Another week of Project Life (and real life) has come and gone. This past week was the first week I had more pictures to share than the typical spread holds for Project Life. Cole took a trip up to a nature center in Northern Minnesota with his school and you guessed it, he took his camera along for the ride. Lucky album!
OBSERVATIONS: I'm still finding myself surprised at how little I've been documenting over the past few years compared to right now. Probably because now I'm much more conscious of listening for stories and looking for photos. The best part is that I don't have to have my big, heavy camera with me at all times. I have an iPhone that does really well in a pinch. This past week had a few stories that I wanted to save in the spread, one of which I tucked into a folded Project Life journaling card to preserve the privacy of the story, which is about Aidan, and which is pretty entertaining, but it is most definitely for my family's eyes only. (I'll give you a general idea: it was a conversationg between mother and daughter that involved talking about s-e-x. 'Nuf said.)
Even though I know I'm sharing these pages here on my blog, I'm trying to not censor myself or my family too much. We want the truest document of our lives that we can create. And when I say "we" I really do mean it. Cole's trip photos added so much to the album this week. Here's a look at Week Four.
This week, I cut a Design A Project Life page protector in half after seeing my friend Ali do this, so I could share more of Cole's photos from his school trip. (Note: the Project Life Design A page protectors are expected back in stock at Amazon by mid month.)
Here is the front of the insert page.
Here is the back side. (Yes, my son loves to Tebow.)
Here is a close up of the journaling cards.
I decided to use layered journal cards to journal the stories because there is no way I can get a story of that size journaled by hand. So this week was very heavy on the computer generated cards.
The week was very light on photos of me. Sometimes that's a tricky one to get in. Though I will tell you this: in our house, if you don't take me seriously about Project Life, don't think I won't use the photo.
As it says on the sticker: Project Life will not be mocked.
SIDE PRODUCT NOTE: This week, I switched to a new corner rounder from Paper Shapers. Why? Well, I just couldn't get my Corner Chomper to cut smoothly, so I gave the Paper Shapers one a whirl and you know what? I LOVE it. Smooth, small radius corners that match up well with the Project Life kit pieces. Click on the Corner Adorner punch link below for more information.
VIDEO STEP-BY-STEP: Earlier this week, I posted a step-by-step video with written instructions on how to recolor PNG files, such those found in my new set, Check Cards No. 01. Click here to see the post and video.
I also posted a video showing how to work with Tiny Templates. You can find that post here.