Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Project Life 2012 - Week Three

Up to week three, and still loving Project Life!

This week I added in my Take Twelve collage into the middle of the spread. I had it printed as an 8x10, and am really happy with how it turned out. To read all about my Take Twelve photos, check out this post.

Week Three with extra inserts:

Week Three, without extra inserts:

The second half (right hand side) of this week was not very interesting, Ian and I were both very unlucky and caught a summer flu, he was ok within a couple of days, I am still not feeling 100%.

I also found that I was a little less interested in taking photos the second part of this week, but I think that's partly to do with not feeling very well, and the fact that I did my Take Twelve photos this week too. Actually, I'm sure that's what it was, because for this current week (week 4) I have already taken heaps of photos, and will be back to my usual problem, of having too many photos!

Back of insert 1 & insert 2:

I numbered all the photos on the Take Twelve collage, and then on the back I typed a quick little list up of what every photo was showing.
Lily also got her very first email this week! It came to my email address. but was addressed to her, and she was so excited!! I knew as soon as I got the email that I would have to print it out and slip it into the album.

I also wanted to share a close up of my title card, be warned it's not perfect...I suck at date stamping (this is the second week [out of three!] that I didn't press down evenly), but you know what!?! I don't care, I'm the type of girl who can't rule straight with a ruler, and cutting straight along a line - IMPOSSIBLE!!

These were some really old Pink Paislee alphas that I had laying around, and I thought that they went pretty well with the overall teal/aqua colours popping up in the photos and extras. I was in two minds about outlining the letters (you know, because I stuck at doing things like this), but I'm so glad that I did, it really helps the letters 'pop'.

  • I think that  for now I have pretty much given up on ever having a 'normal' week with no extra inserts...Later this week we will be celebrating Australia Day (Jan. 26), and no doubt I will take half a million photos -so extra inserts will be needed. The week after (week 5) Lily goes back to school as a big Pre-Primary girl, so again I will have some extra stuff to add in (I already have a questionnaire that I have for her to fill out, about her favourite things).
  • Something else that I noticed this week, was that there were no photos of me at all! I hate having my photo taken (comes from years of being overweight) but you'd think that now I have lost all of the weight I would have let go of that! I spoke to my husband, and he promised to make sure that he picks up the camera too, and takes some photos of the kids and I. I guess that's the Mum's curse....we're the ones always shoving cameras in other peoples faces, so there's hardly any photos of us!


  1. I love the extra inserts. What a fun week for you:) I also like the stickers you used to put on the card to say week 3! What a great idea:)

  2. love all these Auzzies! When you were speaking of Summer you threw me for a moment! So jealous. love your take 12, do you do that every other week or something, what a great idea to incorporate every now and again! Keep Calm and Project Life on!

  3. You should start taking self-photos, then you're guaranteed to be in some!

  4. Love that you are doing the extra inserts. I haven't done it yet, but I know I will eventually.

  5. I also am rarely on my pages, I do make an appearance this week but it's the first time so far this year. With being sick, it's a wonder you took any photos after that!

    I did Take 12 too and have been wondering what to do with them. I made a digital layout but haven't decided if it should be an insert or if I will keep all of them together so they can be looked at at once, kind of a year in review.

  6. yes! more photos with you and your family! I want to make sure that I have more photos of me in my layouts...also, how fun to get her first E-mail :)


  7. This is awesome! Loving the extra insert!

  8. Very colourful! And the extra insert is cool.