Hi guys, today I am so excited to begin working in my Project Life 2017 album starting with Week 01!!!! I love this project so much and love sharing my process with you all. Have a look at this video:
Here is my completed layout, which began with a template from Paislee Press and journaling cards plus patterned papers called Happy.
Typically I begin my layout with the date card, and this week was no different. I used alphas from Heart Day, a word art from the Happy collection, and the alphabet stamp from One Canoe Two to embellish this card.
ur stories from this week included replacing my printer and purchasing a brand new Canon Pixma printer, which I am absolutely in love with. We also saw Snow-pocalypse and visited one of my favorite restaurants which opened up on Charlotte. Lots of good things happening.
I used the patterned papers in the Happy kit in several different places throughout the layout. Two are used to create the background – I chose two that had subtle colors and subtle patterns just to add a tiny bit of visual interest. For the filler card here I layered the word art over a bolder, bright patterned paper with fun circles. The puffy hearts from Elle’s Studio just make me happy layered on top!
One thing I want to do differently this year is to use different templates within the frames of my layouts. The Pocket Guides from Paislee Press provide tons of opportunities to add photos + journaling into each layout. Love love love.
The right hand side of my layout began with an enlarged photo of our street covered in snow. Our roads looked like this for three days before snow plows ever touched it, which is typical for North Carolina. But it was pretty to look at!
A little journaling in my own handwriting is a necessity, so I left one card free to add that. Nothing complicated here, just a few sentences.
Again using a photo template to add three photos to this one card which tells the story of how my favorite restaurant, la Madeleine, finally opened locations in NC! We used to have to go all the way to Alexandria to eat there, but now it is only an hour and a half away. Also notice our cat sprawled across the chair and pillows…this was how he stayed for like three days when it snowed.
So that is my very first layout in my 2017 Project Life album! See you back here again soon!
Products used in this layout include:
Elle’s Studio stamp set and puffy hearts
One Canoe Two alpha stamps, cork shapes, ephemera
Crate Paper Heart Day washi tape, ephemera, chipboard alpha