project life, scrapbooking

project life update // september

last time we chatted about project life it was february and i was in the middle of august (of last year) in scrapbook time. i hadn’t completed week 33 yet.
am i still behind?
yup.
do i mind?
not at all.

i like to stay a few months behind so i can relive and reminisce while creating. if i was working on the current month, or anything fairly recent, i think it wouldn’t be as exciting and i’d be less creative about it. but that’s just me.

so we’re here and i have so much to share…but i figured you didn’t want to see 90 photos of this stuff so i’m breaking it up into a couple posts that i’ll share throughout the week.

// week 33

really enjoying the freedom of using stuff that doesn’t match but still goes together.
really wanted to keep marshall’s writing so i folded up the paper so i could see his name and the letters he was practicing.
always have to add in their funny antics and conversations.

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// week 34

some summer stuff. new and old products.

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some currents, some tennis and cheesecake.

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i was reading a book set in 1922 and i loved what they thought of jazz music. and today, it’s about the most wholesome thing i listen to.

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printing 2×2 pics from my phone makes it easy to fit 2 in a section together. also, persnickety prints does a 1/2 in. border around them so i just trim off the side and top and am left with a perfect little polaroid picture. i use that little white space for a caption or the date.

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// week 35

the end of august and i just discovered a little stash of supplies i had forgotten about. trying to use up what i have before i buy more.

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i used a card from a coca-cola deck i bought years ago. i had no idea that each one had these little sayings on them. i had never opened them until now.

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marshall’s first written alphabet will get tucked into a page protector and snapped in for safe keeping.

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i found a set of cool and simple journaling cards before our local sb store closed.

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never be afraid to cut your picture down the middle. if you shoot using the rule of thirds, you’ll never have to slice down someone’s face. 🙂

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// week 36

loving the clean and muted retro colors in a few of my new sets. love it when the focus is on the pictures.

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a new favorite page layout from american crafts allows 4×6 sections in both directions. i like the long strip on the side since so many new products have long strips of text and goodies now.

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// week 37

bright colors and muted colors all working together. i love when this happens. i also have a thing for laying stickers and elements over the edges and cutting them off. it feels good to be rebellious against my ocd personality.

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kinda loved working with the larger 6×6 sections. gave me tons of room to play.

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i had to wait until last week to print the remaining pictures from this trip to the lake because they were on my mom’s camera. so i got to use my brand new supplies from echo park and simple stories. you can say i was a happy girl!

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// week 38

to make some pages easy, it’s okay to just throw a cute sticker on a picture and call it good. not every picture needs to be a masterpiece.

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i saved the note matt left me before a date night and couldn’t leave out the delicious pizza that was aaaaallll mine.

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sometimes, pages are a struggle and when each piece is done, you’re just glad it’s done.

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tune in tomorrow for more layouts!

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