Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Project Life: Weeks 13 &14

Weeks 13 & 14 include our Spring Break trip to see Great Grandma in Missouri over a long weekend.  My pages go from Sunday to Saturday so the trip fell over two PL weeks, which works out because I used both sides of a Design F to fit lots of pictures.  Both are photo heavy with the longer stories kept to the inserts.
Week 13 

I just noticed I never finished the journaling, whoops!  I'll have to do that tonight, before I forget what I wanted to write.  Left side is Design A, with some photo collages of a busy day ER had with the neighbors and the first time we gave LB baby biscuits.  I also took a bird's eye view of ER working on a card to give her teacher on the last day before Spring Break. 

Our visit to see Great Grandma was LB's first road trip and I included our route, really love that!  Besides being the first time he met her, it was also his first time in a pool.  He is getting more used to being in water, you'll see him splashing with wild abandonment below in week 14, but he wasn't too sure about the pool.
The second half uses a Design F page protector so I could show a lot of photos from our visit to the Indianapolis Children's Museum on the drive down.  It was a fun museum, good for several hours.  It's got a lot of great stuff there and lots of good hands on learing opportunities. If ever in the area I highly recommend you visit.  Just try not to go when it's Spring Break and everyone else is there too!
The 4X6 slot shows Great Grandma holding LB, the trip is summarized on it too.  Didn't it turn out cute?  Love that picture of the two of them, both just beaming with happiness.  Most of the digital elements used are from Crystal Wilkerson, assorted kits.
I also created a little title card for the Museum, so fun breaking out the digi supplies for a 3X4 mini project!  I used the same background paper for this week's insert.  Kit used is Three Six Five by Secret Stash, it's still available as a freebie for liking her Facebook page.  The Museum's brochure and map, is in a page protector I stitched up to make it just the right size.  On the other side I wrote out the story of our visit and added a strip of patterned paper to tie it into the Museum title page.

Week 14
After our visit we stopped at the Indianapolis Zoo on our way home for a few hours.  It's a small zoo but with lots of variety from dolphins to elephants and even a dessert exhibit, none of which we can see at our local zoo. 
I used the Days of the Week freebies from A Vegas Girl at Heart for the photos with journaling.  They helped me take horizontal photos and make them more usable in vertical photo slots. 
This is the mini title card for our zoo pictures, using a now retired kit Animal Crackers.  I also made an insert for the map of the zoo, similar to the one for the Children's Museum.  Journaling is also slipped into the page protector behind the map.
After the trip we had a pajama day on Tuesday before getting into the swing of Spring Break.  I broke out some different photo collages for the first time, these are a freebie set from Persnickety Prints.  The Enjoying Life tab is another freebie, this time from Miss Tina.  
My favorite little bit on the page is this card telling a story Brad's Great Grandma told us during our visit.  The card is a freebie using an older Crystal Wilkerson kit, but found on another blog.  I can't figure out which one because I've had it saved for so long, it was before I kept better track of my sources.  The one right next to it on the page, of LB is a close second.  Just love my new camera and how I could get that photo of him with the big splash he made!  It's one of the first times he's actually played and not looked like he's being tortured while getting a bath.
I've been having so much fun digitally making little inserts for my 3X4 slots! I also made an insert for our cupcake making efforts, slipping it into a cut down page protector.  It's sized to match the photo print out from a photo booth like activity ER got at Chuck E Cheese with a neighbor. 
I summarized the week on this card, using stamps for the days of the week.  Then I saw this cool freebie from A Vegas Girl at Heart.  I will skip dragging out the inks and use one of them next time, they even match PL kits!  A bit of a Martha Stewart file folder label was used for the "Spring Break" tab.

So fellow PL'ers, which new products are you most excited about?  I'm looking forward to the 5X7 page protectors because they are the right size for most of the greeting cards we get.  I tried getting some at office supply stores but the holes aren't in the right spot for my binder.  Have any of you found a good source for 5X7?  I could just sew up some but it would be nice to save the step.  The various pockets also interest me but the only other thing I want right away are the Design J page protectors, for 4X4 photos with spaces for journaling cards too. 


Shared at The Mom Creative and One Happa Mama.

5 Friends Said:

Conni said...

wow you were busy!! Love all of your digital elements. Thanks for sharing your life with us, and thanks for stopping by my blog

carriefer said...

love your week 13 & 14!!! the more pictures, the better! i love how you captured ER making a card for her teacher...regarding PL page protectors, i love all of them, i just wish there will be a variety pack available...have a fun week!

Nirupama said...

Love how you combine digi with reg cards. The dimension you get is great. The ink looks cool, but thanks so muchf or hte freebie link too :)

Lisa Johnson said...

I ♥ your pages!
They really are works of art.

Jenny said...

Your pages are always fun! I like how you included the map of the of the route.

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