Here is the left side. Big event of the week was my new camera!
I used this totally typical self portrait as the date card for the week. The Studio Calico January kit included a roll of cute camera washi tape. I obviously had to use a little strip of that.
There was also some not-so-fun stuff that happened this week. I wrote that on the inside of this 'Hello Real Life' card. I wanted to include it in our album but didn't really want it front & center so I taped 2 Becky Higgins grid cards together and made the outside cute. On the surface, it also works because we got back to our normal 'real life' routine this week.
This pretty much sums up my state of mind these days. I'm a crazy craft lady. I organized my washi tape collection by color earlier this week. Behind the photo, I wrapped strips of washi tape around a piece of white cardstock. It seemed fitting.
The yellow card is part of the Project Life Seafoam digital kit. I had talked myself out of buying a core kit but when Seafoam was released last week I settled on the digital kit. I decided to go with the digital kit so I can print the cards that I like and will use. I typed my jounaling on the card in Photoshop and printed it out at home.
This white pen is awesome! It's like paint. Egg things are our go-to dinner. It's just eggs cooked on a tortilla with cheese. We top them with salsa and whatever else we have in the fridge. That's why we call them egg things, they are different every time.
And here's the right side. I made a small grid in Photoshop of some of my Camera Practice photos. We cooked at home both nights this weekend (normally we go out). Well, Billy cooked. He perfected his steak on the grill the weekend. Seriously, so good. I want to try and include more stuff about him in this year's albums. I also want to add in more simple digital details on my photos. Instead of covering part of the shrimp & steak photo with a label, I simply typed 'surf+turf' onto the photo before printing. Keeps it clean & interesting.
More digital details. I took a photo of my breakfast on Saturday morning and typed our typical Saturday morning routine on the inside rim of the bowl. Since our kitchen counter is also my crafting area, I used a sheet of 12x12" paper as the background of my photo.
On Saturday, I made a David's Tea run. I was running low on caffeine-free tea. This one I'm drinking in the photo is Sleigh Ride. It's a seasonal flavor so I bought 4oz of it...it's sooo good.
After that, we went to eat lunch at our very favorite place, Eat-A-Pita (I can't believe they have a website). It's a small restaurant across the street from our old apartment. I am not kidding when I tell you we would eat there 5-6 times a week. We miss that place so much. We moved before I started doing Project Life so I'm glad that we had a chance to go there so I can put in the 'life book.' (That's what Billy calls Project Life).
Below that is the top of my 'this week' card. I stuck these October Afternoon typewriter letter stickers onto a piece of ribbon from the Paper Source. On the rest of the card, I just wrote some more details about our week. I'm always surprised at how much there is to say about a boring, typical week.
Tip: I painted the end of the ribbon with clear nailpolish so it wouldn't fray.
And for fun, I included a sketch of how my spread came together this week. I print at home so I try to sketch out which photos I'll need before I print them out. I don't want to waste any paper or ink. Most of the time, I change a few things after I sketch it out but I've at least got a rough plan before I dive in. I also like to look at it as a whole so I can make sure I capture everything.
And that's a wrap on week 2. I am pretty much obsessed with Project Life.
Every week – Martha Stewart for Avery kraft labels, American Crafts 12x12" D-Ring Faux Leather Album in Graphite, Becky Higgins Design A Page Protectors, American Crafts Slick Writer – Medium, American Crafts Precision Pen – 03 & 05, Oh, Hello Friend date stamp, Staples Date Stamp, Staples Glossy Photo Paper, HP PhotoSmart 7515, Staz-On Jet Blank ink pad, Thermoweb Tape Runner + Refill, Studio Calico scrapbook kits // Roller Rink, 34th Street, Block Party, Woodbrooke Road Add-On Kit
This week – Freckled Fawn washi tape, Seafoam Digital Kit, Becky Higgins - 3x4" Grid Cards, Amy Tangerine Puffy Heart & House Stickers, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Pebbles Label Maker Phrase Stickers, Becky Higgins Cobalt Edition Designer Paper, I Lowe Scrap Striped Paper, Amy Tangerine Remarks Sticker, Paper Source Black & White Twill Ribbon, October Afternoon Sticky Keys Letter Stickers.