Welcome to Week Six! This week I had the urge to tackle the pretty sweetness of The Olive Edition–check it out!
What we were up to this week: I had a night out. Holly’s school had an open house. We spent Saturday morning at the library. On paper it doesn’t look like much, but it sure felt like a busy week! I made a conscious effort to get a photo of some things in my life that are just too darn funny that I hadn’t recorded yet…namely the Holly face in the upper right of the left side. I probably could go without my face being enlarged to the size it is, but on the plus side I had my eyebrows waxed the day before so I don’t look too scary:) I am proud to say, however, that my goal to be in the album every week is still at 100%. Six weeks in and I have made an appearance each week!
Techniques used this week: I continue to be positively obsessed with color coordinating EVERYTHING. I have even started re-coloring the kit if I want the journaling card included to be orange instead of green. (If you missed out on my video on how to do this, click here.) I also am continuing to love my calendar card. This week was light on photos so having a dedicated spot for that makes pulling the week together that much easier for me. (There is a video for how to do that too, click here if you missed it.) A new technique for me this week was using a ghosted journaling box on a photo. I really like how that turned out and have a feeling that technique will be popping up again and again. Cathy Zielske does a great video on how to do it, to check it out click here.
Other thoughts: This week took me an incredibly long time to put together. I can think of many reasons for this, one of which being that I specifically challenged myself by using ALL of the colors in the kit. There is definitely an orange/pink theme in the kit, as well as a blue/green theme, and I was DETERMINED I was going to make them all work together. I think I got it–but not without a lot of recoloring, reworking, and rewinding!! Another reason I had such a hard time I believe is that I am SO READY to scrap with some bright pink and red. I mentioned it in my workflow post last week–I definitely choose kits based on mood and season. With Valentine’s Day this week it’s finally time to bust out all of my heart themed stuff. Can’t wait to start working on Week Seven!
Be sure to stop by Tuesday for a huge post dedicated to deconstructing week four. I walk through tips on layout, overall design, my weekly “formula,” photo tips, and much, much more!
Supplies used this week: Most of the items are listed in the icons below. The Week Six circle came from this blog and was, at the time, a free download. It’s $2.99 now, but I still think that’s a great deal for 52 elements! The good times bubble was part of the Day by Day class at Studio Calico this past January.