neon ink is fun to use, but it doesn't look exactly neon on anything other than white cardstock, so instead stamping on the photo I used a small punched circle to stamp on.  I repeated this with some SC word bubble stamps and just hand cut them to use as embellishments elsewhere on the spread.

Sometimes blurry photos are the best. Look at the joy in their eyes.   The transparency is a new BG transparency with a little MME chipboard layered on top.

More neon. Neon ink and neon tapes. Some Elle's die cuts. Amy Tangerine sketchbook, bright enough to look almost neon.  Some kraft to balance it out.  The Everday Eclectic kraft chevron seemed perfect.   I made another 'filler' card about the words Nandini is saying right now.  I know this isn't the full list, but it was all I could remember/fit on the card.  This kinda made me feel better because now I have a reason to do a layout about her first words as well, since I did that for Avinash too I was feeling guilty about it (of course, sheesh). 

The envelope is from Target.  I finally cut out a camera from this EP paper

One of my favorite weekly additions are the science lab photos from the Children's Museum.  A small smattering of circles.

Let me know if you have any questions. Linked up with Simon Says Stamp-Neon Challenge and The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday. The PL kit I am using is the Clementine kit. Thank you so much to everyone in this wonderful community. I love all the feedback and looking at everything people do each week. It definitely keeps me motivated. Also, please include a link to your projects in the comments so we can check them out too!


  1. I love your quiet week, it's still full of color and JOY!! My favorite is that you use your less then perfect photos, they are also my favorite to use. I can see the joy and smiles in their faces! Great neon colors and letters thru your pages. How sweet that little note is about her books, you amaze me with all your details each week.
    Take care!

  2. Fun, fun! Love all of the neon, especially in contrast to the cool aqua. All of the stamped accents look awesome!

  3. GORGEOUS!! Love the neon and that stepping stone alpha is the best.
    Your kids are so adorable :-)

  4. Love the neon pops of color on this!

  5. Your week spread it great. I love the neons here and there.

  6. This is so cute! Love the bright colors!

  7. I love all the vibrant colors! That camera cutout is cute!

  8. Love Love Love!! I absolutely LOVE the brightness. It is so much fun.

  9. Great pages. You add so many goodies to them :)

  10. I love how your neon stamping turned out. My neon pad is more blotchy, even with the nice SC stamps, so I think I either need to sand the stamp a bit or practice?

    My August pages are here:

    1. Try that neon ink again if you have it. I wasn't too pleased with yellow. The pink works well, I used the 'flatter' side of white cardstock and stamped it with rubber and acrylic stamps. Not sure, but I don't think I sanded them. I did use versamark on the acrylic ones once before, and I think that sort of 'primes' them as well. I had zero luck using the neon on kraft or patterned paper. It immediately gets muddy :/ Hope that helps!

  11. Gorgeous layouts :-) the photo's are lovely and the neon colours look FAB :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  12. What a happy project life layout...the neon is perfect. Thanks for playing along with the "We're so trendy" challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


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