Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2012 Project Life | Week 6

This week’s Project Life could be subtitled, “The One With All The Cameras”.  I had processed all my photos and picked out the ones I wanted to include, when I realized that the photos came from FIVE different cameras!  I used photos from our Canon DSLR, Canon point-and-shoot, iPod Touch (Instagram and Hipstamatic apps), Blackberry, and my Fuji Instax 7S Mini.  This is what I love about Project Life… capturing life with whatever camera is most convenient.  :)

This week there was running along Harbor Drive and eating lunch at Point Loma Seafoods.  There was Super Todd party.  I visited my friend Sally, who is on bedrest, pregnant with twins.

Left-side page.  I started printing my photos with white borders a couple of weeks ago and I  really like the look.  I made more photo collages in Adobe Lightroom. 

I designed the "6" in my Silhouette Studio software and cut it out with my Silhouette SD digital cutter.  Then I drew in the stitching outline with a white pen.  The camera embellishment is a stamp called "Lovestruck" from the Amy Tangerine collection by American Crafts.  I stamped onto black cardstock with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with American Crafts Zing! Embossing Powder in white.  Then I adhered to the page with foam dimensional adhesives.

This week I journaled a little bit right onto the photos in Photoshop before printing them out.

The left is a Instax photo.  I adhered it to the 3x4 card using washi tape.

This photo was taken with the Hipstamatic app on my iPod Touch.  I journaled on it in Photoshop, then printed it out 3x3 on glossy photo paper.

Right-side page. This page was all about "Super Todd" party, with a cute photo of Noodle thrown in.  :)

I created the orange "Super Todd III" in Photoshop and printed it out onto Bazzill white cardstock in orange peel texture.  I did all the journaling digitally in Photoshop using "Labeled Journalers No. 4" by Katie Pertiet (I recolored them orange) and then I put both of the 3x4 sheets onto a 4x6 canvas in Photoshop and printed it out onto an American Crafts 4x6 white cardstock.  Then I just trimmed them and put them into the page pockets.

And of course, a really CUTE photo of Noodle, taken with my iPod Touch using the Instagram app.  I printed it out 3x3 on Canon glossy photo paper and adhered it onto a Project Life Clementine 3x4 card. 

I had been spending a TON of time each week putting my Project Life pages together. (Like more than 5-6 hours.) Too much time for my busy schedule. It was getting un-doable for me and I needed to get it done faster in order for Project Life to stay a priority in my life. So this week, I thought I was going to have an extra insert with additional photos from "Super Todd". But I really wanted to keep it simple for myself and make it less work, so I just made lots of photo collages and fit everything into the standard two-page spread. This makes me happy. This year I don't want to have to do extra inserts every week. I take a lot of photos and I need to remember that this is NOT a comprehensive look into my life, but more of a "best of" the week and the month.

2012 Project Life | Week 6 Supplies:


  1. You are amazing Christine. Not only do you show your pages, you tell how you do each thing, and then give the products! Wow!! You truly are an enabler! LOVE it and I love the Super Todd party!! Fun! Love the way you stamped and embossed the camera. I'm sad now..I got rid of all my stamping supplies years ago...heat gun and all. :(

  2. Love how you are using so much of the clementine kit. Great spread! The Super Todd card rocks.


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