It's week five and I love this project.
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Heads up : I got a comment asking why I am blurring out ultrasound photos and I wanted to address it here in case other people are curious. I made the executive decision long ago that I would not share photos of pregnancy tests or ultrasounds with the Internet. This is no big deal until it comes to sharing my Project Life pages where I want to include these details. In order to still share my pages without compromising my decision, I am blurring when appropriate.
For the record, I know there will be a lot of blurring in this album for the next few months as I share thoughts about pregnancy, Paul being deployed and details about our new house that are so important for me to document, but not important to share with the world. Thank you for respecting the privacy boundaries (however random) that I decide to set for our family.
Week of : January 28 - February 3.
What happened this week? We found out the baby is looking good after a Level II ultrasound. We spent a good chunk of time at the beach celebrating Paul's last week at home before deployment. We opened Escrow on a house.
Anything special in the spread? A crazy amount of journaling. All of it in handwriting. Much of it rambling. I wrote on the white space on photos and on journaling cards.
Techniques this week : Because the U/S came with a ton of photos that I don't really have a place for except this album, I made a small insert to hold a column of three on each side out of an 8.5x11 page protector. I stuck the photos in (three on the front and three on the back) and used the zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine to make the pocket narrower. I have no special way of sewing on page protectors, I just use the same tension that I use when sewing on paper or fabric, go slow and hold it steady. I added a little "hi" flair badge on top because the little one was waving at the camera on her 3D image.
Overall thoughts : I love this project. Last year was different, in that our day to day life was fairly normal. I loved the project then, without a doubt. But this year, with so much change and things happening it's awesome to have a place to document all my thoughts and photos. For sure in the next few months things will settle back to "normal" and that will be great too.
Ratio of iPhone photos to "real camera" photos : 9 to 1.
Supplies used : Seafoam core kit, Paislee Press calendar card, Freckled Fawn arrow wood chip, American Crafts letter stickers (gold), Basic Gray for Studio Calico letter stickers, Ormolu flair badge (love), Marcy Penner flair badge (hi), Studio Calico hexagon sticker.
Tools used : Design A pocket pages, Fiskars corner rounder, Zig Millenium pen, Amy Tangerine gray Slickwriter (coming soon), Rotatrim paper trimmer, Office Depot date stamp, staz-on ink. All photos were printed at home on my HP Photosmart 2575 printer on Office Depot semi-gloss photo paper.Project Life is a memory-keeping system created by Becky Higgins. I use photos, text and stuff to document our life weekly. You can see all the posts from 2012 here and 2013 here. Do you have a question about how I am tackling this project? Check here.