Hi, I’m Stephanie and I am so honored to be a guest designer here at Paislee Press today! I have been a long time fan of everything Liz makes and designs. I just love her minimalist style.
Today, I am sharing week 32 of my Project Life album. I love this project. I love that it captures our everyday moments. I love that I remember to photograph the little things, as well as the big moments. I love printing out our photos and “reliving” our week as I put together my spread.
My favorite part of my album is “the finishing touches”. I’m kind of an embellishment freak and usually add quite a few to both my Project Life spreads and traditional layouts. And although I do a little mix of digital and traditional in my Project Life spread, I love sewing on little tags and bits at the end.
For this week’s spread, I decided to create my own embellishments using the downtime journaling cards and element pack and the frolic journaling cards. I simply created a document in Photoshop, added all of the files I wanted to include in my spread, printed the page and then trimmed them out. Easy peasy!
I also wanted to use my Silhouette to die cut a few of the files. I created my own 4×6 card using the “hello tuesday” file from the pictures + words no. 5 collection, as well as a title using the “moments” from the downtime (elements) collection. I love how the cut files add a little texture and dimension to my spread.
I added a few strips of washi tape behind my die cut letters to give the words a little color and to help them pop. The remaining white space became the perfect spot for this adorable picture of my sweet daughter.
And here is a look at my finished week and a few detail shots…
We spent this week at the beach so I ended up with a ton of photos of my kids at the beach and the pool! Although I take a zillion pictures a week, I like to keep my spreads at about 10-11 photos. This allows me to add more journaling and notes.
Since happiness is at the beach (for me), I just had to include the “happy” definition from the presslines no. 18 collection. It went perfectly with the photo and our overall week.
Typing directly onto my photos is definitely a favorite of mine. I just slide my photo into my typewriter, add my journaling and call it done. On this photo I added some alphas and the die cut “moments” for a fun little title.
This is a layered freebie from Paislee Press (4×6 Photo Templates Vol. 2) and if you don’t have it, you must stop what you are doing and go grab it now!! I use this one all of the time when I want to add additional photos to my spread. Instead of including all six photos on the left side, I added two of the brushes from the presslines no.18 collection. I love how it breaks up the photos a little.
That’s it from me today!! Thank you so much for joining me and a great big thank you to Liz for allowing me to guest post today!
I am a wife and mother; a collector of paper; a picture taker; a memory keeper.
Design Motto: Clean and simple
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