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I am feeling completely re-energized and inspired to work on my Project Life pages for 2012.
Maybe it's because it's crunch time and I really, really want to be successful in finishing 2012 in 2012.
Or maybe it's because I re-vamped my process, simplified my approach to my weekly spreads and it's making it easier than ever to complete the page spreads and add creative touches.
Whatever the reason, here's my Week 48!
Here's the thing about this week's spread: I took ONE photo the whole week.
That is just.... sad.
It was week's like this that caused me to go off track in the first place.
However, I've come to realize that just because I didn't take as many photos as I would like, I still have a story to tell.
I simplified my page spread and condensed it down a bit to accomodate less "stuff" (photos) but still added lots of journaling, lots of stamping (to make it interesting) and even a Copic colored digital stamp image to add that creative element that I love so much. I never seem to get to "keep" my Copic colored images.... they almost always are mailed off to someone I love on a card but I adore these Saturated Canary images by Krista Smith and thought to myself, "Why not create a 4x6 insert card showcasing the image all colored up pretty with some favorite stamps?". I love it. You're going to see more of that because not only do I love how it looks but I love how relaxing it is to just sit and color. It's almost like including an art journaling type element to Project Life.
Is it bad that I almost love this size of spread more than the 24x12 size?
There's something about that 1/2 page on the left that I think is so fun.
Closer look at the left side of the spread:
This ended up being mostly my title card, some journaling and a pre-printed 4x6 Pebbles card that I "dressed up" with some additional stamping.
Closer look at the right side of the spread:
I had actually stamped 7 (a week's worth) of similar styled journaling cards using Ali's Life Circles Stamp Set and her journaling background but pulled some out when I downsized the page. I can include them another week. I also stamped a similar card using the "hello december" arrow phrase to include for the 1st day of December. It was similar in style and flows nicely with the rest of the spread.
This week's page highlights:
I love how well this Sn@p! 4x6 card coordinates in style and color with the Pebbles elements and Ali's handwritten stamps.
I added some simple stamping and the dates for the week and the title was done!
This week had a lot of challenges. I love how this 4x6 Pebbles insert reminds me to enjoy life's journeys no matter whether they are good or bad. The addition of some of Ali's handwritten stamped greeetings reinforces the theme.
I am really, really loving the look of coordinated stamped journaling cards. This is something I can see myself doing a lot of. It it creative, customizable and best of all, it looks good. ;)
When I saw this Pebbles 4x6 insert card I knew it would be perfect for a week where I needed to fill in plus it gives good insight into life right now.
I added the stamped phrase (Studio Calico) as it reinforces this week's theme and it's one of my favorite lines from the movie Ferris Bueller! ;)
Loving the addition of some art journaling type inserts in my PL album.
Here's the colors I used to bring her to life:
I added lots of stamping to my image to reinforce the accompanying journaling card. (Stamps are from Ali Edwards, Studio Calico and Technique Tuesday).
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | Week 48 Linked Supplies:
- Studio Calico Adventure Stamp Set ("Week")
- Studio Calico Good Stuff Stamp Set ("like it, love it, over it" & check mark)
- Stampin' Up Sahara Sand Ink
- Stampin' Up Raspberry Ripple Ink
- Stampin' Up Summer Starfruit Ink
PROJECT LIFE 2012 | FULL LISTING
- Title Page
- Getting Started. December 25-31, 2011
- Week One
- Week Two
- Week Three
- Week Four
- Week Five
- Week Six
- Week Seven
- Week Eight
- Week Nine
- Week Ten
- Week Eleven
- Week Twelve
- Week Thirteen
- Week Fourteen
- Week Fifteen
- Week Sixteen
- Week Forty-Nine