Well hello there..
It is Bernii here with my very first post for the wonderfully inspiring Life.Paper.Scrapbook Project Life Creative Team.. Wow that was a mouth full ;)
I am so excited to be here and can not wait to share with you some of my layouts and to hopefully give you some inspiration to either catch up with your Project Life or to perhaps try something different that you might see on one of my pages :)
So today I wanted to share with you a little about the "process" I take when creating my weekly PL spreads.. Because I am a super dooper busy with my life I find that printing my pictures from home works best for me. Not to long go I purchased an Epson Picturemate and it has been a total life saver , and I swear that machine is the only reason I am still plugging along with my PL. It works for me and is great for spur of the moment scrapping .
Then I have noticed I tend to scrap my weekly layouts based around a main collection..
I like to collect a few pieces from each collection as this helps me to create a uniform layout. As you will see with my layouts I like to use paper a lot and love to layer and embellish as much as I can . It does not bother me at all how "thick" my pages are. I am doing this because I love it and really do not want to be restricted at all.
Then I tend to pull apart a 6 x6 paper pad and "cover" all the slots then lay out photos where I think they may work well. This is the part that takes me the longest as I try and make sure that I have the right colour balance across the two pages.
Once I am happy with the paper and photo choices I then start to layer and embellish.. I do not glue anything down and just "shuffle" for a while..
I then tend to start with one card and complete it like its own mini album. Once that one card is complete I then slowly start completing the rest making sure that they all compliment each other. I tend to also go through the motions a little with my PL spreads at the end and I have an actual check list I go through..
- Has each card got the date ?
- Can any wood veneer or enamel dots be added ?
- Has each picture have some form of journalling ?
- Can there be any more "titles" or "sayings" that can be added pictures to help draw the eye ?
I also managed to add in an extra insert with a couple of photos of Easter and letter from Abigail's school. I only wanted to add a few pictures there as I will scrapbook those other pictures at a later date.
Then here is the complete layouts. :)
Here is a close up of the insert that I added and the card that it relates too. I love being able to add everyday items to the album
Then lastly this is BY FAR the reason that I am a Project Lifer..
Seeing my son flip through the album time and time again makes me so happy!! He loves going through and finding his daddy , as his father works away for weeks at a time. And then when my husbands gets home form his break, he loves going though the album and catching up on what has happened while he has been away. It is great as he still feels connected to the family through these albums.
Well I hope today I was able to perhaps affirm or show you a different perspective on how a Project Life spread comes together, and perhaps you too would like to try scrapping a weekly spread based around just one collection.. I promise you know it will be super easy as all the "choices" have been made for you with all the matching embellishments.
Until next time.
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