Week 9 of Project Life.
So glad I am back on this horse. It's a fun project and I'm getting some of my memories and activities told. I know 10 years, or 15 years or even next year I'll look back and be glad I did this.
Some weeks I'm not so happy with the layout, some weeks I am but all in all I never am unhappy that I'm doing this. :)
So here we go.
My shortened layout this week. One small insert and the main page.
This is Bruce fileting a nice crappie. I wanted to use it for my title header this week because I didn't really have a big story to go with it but wanted to include the picture. (Right now my sister is probably grossed out that I put a fileted fish on my blog. LOL Thinking about it makes me chuckle a little. For me, it's a part of life and isn't really that gross but then again I'm a farm kid. Not much grosses me out.)
I cut out the "week 9" using my Silhouette but wanted to do computer type for the date.
I knew I didn't want to cover up the fish so I made my cutout to fit in the blank are on the bottom right. I knew how tall my cut-out was so I just set up the grids in Photoshop so I knew how how the week 9 would be then I wrote in my date.
The insert on the left side.
This year I've been taking more of a different approach to this project. I choose the pictures I want to show and then I fill in the embellishments and journalling. I used to try and plan out the whole thing first but that got tedious. It's been easier and faster for me to make sure I concentrate on one thing then add the next layer and so forth.
Kind of like a Christmas tree. You start with the big ornaments first then work your way down in size filling in the holes. That's how I am doing this project now. I start with the pictures I want then do journalling then fill in the embellishments. I think it's been working well for me.
I made a little boo-boo on this insert though. I was going to put this blog card in a 4x6 pocket but then realized that I didn't like the pig being so small on a 3x4 card. So I just cut the blog card in half. I think it's okay. You know that it says blog and the journalling is not cut up.
I love this card! I should make more of them since I am such a bacon fiend. That's right, fiend!
Pig is cut out of hot pink nubby paper using the silhouette (Can I just say this is turning into one of my favorite tools. I held off so long buying this bad-boy.) I cut out the word BACON from some pink cardstock and wrote my journalling around the pig using a American Crafts slick writer pen.
This was all about birthdays.
Between Feb and Mar I have 10 birthdays in my family. 10. T-E-N, ten. So project life gets a lot of birthday pictures and embellishments.
There are two different birthday parties here. Traci's on the left and Chris's on the right.
This cutie is my nephew Ashton. He loves cupcake frosting. Not so much the cupcake but the frosting. I think he likes goatees too since he has a frosting goatee on his piggy face. LOL
This cutie is my cousin Traci who I've affectionately called 'Raci for years. Ever since she was little my cousin Tara used to call her that. She couldn't say the T in Traci so it was shortened to Raci. So now I just call her that.
I nickname everyone. Sometimes they aren't even nicknames I made up but for whatever reason I like 'em so I claim them as my own.
This was one of those hilarious moments from the night. It's hard to tell what's going on from the picture so I journalled about it in my spread.
Traci was digging into her little cake and her boyfriend Marc had a cupcake he was eating. Traci is a smart and wiley girl so she had her eagle eye trained on him because she thought FOR SURE that he was going to smash his cupcake in her face.
I was watching this just laughing. The expressions on their faces were classic and priceless. I wish my photography skills were better so I could have gotten those looks but at least I got this one. :)
On to the next birthday party.
This is my little brother Chris whom I affectionately call "Christles" (nicknames again. Dad made this one up when he was like 1 and I just run with it.) and his girlfriend Angi.
Christles' birthday party was at Dave and Buster's in a suburb of the Twin Cities. I found out that I had a knack for one of the games. I played it like I owned it. Beat it 'til it broke. So naturally I decided that deserved it's own shout out in my layout this week.
p.s. Glad my mom got a picture of me and all my seriousness. I'm competitive so when I play it's all business. Well, I have fun I just like to win so I've always got a serious look on my face.
Next is some journalling.
I decided that I needed a breakdown of the week since I had concentrated the most on pictures. So I made this card up using some digital Ali Edwards Story Kit .png files. (Little Things)
I used the numbers 1-10 brush and then in the background I used a brush file of the word Story and lessened the transparency from 100% to around 5%. That way my journalling would still be legible. I made sure I changed the bottom right story to a little bit darker just to make it show up.
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