OBSERVATIONS: Hello Week Thirteen! This week, I have the pleasure of once again including Aidan’s voice in the Project Life mix. Using a slightly tweaked 6 x 12 journaler, Aidan recounted her experience in El Salvador. I really love other voices in this project. I wonder what it would take to get Cole or Can involved? Hmmm. I’ll have to think on that one. Cole would simply require bribes involving copious amounts of sugar. Dan? Well… I’d rather not go there.
Moving right along, Aidan’s return from abroad and her 16th birthday were the big fence posts of the week. I found myself hand-journaling on cards this week rather than use digital card templates. You know how it is, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.
Here are the pages. First, the overview that includes the 6 x 12 insert.
Now the individual pages:
These insert page protectors are so cool.
Aidan said I could post a close up of her journaling for your reading pleasure. Thanks, kid!
Aidan is seen above with Lilliana, who is her sponsored child in the village of Nahualapa where they spent most of their time.
I wanted to share with you a tip for printing a 6 x 12 photo collage at home on 8.5 x 11 photo paper. I never buy oversized photo paper. It’s really expensive and I don’t really have a place in my office to keep it. So, I create work-arounds. I have a quick video tutorial showing you how I did it.
Here’s what the printed pieces look like before assembly. Note: before I printed the 6 x 12 journaler file onto 12 x 12 cardstock, I added an outline to the background of the digital file, then enlarged the template’s canvas size to 7 inches wide. Just to ensure the outline would show up. In this way, it provided me with a guide for trimming.
Then it was just trim and adhere the two photo pieces to the back of the journaling card.
Here’s a close up of my weekly wrap up:
And that, Project Life fans, is all she wrote.
p.s. No, I’m not exactly sure what a Glitter Dragon is, but trust me, apparently they are very, very cool.