Project Life title page. The fact is, I was stalling. I was stuck. I had found so many great ideas, and blogs, and galleries, that I got a little overwhelmed (okay, a lot overwhelmed) with making my own. It seems simple enough, just slipping in a few photos and cards + calling it a day. But for whatever reason I just couldn't get started. So, I just sat down and did it. Finishing my December Daily can wait. Cleaning up the mess on my work table can wait. So this is what I came up with.
A couple weeks ago Becky did a blog post on title page ideas (which I promptly examined each and every one) and at the end there were a few freebies from Cathy Zielske to make a 6x12 page. How fun, right? So on top of my regular 12x12 page (which I'll show you below), I created this :
die cut paper by Studio Calico. For the journaling card below, I temporarily attached a grid card to some printer paper and printed out the 'our life, one week at a time...", folded it in half around the right edge of the page and zig-zag stitched it in place.
Because I had enough supplies to make a second page, I made a matching 'volume 02' sheet for the second album. Here is how it looks as you open the album :
Becky's 6x12 page protectors coming, so (I'm guessing) the left margin will line up much nicer than these American Crafts page protectors. I just slipped it in for photo purposes. :)
And here is my full title page :
Project Life newbie, I hope it doesn't take me as long (or cause such mass destruction on my work table) to do my weekly layouts.
My goal is to do my weeks Monday - Sunday (except for this first week, which will be Sunday - Sunday), edit + print my photos at home on Monday, work on my layout Monday/Tuesday, and then blog it Tuesday/Wednesday.
Below is a list of the big stuff - the supplies + products I am using for my Project Life album. All of the other extras are just goodies in my stash and I can share what they are as I use them or am asked about it. I am very much looking forward to using up all of those random half-used alphabet stickers and rub-on's, especially the numbers.
Project Life supplies : Turquoise Core Kit, Design A Big Pack + 6x12 page protectors, Dividers + an extra pack of grid journaling cards (Project Life or not - these journaling cards are so fun to use!)
Album : I already had an empty 12 x 12 We R Memory Keepers Linen Album in Hazelnut and purchased a second (because it seems most of the ladies that I follow who did Project Life last year needed more than one album per year, and because I want them to match.) :)
Printer : Epson Photo Stylus R2880
Camera : Nikon D60 + my iPhone
Photo Editing Program : Photoshop Elements 9. Version 10 is available (with a free 30-day trial) here at Adobe's website.
Other fun must-haves (for me) : We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (the 1/4" radius seems to match the rounded corner on the cards in the core kit), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, a date stamp (found at an office supply store) + an inkpad, and lots of pens + Sharpies. This list could go on + on, so I will stop now. But these are the biggies.
Phew. I am just so excited about this project. If I haven't covered something or you have a question, please feel free to ask in the comments. Thank you for looking + reading!