January Project Life

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's done! It's been done. I just ended up photographing the pages 3 different times because things kept going wrong! But it's done now and here for you to see =)

It's been two straight months and I'm still not sure how much I like this project. I mean I like it when it's done. But it takes sooo much time! And it means that I can't make layouts. Which is still my number one love.

Basically, I'm ambivalent. I'll keep with it for now. But I'm not sure I can make it through the full year. We shall see.
This first page was inspired by Elsie Larsen's title page. I loved the two photos plus the pretty cards. And I really really wanted to get some gold on here. The title and stars are on a transparency.
I used some of Shanna Noel's January BYOC cards from The Lily Pad and a freebie digital template from Jennifer Wilson at Simple Scrappers.
I went hunting for bits of purple and did some watercoloring on the grid side of a card.
My mama sent me the cutest card so I added some tabs directly to the little pocket and right in the middle of these two pages. I loved that it had the orchid purple flowers that tied in so well with those cards!
I was so confused about what to do with this page but I really love how the winner card came together. I also had a few more stories I wanted to tell but not enough photos or things to say so I cut down a 4 pocket page to two pockets.

I drew and then watercolored a card since I didn't have any photos of us having drinks. It might be my favorite card!
I made the top insert card by layering tape onto a white piece of cardstock.

And I got the idea for the AM/PM cards from Stephanie Baxter...I think.
I used some of my Paislee Press printables and more water colors for the Road Trip spread. 
I made the 4x6 insert card using these great Lindsay Letters stamps and some yellow and mint inks.
Writing around my feet was an idea I got from Molly Frances.
This spread is super busy to me. But I really like the date night one! I love these frame templates by Cathy Zielske. I have started to use them on a few projects, but I don't think any of them have actually ever been finished. I cut them up to next to nothing, but I got to use them!
And the final page is a full print of a photo of me and Mac. I overlaid one of the Sugar Rush png cut files. I played a bit with the opacity, and when it was printed I painted the "I heart U" with white paint.

Done until next month! I'll have to write a post about my process soon.

cheers & besos,

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! That's a lot of pages for one month, no wonder it has taken so much of your scrappy time. You will be thankful for it every time you flick through the album though. I get more enjoyment out of regular layouts so I keep my PL to one double 12x12 spread per month & sometimes a 6x12 insert if I've taken a trip. I try to focus on the everyday stuff more in my PL album as I know other stories are more likely to get told on my regular layouts. I also keep my embellishing to a minimum to save on time so it's more words + photos. Yours looks totally amazing!