Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 Project Life | February Part 1


Today was Workspace Wednesday in the blogosphere and social media, so I posted this photo of my craft table.  Working on Project Life make my table a mess, but it’s a good mess!  :) 

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As usual, my process involved planning out my pages in Lightroom before taking them into Photoshop for some journaling and then printing the photos out at home.


For my photos for the first half of February, I need to fill out the back half of a Design D page protector.  Then I went with the front & back of a Design A.  After that I wanted to use a Design F page protector because I love all the 3x4 slots in it.  This year I wanted to diversify the page protectors I use so that I use up all the different ones that I have already.  With all my photos, it ended up being about 5 pages.  I did end up switching a couple of photos due to orientation, but overall I love planning out my pages in Lightroom because it allows me to see which photos I want to print at 4x6 and which ones I want to print smaller.  You can see my post & video about planning out Project Life pages in Lightroom here

One thing I wanted to try to do this year was not have too many contrasting colors on a page, all filled up.  Colors are great, I love colors!  But too many bright ones together is glaring.  Having said that, sometimes I can’t help it, ha ha.  But overall I’m trying to give it a little more white space to “breathe”.

I got 3.5 pages done this weekend.  The first page was finishing the bottom part of my last page from January.

January page 6 – the upper half was from Chinese New Year at the end of January.  The bottom half is from the first Saturday in February when we went to the Little Italy Mercado and had lunch at Mama’s Lebanese Bakery. 

Supplies:  Project Life Jade Edition, Martha Stewart label stickers, Kelly Purkey geotag stamp, Studio Calico 3x4 grid card, Elise Cripe You Are Here stamp, AC Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go roller date stamp, One Little Bird "Stuck On You" digital kit, Studio Calico Marks & Co PL kit, arrow paper clip, heart sequins.


February page 1:  Noodle and Todd watching the Super Bowl; I got some art & calligraphy supplies from Blick Art, and celebrating Todd’s birthday.

Supplies:  AC Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Magical Moments paper, AC Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party diecuts, sequins, AC Scene Thickers in silver, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Project Life mini kit, AC Dear Lizzy date stamp (light mint one from Studio Calico), Kelly Purkey geotag stamp, Freckled Fawn enamel dots.

Closer looks.  I created a title using a piece of 4x6 paper, some diecuts, Thickers, and sequins.  On the right photo that you can only see partially, I created the vellum banner on top of the photo in Photoshop and typed journaling on top of it before printing the photo out.




February page 2:  this page was all about Padres Fanfest and the cat circus.

Supplies:  BH PL 4x6 blank cards, white star on red washi tape, One Little Bird "Stuck On You" digital kit, Project Life Midnight Edition, October Afternoon Catch Phrase Everyday roller stamp, Studio Calico plastic stars, AC Project Life letter stickers.

Closer looks.  For this pocket, since it was Design A, it was 2 3x4 pockets in the middle.  I didn’t want to chop up my photo and journaling, so I just adhered my 4x6 on top of the two 3x4 slots.  I’m okay with not having it in a pocket.  But I’ve already touched it quite a bit and got some fingerprints on the photo, lol.




February page 3:  our first Dinner + Movie at our house with Anne & Gilbert; Noodle being a ham, lots of Valentine’s related photos (thus all the pink & red), and running 5 miles at the lake.

Supplies:  AC Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Magical Moments paper, Lily Bee Persnickety ABC Stickers, BH date stamp, Freckled Fawn enamel dots, BH 3x4 cardstock by Bazzill, Amy Tangerine embroidery stitching kit, One Little Bird "Stuck On You" digital journal cards, Studio Calico Marks & Co PL kit, Tree House Studio sequins, Elle's Studio February 2014 kit, Elle's Studio Penelope Tabs, AC Valentine's roller date stamp.

Closer looks.  The white card on the left is just a blank white 3x4 card that I embroidered the speech bubble with pink thread.  The “Stuck On You” journal card is from One Little Bird.  By the way, I print my digital stuff out using Canon Matte Photo Paper and my Canon Pixma MG5320 printer.  It looks really good!  :)


Noodle being a total ham when I came home one day last week.





I love using the different pocket styles.  It also makes me feel good that I’m using stuff I already have.  :)

Other Project Life Supplies That I Always Use:


  1. I still crack up at the traveling cat circus. Who knew?,

  2. awesome!!! love seeing your layouts!

  3. Love your pages! They look great :)

  4. This look so nice! I love the pocket design too, and the great color coordination you have going on.

  5. Love your layouts Christine!! And Love all the little details close up!! I love the white spaces with the splash of colors whether it's in your journaling or the boxes.

  6. I agree I really like the white space for your Project life. I'm trying to use the stuff I have too...It's not easy being 'frugal'. I always love the new stuff coming out.

    Matt is training for the Hot Chocolate 15k in Philly in April. He's looking forward to the Hot chocolate at the end...haha


  7. Great pages. Your cat is adorable.


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