Week three and I still love this project.
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Right now, my plan of attack is to work on it all week long. Almost everyday I print photos and rearrange things. I am sure this will change throughout the year as my schedule becomes busier, but right now I really like it. This week was a strange one and my mood fluctuated quite a bit. I made sure to capture some of that with my (hidden) journaling and some photos. If I'd waited until the end of the week to finish things up, I don't think I would have included the "downtime."
The bottom left pocket has a few self portraits and another hidden text tucked into a Clementine kit folded card, just like last week.
I also slipped in a business card this week and used an arrow paper clip (from Office Depot) to hold it in place. I plan on leaving that spot alone next week so the back of the card will be visible. I stuck with my "this week" journaling and added some digital text to the bottom right photo just like in week one. I am hoping to use a few of the same "tricks" consistently throughout this album - no sense in re-inventing the wheel. (That cute red and white striped dress in the small pocket is my new favorite and c/o Stylemint.)
Pretty simple left side. I took pictures using photobooth on my computer to share my new haircut and printed them in an about 3x4 grid to clip to the patterned paper. I added the business card from the brunch place I went to with my girlfriends on Monday. (That's reason no. 87 I love this project; I finally have a place for all the paper I pick up.) I got a letter from Paul (technically Saturday of the week before, but whose counting?) and I trimmed the envelope and stuck it in there. I'm happy to have his handwriting and I like that now I'll remember what his address was while deployed. That 2012 graphic was from a post last week.
And then, this week I added an insert to the two page spread.
I don't have any fancy page protectors around the house but I did have some of the cheap 8.5x11 ones from an office supply store. I trimmed it down so it fit an 11x6 paper and then used metallic gold thread and a zig-zag stitch to close off the side. I added an American Crafts file tab marker (c/o Scrapbook Circle) to add extra detail and share the journaling date.
The journaling for that page was taken from a post last week. I copied and pasted it into PSE and printed it out onto white cardstock. I added the "perspective shift" by hand. The photos are from the last few weeks and were taken using the instagram app. I printed six of them as a 4x6 photo and then trimmed them into two strips.
The backside of the insert was more blog content. I printed the photos from my driftwood post and hand wrote the text on top of them. That black and white strip is old 7gypsies gaffer tape that I've had forever.
And that's it! Really, I am adoring this project. Reminder : I print all my photos at home on an HP Photosmart 2575 using Office Depot semi-gloss photo paper because that makes it easy for me to work on this project throughout the week.
supplies / Paper Source circle label, Martha Stewart & Avery labels, Recollections gold dot paper, black and white letter stickers c/o Scrapbook Circle, American Crafts patterned paper, ribbon & "E" letter sticker, Design A page protectors, Clementine core kit, Bebas quote font. I use a Fiskars corner rounder (it's not amazing, but it's lasted the longest of any corner rounder I've ever had). I am using a Zig Millennium 0.1 pen and Recollections glossy marker throughout this album.