Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Project Life Week 20

Mother's Day kicked off Week 20 and takes up the first half of my spread.  Here is the entire week, minus the insert that I customized for holding a couple of Mother's Day cards.  More on that later :)
We had both sides of the family over on Sunday for a barbeque and family pictures took up all of this side. The title card is Doodlebug Design Inc with some foam thickers from American Crafts.  Love card is one of Bazzil Basic's Avalon Lickety Slip Journaling Cards.
The rest of the week is on the otherside.  There's a picture of my sorority sister Jill from dinner on Tuesday, ER home sick :( with the stomach flu, and LB fast asleep in his high chair after eating.  I saw Jill again on Friday for crop night at Archiver's but didnt' bring my camera, since I had too much other stuff to lug over there.  The name tag happened to fit perfectly into one of the journaling slots.  In the last space I put pictures of my sticker and paper neatly organized.  Now it's so much easier to find what I need!
Here is the week with the insert added.  It holds the cards I got from both of my guys, Brad and LB.  Brad didn't take ER to buy a card for me, because she made one at school and wanted to draw lots of pictures for me instead.  She gave it to me the day before, so it's part of last week's Project Life spread.
To make a space to keep the cards I put in the one from Brad and then stitched across to hold it in place.  Then I measured the card from LB and eye balled how much extra space I had left.  I used a paper scrap and chipboard letters to make a title to fit that fit the space, inserted, and then stitched it in place.  Then I just added the second card on top.  This type of page protector happens to have a little flap you can fold over at the top to help secure the contents within.
Before slipping in the cards, I cut them in half and used sticky tape to attach them backside to backside.  Now you can see the front and inside message without removing.  Cutting them in half helps them lay better.
Even though I shouldn't need to take out the cards again, because you can read them inside of the insert, I used my paper trimmer to cut open the side.  Now you can pull them in and out.  I tend to be a card horder, so it's great to have some place to put them for safe keeping and I love that Project Life helps me hold on to them along with the photos for the event. 

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11 Friends Said:

The Wallace Family said...

Love the cards page what a great idea! I usually just stick them in a 6X12 but yours is so much more creative and cute!! Thanks for sharing that idea! I love how colorful your pages are:) So fun!

packmom said...

Looks like a fabulous mother's day. I love that lion cub card and gald you found a way to include it.

dawn said...

What colorful pages you have love all the color. What a cute mother's day card that is, made me laugh. Thanks for sharing how you did this. Looks like you had a great Mother's day. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

kate adderley said...

Hi Katie, great pages , love what you did with the cards, great idea, looks like you had a wonderful mothers day with all your family.

School Sparks Renee said...

Great pages - as always!! Looks like a memorable Mother's Day! Renee

Jenny said...

Very fun! It is so cool that you stitch the pages to fit how you need them!

Unknown said...

great pages Katie, I love how bright and colourful they are. Great idea with the cards.

Nirupama said...

I was definitely overthinking it this week. OSD stands for Onestorydown(.com) Definitely come check it out, it is a great site for digi/printables.

Love your pages this week (as usual). Love the thickers and stamped titles.

tree said...

that insert is super cool -- i need to find page protectors like that to incorporate into my project life.

i also echo what everyone else said. the colors are fantastic, and your kids are so cute!!

Lisa Johnson said...

I ♥ the way you made your own page protector and that you can read the front and back w/ out having to take them out. Ingenious! :)

Gretchen Clark said...

what a fabulous PL page ;) thanks for the inspiration (and for leaving some blog love on my blog).

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