Project Life : Weeks 8 & 9
Week 8 is in the books. I'd planned on a double-week spread for weeks 8 and 9 (like the last one), but it turns out I had more photos than I was expecting, so this blog post will be a two-for-one. I haven't been totally happy with the title card situation up until now. One, the inconsistency bugs me, and two, it's a pain to run cards through my laser printer on a weekly basis. I saw someone on Instagram (CayleeGrey, I believe) had used the this Paislee Press "Week of..." card, and I fell in love with it. I'll still have to print it myself, but I like that I can do 3 cards at once on one sheet of plain white cardstock. I'll probably go back and re-do the title cards on the weeks I've done up until now using this design.
After I decided on a title card, I ran with the black & white (and a little pink) color scheme and hand-drawn type. I'm still figuring out my Project Life style, and this feels a bit closer to something I can continue with.
Items used: Midnight Edition Core Kit, Photo Pocket Pages variety pack, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party mini kit, generic black ink pad, Canon Selphy printer, Sharpie pen, Smash date stamp, Thickers (similar), Paislee Press Pictures & Words No. 9 digital templates, and a small "Simply Happy" pad of 3x4" journaling cards from Target by We R Memory Keepers (looks like this). The hand-painted stripe card is a freebie download from Big City Quiet. "Always enjoy the little moments" card via Shanna Noel.
Custom Touches: The white heart shows through from the last spread.
So, how many Project Lifers are going to include the infamous Oscar selfie in their Week 9 spread? I'm betting more than a few.
This spread is dominated by more black & white stripes and pink accents, with a little mustard orange thrown in, since I didn't want to waste the "I love you to the moon and back" card that showed through from Week 8. That winter photo was actually taken weeks ago, but given the snow that fell last week, it was still fitting. That just goes to show how I care more about representing the idea of the week rather than recording every detail chronologically.
Items used: Midnight Edition Core Kit, Photo Pocket Pages variety pack, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party mini kit, generic black ink pad, Canon Selphy printer, Wacom tablet, Sharpie pen, Kelly Purkey acrylic stamps (from Simon Says, which are no longer for sale), Tim Holtz acrylic block set, Smash date stamp, Thickers (similar), and a small "Simply Happy" pad of 3x4" journaling cards from Target by We R Memory Keepers (looks like this), and this Oscar Ballot via How About Orange folded into the pocket.
Custom Touches: Nothing fancy, other than creating an Elise Blaha Cripe-style quote card featuring the line from Lupita's acceptance speech. I used my Wacom tablet to hand-write "valid," though you could just leave that spot blank and write it in after printing with a Sharpie. I also used the Wacom for the Love card on the left side, and "Sunday" on the right.