Originally published on January 18th, 2014
Wrapping up my 2013 Project Life with the last two weeks of December. Since I was in Indiana at the time, I had to wait until January to complete these spreads. However, I did plan ahead and work on parts of them while on vacation. I took a small box filled with journal inserts, bric a brack, journaling pens, glue, and grided paper. I laid out each weekly spread on the grid paper and wrote in what photo went where. Then, I did the journal on the insert cards and added some embellishments. Once I got home, I just printed the pictures and slide them into the page protector pockets. Easy peasy! And I stayed on track!
Dec. 16 - 22
Highlights: Since this was the week we were traveling (Arthur for the first time!), I wanted to use some travel themed paper and embellishments. Thankfully I bought travel themed paper from SU's clearance rack in December. I cut up the little embellishments (like the "special delivery" tag) and used them as accents. I also cut down the rest of the paper into 3x4 or 4x6 pieces to use as inserts. The only insert that isn't that paper is the "True Story" date card. That one is from PL's Seafoam kit. The blue worked nicely with the pattern papers. It's a bit hard to see in these photos, but I did stamp directly onto a few photos. The pic of Arthur and I has a "postcard" stamp on the bottom. I experimented with different inks before leaving and decided that Staz-on black worked the best. I like the look of a simple stamp here and there. I also stamped the small plane and the globe onto insert cards. Finally I cut up our boarding passes to use as interesting inserts and added a Komet hockey ticket to the family album. Overall, I really love the colors and flow of these spreads.
Dec. 23 - 29
Highlights: Christmas week and I had to use Christmas theme paper and embellishments. The inserts are a mix of some random cut up SU Christmas DSP and pieces from the PL Holiday mini kit. I then added a few Christmas stickers to add to the fun. I didn't add any stamping this week, but let the photos speak. (Side note: The family album's right page is missing a few photos. For the second time in a row, Walgreens has not printed all the prints I ordered. Really getting frustrated with them...)
In the middle of Christmas week, I added a Design H insert to highlight our "professional" Christmas photos. Alright, my mother and I took them... I included a few inserts from the PL Holiday mini kit. I love our little family photos, even if the twins were in a slightly foul mood that day.
Next week, I'll be sharing Weeks 1, 2, and 3 of 2014.