Project Life Sneak Peak

Happy Friday!

I was way behind on PL, then caught up, and I actually did a watercolor this morning to include with this weeks spread!  Hooray!

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Music Together started this week.  If you have young children, I highly recommend it.  Here’s a link: http://www.musictogether.com  you can click on Class Locator to find a class near you!

Several PL spreads coming up next week.  Have a great weekend!

Project Life – week 3

Once again, I apologize for the quality of the photos!  Someday I’ll figure out what the rest of you are doing to get them right! 😉

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I used the cards I made a few weeks ago for this one.  SO cute!  These are Yellow Owl stamps (picked up at Home Made!) on kraft paper cut to size.

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Just a simple little watercolor this week since I didn’t have a camera on our picnic (and my phone is full – the silly thing tells me there’s no more room for pictures!)

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I like all the cards I’ve worked with so far, but this feels a bit more like us – not too crazy, but fun – it’s definitely way more coordinated than we usually are though!

Lessons Learned from Project Life So Far…

1. I need to take more horizontal pictures!  This is almost automatic with the ‘real’ camera – but with the phone, almost all of them are vertical just by the nature of the way the phone is set up.

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2. Find better lighting for these kind of photos of full page spreads for the journal.

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3. Touch up phone photos before printing.

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4.  I’m really liking it!

Project Life – sort of…

It struck me, the other week, that we have so many photos on our computer and phones and a few on social media – that we never look at and may not be around for the kiddos to see a few years down the line (what if the computer goes kaput?  And how long is facebook really going to be around??)

So, I decided to go on a quest and print them out and get them into a format that we can enjoy and share them.  I have to admit, it’s a bit overwhelming, but I decided to start now and move forward from here and go back as I can.

I didn’t really want to do the whole scrapbook thing, but I didn’t just want albums with no explanations either.  Enter Project Life.  The binders are cute and the page protectors are exactly what I was looking for, but the ‘core kit’ or all the little papers to journal on, aren’t really us.
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Instead we have a mix of other papers I found at Michael’s, as well as papers I had here at home and some plain old kraft paper that I just cut down to size.

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I’m using our Ikea divider to store everything for easy access (if it’s not easy, I won’t use it!).  It’s the perfect size!

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And I’m really excited about this part – I cut up my big pad of watercolor paper to fit in the slots!  Going to try to do a water color a week and now it will be all ready to go!

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All stored and easy to get to.

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I dressed up some of the plain kraft paper with Yellow Owl stamps I picked up from Home Made.  SO cute!!

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Already got 2 weeks done – wedding album is up next…stay tuned!