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.
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.
I know, I know – you just want the pictures. But first, here are the supplies I used for this album:
- Project Life Jade Edition
- Project Life Road Trip Mini Kit
- Studio Calico past Project Life Kits
- Project Life 4×6 Ledger Cards
- Sharpie Pens
- Photos printed at Persnickety Prints
- Page Protector Variety Pack 3
- Page Protector Design A
Project Life 2014 | Week 30
Project Life 2014 | Week 31
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.
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:
- Awbree Caton has perfected incorporating kids artwork into her layouts at BunkhouseCreative.com
- Brooke Petermann makes gorgeous spreads mixing bold colors with black and whites at BrookePetermann.com
- Els Brigé incorporates small elements and stamps perfectly at bestamped.wordpress.com
- Jen Lake makes plain white cards with bolds and black and whites perfectly at sunlightandair.com
- Lynley Johnson has perfected the crop and mount at lynleyjohnson.blogspot.com