project life 2012 : week 38 (our kansas trip)

November 19, 2012

This is from October 14 – 20, which was entirely taken up by our road trip to Kansas.

I think this week was the easiest to put together because I wanted it to be almost all photos. Since it wasn’t a sightseeing trip – we basically just hung out at our friends’ houses – I didn’t need to journal much.

For the date card I used a photo of the typical Kansas landscape outside my friend Ellen’s front window. On this first page I included a few pics of the journey, Ellen & I + our girls, and one of Meredith in motion at a library story hour. The journaling card on this page sums up the whole trip.

On the right side is more photos of us just hanging out. I love them all. The morning we left I realized I hadn’t taken any pictures of Becca & I and of course I had to have at least one to include here. The background was dark since it was so early so I just cropped that part out.

It was nice to be able to just slip photos in and be done, but I like the look of my pages a little better when they’re more a mix of photos, journaling, and ephemera. Still learning as I go here!

Posted in: crafty, personal, documenting, project life

Comments on project life 2012 : week 38 (our kansas trip)

  1. 1

    From lauren w:

    Your project life posts are so inspiring! I don’t think right now my life is exciting enough for this, but someday… :) First I need to scrapbook the pictures from the first 26 years of my life!

  2. 2

    From kapachino:

    Thank you! But I disagree with you about your life not being exciting enough for it. The point is to capture the everyday along with anything big that happens, because that’s what really makes up life and that’s what you won’t remember. And if you think you have to scrapbook the rest of your life first then you might never start! It was very freeing for me to let that go and to just jump in now.

  3. 3

    From Sara:

    I want tips and pointers about supplies for this. I might be willing to start this in 2014.

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    Awesome! If you’re serious, it would be more fun to talk about it in person. In the meantime just check out for the rundown. And the blogger that inspired me to start is at

    Also, you don’t have to start at the beginning of a year. I started mine on my birthday in February. I figure a partial year is better than nothing, and if I kept putting it off I might never start!

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