Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Project Life: A video and a title page

It's 10:00 on Tuesday night and I am just now getting my Project Life post up.
See what I meant when I said I laugh at the word "plan"?
But I am learning that it is okay to have to do things a little later than planned.
I have been busting my tail at work.
And last night I came home all motivated to finish things up only to fall asleep on the couch at 7:30 and wake up this morning.
So anywayz, here is the much-later-than-planned post.
First of all, I finished my 2011 album this weekend! After about 40 tries at recording it I finally got it recorded and uploaded and you can view it here:

I also finished my title page ---{uh-hum} ---today.
I know, I'm a slacker.
But the important things is that it is done.
There are still a few things that I need to add to my first week's layout so I will be posting it tomorrow...so puh-lee-zzeee come back tomorrow so I don't feel so bad for not posting it tonight.

Here is the full title page. Please excuse the photography. I was using my phone because honestly I didn't feel like getting up to walk downstairs and grab my camera.


I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. I'm pretty sure this baby is going to be a genius because since I have been pregnant, my brain is totally insane! I think of things I never would have before and I am totally kicking Landen's tail in Hanging with Friends. It's like I see the letters and my brain does this whole "Beautiful Mind" type thing where the letters twist and twirl and create 50 point words.
...I digress...

I knew that I wanted to stick with a color scheme of yellows and grays while still adding touches of color here and there. The purple in the photos provided just the opportunity!

I used some American Craft Thickers for the letters and I love how the chunky look turned out! I also love how it gave added dimension to the page. I used some lace from Michael's Recollections and sewed it along the top for the first 4x6 card in the layout. I also stuck a Recollections gray brad in the middle of the clock. Along the top of the lace I used Basic Gray cardstock and the border eyelet punch all from Stampin' Up. You can order any of the products you see from Stampin' Up directly from me by clicking on the link. They take you straight to my own personal store.
Here is a close up of the bottom right corner card:

For this card I used the Thickers again and then used some Basic Gray ink from Stampin' Up and a blender pen from Stampin' Up to color in the words Remember for the basic card. I used some So Saffron ribbon as well as a big Basic Gray Corduroy Button brad that are also from Stampin' Up. I love the layered look of the card!

For the 3x4 photo pocket I used one of the journaling cards that came with the Clementine kit and a Ali Edwards brush from her Mini Line Stacks kit and printed it straight onto the journaling card.

My last little element was a Smack Stickies sticky note from K&Company. I love how the lightbulb ties in with the vintage feel of the kit. I snipped it into a pennant style shape and wrote our names on it. I love what it added to the page.

This page turned out more perfect that I imagined it! I am so in love with it and I love the mood that it sets for the rest of the album! I can't wait to show you the layouts each week.

And BTW:
I am planning a super cool giveaway to be given out next week!
I'll have more about that tomorrow!
The only requirements are
1.) You have to be a follower
2.) You have to leave a comment on either this post or tomorrow's.
So be sure to check that out tomorrow!
{Hint: it will have Becky Higgins' name on it....:D}

Also, check out my pregnancy journal here. If I have enough people interested I am considering making the templates available for free. You can find out more in the post.

How is project Life going for you?
See you tomorrow!

Linking up here:
The Mom Creative


  1. Love your title page! Thanks for sharing the video of your 2011 album. I did one for my whole album. I just filmed the pages because all of the pictures were on my blog.

  2. Hello. I just came across your blog today. I enjoyed what you did with your Project Life. I especially LOVED that you cut your Christmas cards to 4x4 and used the sleeve protector that fits them. Will have to keep that in mind for this year. Take care.

  3. Awesome title page. Very creative! Don't worry about being behind, you will be caught up before you know it. Can't wait to see your first layout and the future ones. I am new to PL and I am enjoying it so far. Love capturing my everyday life. P.S. I am your newest follower, check my blog out at abbytdevine.blogpost.com

  4. I did enter yor giveaway and I am following your blog! Just wanted to say how much I love the way you included your cards and the memorial announcements of your grandmother and cousin and the older pics of your grandmother. I really believe your children will appreciate this when they are older and look back through this. Your 2012 album is starting out beautifully.



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