project life 2012 : weeks 10 – 11

April 18, 2012

So I got kind of behind on this again, and then I realized that I only took about two good pictures during week ten and the next week wasn’t too eventful either, so I decided to be flexible with myself and combined two weeks into one spread with an insert for Easter. Here’s the whole spread with the front of the insert.

On the left side you can see that there is a big blank spot in the top right corner. That’s because David had some family in town and we took a group picture, but it wasn’t taken with my camera and I haven’t received the file yet. I don’t know when I’ll get it, but that’s where it’s going to go when I do. The rest of it has all the normal stuff. That “M” in the bottom left is from the Madewell catalogue.

Here’s the right side. It has a couple of my favorite pictures of me and Meredith, a ticket stub for the movie Blue Like Jazz, some paper from the church bulletin, and a picture + journaling from one of my runs.

This paper is DIY herringbone. I just took a white gel pen and drew it on kraft paper, because I am too cheap to pay for shipping on the nice paper that I like.

Now for the insert – it’s pretty simple. A couple pictures from the egg “hunt,” a family picture (where I look totally weird) from church, and the title is cut out of the church bulletin.

The back has pictures of us watching mini golf happen, plus the great-grandparents. I did the journaling on a shipping tag and cut the heart freehand out of a magazine.

The whole thing came together a lot better than I expected it to. There aren’t a lot of extras here, but that’s okay. I wish I had time to go back and embellish the entire album a little more, but I don’t think that’s going to happen so I’ll just stick to my simple style.

Now here’s to taking more pictures this week!

Posted in: crafty, documenting, project life

Comments on project life 2012 : weeks 10 – 11

  1. 1

    From Karen:

    I saw blue like jazz this weekend too!!! Yay Don Miller fans : )I really liked the end.

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    From Sarah Johnson:

    I’ve only done 1 week of Project Life and am trying to let go of “I want it perfect” and just keep it simple! If I have time to embellish, great; if not- no guilt and no not doing it because I think it won’t look good! Thanks for sharing!

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    From lauren w:

    Seeing things we did together in your Project Life posts encourages me to hang out with you more so I can be in the book again. So silly! Of course, the fact that you’re awesome also encourages me to hang out with you again! :)

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    From Nora:

    What an awesome idea; I admit I’ve heard of them but had no idea how cool they would look (well at least yours looks cool to me). The photos of you and M are so adorable. She’s got such a killer smile!

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    From Johanna @ These Prices:

    I love the DIY herringbone!

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    From Melanie:

    I think your simple style looks great! And the best part, it is DONE. :) I enjoy seeing how you creatively pull initials and titles from catalogs, etc. and make your own herringbone–looks very neat!

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