jamaica | february project life

February 18, 2014 |  by  |  project life

Hey there, this is Jamaica.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten off to a very slow start with my scrapbook this year. It’s the middle of February and most of my pages are are only half done. Some spreads have photos, a few have ticket stubs and business cards tucked in, and there are some quickly scribbled notes here and there but almost all have empty pockets.

The solution: Eternal Sunshine. The patterned papers and journal cards were just the right colors and added just the right touch to finish up a handful of weeks.

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This year, it seems like my pages are either very neutral or over-the-top colorful. Eternal Sunshine’s mix of colors and neutrals fit in perfectly. My new favorite gray patterned paper is tucked behind the business card and the Optimist journal card is funny (I think) paired with my nephew’s wish for a sister.

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Not only is this  journaling card the perfect shade of taupey-grey but the scale of the pattern is just large enough to make it interesting without the pattern overwhelming the page. The tag is doing twice the work here, holding down the ticket stub and as a little journaling spot. Using an exacto knife and ruler, I carefully cut along the edge of the tab, going about 1/4″ along the sides, so that I could lift it up and tuck my movie stub under the edge.

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And then lo and behold, Valentine’s week is brimming with color. While I loved the high contrast black and white XOXO journaling cards I didn’t want them to dominate the spread. So, I used them as patterned paper behind this year’s Valentine’s Day card (which I cut in half and stapled atop two journaling card). I love how the black and white pops out from behind the undies.

And just like that, I wrapped up almost a month’s worth of pages. You can do it too!

xo, jamaica

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5 Comments


  1. 1
    Liz says:

    SUPER in love with everything here Jamaica! That large photo of your (very organized) tray of embellishments, the landscape photo spread across two 3×4 pockets, and those underpants cards. You’re awesome. I’m off to a very slow start with my album this year, a large part due to my indecisiveness on album size but I’ve finally got that figured out. Thanks for providing loads of inspiration here. xo, Liz

  2. 2
    Renate says:

    love the look! once more i wish i had changed to a 6×8 album :(

  3. 3
    Janine says:

    Totally love your project life pages. I really should work on mine finally!

  4. 4
    Jhonoi says:

    Looks awesome. I’m going to upgrade mine but where did you get the exacto knife? I can’t seem to find them anywhere. PLease help

  5. 5
    Jhonoi says:

    In Jamaica by the way

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