Monday, January 30, 2012

project life 2012 | week 2

Week 2 of Project Life for 2012, and I'm still completely in love with this format!


This week I took it "easy" mostly used items from the Project Life Amber Core Kit. Not every week has to be an amazing scrappy masterpiece. In fact, most won't be!

A close up of the left side...


This is actually the back side of the 4x6 chevron piece (from Keri Bradford Studio) that I used in my Week 1 layout. Did you see that Keri has a whole set of nothing but 3x4 and 4x6 background files out now for Project Life?

I added a fabric flower by Bella Blvd and some Tim Holtz tissue tape to perk it up a bit, though I am going to have to watch out for using too many bulky embellishments as this album grows.


I added a Sassafras (oh, how I miss that company!!) Paper Whimsy to the top of this journaling card from the Amber kit.


And here I did get a little scrappy. The supah pretty printed cupcake is from Pink Paislee's Soiree line, and I layered over a shipping tag (and on another card from the Amber kit) with a bit of baker's twine to finish it off. I did refrain from stitching it, though, just to prove that I do have some small amount of self control.


One of the things that I totally love about Project Life is the "stuff" that gets added to the album. For instance, where else in my scrapbooking would I use part of the packaging from my husband's latest beer obsession? I realize that beer obsession may have been a poor choice of words- really he gets a 6 pack every six weeks or so, and it takes him about that long to drink it all.


And here's the right side...


I used a couple of Elle's Studio tags (which are much easier to find now that I've organized my Project Life supplies) on this week's spread, too. I love these little guys!


The honeycomb piece was cut on the Cameo using a border file from the Silhouette store. I resized it so that the width was right for the pocket, then trimmed the length on my paper trimmer.


And I totally didn't plan this, but look how cool the cupcake is going to look showing through the back of the honeycomb on Week 3!!


Speaking of Week 3, it may be a bit delayed since I'm using the new kit from Scrapbook Circle and have to wait until it's posted on the blog there before I share it here. Every once in a while I may have to show weeks out of order because of something like that- just a little advance warning!