Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Project Life: August 2013

(August 11-17)

Hello Project Life friends!  It's been awhile since I shared update, and yes, I'm aware many have moved onto 2014.  For the most part I am finished up with last year, but as always am very behind posting.  To speed things up a bit, I'm going to be sharing some favorite spreads from months at a time until I finish 2013.  Click on the photos for a closer look.

(Aug 16 Insert)

Hopefully, by then I'll have my 2014 pictures in hand and will have made some progress on assembling this year's pages.  With it being so cold here in the Midwest and with so much snow, I haven't been good about sending photos off for developing.  But I've been taking good notes each day so I'm pretty confident putting January together will go pretty quickly.

(Aug 16 - Placed in Album Next to Insert Shown Above)

Since I have several pages to share at once, I will won't add much detail as to the supplies but if you are curious about something, don't hesitate to ask in the comment section.  Most are either Becky Higgins Project Life, Simple Stories, or MAMBI but I know there is also some Doodlebug Designs, Michael's Recollections brand, and AC Thickers used too.  As always, some details have been edited out for privacy.

(Aug 19 & 23)

We had so much going on last summer that many activities were scrapbooked pocket page style and do not follow the weekly format.  Sometimes, I would do a weekly page layout and then follow that week in my album with any full page activities from the week, right after.  Make sense?  I like to keep things chronological but many times it made more sense to do it that way, for me.

(August 24)

This was a special outing my mom planned for a ladies day out.  The second side of the insert and the right side of the spread is shown below.

I used part of an informational brochure to add some information about the house on second side of the insert.

(Aug 24-25)

That was one busy weekend!  After our ladies day, we picked up my friend's daughter and brought her back to our house for a sleepover, the first time E had anyone over.

(Aug 26-31)

Meeting the new teacher is always exciting!  This year she has a great one, that really understand her personality and learning style.

(Aug 29)

Each month last summer we had a special family activity that was a more involved and in both June & July we went on an overnight trip.  For August we went to one of Michigan's Great Lakes, yes it mean several hours in the car between driving there and back, but after a long day in the sand I always like coming home to my own bed!

This is the second of two double page spreads.  The first one has a summary type page with photos of all of us.  The second is a half page featuring E at the beach and the double page above highlights B's experience.  I really like how the top half of the right side turned out, the only thing that might have made it better is if my journaling had been straight, but hey, you can't have it all...right :)

The beach trip ends with the second half page devoted to E.  At the top I used the other half of the paper I used on B's page on the other side.  Love how this "mini" layout within a pocket page turned out, for once the layering of papers and elements was an enjoyable process and not at all stressful.  The cloned out portion has her name done in the same pink Thickers as the 7 for her age.

So that was August, revisiting it here was fun.  It reminds me that even though it's so cold now, warmer days will return eventually!  I hope you are loving Project Life as much as I am!  Linking this post up to Jessica's blog hop at The Mom Creative.


6 Friends Said:

Craftcherry said...

Looks like such a fun month. I'm still on 2013 too. Hopefully I can get caught up on sharing fairly quickly.
LOVE the beach photos.

Leslie Germain said...

Great PL pages. Love your pictures and your kids are adorable!

lisaplus6 said...

your pages just made me smile! so so lovely!

Stephanie said...

These pages are all fabulous! I love the 'smile' cards!

Mendie said...

So cute! I love the brightness of your pages!

Vera said...

Great PL pages! It looks beautiful and what a full and fun summer it seems! :-)

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