Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Project Life: Trouble.

This week: We celebrated Nandini's birthday (again!) with a fun party in the park.  We visited the gardens at Bayou Bend, to see all the spring flowers in bloom.  We had a picnic by the art museum when my parents came to visit.  I spent a lot of time preparing for the party, so we hung out at home alot - reading and playing outside.

 First Side:  A few Paislee press journaling cards and a printed tag. One seafoam card on each side this week.  Lots of photos.  I tried to add bits of texture to balance them out.  Mostly wood veneers and some letter stickers.  

I am also liking this set of BG stickers alot.  I know they are meant to be 'boy-themed' but I have no trouble using them with pictures of Nandini.  It just makes me laugh. I  printed out a few wallet size pictures and I was able to make a mini layout on a journal card.  I

 I layered this freckled fawn 'hello' bubble over a few different letter stickers - glitter foam, fabric and chipboard.  

I stamped a Martha label and put in on a seafoam card.  I love to cut a square photo so that it covers two pockets.  

 This tag is a Paislee press digi element.  I layered a Crate sticker and MME wood button on top.  How awesome is the scene of N running to my dad?

I love these black script thickers. So rare to get a good group shot.  I used a bit of kesi art paper to make a photo corner.

Look at that little foot. She is so interested in this album. She points out all the people she knows and shouts out their names. Her favorite is finding herself, baby!

Second side: Lots more pictures.  I included a journaling card and die cut polaroid from my Etsy shop. I stamped a little phrase on the polaroid, love how it adds a crisp white edge to the spread among all the bright pink and blue. 

I added a few dear Lizzy stickers (love this collection, trying so hard not to hoard it!) to the picture of my dad feeding N cake. The photo is mounted on a printed tag.  I colored some enamel dots with a gold sharpie to finish it off.  Nice to get a little touch of metallic here and there.

I stocked up on these Hey Day wooden words when they went on sale.  So amazing to teach Avinash the magic of dandelions in the spring.  

A little collage of our garden here (and a Studio Calico card).  I put in a little CP die cut for the month and added a little camera on top. The font is easy open face.

Found a place for this dear lizzy fabric sticker and gold numbers to mark the date. Put them right across the middle of the photo, instead of the usual side or top. 

I slipped a notebook paper bag in the pocket next to it and added yet another color thicker (surf foam) there for a title.  I like having a rainbow of color in my spreads I think, it gives me balance. 

What worked: Having quite a few digi cards already printed out and ready to use made things go pretty smoothly.  

Instead of sorting through everything I own for embellishments, I stuck with wood veneers, letter stickers and a few other stickers.  Most of this stuff lives on my raskog so it was easy to access.  

Having a lot of photos to choose from always make it easy, but I do miss not having that many random moments recorded this week.

On a side note, in my Etsy shop I am offering free domestic shipping on all orders over $10 to celebrate spring.  If you are international, email me and I can send you a slightly different code (kumar.niru at gmail.com).  Thank you everybody!

 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! 


  1. I love the way you cut a photo and spread it over 2 slots. I can never find a good place to cut unless it's a landscape :(

    I am also digging those FF speech bubble wood veneers.

  2. A lovely spread again. Loving all the gold highlights you have scattered throughout the spread. I especially like your group portrait. It is tough getting a good photo of everyone.

  3. love your PL, so full of color and life! Loving all the mix and matched alphas <3
    Just posted my new spread too :) http://afreezeframe.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/project-life-week-10.html

  4. Really great PL pages! Wow! So much to look at. Blessings,

  5. That "my name is trouble" sticker is perfect! Love how this week turned out. So many fun details and photos! :)

  6. I love that you use so many colors in your spreads. It all looks great and I love finding all the little sweet details. :) I love the photos of the flowers - I will have to try to cut a photo and have it in two pockets. :)
    Thank you for the inspiration.

    My last PL post is here, if your are interested in seeing it.

  7. Love the weekly spread. The colors and details look wonderful! Looks like a super fun B-day hehe..My favorite is the picture with the feet :) It's awesome how Nandini looks at the PL album and shows everyone. I need to finish up my layout for this week and figure out what to do since my husband is not comfortable with our life all over the internet..might have to blur him out or something..hmm still deciding what to do..well hope you are having a lovely day!

    1. Thanks! It is always a conundrum about how Mich to share. You can blur things or use tags to cover private journaling.

  8. This spread is so beautiful. I love the colors and your pictres are great!

  9. Wonderful pictures this week. I really love the mini layouts.

  10. Another adorable layout with great colors and so much to see.

  11. I love all the details you have added to your pages.

  12. I really like the garden page and how you used the "grow" card.

  13. Love your layouts! So much detail, and they are so colourful! Looks great!


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