First Page Project Life 2012 Album 1
I've this before, but it's been awhile so I'll reiterate that I an older set of page protectors and kit from when the scrapbook magazine Creating Keepsakes was doing a Kit of the Month. Back then it was called Project 365 and I felt pressured to take a picture every.single.day. Which I failed miserably at multiple times. It seemed that the kit was destined to be a big waste of money.
Last Page Project Life 2012 Album 1
This isn't a kit page protector, it's by We R Memory Keepers and is the backside of the last part of our week long vacation. I planned it to be my last page because I knew how I wanted to use the eight 3X3 slots along the top and bottom. I added a picture of each of us from the first six months of 2012 and a blank Clementine journaling card cut down to size. On each journaling card I'm going to write highlights for each member of our family. I haven't added the journaling yet because I knew I'd have to edit out/blur so much that it was just easier to photograph it blank. You get the general idea, right?
First Page Project Life 2012 Album 2
I just love, love, love the pictures I used for the first page of the second album. They're from our session with my friend, who also happens to be a professional photographer. She did a great job and because the kids are familiar with her, they warmed right up.
More of the coordinating KOTM paper was used, with some cool navy blue velvet finish alphabet stickers spelling out our last name. Unfortunately, you can see the full effect of how neat it looks, because my husband preferes I edit out our personal details, but I left the first initial so you'd get an idea.
Then I put a quote sticker onto some paper and cut out into a pendant shape. A Martha Stewart office label slid underneath has our first names written on it and the year was added with some Jillibean Soup Alphabeans. Those little alphas are the perfect size for PL. I just LOVE them.
On the bottom I used a bunch of Jillibean Soup Memorable Hexies and wrote our names and our ages when the second book started. Hexagons were really popular for awhile in scrapbooking, maybe they still are...but I never knew how to incorporate them within my style. It was fun to play around with them here. I usually favor primary or bright colors but I seem to love almost anything Jillibean Soup is making these days.
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text and the phrase filler card is from Pebbles Inc.'s Family Ties line. It's just a wonderful line, I stocked up on a bunch of papers, really lovely coordinating cards, and stickers. I couldn't get enough of it! Pebbles Inc. is quickly becoming another favorite scrapbook company of mine too.
Last Page Project Life 2012 Album 2
After such a lovely first page and really loving the end page of Album 1 I'm not super in love with the last page of Album 2. I've decided I really like how all the photos on the First Page all coordinate. I may have to stage some photo sessions and take pictures specifically for my PL opening and closing pages in the future LOL! Wonder how the ultra busy 19 month old will cooperate?
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