Friday, May 30, 2014

Project Life - May

Popping in on this rainy Friday with my Project Life layouts from this month. I didn't get the individual pages photographed (whoops!) but here are the full spreads.

For whatever reason, this month was more about just getting the pages done than inspired, creative techniques. There are so many things I want to do and try, but when my photos and kits are in front of me, sometimes I totally forget about all that inspiration and just slap it all together. And that's fine with me. I've also been including more journaling than usual, which I think I'll appreciate later. Surprisingly, journaling in my PL album is my least favorite. Does anyone else feel that way? Maybe it just seems redundant after writing in my real journal and blogging. Well. At least it's all in one place.

Project Life Kits used: Sunshine Edition, Midnight Edition

My favorite spread this month. Nothing special, but I do love the yellow and black. Six of the photos were actually from the same day, because it's not rare for me to get to Sunday and realize I have virtually no photos from the week. Sometimes it's fun to go on a mad dash around the house/outside taking whatever photos I can. Sometimes.

Project Life Kits used: Sunshine Edition, Midnight Edition

Beach week! We went camping with my sister and brother-in-law at the Outer Banks and had such a good time. These, to me, are classic family vacation photos - not artsy or good quality at all, but the simple kind of pictures we'll love looking back at when we're old and grey. I wanted to keep the cards all neutral, just for simplicity's sake, but that flowered card was just begging to be next to the picture of me in my flower pants. Floral print wins again. Also, I think I love writing on the photos in Sharpie. Might not work for every layout, but it adds some interest to this one.

Project Life Kits used: Midnight Edition, Polka Dot Party Mini Kit

Second page of the trip. I couldn't decide between color and black and white photographs, so I did one spread of each. I love them both. Black and white is so nice for those beach photos that all start to look the same after a while. It's also my favorite trick for poor quality photos. I remember doing that with my friends in college, shrugging off the less than flattering pictures we took together and saying, "Eh, it'll look good in black and white." Works every time. 

I feel like there's so much potential for someone more talented than I to swoop in and do something amazing with this layout. Some colored stamping, some sticker action? I don't know, but I wasn't about to stress over it. It's simple, it tells the story, I don't hate it. Done. 

Project Life Kits used: Midnight Edition


  1. Your pages are always so nicely balanced and easy to look at. Beautiful.

  2. Gorgeous lot of photos and amazing project life spreads.

  3. Love the clean simplicity of your pages - they're amazing!

  4. Just discovered your blog, I'm always looking at your PL on your insta. We have those same mugs! haha love your style.


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