Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Project Life: Week 43

Hello lovelies! It's Project Life Tuesday, which means I'll be sharing last week's completed layout with you today. And I have to say that it feels really great to be up-to-date in this year's album! Having been consistently "current" for the last month is pretty darn awesome :) 

Wondering how I do it?
I keep a notebook with all our daily details, take photos often, and allow myself enough time each week to work in my album. It makes the whole Project Life process so much easier. If you ever fall behind and have a good chunk of time to play catch-up, all you have to do is refer to your notebook and photos. It won't be so overwhelming that you put it off until next year... or just give up all together. 

With this being my first year ever documenting with PL [starting from January 2013], I made it my mission to follow through. I'm not a scrapbooker... it just never appealed to me. But a system like Project Life, tailored and personalized to suit my style, is the perfect way to document our family's memories forever. I love it! I can't wait to see it completed at the end of the year :D

But first...

Life Documented
October 20 - October 26

Week 43: Full Spread

It was a busy and productive, but very fun week here at our house :) I captured lots of great everyday life photos, along with throwbacks and days full of creative craftiness. I really let the photos themselves be the inspiration for this week's theme. Neon. Love. I played around with some colorful journal and filler cards, washi tape, Cameo cuts, and alphabet stickers. I also used black and white as accent colors.

Week 43: Left Page

Here I'm using a Becky Higgins Design A pocket page continued from Week 42. I filled it with some free printables and lots of handmade cards, starting with the title card. Inspired by the pops of neon, I thought it would be fun to use some bright and colorful Cameo cuts on a black card. I adore my white gel pen and metallic markers, and find any chance to use them! I made a "stitched" frame, hand wrote the numbers, and doodled in the arrow.

Week 43: "Scary Movie Marathon"

There's nothing better than spending the month of October watching DVDs from our collection. This is the start of our Scary Movie Marathon. I created this card using the reverse side of a We R Memory Keepers journal card from last week. The heart background most definitely represents our love for the Horror movie genre. I added some neon blue paper tape, narrow gray washi, filmstrip tape, a Cosmo Cricket sticker label, and Glitz alphabet stickers.

Week 43: 3x4 Pockets
For the first set of 3x4 pockets I used some fun free printables from my collection. They couldn't be more perfect for my theme! [I featured the Neon Cards on my blog in this post, and you can find the Calendar Cards in this one.]

Week 43: 3x4 Pockets

The next 3x4 pocket is a handmade card using the reverse side of a MAMBI filler card from last week. I added a wallet-size photo of My Very First Giveaway currently running on Instagram [ends on 10/31/13]. I layered some hot pink Up&Up (Target) washi with bright green Elmer's tape to complete the card. Following that is a pocket with a lovely quote from my printables stash.

Week 43: "Toy Story Mania"

This is a handmade card using gorgeous 6x6 Ki Memories paper cut down to size. On top, I used a strip of grayish-black narrow washi [by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby]. I chose a couple of everyday life IG photos of my daughter and her Toy Story BFFs. I added some American Crafts alphabet stickers, and Cosmo Cricket sentiment stickers to finish it.

Week 43: "Crafty"

Here is a card I made using pretty pink chevron paper from Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook pad. I added some wallet-size instapics of this week's crafty project. A hot pink yarn wig to go with my daughter's Strawberry Shortcake Halloween costume. [Stay tuned this week for my DIY!] I used some Paper Addict washi tape and fun alphabet stickers to complete this card.

Week 43: Right Page

For this side I'm using a set of Hobby Lobby's pocket pages. [I hit a great sale and got them for 50% off! I also picked up a set like B.H.'s Design A.] I really love the way this layout looks with the other page. Again, I mixed up cards, papers, collections, and elements to fill the pockets.

Week 43: Close Up

In this set of cards I have a 4x6 WRMK journal card which I made my Week in Review card. I used my favorite white gel pen to write the details. Both the 4x3 quote card and green chevron card are by MAMBI. I added yellow dotted paper tape, narrow black washi, AC alphabet stickers, and a Dymo label titled #TBT. I wrote "throwback" directly on the black tape using my white gel pen. The "THU" element came from a set from this month's batch of free printables. You can find it here.

Week 43: "Create"

This week I got to play around in a couple of my books. I added a personal and creative touch to a notepad in my A5 Filofax [check back tomorrow for the DIY], and relaxed with some zentangle doodles in my sketchbook. I made a collage of my photos using my Samsung GS3 smartphone and an app called Photo Grid for Android. The 4x4 photo looks perfect on this handmade card from pink patterned Ki Memories paper. I found a TPC Studio glitter sticker label, and layered it with some black cardstock. I used my white pen again for the dots, and some Pebbles, Inc. alphabet stickers for the title.

Week 43: "Yummy"

This 4x6 card was made with polka dot paper from Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic collection. I added a 4x4 instagram photo which I edited with a new fun app called Photofy for Android. I used some striped narrow washi, green paper tape, neon dot stickers [made with a hole punch and thick paper tape], and colorful American Crafts alphabet stickers to complete the card.

Week 43: Close Up

For this last group of cards I have a chalkboard filler card which I featured in Printables: September. Underneath it, I used a neon doodle filler card from my collection. I added a wallet-size instagram photo capturing me working in my Filofaxes, and some pink Cosmo Cricket alphabet stickers. I created the final handmade card with more paper from Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic. I stacked the small instapics [another Photofy image] and embellished the card with a speech bubble and printable label cut on my Cameo, and a pink washi tape banner.

That's all I have for you today! I hope you liked my Project Life layout :) You can see all of the pages in my 2013 album here. I'll be linking up with The Mom Creative, so be sure to stop by for more PL inspiration! Looking for the fun free printables I used in this week's spread? Browse my "SMASH* & PL" or "Printables/Templates" pinboards on Pinterest! Remember to follow those boards because I find new stuff daily!

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Are you documenting 2013 with Project Life? How is your album coming along? Any thoughts, questions, or comments about this post? Please let me know. Your feedback is always welcome and much appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It looks Great!! I really want to start PL, I love to scrapbook but love the look of PL. Maybe next year! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Glorymar :) I'm so happy you like it! You should totally give PL a try! It's such a fun way to document life.... think of each individual card as little scrapbook pages <3 I think you'll love it! Feel free to stop by any time for inspiration if and when you get started :)

      You're so very welcome! Take care.


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