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Project Life 2014 | August: Another Catch-Up Post with Lots of Fun Pictures

Week 31 | Project Life 2014

It’s Wednesday on How I Sustain Blog – so you know what that means! Yes, another edition of Project Life. I’m in this moment of total determination / love / this-has-to-happen-mode to finish this 2014 album. Not just done – but done in a way that’s both true to my aesthetic and something that I love.

If you missed it, here is my first 2014 post (which has 6 months of spreads) and my second post (which has 1 month of more detailed, methodical work).

It’s a labor of love. And I truly enjoy doing the album in big steps like this. It gives me a chance to sink into a process (which is always changing and evolving) and complete several spreads at a time.

Even when I’m working on my Creative Team spreads for Project Life, I follow the same process: I spend an afternoon, or a naptime, or an evening combining photos with the cards I’ve already placed in the album. I switch things around a few times, cut and paste and staple, and – just like that – it all comes together. (Okay, so there’s no cutting and pasting in the App, but you get the idea!)

With the physical album, my goals are two-part: (1) to have a made-by-hand, tangible physical album to display with the others and (2) to use up the bulk of my physical supplies before I convert to fully digital. I know the day will come, and years later I’ll be thankful for it, but it’s hard to let go of the physical album. I’m definitely having an inner conflict about it. Anyway.

Moving on.

I know, I know – you just want the pictures. But first, here are the supplies I used for this album:

Products Used

 

Project Life 2014 | Week 30

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 30 | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 30 detail with sticker | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 30 – Love this detail on one of the Studio Calico Cards | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 30 – Intro card using a Picture (embarking on a weekend away with the boys – alone!) | Project Life 2014

 

Project Life 2014 | Week 31

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – Page 1 | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – detail with stamps & stickers | Project Life 2014

Week 31 - This is a fun way to use kid's art work (as background cards!) | Project Life 2014

Week 31 – This is a fun way to use kid’s art work (as background cards!) | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – more cards from Max’s artwork for a picture of a trip to the art museum | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – I like to attach pictures to cards with a staple. It’s fast and a nice detail. | Project Life 2014

 

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – Page 2 | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – detail with washi tape | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – detail with stamps | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – detail with stamps | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 31 – an insert on the back of some of Max’s artwork | Project Life 2014

Project Life 2014 | Week 32

This was an AMAZING week. It was the week of my sister Abbie’s amazing wedding to my awesome brother-in-law Paul.

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 32 – Page 1 | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 32 | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 32 | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 32 – Page 2 | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 32 – detail with stamps | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 32 – detail with stamp and kids artwork as the card | Project Life 2014

July 2014 | Project Life using Jade Edition, Travel Mini Kit, and Studio Calico Stamps & Accessories | Julie Gagen

Week 32 – detail with stamp and just a few words on a card | Project Life 2014

 

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For More Inspiration – !

I pull a lot of inspiration from Instagram (search #projectlife and #projectlifeCT) and from other members of the Creative Team. Here are a few that use the techniques I showed today:

 

 

xoxo,

Julie

2 Comments

  1. Abbie Gagen says

    Thank you for the warm weather photos/memories!

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