Week 12 and I still love this project.
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Not too much to say this week - it was pretty quiet and I didn't take too many photos with my big camera. Was able to incorporate a lot of "filler" this week - lots of paper and generic photos like the palm trees and dandelion. That's okay - not every week will be groundbreaking.
The paper in the top date window this week was cut from a bag of oranges. I love that this project makes me look for cool papers again, and more importantly that it gives me a spot to save them.
After last week's post, I played around with PSE and the "wonderful takes work" expression. I printed it as a 3x4 card and have uploaded both the .pse file and .jpg file if you would like to download and print for your own albums.
Also added in a David's Tea bag and a small card that came with my Persnickety Prints order this week.
We went hiking on Friday (Paul had a day off) and I took lots of photos on my phone. Decided to throw a bunch into the album using another coin protector sheet. I processed all of these photos with Instagram, but did not want to flood my feed with 17 photos so for most of them I had the phone in "airplane mode." This is a good option if you want the look without making your photos public.
I trimmed my page protector down so it was just 2 columns and was able to fit all the photos plus some text and our parking pass.
I used a Hunger Games quote this week because we saw the movie Saturday in LA with my brother. We all thought it was a pretty good adaptation.
We finally saw our first sunset this week. I printed a 4x6 photo of the beach and then added a small 2x2 square photo of us on top of it. At first, I couldn't decide how I wanted to do the journaling so it didn't detract from the photo but am happy with the plan to write it on the white border. I might be using that method more often.
And that's it - simple, simple.
I am going to be doing a Project Life "thoughts on three months" post soon to talk more about my process with this album. I'll also be answering a lot of the general questions I have been getting about this project. If there is anything you'd like to know, please ask in the comments and I'll follow up in that post.
supplies / Paper Source circle label & ribbon, Martha Stewart and Avery labels, American Crafts patterned paper & file tab, Ormolu "tuesday" tag, Elle's Studio circle tag, Design A page protectors (which are available in this variety pack), Clementine core kit, square pocket page protector, 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.