Week 33 and... I'm just going to assume you know that I love this project.
(click to enlarge & the images above will be [somewhat] clearer)
I shared peeks of this week in my announcement post, but I wanted to include a full round-up. Obviously, I did a few things differently this week because I was sharing new designs. For the rest of 2012 - I am going to stick to my normal routine (circle stickers on the title cards & quote cards), but it was fun to get a little preview of what 2013 will look like. ps... as far as the quote cards... the plan right now is to release a set of quotes as a free download at the end of 2012. I'll keep you posted.
I LOVE that I was able to introduce you to my kit with the most normal of weeks around here. That little headshot of Paul is probably my favorite photo of him ever.
It was strange; I knew this would be a BIG week, but I also knew that I wanted to show how the kit works in everyday life. So aside from "practicing" my journaling before writing on my one of a kind samples, I just went for it.
I LOVE that the 3x4 cards in the new core kits are double sided. They all have a journaling space on one side and a design or graphic (or bonus journaling space) on the backside. So in the above photo, that circle "TRUE STORY" card is backed with...
...a "who, what, where, when, why" card. Yep! That's just one card, not two in the same pocket.
And that diagonal patterned card (which I love to use for journaling space but would be awesome as just a decorative card)...
...is really the backside of the above TRUE STORY grid card (that will be worked into week 34 of my album). Since I'm sharing secrets, I'll say that the black "RECORDED" journaling card is backed with a black and white diagonal stripe. The ampersand card is backed with a gray horizontal stripe. The orange "today" card has plenty of journaling space on the back and some text running up the left side.
Hopefully, you can see where I am going with this... instead of 20 design choices for 3x4 cards, you really have 40. Super versatile. Also...more bang for your buck.
I am such a fan of the new Design J pocket pages, that are meant for 6 square photos and 6 3x4 journaling cards.
Because I didn't have that much to say about my new basil plants, I included just two sides of 3x4 cards and then cropped some photos to 7x4 and cut them to fit the pockets. Love the look of a larger photo cut up like that.
And the last thing this week : two new stamps - his & hers. They will be sold separately AND as a set of two when my stamps launch in mid-September.
Wrapping this up before I start talking about OxiClean and really turn this post into an infomercial. I am just so excited to finally share.
supplies / Martha Stewart & Avery labels, Ormolu file tab & tag, Design A page protectors (which are available in this variety pack), Design J page protectors, soon to be released Seafoam kit, Elise Joy stamps (coming soon). 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.