Here are my layouts for the first two weeks of this year. I am doing Project Life in the weekly format from Monday to Sunday (to keep the weekends together.). I will list the products I used when I can below.
Week One: January 1st – 5th 2014
About this week:There wasn’t much to this week. I made a project I found on Pinterest (those boots on the stones), we went out on a movie and dinner date (and shopping!), took our lil’ kitty to the vet and I went to see Catching Fire again with mom and had some Chipotle.
Cameras, printers & software used: iPhone 5 camera, Pic Tap Go app, Photoshop CS5, Epson Photo Stylus 1400 printer on Epson paper.
Memorabilia Used: I kept movie ticket stubs, business cards, and part of a menu with the logo in this layout.
Project Life products used: Design A page sleeves, Project Life Core Kit Sunshine Edition, Amy Tangerine’s Cut & Paste Mini Kit, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Mini Kit, Amy Tangerine Yes Please Thickers, black fine point Sharpie for journaling.
I started my week out noting my reading goal for the year and current reading list, a simple title card welcoming the new year. I cut the top of one of my journal cards to write the week and date on.
I used a paper clip to attach the top of a Chipotle menu and movie ticket stub to the photo of mom and I holding the tickets. The photo under Chloe at the vet I used an X-Acto knife to slice a line under the blue banner to slide part of the business card under. The heart is one of the journal folding cards. I use my rounding punch to round the two straight corners so they work with everything else on the page.
Week Two: January 6th – 12th 2014
About this week: I’ve been making a better effort to use my DSLR instead of just my iPhone. The left page was taken with my Canon 7D, the right page with my iPhone 5. I didn’t do much during the week – visited the frozen Lake Erie, played with our cat, walked through snow without boots (I know, crazy). The weekend was pretty busy and I ran out of space so I utilized one of the 5×7 page protectors for Saturday.
Cameras, printers & software used: Canon 7D, iPhone 5 camera, Pic Tap Go app, Photoshop CS5, Epson Photo Stylus 1400 printer on Epson paper.
Memorabilia Used: Movie ticket stub, business cards, photo booth photos, menu, postcard from an event.
Project Life products used: Design A page sleeves, 5×7 vertical sleeve, Amy Tangerine’s Cut & Paste Mini Kit, Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Mini Kit, Amy Tangerine Yes Please Thickers, black fine point Sharpie for journaling.
I made up some hashtags about the Polar Vortex that hit us earlier this week. It was so cold. I wrote about the crazy winter weather.
There is a 5×7 page insert here for our Saturday evening. We went to see the movie Her and to dinner and found a photo booth along the way. On the back of the page you can see below I used a 4×6 journal card to write about the evening. I used a matching card to the title card to pull the design through the layout. I went to a photo exhibit with some friends and kept a post card that was conveniently 4″x6″ and fit right into one of the pockets (yay). I cut a take out menu to use the logo of the restaurant we ate at. I jotted notes around the logo and on the photo for that place. I got a hair cut this weekend and had a friend take a photo of how long it was in back before getting it cut. I added an after shot on a perfect journal card with a pair of scissors. I tried to keep the cards and colors flowing with one another. The bottom right photo of breakfast food was from a new restaurant we tried out. I didn’t want to use two 4×6 slots for pictures of food so I cropped each picture at 2″x6″ and combined them in one photo (separated with a white line). I grabbed two business cards from this place as the front and back designs were different. I cut it out so it fit right in between what we ordered. (I might jot a brief note of what we ordered on each picture still). I used some Thicker’s to note who ordered what.
Insert pages are a great way to add a little extra or store pieces of your week that wont normally fit in your layout.
I jotted down some notes of our trip to the restaurant directly on the photos.