You all know how much I love instagram. And over there on my instagram feed (@jodie.york) I am lucky to be in contact with a bunch of fun and active creatives who take the time to make comments – thank you – and who aren’t afraid to ask questions and get involved – big thank you. One of my favourite thrills comes with hearing that I may have inspired someone to perhaps take a different creative direction in the way they Project Life. But in the little comments section on IG there just isn’t enough room to share everything so I thought I’d tack on 3 Humble Tips For Stress-Free Project Life Creativity to my week twenty-four post. In 2015 I’ve embraced the ‘less is more’ in all aspects of my life, including when creating our Project Life album. The ‘less is
Welcome to week twenty-four of my Project Life journey. Humour me for a second – yesterday I completed three weeks and I am pleased to say that volume one of 2014 is compete. Still seven weeks to go while continuing to Project Life the present but I’m a step closer to my goal.
What I love about my week twenty-four is that even though I’ve kept the products used to a minimum it still looks colourful. Bright pinks, soft blues, strong stripes of black. The photos are clear and light. Everything has space to breathe. I was a short of photos for this week hence the two printed out quotes and two photos of telephones that I found on Pinterest and just adored.
Sharing with you today week twenty-four of my Project Life journey.
I was telling Kellie today how much I loved putting my week twenty-four together. How much I loved selecting what photos I was going to include, how much I loved selecting what products I was going to use, how much I loved deciding on what was going where, how much I loved writing our little stories and how much I loved that feeling of completing a creative project.
Yes. I still love Project Life. Yes. I still love the creative process.
I used the Midnight core kit which is still my favourite core kit…
Amy Tangerine’s embroidery kit that was in a Studio Calico scrapbooking kit…
…a set of phrases from the same kit…
…a packet of Amy Tangerines new Charcoal rubber thickers…
…my favourite star punch, my Tim Holtz tiny attacher…
…my trusty Artline black fine tip pen.
Simple and easy.
Anyone else out there as behind as me?
Anyone else out there who is still loving it anyway?
Don’t stop enjoying the creative process. Don’t stop being inspired and, above all, don’t quit.
Moving right along! Goodness gracious…I’m so time poor. I know a lot of you are the same. But I can’t tell you how fantastic and happy I felt creating again!
I pulled out PDC Mini Kit #5 and combined the contents with bits and pieces I had on my workbench. I poured my self a cuppa and got stuck into getting week twenty-four done.
The left side. I really enjoyed working with the Jenni Bowlin Studio MAGPIE Collection of patterned paper. Vintage. Yum! I also like working with a bit of black. The arrow stamp came from a Studio Calico kit. I stamped it using Weather Vane ink by Jenni Bowlin Studio. Check out Stella’s face…classic!
Another relatively simple title card. The red card is also from the Jenni Bowlin Studio pack Be Our Guest. The butterfly button is a sticker that has been floating around my workbench all year. I thought the circle on the card was the perfect spot for it. Love butterflies and love the blue. The kraft, scalloped tag is from the Mini Kit as is the receipt paper where I stamped the date using Dear Lizzy‘s date stamp. Used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher a lot this week to adhere all sorts of things.
I love adding things like business cards and brochures to my layouts. I usually end of collecting more memorabilia then what I actually use. I still continue to collect though.
Our darling Abigail. She’s getting so big! Love the natural coloured thickers. I scalloped punched the top and bottom of the photo just for something different. I used as many of the weekday stickers from the core kit as possible this week. All black. Again, I like black.
More thickers and a bit of journaling. I like to write to the kids when I journal. I think of them as little letters to each child. They already get a kick out of reading them which thrills me.
The right side. I found this side a little challenging to put together because I didn’t have as many photos as what I thought I had.
I had cleaned out my wallet this week and had stacked a heap of things like business cards, receipts and my expired license in my Project Life keepsakes folder. I rummaged through it and pulled these things out to simply fill the space. The 4 x 6 card that was in the Mini Kit came in really handy for housing these bits and pieces. Love that truck!
Love these photos of the girls. That ‘hello’ bubble was actually included in Mini Kit #4 but I had a few left over and couldn’t resist using one. Thank you Sarah at Documenting Chaos! More Tiny Attacher staples, more Jenni Bowlin receipt paper and another little weekday core kit sticker.
I LOVE FRIDAYS and thickers! Say no more.
I was shocked, horrified(!) in fact, to discover that I didn’t have one photo for Sunday. Eek! I used the Ormolu tag that was in the kit, stamped it with a clock stamp from 9 to 5 October Afternoon (love it!), popped on some thickers, and added some string. The Ormolu tag felt a little too ‘white’ so I distressed it with some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink.
I absolutely LOVE this photo of William! He’s first flight. So proud of his bravery.
I originally thought I’d do a massive insert for his adventure but then found myself putting off the task of completing week twenty-four. I was making things too complicated. I re-thought my approach to recording this proud and exciting moment and decided to create a little 4 x 6 book. I’m trying to convince William to journal his experience directly onto the photos with a Slick Writer. I’m still working on him.
Second page of the 4 x 6 book. Plenty of room for journaling around the photo of the plane.
To create the book I simply cut down two 4 x 6 page protector pockets, added the photos and sewed them onto the 12 x 12 page protector. If I had my time again I would sew the spine onto the right hand side so that the pages would open out flat.
My second insert for this week houses Stella’s green award from school. I sits directly above William’s 4 x 6 book.
To be completely honest with you, I had no idea what do to with the Tim Holtz playing card that was included in Mini Kit #5. Then it came to me. A tab! Why not!? I added another Studio Calico arrow stamp with the Jenni Bowlin Studio Weather Vane ink (my new favourite go-to colour) on top of the Jenni Bowlin perforated paper called Stamp.
This layout took me just under an hour to finish, including the inserts, and after completing it I felt a little better about being able to catch up…(eventually).
All I have to do is remember one little thing – JUST DO IT!