Sunday, June 02, 2013

Project Life 2013: Orange You Happy, Mama?

I got my groove back for this Project Life spread, which included our low-key Mother's Day celebrations. We went out for an early breakfast at my favorite Portage Bay Cafe, and then my parents came over the following day for an official Mother's Day brunch. Bacon was enjoyed by all. Well, not T, because she doesn't like bacon. I think I'll keep her despite that.


(Click to see larger photos).


May 6-19: Mother's Day, solid food for BabyM, haircut & Redmond Saturday Market

May 6-19: Brunch, UW research study, manual labor, cuteness

Calendar bling marking our anniversary and Mother's Day


Small detail - almost what I wanted


The last photo is a closeup of one of the Studio Calico Project Life Kit cards.  I wanted to add a cute embellishment to the inside of the camera so I put in a tiny star sequin and used Glossy Accents to create a little dome over it.  Except that I didn't use enough, so it's not quite round. Oh well, better luck next time.

I tried hard this week to use only my growing collection of pre-cut Project Life cards. Most are from recent Studio Calico kits or my brand-new Project Life Midnight Core Kit.  I used a few scraps and embellishments salvaged from my December Daily album (which I reworked and finished-finally!  More on that later.)  

The black letter stickers spelling "SUPER CUTE" and "MARKET" are cast-offs from a friend and are over a decade old.  It was a fun game to figure out what I could spell with the remaining letters.  Once I completely run out of As and Es, the rest get turned over to T for use in her "crafting".

Something I've found helpful to making a cohesive layout is to use most embellishments, stamps and letter stickers twice on the spread. I was doing this subconsciously and just realized it while making this spread.  It's not a hard and fast rule, but it definitely helps me limit the number of "things" I'm bringing in, as well as making the different pockets "relate" to each other.  I'm sure this is some fancy graphic design principle that I missed out on during the art classes I never took.

So here we are at the beginning of June, almost halfway through the year, and I'm still living in the mythical land of "caught up".  Yay!

Here's a slide show of my 2013 pages, including close-ups.  If you can't see it, click here to view my entire 2013 Project Life gallery.



Project Life @ The Mom Creative

20 comments:

  1. Oh I adore the orange and how you put a photo on a big card and use the rest for journalling. Truly inspiring me today

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  2. Love orange - and so awesome that you are caught up!

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  3. So many great little details! I too am loving the orange and I love that heart stamp/rubon?

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    1. It's a very old (and cheap) clear stamp! I used grey Prima chalk ink on it and I was surprised at how well it stamped. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. you have a baby and a toddler and you're caught up. I envy you! :)

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    1. This is why I do PL only every 2 weeks :)

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  5. Your photos are most adorable! Great pages!

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  6. Great PL pages, love the orange :)

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  7. Okay 1) how does T not like bacon? = ) and 2) that photo of BabyM with the red ball in her lap...SUPER CUTE

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    1. Yeah, I'm not sure about the bacon. She loves sausage, though. I'm hoping she'll come around.

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  8. Great pages. I will have to steal your idea on marking the calendar with special days.

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    1. I stole it from someone else, so steal away :)

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  9. Super cute pages Anandi! I loved those orange cards too. The grey bits from FF are perfect with it. Glad you had a great mother's day ;)

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  10. Your project life pages are lovely.
    I am in the fantasy land of getting caught up and I haven't even started mine yet this year, lol.
    I came to visit you from 2 peas :)

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  11. Great pages! Your little family is so cute!!

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  12. Love that you color coordinated your pages. :)

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  13. LOVE your pages this week. Lots of little "mini-layouts" and all the orange and black looks great. That's a brilliant technique, repeating elements twice on a spread. I'll keep that one in mind. And congrats on your continued residency in the magical land of Caught Up!

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  14. What cute pictures. I love the orange and gray theme!

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  15. this is so so sweet and happy!! I love the feel and colors of your spread... and your baby is the cutest!

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