Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Project Life 2012 // Week 1

Week one of Project Life 2012. I was so excited to get started on this and finally had a little window last night to lay it out. I tried something new for the first time this week - sketching out where I wanted what pictures where before printing and that saved me more time that I thought it would!

#projectlife plotting for my week 1 layout!

[Marcy Penner has a printable you can download and print to sketch your week out, but I used plain old graph paper I had laying around.]

The overview, with assistant's toes:

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Left page: included in the main photo slots on this side is a picture of my birthday cake from a family celebration on Sunday, a photo of the two books I'm currently working through right now, N1 in braids (inspired by our recent start reading aloud The Long Winter).

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Up close. Collage created in PicFrame on my phone.

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A little Instagram pic on one of the journaling spots of the boy. I recorded possibly our first real conversation, if you will, verbatim. If I hear the word ball once, I hear it a hundred times a day. Love our little buddy.

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I saw a quote a friend shared on Facebook last week from Ann Voskamp and I decided I wanted to figure out how to include in in this week's layout. I had thought I might have an empty 4x6 slot I could write it in, but when I didn't, I decided to draw lines on my date card and just see if I could fit it all in. As you can tell, it fits, but it's not perfect. : ) It probably would have fit perfectly if I'd typed it on something and pasted it on, but I really wanted to hand write it.

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I had one insert for this week. This was originally a 12x12 page that had spots for six 4x6 photos. I had six photos I wanted to include from a walk that the girls and T went on last week so I cut off the part of the protector I didn't need. I cut a plain grid journaling card in half and add it to the first photo and last photo. Of note: N1 took all these photos while on their outing and she got some great shots!

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I had N1 journal on the last photo and explain why there was a photo of a minuscule Daddy. : )

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On the right side: photos representing some owl studies we did this week, N2 doing some school work, a photo of N2 and her BFF, and a photo of the boy at Home Depot.

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I've noticed that the cards in this year's kits are laid out so I have more journaling room. Yay!

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On the last journaing spot, I include a photo collage from dinner Saturday night. Travis bought me Julia Child's cookbook well over a year ago and I finally got up the courage to make my first recipe out of it.

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Sharpie right on the top of the photo.

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T sent me this picture with is phone on the "guys" first trip to Home Depot together. The boy is dressed appropriately in a flannel shirt and overalls. : )

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And with that, we have week one done! : )

5 comments:

  1. I love peeking into your life through your scrapbook pages. :)

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  2. What a great idea to cut the pp down to size to include six more photos! I love that! Your handwriting is so fun and pretty!

    You know I love this, right?

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    1. I had such angst cutting that page protector which is silly. : ) Thanks, friend. So glad you are doing this this year, too!

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  3. Love the pic of the boy in Home Depot. (Envelope in the mail!)

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