Week five and surprise, surprise, I still love this project.
(click to enlarge & it will be a [somewhat] clearer image)
I am up staying with my parents this weekend so I attacked the week a bit differently, putting most of it together yesterday instead of throughout the week. I have to say, it's probably faster to do it all in one setting, but I enjoy the process more if I put it together a bit at a time throughout the week.
I made the "new month" graphic with the glitter letters from Design Editor. Paul was sweet to send me a photo of some of the people he's deployed with. I love that I get to add bits of him to this album even though he's gone, though I will say, it makes me excited for when he's home and we have actual photos of the two of us together. I didn't intend to have those two hand photos on the same page, but I kind of like that. Again - I love the concept of "hands at work."
Nothing too exciting on the right. I printed my "goals grid" from the blog post and then a few other photos. (Blog posts on the wreath and that magazine spread coming later this week.) That orange patterned paper is from a notecard.
I added a fun insert this week to show the progression of my checkered blanket. Over the three weeks I worked on it, I took instagram photos. When I knew I was going to finish, I printed them as a contact sheet (using iPhoto), cropped them down a bit to 2x2 and slid them into a slide protector in order. I trimmed the protector down a bit. It was originally about 8.5x11.
When I bought the slide protectors from amazon, I didn't realize they had a white space for writing on the front of each square. That is not something I thought I wanted, but it ended up being perfect here because I could stamp the dates and show how fast this blanket came together.
I didn't have enough photos to fill the back of the insert, so I just cut white and black cardstock and made a grid pattern to mimic the blanket. I am happy with how it turned out. I just stuck that label on top of it (it's an old discontinued one from Paper Source).
And now... on to the next!
supplies / Paper Source labels, Martha Stewart & Avery labels, digital glitter alphabet c/o Design Editor, American Crafts flair button, Crate Paper patterned paper (black and white), Cosmo Cricket patterned paper (lime green), Design A page protectors, slide 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.