Holy New Beginnings, Batman! Project life is So. Much. Fun.
As mentioned before, my plan is to have my weeks go from Wednesday-Tuesday, and I will share on my blog on Sundays. Yay! It's Sunday!
::This week's highlights:: WEATHER! Specifically the Polar Vortex! We missed 2 days of school due to the cold temperatures, which extended our already longer than normal Winter Break (I didn't complain)! The weather got it's own insert this week. I also started One Little Word this week, as well as another 365 attempt (both are reflected in this week's spread). We celebrated my MIL's birthday this week and I won a Silhouette Cameo from Studio Calico (Part of the 12 days of Christmas)!
::Supplies:: I used Design A page protectors for both sides. For the insert, I used a Design G page protector, but I cut off the 2, 6x4 spots on the far right and stitched it up the side to hold the cards in. I mainly did it this way because I had the Design G on hand! :-) For this first week, I took a look through a few past Studio Calico Project Life (monthly) kits to complete the week (my January kit arrived just as I was finishing -- so I was able to add that lovely "start" badge!). Most of the cards are from December 2013, but there are a few others from past kits. I tried to stick with a red, grey, black & white color scheme. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a see through element on my insert -- the cut was purchased from the Silhouette Store. I used stamps from several manufacturers including, Elise Blaha Cripe, Studio Calico and Pink Paislee.
::Techniques or Additions:: This week I decided to use a photo as my title card. I don't know that I will do that all the time, but this time it just seemed to work out so I did. I used some gelatos and a water brush to paint on a few of the cards. For example, the card was just black and white, and so was the circle stamp.
On the last card I have a photograph of a puzzle that my mom did. I also included the actual newspaper behind the card. It's not removable (I had thought I might do that, but then changed my mind). I used it like I might use patterned paper. The story is about how my mom saves newspapers for us (more on that in a different post) and how I often find the puzzles (specifically Sudoku) finished. I love my mom and I love finding these reminders of her in my house (I don't see her as often as I wish I did)!
One last fun item I added this week. I took some video of my daughter dancing to "I Love Rock 'n Roll" this week (she requested the song, of course). I took a screen shot of the movie to use as a photo, and I uploaded the video to You Tube. Then I created a QR code and included that on the card, which will send you to the You Tube video to watch her dance! Fun! ((I will do that again, I think).
|See the QR code on the bottom left?|
|My happy mail even made it in! Hello Just Add Color!|
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