Tuesday, February 28, 2012

7 Weeks of Project Life

I try to keep my Project Life SIMPLE and let the pictures be
the FOCUS of my album.

Week One
(Jan 1-8)
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Left Side
Only for things that happened on January 1, 2012
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Right Side
for Jan 2-8
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1.  I included the journaling and date on my pictures when I edit them
that is why I don't do a lot of writing on the journaling cards from
my PL Core Kit

2.  I also use some of my OWN 4x6 cards that I made

3.  I also love using my Dymo Labeler

Week 2
(Jan 9-15)
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Left Side

Right Side

Insert 8x10

Week 3
(Jan 16-22)
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Right Side

Week 4
(Jan 23 - 31)
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Left Side

Right Side

Week 5
(Feb 1-5)
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Left Side

Right Side


My own 4x6 card

Week 6
(Feb 6-12)

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Left Side

Right Side

Take Twelve Photo Challenge

A Day In A Life

My own 4x6 card

Week 7
(Feb 13-19)
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Left Side

Right Side

Note :
I included the Love Note card that I gave my hubby on one of
the 3x4 space 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Project Life in A FEW HOURS !

YES Folks Project Life in A FEW HOURS !!!

At the beginning of the year I already decided that I am 
doing Project Life.  Unfortunately the page protectors I wanted
are not available yet.  So I waited for almost 8 weeks before
I could start doing it.

The minute my Project Life Kit and page protectors came,
I had my pictures printed and started scrapbooking the
next day ... it took me only a few hours to finish 
7 WEEKS worth of PL pages !!!

How did I do it???

EASY ...

Since I don't have my PL Kit yet, I treat it like I have it ... hehehe

Here's how I did it:

1.  I take pictures EVERYDAY

2.  I printed the page protectors I want
this is how it will look like on my PL album

3.  I use these printed pages to make my LAYOUT for the week

4.  On my weekly layout, I decide which pictures to use, 
what story to highlight, and where to place those pictures & story
on my page protectors
(I also include info if I have an insert)

Ohh ... I almost forgot to mention that 
everynight before I go to sleep ...
I write down all the things that happened the whole day
This way, it will help me remember and decide
what story to highlight and what photos to include in
my PL

5.  After finalizing my layout, I go to my photo album and edit
my pictures using Picasa on my computer.  I usually add dates 
and journaling on my pictures.  Oh one thing I do when I take
my photos ... I always take my pictures twice VERTICAL & 
HORIZONTAL (to fit my page protectors) ... and if I don't have 
a vertical photo for a particular story I want that is when I
crop my horizontal photo (using Picasa) to fit into a vertical
slot on on page protector

Sample of adding Date & Journaling on my photo

and starting Week 8 ... I am including a "HAPPY" & "SAD"
icon on my photos, so I can asses at a glance how 
I felt that day/week or on a particular incident

Sample of Cropping from Horizontal to Vertical
to fit the page protector slot I want

6.  So after doing all these ... when my kit and pictures came
all I need to do is follow my layout for picture placements and
place all the fillers and cards from my PL core kit (which is FUN
to do ... gosh that core kit is awesome) 

7.  Now that my PL kit is here, I am STILL going to do all
these layout on paper before I do the PL page at the end of
each week because for me I find it EASIER and FASTER,
which is mainly the "focus" of Project Life anyway ...
to be able to make something meaningful and beautiful
without stressing me out and taking a big chunk from my
family time ... family first ... memories second

And that folks is the trick on how I did my 7 weeks of
Project Life in a FEW HOURS !!!

Tomorrow I will be sharing my Project Life pages.

Here's a sneak peek ...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Three On Thursday

It is Thursday once again my friends and for today's
Three On Thursday we have ...


I won the Ebay bid for the typewriter i wanted.  
It arrived yesterday and I was so excited to try it.
But my happy face turned sour the second I discovered
that it is NOT WORKING !!!

I haven't started my Project Life album yet since I am still
waiting for my pictures to be printed.  But I assure you the
minute those pictures are ready I will be scrapping
like crazy!

Nope no "Baby" on the way hahaha ... I love photobooks 
and I just ordered a new photobook from Blurb and it is 
scheduled to arrived on March 2. I can't wait to see it.

How about you my friends ... what emotions did you go through
this week?