Hello my dear reader, I have been busy busy lately and have been looking for ways to cut back intentionally instead of just letting things (like this blog) fall off my to-do list undone! Today I am sharing a project life spread for week 17. I have a few more weeks to share, as soon as I check what I have blogged from my 2014 album here already I will write up a few posts to share any that are missing. I love to share them here and be part of the online sharing community as I find it so inspiring myself.
Recently a talented hybrid project lifer, Sian, started a blog that I would like to recommend, I dont know a lot of hybrid scrapbookers, so I am excited to see Sian’s pages being shared. (If you are looking for another terrific hybrid pocket scrapbooking, I adore Traci Reed‘s hybrid pages too)
This week I created a digital layout, though my style is basically the same in digital, hybrid or traditional. I will probably add a bit of veneer and enamel after printing these out as 4×6 photos to put in my regular album, because I do love a bit more texture on my pages.
The photo of Milly with the “H” on her forehead like Rimmer just cracks me up every time i look at this page. She saw me doing it the week before for a photo for the Polly blog and she found the same “h” thicker and started wearing it because it made me laugh. I love that kid! At the bottom right you can see the two of us making stupid faces for a selfie just for a laugh together, though she ended up cut out of some of the, when G+ made the auto collage of a few of the photos (including the firstone when i thought we were doing smiling selfies.. not so much!! lol), I liked the effect of us being stupid together and popped it in the layout.
I use G+ as an additional backup solution, even though the photo quality is not as good as it could be, it is almost no effort at all to set up, with minimal maintenance and completely free. That is a great option in case our other backup solutions even failed us. The only thing I would be truly devestated to lose from our computers are our photos.
This is the “second half” of that spread, however it is really a page about a single event. Project Life is wonderful for capturing the everyday random stuff that doesnt end up on a page otherwise, but sometimes I have events to scrapbook about, my solution is to give the event a whole page in the week it happened. Depending on how many other photos I have that might result in an insert for the event or it might mean one half of the layout. The left side of this had the rest of the weeks photos, both before and after the event, and the right side was just photos from the one morning, where we spent time with family and it was happy-sunshiny-cute-kid-filled photo goodness. This solution is a balance of story and happy photos, a balance of everyday and events that is simple and easily implemented with minimal changes to the continuity of the album and it makes me happy. If I have additional scrapbooking pages using the cute event photos or extra stories to tell, I just pop them in the album at this point too.
Both pages were made using the May pocket life kit from Traci Reed, which is jam packed as usual, I ADORE the stamps this month which come in both clean and distressed options (i used the distressed), as well as the gold foil, I am in love with the gold tend still and that camera is so gorgeous. the colours this month are so yummy and versatile for any occasion. The die cuts come with cut files too! swoon! That Traci is so freaking brilliant!
I also used a few things from the Foiled kit that was released a week ago and is full of delicious gold and silver papers and accessories with a cool foiled alphabet I used for the word “week”. My favourite is the vellum effect that Traci creates with these papers and elements.
Finally a 12×12 from me this week as well, there was a sleepover at my place the weekend before school went back and I captured a quick picture of the kids on the couch with their pikelets all snuggled and squashed in order to all fit on the one couch and used Traci’s collaborative kit with Robin Carlton called Got Swag to create this layout. I’m a bit rusty on my traditional digi skills, but it was a fun play.
You can find the whole kit here, its awesome for teens and tweens and even smaller ones who think they are teens and act that way LOL.
That is all from me today!