Monday, February 16, 2015

Project Life 2015 | January Part 1

Hello! Last week, I started working on my Project Life 2015 album. Over the course of several days, I managed to complete documenting the month of January. I'm beyond excited about this! My hope for the rest of the year is to set aside about a week and document the previous month. Today I'm showing you the first half of the month.

Here's my title page:

Title page detail shot: In the upper right card, I die cut our initials out of Mini Caps Alpha & #'s and attached them with the Tiny Attacher. "2015" was die cut with the Tall & Skinny #'s, stitched on to a punched circle and added with foam tape. "New beginnings" was stamped from the New Beginnings stamp set on to a Label It die and added with foam tape.

Week 1 spread:

Week 1 (left side) detail: On the lower card, I used Bars of the Year and die cut December out of silver cardstock. I used the Tiny Attacher again. The sentiment is also from New Beginnings and stamped on to a Banner Stacklets 1 die.

Week 1 (right side) detail: I used one of the pre-printed cards from 2015 3x4 Calendar. The "Happy" was stamped from Little Bits of Birthday onto a Banner Stacklets 1 die (I ran it through twice to get a flag on either end). "New Year" is from Pockets & Pages - January Script, die cut out of silver cardstock and stitched on the card.

Week 2 spread:

Week 2 (left side) detail: "Love" is from Punchables - Christmas. On the photo next to it, I typed my journaling (with my handwriting font) directly on the photo before I printed it.

Week 2 (right side) detail: I added my badge from CHA on the left. To the right is a photo with Becky Higgins (creator of Project Life). This was definitely the highlight of my trip because not only did I get meet her, but I also got to spend some time chatting with her! "Love this" (from Pockets & Pages - Documented) was stamped onto a pre-printed label.

Week 3 spread:

Week 3 (left side) detail: In the upper left is a photo with my sweet friend, Wanda, whom I was able to spend a lot of time walking the floor. The sentiment is from Friendship Blooms and was stamped on to a Banner Stacklets 1 die cut.

Here are the basic supplies that I'm using:
  • Size: 6" x 8"
  • Page protectors: mix of 6" x 8" Simple Stories & Project Life
  • Format: 2-page weekly format, adding/eliminating pages depending on the number of photos and stories I have to document each week
  • Taylored Expressions Pockets & Pages stamps & dies
  • Simple Stories Life Documented collection
  • Various Project Life core kits
  • Embellishments from my stash
  • Journaling: either writing by hand or printing on photos/journaling cards using my own handwriting journaling font made here
  • Photos: printing at home
  • Documenting details: Momento app on my iPhone

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back with the second half of January next week!

Supplies from the TE store (supplies used in all January pages - 2nd half to be posted later):

Stamps: Baby, It's Cold Outside, New Beginnings, Little Bits of Birthday, P&P Documented - Day, Journal Tabs - Day, Friendship Blooms (TE)
Paper: Premium Cardstock: Sugar Cube (TE), Silver cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento London Fog, Memento Lilac Posies (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Label It, Tall & Skinny #'s, Mini Caps Alpha & #'s, Banner Stacklets 1, P&P Bars of the Year, P&P - January Script, P&P Essentials - 3x4, P&P Essentials - 4x6; Punchables - Christmas, 2015 3x4 Calendar (TE); Markers (Copic), various supplies from Life Documented collection (Simple Stories), Grid Labels No. 1 (Cathy Zielske), Silver Arrow Sprinkles (Doodlebug), Wood veneer (Studio Calico & Freckled Fawn), Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Note: Project Life is a simplified way to document everyday life and was created by Becky Higgins. To see all of my Project Life posts, click HERE.