This week: We went to Round Top to look at antiques and eat pie (twice!). We found out that Ryan got a new job in Austin. We took bluebell pictures (for the second week in a row) at this lovely place near Brenham on 290. Just a huge field filled with flowers. We decorated eggs and hung out with friends. Nandini started trying to mimic letters with her crayons. Avi tried to play April Fool's jokes but was always giving away the punchline.
The whole spread. Always so happy when I remember to take a picture of everything. I'm going to miss this wood when we move.
First Side: Most of my pictures in this album are daytime pictures. So, when I saw this picture Ryan took one evening I decided to put it in. It is a bit yellow and dark, but I have so few unposed shots of me and the kids I wanted to include it anyway.
I like that the ombre lets your eye know that it is one paper and one set of photos. Interspersing it with those kraft cards helps it from becoming one heavy block on the side of the page. I put woodgrain thickers across three pockets to further emphasize their continuity. I had some old banner chipboard pieces that I added to each card. Then I drew a few thin outlines around each card and just filled in my journaling between the photos. All together I think it looks surprisingly good for how cluttered it is.
This is easily my favorite part of the spread. I stamped a Studio Calico stamp in neon pink (just like I did here), added a border of rainbow stripe washi and black thickers for contrast.
I split the blue sky photo between two pockets and I added my journaling on a die cut kraft circle. It is a lot of color, but I love it.
I put a 3x4 polaroid frame around the four of us in the bluebell picture. Always so nice when people offer to take a group shot for you.
I added this picture of me and Nandini from Day in the Life. The journaling circle is from Chic Tags, with a little wood veneer camera on top. I used the self-timer to get this picture. Nandini wanted nothing else to read her book.
black thickers. Her actual drawing was washed out in the photo so I used that space for journaling. Also love how you can still see the Holi powder all over the rug outside.
Brother&sister. They both look so vulnerable here. Pulls at my heart strings. I added a few brother sister stickers to the side. I wasn't sure about them, but they refused to lift off after I put them down. I guess they add color to this side anyway.
Just wanted to let you all know that I am offering free domestic shipping in my Etsy shop on all orders over $10 to celebrate spring, just type in RAINBOWS at checkout. 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!