After a year of sharing my Project Life I wondered whether I would continue to share in 2013. In the end it comes down to this, I'm just going to see how it goes. This I know, after I created my title page I was really excited and shared on Instagram. It is such a good feeling to get that immediate positive feedback. What I love, what made me happy, was not the sweet things that my Instagram friends said but the sense of community that sharing created. I felt connected.
So, I decided that for now I am going to share my Project Life pages on the blog. But my intent is to create connection. Which brings me to a few questions......
Do you enjoy the Project Life posts?
If so what is it that keeps you reading them?
Is there anything you would like to see more of?
While you think about those things here is my 2013 title page. When Tina posted her awesome cut file I was inspired to add an overlay to my title page. I love how this sets a playful tone for the album. There is a closer look and a little more detail at the end of this post.
This year I'm using the Becky Higgins Seafoam Core Kit, the Studio Calico Project Life Kit and supplementing both with my stash. The calendar cards are from Studio Calico and I love the white space they provide, just a little rest for the eye. I am in love with this title page.
I added a very old Scenic Route Rub On to this 4x6 card that came in my Block Party Studio Calico Project Life Kit.
I supplemented this 4x6 pocket with my stash. The pocket and I believe the wood veneer letter are from Studio Calico and the gold circles are an overlay from Life.Love.Paper. The Hello card came from my Block Party Studio Calico Project Life Kit and the addition of the grid card and washi tape were my creative solution to fixing a typewriter oops. The 5 paperclip is also from Studio Calico. Hmm, I might be a fan.
While I wait for Becky Higgins Seafoam Core Kit to arrive I'm printing off the Digital version of the Seafoam Core Kit. This is my first time to truly print digital items and I've been really pleased. I added some old Jenni Bowlin star rubons and a Studio Calico rubon to this 4x6 pocket.
So, to create my overlay I picked the brown and cream paper to tie into the album I'm using this year, an Amy Tan Woodgrain Chevron album. In the Studio Calico gallery I saw Stephanie Bryan had used confetti as a backdrop for the cut file but I wasn't that brave just yet. So, I dug through my stash and found this vellum cloud paper that I believe was from American Crafts.
I didn't want to use adhesive so instead I stitched it in place using a zig zag stitch. It's a subtle detail that I really enjoy in my album.
I had so much fun putting this all together. Everything feels bright and cheery without being too busy.
OK, so did you think about those questions? If you wouldn't mind sharing your thoughts in the comments I would be so appreciative. Who knows, there might even be some happy mail involved.
Thank you so much for sticking around and reading this blog despite the fact that I haven't been a regular around here lately. I hope you are having a wonderful week.
Confused by Project Life? Project Life is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping created by Becky Higgins. Read more here.