I finally had a chance to finish last week's Project Life and take photos of it. I am just loving this project and my family is very involved and it's just making for one happy momma in this house. :)
Week 2's layout was very similar to my first week. I have a two-page spread with two 6 x 12 Page Protectors in the middle, encompassing a LOT of journaling and extra photos. I love a mix of black and white photos and will continue that for sure throughout the year.
Page one includes photos of the kids' first day back at school after Christmas vacation - they were out of school until January 9th. A mix of photos including their lunchboxes, the littles doing homework after school and the kitchen disaster that results when they all get home from school and throw things down on the table, counters, open the pantry, etc..
The middle row of smaller photos includes pictures of a new weekly tradition for our family - volunteering at a food pantry. It was an amazing experience and I love that Emily journaled about it. A huge highlight of last week for us.
The digital everyday stamps are Ali Edward's For the Love of Words.
The To Do List is also an Ali Edwards brush simply printed out on white cardstock: Yesterday and Today: Challenges Word Art Brushes and Stamps. Other digital products from DesignerDigitals include: Ali Edwards' Siblings Brushes and Stamps and Katie Pertiet's Ledger Button Words No. 01.
I'm not sure I'll continue such extensive daily journaling throughout the year but it seems to be working well and goes very quickly so far so I added it in again this week. This template is by Ali Edwards: Long Journalers Value Pack. I changed the template just a bit and added in a digital brush at the bottom: Embracing the Everyday Brushes and Stamps.
I love office supplies (total geek!) and can't stop myself from adding tabs to the inserts. :)
Friday was a snow day and we had a bunch of friends over for a sledding party so I took a ton of pictures and had a lot of journaling to go with it, so most of the middle pages of the 6 x 12 inserts was spent documenting that day.
*As a sidenote, I took so many of these photos with my cell phone - probably most of them - and I'm going to have another post in a day or two talking more about how I integrate my cell phone photos.
More journaling from Emily on this insert with my cell phone photos of the day. We had 8+ kids here and 3 moms at one point and it was a crazy, fun-filled day.
The back of the last insert includes more photos of the week, especially of Daddy and Andrew.
I also included a journaling card with funny quotes from the kids and a photo of me after getting over 5 inches of my hair cut off.
Page two of the spread includes the card Andrew made about his fascination with ammonites that I documented here. It also includes a photo of Emily walking to the bus stop, a picture of Libby's morning epilepsy medications, a photo of me in the office with my honey, a photo of Tom's bed-making ritual, a self-portrait with Andrew and Libby, a photo of my view walking into our bedroom, and then a photo of one of Tom's shirts that our washing machine ruined. UGH. It took me close to an entire day to fix the washing machine and salvage all of his clothes so it was worth documenting. It's the little things that make up a life. :)
This photo of Emily has a digital overlay and journaling placed right over the photo using Ali Edwards' 31 Days of Thankful Thoughts Photo and Journal Overlays.
And that's it! I'm halfway through documenting Week 3 as we speak. :)
You can see more of my Project Life posts by clicking on the tab of the blog or by clicking here. Back in a day or two with a post about how to incorporate cell phone photos into your scrapbooking.