Week nine is in the books... and I love this project.
(click to enlarge & the image above will be [somewhat] clearer)
I put this week together Saturday - so a full week after it was "complete". As a result, some details got missed. For example, two weeks later, it was easy to forget that there were some crazy moments as we readjusted to living together (I may have burst into tears in a sushi restaurant). Now all of that seems done and over with, but I should probably slip a note about the first few days in there somewhere.
Life seems fuller with two. This book seems fuller with two. I am going to have to make sure to stay on top of it so things don't get missed again. I don't do any formal "note-taking" throughout the week, but twitter is awesome for saving little snippets of our lives (like the baby lookout joke - true story though.)
This photo of Paul (taken from above in the loft window of our bedroom) is probably my favorite of the whole year so far. It just looks like life. Our dishes from dinner still on the coffee table. The Dexter DVD by the TV. The craft projects (blanket & heart pillow) actually in use. Running shoes by the door. And Paul - of course, Paul. Before he got home, I would not have thought to grab this "messy" shot. I would absolutely have cleared that table and picked up the sweatshirt and "styled" things. This is our life though. My house has people living in it again.
I tried something new with washi tape this week and wrapped it around a card to create a continuous pattern. After it was all on there, I rounded the corners. I love the look and that tape (c/o Freckled Fawn) is a new favorite. The chipboard "C" is super old ... I can't remember the manufacturer. Yellow label stickers are Avery + Martha Stewart.
Semi-random assortment of photos this week, but it was a strange one because we were up in Sacramento and I didn't get my camera out as often as I should have.
I wanted to get the "for the love of candid" blog post into the album and it worked well to stick the photos and the text on to one 4x6 canvas in Photoshop Elements. I added the "title" right to the photo after printing with another Martha Stewart label.
The wine/drink paper is from an old egg press calendar that I have held on to for years. It's representing our dinner at The Kitchen. I wanted to save the whole menu, but the "thank you" portion really sums up the meal and I love what the chefs have to say about food.
Man, it was wonderful to take a vacation, but I am so happy to be home. I am still finishing up week 10 and will be sharing that soon and meanwhile I am putting together week 11 as it happens. Again, I'm an broken record, but I really love this project. Thanks for continuing to follow along as I share. It's amazing how much text I come up with each week. :)
supplies / Paper Source circle label, American Crafts patterned paper and chipboard embellishment, Ormolu "2" tag, Elle's Studio circle tags, Freckled Fawn washi tape, Design A page protectors (which are available in this variety pack), 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.