Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Weekly Project Album and The Studio Challenges!

Got a bit of work done before I went away....
here it is:
 I've been watching and reading all about Project Life, and thought it wasn't really for me, but the more I read, the more I blog hopped, the more I saw the products....

Weeeeeeeeeeeell, I thought I'd have a go. Let's see if I do like this whole idea of weekly page for the year of 2013.

Yes, yes, I know... its April already - but that's okay each page only needs to be a couple (could be more, could be less) of photos representing each week. So looking back through my pics since the start of the year... I can do that! I've printed them out, popped them in an envelope with the week number on it.

I've thought about the size - and I've gone 12x12 - one album - this one:
 You can find a wonderful choice of Albums (all sizes) and Inserts HERE

As soon as you turn the cover over, there's a little black plastic insert that helps hold all the pages in place when the album is full. I've adhered the year on the plastic insert. Its made from Tim Holtz 'Word Play' die (I think its sold out, but ask Lee-Anne about it)

I've made my Scrap Therapy Sketch LO for April , my cover page.... and used a picture of Paige recording Hannah with the camera - so it was perfect. Its a 12x12 LO

Which means, I've done another 12x12 LO with Week One's photos for the reverse side to put in the same 12x12 sleeve. And luckily this paper from Simple Stories has pretty much done the work for this particular project for us!

I seem to need to come to the terms that the purpose of doing pages like this are to be basic, and refrain from wanting to add more product - keep the time down that I'd normally spend on a page so it remains a viable productive weekly project and still be happy visually with the outcome... might be a challenge - I'm not sure :lol:
Nope I don't think it will take long to catch up to April. So long as the photos are continually taken and uploaded to my computer, then there are plenty to choose from.

Here's Week One's page
WRMK's Simply Spring Raindrop Cardstock
Prima Lifetime Brads

I'm off and running!
And this is going to be a regular spot... so keep watching!

Oh and p.s....
If you are into this... then look over at the pink right hand bar and you will see a 'Great for PL Styles' heading.... and it can take you to all sorts of products

is all about Masks...
Here's my Guest DT LO....
Loved playing with this...
Masked with some butterfly wings (off old barbies the girls had years ago!) with texture paint.  The little gumnut and leaves, are watercolour pastels I painted and cut out...
Hope you can join in, and see the dt's LO's - they are fabulous!


Lizzy Hill said...

I know you're away...but just wanted to say this is a great idea, & it going to be sooo great a way of journaling your holiday, too...good on you for making the concept your 'own':):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeee these!!!

Jasmine S said...

Fabulous fabulous fabulous. I too am trying to get stuck into Project Life but soooo hard to get started. You have certainly inspired me with your gorgeous creations.

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Such fabulous lo's and PL creations! I like the way you put the '2013' on the book tab....creative idea!