It’s been months since I’ve blogged about project life. The reality is I haven’t created any new pages since my last post (which ironically was entitled “on being caught up“). Right now I’m consumed by this overwhelming need to get my older photos out of boxes and into albums so that’s what I’ve been focusing. Once I make significance progress on the older photos I’ll be able to work on both projects simultaneously. Hopefully. So today I’m sharing one of the entries that I finished back in June.
First, how clever is that Kelly Purkey? Ever since I saw how she enlarged a photo for her 2012 project life title page, I knew I wanted to try something similar. We took a lot of photos that day so I added a 6×12 page protector and I love how the day spills over to the other side of the album and makes that much more of an impact.
More Oceanside photos on the other side. Then added yet another 6×12 sleeve to hold the DVD that contains the photos from the big white box session. How awesome is their branding and packaging and hand written note btw?)
Used a sharpie to jot down this quote, a reminder to myself to not succumb to negative thoughts and doubt.
Made a photobooth-ish collage with a series of silly self portraits we took while waiting for a table at Sushi-Gen. (If you’re interested in making a similar collage, the template is available as a free download in my shop, see end of post for details). The woodgrain paper is from Photobooth.
It’s not often that we spend time together just the two of us so I celebrated it by cramming in as many “us” photos as I could.
And lastly I added this birthday promo piece I got in the mail from Anthropologie. The postcard along with the envelope is mounted on a 4×6 journaling card (from press cards no. 6) I love the little clock trinket. I’m blatantly ignoring the chinese superstition that it’s considered bad luck to give someone a watch or a clock on their birthday – something about sending the message that your “time is up.” Anyways, I figure this superstition (curse?) only applies if the gift giver is Chinese. So I think its safe to for me to keep this clock around.
I have a new set of photo templates and it’s available as a free download in my shop. The 4×6 photo template Vol. 2 is available HERE. In case you missed Vol. 1, it’s are also available as a free download so be sure to grab those as well!