I've been having so much fun putting together our weekly Project Life pages.
I usually spend a few hours on Sunday making most of the layout decisions and then throughout the week I finish my journal cards and embelish (if I have time).
I'm happy to say - I am pretty current (in real life). I've just been delinquent on the Blog posting pics.
So let's try and catch up.
Depending on how much time I have to spend on the layout - some weeks have more embellishments than others.
Bakers Twine and buttons tend to show up a lot. They are quick and easy and add just enough texture without being too bulky.
I'm finding out what my "go to" things are with this process. Even though I have lots of stuff pulled together in my Project Life Center - I seem to gravitate to my favorites.
At first that concerned me - but now I realize it will make the book look cohesive, and I guess I'm discovering my own Project Life Style.
I currently only have a few rolls of Washi Tape - but I love how easy and versatile they are....so I'm hoping to get more. Not only to coordinate with the PL colors...but just for fun. Little K has discovered how great they are - so time to expand our assortment.
This week I broke out the stamps. I've been seeing all the great journaling cards people are making, and I've got a pile of stamps that I think would work great, but I can't seem to find the time to "get ahead" and pre-stamp any. So for now - I'm Stamping as I Go.
I particularly love this little bird cage.
And it works great with all the outdoor photos from this week.
Another flower stamp (keeping with the outdoor nature theme) added to a journaling card that I printed on my computer.
I'm coming to terms with including my handwriting on the journaling cards. If I had my choice - I would print them all using my favorite fonts, but each week, I'm pushing to include close to half of the journaling in my own (or a family members) personal handwriting.
I know I'll be glad, later on, that I did.
I love the idea of including mementos in this project, but I'm a bit afraid of how bulky the album could get.
I couldn't resist tucking in some beads from a Mardi Gras Dinner that we attended. I will probably need to sew the pocket shut to keep them contained (it's taped for now).
If you are on "instagram" I tend to be more current posting pics there. If you want to follow along, you can find me as "Karina Minteer"