Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Project Life: Week 25

This week: My mom came to visit. It was so awesome having her spend time here and she helped out a lot with getting the house organized. Plus, we all got spoiled with her cooking. We also went to the Disney store for 'scare lessons' before going to see Monsters U. We don't make it to a lot of movies so it is a big event for us.  Nandini didn't sit through the whole thing as it was anyway.

I used a single sheet of dear Lizzy paper for most of this spread.   The colors just worked with this week's photos and I was amazed with how quickly I could put it all together.

 First page:  I love how she calls herself Gudiya (it means doll), instead of Nandini now. 
I recorded a few other recent quotes on a card. I used a MME 'hello' die cut here as well. Call it a theme for the week!

I clipped an Elle's studio journaling card in half to add journaling to this photo. I like how it follows the lines of the bricks in the photo.

My favorite card of the week. I used a cut apart sheet of painterly solid colors for the base. I love the look of layered stamps and actually did that here. I used my June/July Kelly Purkey kit stamps here. I stamped the sun in yellow (old, JBS ink) and Hello, Summer in archival ink black.  The letter stickers are from her kit too.  I also stamped a chevron pattern behind the photo in brilliance gold ink.

This photo booth was set up at Alamo Draft House. I used a letterbox filter on it (free in Picasa) and used my SC Inked class stamp.  I really love how it turned out (even if it is not perfectly straight).  It almost looks like it is part of the photo.

 Second page: I used a few Studio Calico kit cards on this side as well. I used one of the dear Lizzy filler cards to hold some journaling.  Writing around the edge helped to keep the card a little less cluttered.

Nandini was very excited to be at the movies. She kept saying "Movie? Muppets there?" So cute that she remembers our last movie theatre experience so well.
I used picket fence distress ink on the photo so my stamping would stand out.

I free hand cut some hearts out of one of the dear Lizzy cards and used it as an embellishment. I clipped a die cut card I made to hold my journaling. I really like including a little bit of kraft somewhere on my spreads. I think it helps ground the page.

I am linked up with The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday. The PL kits I am using generally are the Studio Calico kit and Midnight kit, with multi-pack page protectors.  

If you are interested in signing up for the Studio Calico scrapbook, card or PROJECT LIFE kit  you can get a free add-on (with free shipping!) RIGHT NOW using the code Jennifer.  (I love this add-on because it has Kesi Art paper and wood veneers).
Put this add-on in your cart with the subscription of your choice and enter the code.  Both kits will ship free to you! I have my June kits already and they are so lovely. These deals don't come that often so I think it is a great opportunity if getting a sub was something you were planning anyway. It will end as soon as the add-on sells out, so don't wait. 


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  1. Super cute layout! I love your bright colors! The pictures are adorable!

  2. you take such excellent photos of your children, you truly do! the stories of them are delightful to read too. i'm sure they will treasure it. that's sweet how she calls herself doll. now i miss my mom. what nice visit you had. i didn't know they gave scare lessons. ;)

    1. Thanks Teddi :) The scare lessons were a free event at the Disney store for the movie's opening weekend.

  3. T didn't make it through the entire Monsters U either! Love that photo of N in the red (orange?) dress. She's getting so big! Where's the "You Make My Heart Sing" card from? I feel like it looks familiar, so maybe I have it around somewhere :D

    1. That card (along with six others on this spread) is from that one sheet of dear Lizzy patterned paper. You might have it in your stash somewhere, never know ;)

  4. Wow, very impressive to just use the one sheet of pp and make it stretch. I really like how you journaled around the 'You make my heart sing' card and featured it on its own.

  5. Great way to stretch that paper! Love the photo with the cape! Penny

  6. Fabulous layout! Love that just one sheet of paper was enough. Love that Hello Summer stamp. :)

  7. What great pages, loved your photos and love that you caputre so much into those pages, I can imagine your kids loved having your mom around too!


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