Saturday, May 17, 2014

Project Life Weeks 5 & 6

 I decided to go with a mostly teal and black color scheme for this spread.  I recently received a HUGE order from ACOT that included just about everything that I wanted from CHAW 2014 and while I had intended on diving into that haul with a 12x12 layout, I wasn't quite in the mood.  So, I decided to make another Project Life spread.  I used a variety of cards, including a few  kit subscription cards, Kiwi, Happy, and even a plain grid card.  While I didn't use a lot of products from my recent purchase, the use of Kiwi and Happy was a first.  I also included SEVERAL labels from Kaitlin Shaeffer that were free downloads on her blog (here).  I purchased some of the Silhouette sticker paper last month from Amazon and tested out several.  The turquoise set from her blog didn't quite fit what I was going with, but I used quite a number of the black labels.

 As usual, I began with my title card.  I used a recent release of Mistable Thickers from Studio Calico and colored them in Coastal Cabana from Stampin' Up.  I loved the color but because it is such a soft color as is the grey, they really blended together.  The black polka-dot washi did the trick in making them stand out.  I used an enamel heart from WRMK for some of the darker teal that pops up in bits and pieces on this spread and the tiny alphabet stickers from Teresa Collins' new Essentials line, both of these items were from my recent big haul.  I love how it looks.

 I kept these two simple and just dated them using the same October Afternoon date roller that I use for most of my dating when I don't want a phrase added.  This is the first close up of the labels that I printed up, they are so convenient to have.  The enamel heart is from a Chickaniddy Crafts set that I received in a kit not too long ago.

 This one is pretty simple, the only thing I did differently was mount two photos rather than one.  They were horizontal so cropping them and mounting them side by side was the only logical way to keep them from taking up too much space.  I added a few enamel dots from Basic Grey at the end of my journaling to give the card a bit of dimension.

 This is another card that was kept simple with just a label, a bit of Studio Calico washi and a Freckled Fawn puffy sticker.

 These cards are also pretty simple.  I added the date (trying to make it crooked like the faux washi) with either Momento Tuxedo Black or Staz-On Black and then finished it off with an enamel arrow from MME's Necessities Teal collection.

 I mounted this photo on a 4x6 striped card.  It was VERY bold and VERY hard on the eyes, so I took a plain grid card and trimmed it down.  I used the Stampin' Up PL rounder on one side and my new EK Success Concave Corner punch on the other side and tested them both.  I really like how the concave side looked, so that's the side I used.  I dated the top and added another enamel piece from the WRMK enamel pieces that I used throughout the spread.

 This half of the layout is mostly my son's first birthday festivities, but I wanted to include a few bits and pieces from the rest of the week.  Turns out, we didn't take very many 'fun' pictures that week.  We take photos daily, but I hardly had any printed out.  I decided that this one ultimately wouldn't end up in a 12x12 and decided to include it here.  I didn't embellish this one much beyond a strip of washi and another label with a blurb.  This is actually not as cluttered as my scraproom tends to get when they feel the need to pull out all of their toys.

 This was the point where birthday photos took over the rest of the spread.  I added a couple more puffy stickers from Freckled Fawn, a label and an enamel dot and called this one done.  I did the majority of my journaling on a 4x6 card because it was far easier that way.  I have more to talk about from this event, but I still have a 2 page spread to do just for his birthday and at least a couple of pages focusing on a few highlights.  I kept the journaling here to the overview of what we did with a comment about my niece and her fiance joining us since that likely wouldn't get documented in much detail any other time.  By the time they arrived, we had put the camera away and didn't have any photos of them!
 I didn't add anything to this photo because it really speaks for itself. :)

 Here is the journaling card.  I added a strip of the same washi that was used on the title card to have a bit of balance.  It also helps that this card and the title card are facing each other in the album when the album is closed.  I used my Pebbles Special Delivery boy date stamp (from that big order I just got) to stamp the date, another Freckled Fawn puffy sticker because that space was too bare, a 5 star stamp from one of my phrase roller stamps, and an enamel dot in the center of the camera from the WRMK pack that I mentioned a couple of times above.

 I am a bit sad that the right photo didn't turn out.  It was clear as day that the water was blue on my phone, but it didn't print well.  Oh well, you can use your imagination based on the frosting, I'm sure.  I used my Exacto knife to cut the banners to go over the photo, added a few more of the WRMK enamel pieces, added a label sticker and added in some brief journaling.  The photo on the left is one of many from the last set of monthly photos taken throughout my son's first year.  I love this one but it likely wouldn't have ended up scrapped anywhere else (except for possibly the 2 page spread) so I was more than happy to use it here.

This photo cracks me up.  So much so that I had two printed up.  The poor thing hardly ate any of his cake, but he was at the point in the day where he really needed his nap but it looked more like he had overeaten as opposed to just being tired.  I added a strip of dark teal washi to try and pull some of the darker shade from the left side of the spread and then layered a heart enamel dots (yes, the WRMK set) and a couple of label stickers.

And there you have it, two more weeks done! :)

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