Welcome to Week Thirty-Eight! Each week I share my most recent Project Life spread, it’s truly become one of my favorite things about this website. This time of year though–whew. Not so great about getting them out the door each week. Oh yes, fall sessions are in full swing! This time of year everyone loves anything pumpkin and the bright, bright colors. Who can blame them right!?
This week is special because it showcases my first layouts for The Lilypad. I am a guest designer over there this month after a serendipitous meeting with the owner while standing in line at Scrapfest. It’s always been one of my favorite online spots for digi supplies, if you haven’t been to the site before…head on over and check it out!
If you have stopped by my blog before, welcome back! If you are new you can learn more about how to get started with digital project life by checking out some of my past posts. My most popular digital memory-keeping posts have been Project Life Tips (written after my first six months of scrapbooking) and Digital Project Life Tips which is filled with links to some great tutorials online that are free AND will have you up and going in no time digitally. All of my digital project life pages are here on my blog, or for an even easier way to view them follow me on Pinterest. One thing you will notice that is different about my layouts is that I use a double-mat effect for all of my pages. If you are interested in learning how to resize your Becky Higgins templates to create this look, and would like a free download of my template, check out this post. Now onto week 38!
What we were up to this week: The beginning of the week was very normal. I chased Marie around, begged Holly to finally wear pants to school (to this day she has only wore jeans twice and leggings once), and took care of things around the house. The weekend brought a whole lot of fun at Gibbs Farm, a historical museum dedicated to prairie life in early Minnesota. Totally up Holly’s alley and the location for her Little House Party the following week.
Techniques used this week: I suppose the only thing you could call a technique is the cluster of word art I used on the left page to create a custom journal card. I simply clipped a paper to the template spot, and then picked my favorite words and clipped them in as well. I resized them all to different sizes and then scattered them around until I was happy with how it looked. I think I will be making some more of these in the future–I have a ton of word art supplies!
DSLR Photos Vs Iphone Photos: 6:4 DSLR for all of “event” stuff, iphone for the day to day.
Favorite Photo of the Week: The small photo of Marie and Holly walking along the dirt path at Gibbs Farm. When I look at that I realize that they aren’t going to be this little for too much longer!!!
Other thoughts: It was fun to play around with something new. (Or more accurately put, something that wasn’t put together for me like a Project Life kit.) Don’t get me wrong, it was definitely challenging for me…but in a good way. I felt like I had to really flex some creative muscle to get a page that felt true to my style (fairly simple) while still using a number of fun new products.
Supplies Used this Week: Listed in the icons below.