So let’s take a look at the processes for this lesson. First I am sharing this layout that is a summary layout about more kids’ sports. In this video I share how I specifically use Project Life Core Kits!
I absolutely love Project Life and the whole system that Becky Higgins has developed for memory keeping. I love core kits and pocket pages and love being able to keep up with documenting life. Core kits present their own special challenge, particularly how to use up so many and also how to get square corners, if the rounded corners bother you. This layout deals with both of those challenges.
This layout includes a layout about how Nick participated in T-ball/baseball and also a sort of Around Here as well. I created a date card for this layout in a traditional sense, that includes the week number and the date. Notice how I have layered the cards together to create the square corners.
One of the advantages of using Core Kits is that many of them coordinate with some of our favorite collections, and the Gather Core Kit is beautiful layered with the Gather physical products. Anything that helps me use more product is a bonus! I always love layering my embellishments in my pocket pages, and Maggie Holmes’ collections have lots of fun embellishments to include.
My main strategy in working with the rounded corners is to cut the corners off and move that remaining card to the outside for the square edge. Then layer another card on top to cover the rounded corners. The journaling spots on many of the core kit cards are great for layering and accomplish two things: they cover up the seams and they provide a place for your journaling.
On some of the photos I didn’t use core kit cards at all, just a simple label, the initial N, and a word strip. This layout was a great opportunity to document how Nick was not batting with a T that day!
For the right hand side, I began with this really pretty filler card. Again I layered different cards so there are no rounded corners, and then I layered a sentiment from one of the cards on top, along with a bow from the physical products. I have repeated certain elements around the page, one of them is the black and white. I love it!
This layout is all about blending our families and what that actually looked like from day to day. The piles of laundry in the hallway are a great representation of a major part of this blending! Ha! I also love this snap of mine and Nick’s and Natalie’s knees. The three of us are still a core element in our new family!
Remember all my talk about relationships in our photography? Look how Natalie is still shorter than the door knobs here in this photo. Also the cat who is with her is now, sadly, deceased. So glad to have her life documented and included! So many stories that this one photo can spark, but in this instance I also just let the photo speak for itself. That is a strategy too!
I always love photos of the kids around the table. They literally come to the table with whatever is on their mind and person at the time. Addison has no shirt on, Natalie is wearing her birthday crown from preschool, and Emberlynn is in pajamas. Too funny!
So let’s move on now to the second process video.