Project Life took quite a bit of my free time last week. After returning from our week-long trip to Tennessee, I put together 10 Project Life pages to showcase the week. The pages were very simple and picture-driven yet I was pleased with the amount of journaling I was able to include.
If you are interested, you can see all the TN pages by clicking here and right-clicking through them on Flickr. Two products that really help pull those pages together were Katie Pertiet's Banner Dates No 2 and Ali Edwards' Life Sentiment Cards Vol 3.
One other thing I put into place that helped put together all those pages for Week 15 was to create two Actions in Photoshop. I mostly use Photoshop to create the small 3x4 cards and to add journaling onto my 4x6 photos. I created one action to pull all the ruler/guidelines that I use and another to make the two 3x4 masks onto a 4x6 card. What a time saver! It was easier than I thought to create these actions and it really sped up my workflow.
On to Week 16. As usual click on the photo to see the journaling and credits.
This first page is mainly comprised of pictures and journaling from Kylie's birthday celebration of school. I also added a picture of her cleaning out her toys. The corresponding journaling card reads: I am so proud of Kylie. We went through all her toys and she gave away 5 bags of toys and stuffed animals. We re-organized her things and we are down from 6 toy bags to 1. I thought Kylie would protest but she really got into the spirit of making room for new things. We now have room for her new board games, BOB books and chapter books that she was given for her birthday.
Page 2 has a few things that didn't make it onto the blog.
So read on faithful blog readers!
The Giggles and Smiles card reads: After school on Tuesday we surprised Kylie with one more birthday present, a Puss In Boots costume. At 4:00 we picked Lily up from school so she could enjoy birthday cupcakes with us. It was a wonderful birthday finale.
The 2nd small picture shows Kylie brushing her teeth at her dentist office. She had her second dentist appointment on Wednesday 4/18. She did very well and her teeth are fine. They gave her that small star that says "Great Patient" on a necklace. She wasn't very interested in it so I put the star into the scrapbook.
The flower journal card on the far right states: For over a year now, Kylie has wished for her best friend from school last year, Katherine, to return from New Jersey. Kylie's wish came true! She had a playdate with Katherine on Thursday at her house. It was wonderful to see the girls playing together again.
The bottom left picture shows Kylie holding up one of her Animal Antics books. The journaling reads: Kylie read every day this week and completed all ten of her Animal Antics Level 1 books. She got a sticker in each book when she completed it. Way to go Kylie!
The bottom right picture shows Kylie playing with blue goo in the bathtub. The Awesome card reads: Aunt Amy got you this stuff called "Squishy Baff" for your birthday. You were so excited to try it out! It turns bath water into goo. You played in it for 15 minutes, then fortunately, you were done. Even better, it didn't turn the bathtub blue!
I included a few more pictures from Kylie's school birthday celebration in an insert that hold 3 4x6 photos.
Here is the back of that insert.
I also included an Addition book Kylie completed at school. She was so proud of the 10 pages of addition and of her poking work.
So that's it for another week!
If you want to see other Project Life Projects, see
Ali Edwards blog
Big Picture Classes Gallery