Sunday, February 10, 2013
Project Life: MWAH!!
This week: My brother came to visit for the weekend. I took a fun series of photos of him with the kids. It is hard to get great photos of them together, so I was happy to get these. Avi and I also spent most of the week by ourselves since Ryan and Nandini were away. I already documented a lot for Day in the Life, but didn't mind a few repeats. These spreads start with the weekend and then finish up around Friday, but I included a photo from brunch the next week since I love splitting instagrams between the vertical pockets.
green washi and silver numbers to distract.
wooden speech bubble and the game name in black letters.
I trimmed a Seafoam card so I could slip a zoo photo underneath and used another one to hold some extra journaling. Love that grey chevron, graphic yet subtle at the same time.
I also added a card to talk about Avi & Ryan reading their first LONG BOOK together. Used my I love books stamp set. I remember really regretting buying it, but I have loved using it for Project Life. I found an old OA sticker that fit perfectly (that is why I hoard stuff, ok?) and added a wooden arrow to add a third circle.
Mama Elephant stamps and knew this was the perfect picture for it. I tried embossing directly on the photo but it didn't work. I ended up stamping on vellum and just stapling that down. A little different but still works.
Echo park paper, grey enamel dots, wooden hashtag and stamped letters below this picture. I was going to title it #OOTD, but I keep laughing at this line from Parks&Rec in my head (Four green lights in a row, hashtag blessed!), so I decided to use that instead. I'm sure that no one will get the reference down the line, but the blessed part will always ring true.
Tips: And probably the best technique ever for Project Life. Cutting a picture of yourself in half at the legs to make yourself look taller. Yeah, I was pretty happy when I realized that. I almost cut it in half across the middle of my body, would not have been a good look for me. I've made that mistake in the past and once ended up with my forehead in three different pockets, eeesh. This trick more than makes up for that. You're welcome.
I also included two 'framed' pictures this week. One of Nandini through the door of her dollhouse and one of Avinash through the keyhole of his dance studio door. I really like the effect and need to remember to try this more often as well.
Let me know if you have any questions. Linked up with The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday. The PL kits I am using are the Seafoam kit and Clementine kit, with multi-pack page protectors, and grid journaling cards. 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 below so we can check them out too!