While I work on putting together my Week In The Life album I wanted to share updates to my Project Life album.
Playing catch up with the last three weeks of Project Life (still need to do Week Thirty - last week). After going camping and then to the coast with friends and then Week In The Life it took me a bit of time to get all caught up. Love the feeling of having it all set in this album.
First up is Week Twenty-Seven.
This was the 4th of July and then our family camping trip. I notoriously take very few 4th of July shots and this year was not any different. I'm totally fine with that as our week was really more about our camping adventure.
Inserts include a 6x12 divided page protector from American Crafts. Looks like these are back in stock at Scrapbook.com if you're interested in adding them to your collection - they are such an easy way to add more photos. I like to add a plastic file tab along the side to add a title/note.
The second insert is an 8.5x11 We Are Memory Keepers page protector. The front is a printed email that I'm not showing for privacy reasons about our camping trip.
I took a screen shot of my blog post about what was happening with Lily and printed it on Epson Matte paper (on a Mac the keyboard strokes for a screen shot like this is to hold down shift + command + 4 + the space bar and click). I'm testing out a new Epson Stylus Photo R2000 and it's working really nice. A bunch of the 4x6 photos this week were also printed with that printer. I'd like to do this (screen shot of my blog) more as it's a nice way to actually place the content that I'm often just copying and pasting from my blog into my album.
One of my favorite things this week was that Chris and Simon (and even Anna) wrote a bit about what they loved about camping. I just need to ask.
On to Week Twenty-Eight.
On Sunday of our camping adventure we ended up packing up camp and heading to my brother and sister-in-laws house in Tacoma (they were camping with us). We had planned to camp until Wednesday but when Lily got sick it we needed to take her to an emergency vet hospital and Tacoma was closest.
The scariness of Lily's illness was one thing. Being able to stay with cousins for a few extra days at their house was really special.
I took the Learning To Ride post and copied and pasted the journaling onto a 6x4 Story Overlay. I've got a post that will walk you through the steps of doing that in both Word and Photoshop here (video tutorial).
The label sticker on the journal card above is from October Afternoon.
And finally, Week Twenty-Nine.
Week Twenty-Nine included time with friends and then mostly adjusting to being back home once again.
Because I had less photos for this week I ended up getting creative with what I did have. I could have taken this big sheet of 12x12 white paper that Simon wrote on and used it as an insert. Instead I decided to cut it into two, 4x6 pieces and add it into the bottom two pockets. I added a small tag to include some context about why Simon had written this sweet note.
Simon and I saw the last Harry Potter on Thursday - we loved it!
OVERALL OBSERVATION | I found it tougher to do this after the fact and definitely know that I enjoy it much more when we are just here at home and it's easy to add as life happens. I also found myself hurrying through and I didn't really like that feeling either - I like being able to focus on one week at a time. So what would I do different next time we are traveling? I'm not sure. Maybe that's just the way it is...
Project Life is a product created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces of the album kit (similar to the one I’m using) are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life here.