Monday, April 29, 2013

Project Life: Week 16

Scrapbooking has always been such good therapy for me.  It gets me out of my own head. I had no clue what to do with myself these past few days other than sit around and mope.  I put this together just because I needed some kind of accomplish-able goal.  Even though Ryan was out of town and now Avinash seems to be getting sick, I got it done in bits and pieces when they slept.  I kept it very simple this week.

This week: Was my 32nd birthday.  I asked Ryan if we could go to LA instead of a party or anything.  Between flight credits and Disney points, it worked out.  I guess we didn't do much at home before we left.  I took few pictures and honestly I don't remember.

 First side: A random collection of things. Avinash's night time questions.  A few beach pictures to help connect the two sides.  We had a fabulous dinner out in LA, and I only broke one chair!
I matted our photo on this glitz birthday paper, added a few pink fabric thickers, black letter stickers.  Finally used the foodie stamp set too.  

I used an SC kit PL card here.  The die cut looking everyday is actually a sticker.  And, yes, when she says paper it sounds like papier. So cute I just want to squeeze her all the time. Then she runs away when I try to give her hugs. Weird.
The top card is also SC.  I added an Amy Tangerine sticker and recolored some alpha stickers with silver metallic. I love painting over things with a metallic sharpie.  Sharpie covers up anything. Initially I was going for the chic minimalist look with just the ormolu flair, but all the stickers kinda got away from me.

I trimmed off this misspelled SC journaling card to hold the date.  Mostly I just like that font (dotness or dotline I believe).

Look at my Audrey Hepburn baby. So glamorous. I find it so funny because she usually throws every hat off and to the ground in seconds. The little word strips are Paislee Press.  

It is so hard to find cards for these non-A page protectors.  Finally found something that worked.  I added a bit of washi and ribbon to the side to give it some definition.

How happy does she look here? I know, I know.  But she would follow that cat around everywhere.  And just lie on the bed.  Font is Savu.  A lovely handwritten sans serif.  Chipboard is old Maya Road.

Second Side: I printed out this lovely print at home.  Despite all of Ryan's incredulity, I did actually take this picture myself (and added a rainbow overlay using Pixlr, but don't tell him that).  I added two Ormolu fabric flappers (at 75% off now, I had to get second pack) and one paislee press tab.  I was going for getting it done quickly but I spent so much time staring at it and just figuring out what I wanted to do it really didn't feel that fast.

Wood veneer, trend thickers, and a little journaling. 

ps. TwoPeas is having a huge sale and I just noticed that wood veneers stars are back in stock!!  

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. Love the full page photo!! And I was one of the people who reported that misspelling to SC (not sure if I was the first, though!)

    I'm sorry things are rough. We should chat soon, if the kids would ever go to bed when they're supposed to :P

  2. Belated birthday greetings! I am an April baby too (the 25th). I love your full page beach photo. It is AMAZING!

  3. love that big photo! pixlr is one of my favorite app, and you can even download it on your computer!

  4. I love how you divided up the beach photo for the one page, FANTATIC!

  5. Beautiful pages. I love the full page photo!

  6. Oh that page 2 is drop dead gorgeous!

  7. GORGEOUS pages! I love your use of layering elements, especially.

  8. Love the 2nd page spread. Saw a similar one first an Amy tan's video and now urs. Makes me want to do a similar one. Waiting for that perfect picture!

  9. Your pages are beautiful, as always.

  10. Love the big photo! I think the rainbow effect is really cool, too. :)

  11. Beautiful! I LOVE the right side photo! How awesome is that?!?! Oh, and your children are absolutely gorgeous! I'm visiting from 2Peas! Have a great week!

  12. Your Project Life is so cheerful and well planned out! I'm really struggling with mine- it's a shame because I love the finished pages so much but it really is a pain int he butt to stay organized and keep printing costs/time down. I won't give up- it's too pretty!
    Thank you SO much for the rainbow filter tip- I've found a couple of apps that can add solar flares but nothing that changes a photo like I see in your post here- which by the way WOW!!! Happy Birthday lady! 32- you're a youngin! :)

  13. I just love the 12x12 divided photo. One of these days I'll have to try it.
    The 4 things is so cute. I really need to get better at documenting the stuff my kids say.

  14. Gorgeous! :)

    Happy belated birthday, sweets.


  15. Love your full page pic! Gorgeous!! I'm an April baby too (13th)! Love all your little details. I do very little, if an,y embellishments. I need to start doing more, I just love the look of it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. I love the textures in your layouts!

    And can I know how you printed the 12x12 picture? Did you use a 12x12 printer, or did you print 12x6 strips?

  17. amazing colors, it look great :) thanx for playing along at LPS! :)

  18. beautiful PL! thanks for sharing with us at LPS..x


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