Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Project Life Week 4

Hello everyone !

I've been wanting to go back and share some of my older/not shared yet PL spreads for a while now. So I am going to start at the beginning of the year and go forward. Today I am going to share week 4.

This particular week I added in an insert as you can see. I had a few photos from a little adventure we took that I wanted to include in my album. I wanted them to be bigger than a 4x6. So I trimmed down the 6x6 page protector to only have 2 pockets. I will get into the insert a little later.

Here is what the whole spread looks like minus the insert. Can I just say that this week is one of my favorites. The colors came out great, and I love the overall look.

Here are a few close ups of this left side. 

The title card. 

Most of the photos from this week were taken during a trip down south for a dr. visit. After a 3 hour + dr. visit we were left with two options. #1. To sit in the LA rush hour traffic for who knows how long. #2. To drive the opposite way for 15 minutes to get to the beach. Can you guess which one we chose ? Yep, the beach will always win. We ended up at Santa Monica Pier at sunset. It was pretty spectacular.

Most of these journaling cards came from the Studio Calico kit. I have to say that they were the perfect color combo.

A simple journaling card and a feet photo of all of us on the boardwalk. 

Here is a wider look at the bottom left side. On the way down to the water we stopped and took a peek at the sunset. I snapped a photo of the girls looking over the water.

While we were eating dinner that same night Noah lost his first tooth ! He was eating his sandwich complaining that his tooth was hurting. Next thing we knew his tooth was on the floor. I took a photo of him the next day. I added that story to the peachy colored card. I loved that wood veneer speak bubble and thought it was fitting since his tooth snapped out.

Here is another look. 

Let's move on to the right side. 

There are a few journaling cards and a few photos. The kids got a teepee for christmas. They spent the morning getting it all " SET UP " as they called it. 

The bottom transparency piece was so fun to decorate. It came in a Studio Calico kit and I knew I wanted to use it somehow. 

This first card is from an Ali Edwards Story Kit and holds a story about getting some Simple Stories products in the mail.

The two top photos are one of me in my office and then a photo of my Simple Stories goodies box. I absolutely love it when I get goodies from the UPS truck. I added a digital brush from Ali Edwards all the way across the photo on the left. 

This insert was so fun to create. I had a few photos of us playing at the beach at sunset. I used a digital stamp from Kellie Stamps on this one and added those clear transparent letters to spell out US. 

This pocket holds the story about our adventure and how I had to conquer my fears so that we could have a magical evening. I used the digital brush ( the pink/peachy yes) and added the wood veneer yes on the bottom of it for a cool effect. 

Here is what the other side of the insert looks like. 

I didn't have another photo I wanted to use so I took two journaling cards and added them side by side onto a 6x6 sheet of patterned paper. I embellished the two journaling cards and love how they turned out.

One last pocket to show up. This was a photo I took of the kids after the sun was mostly down. I added the acrylic little things word phrase from the Ali Edwards Story kit I had. I thought it was perfect.

That is all for today everyone ! Thanks so much for coming. I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. As always, if you have any questions please leave a comment. I know this was a long post.

Take care now.


Julie Wooten said...

I love love love your pages!! So adorable! Clean lines with simplicity. Just awesome! I love your journaling. Do you use the computer or type writer?

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love your pages! So pretty. Do you have videos of your process...?

Mindi said...

Thank you so much Julie ! You are so kind. I use photoshop to journaling on my photos and journaling cards. Although I just acquired a typewriter from my late Grandma so we will see if I can make that work. I hope that helps.

Mindi said...


Thank you so very much for your kind comments. I don't do videos at this time. Maybe one day. As you probably love to watch process videos I also am getting into watching them as well. I love them actually. I love to watch them as a scrap.