And then this weekend, I made the title page and first week's spread. It is very simple. Maybe even too simple. I figure once I get the hang of this method of scrapbooking, I can go back and embellish these pages if I still feel the need to. Anyhoo, here they are!
After seeing Lisa Dickinson's title page HERE, I really wanted to make one just like it. However, I didn't have a page protector with the same size openings, I didn't have a picture of all four of us together, and I didn't want to stress over the very. first. page. So, I used what I had. And I like it just as well. Wanna know why? Because it took me about ten minutes and I just love the pictures I chose. However, if you have any suggestions on how to dress up my 2012 card, I'm all ears.
As you can see from my date card, I am planning to create a double page spread for each week of the year; however, I am not planning to take a photo every day. I know that will not happen. So, I plan to take whatever pictures I want and then I'll figure out how to make it work for the album. The first pictures I printed were the eight center pictures from a trip to the park. I always take a ton of pictures at the park, and I usually create a bunch of separate layouts using those pics. SO glad to have them all here in one spot. Then, I scanned in a note from my oldest to my youngest, printed it, and paired it with a journal card. And finally, I added a picture that I took at the movies. I also added a picture of the movie poster that I downloaded. Easy!
For this right side, I added four pictures of an Uno game along with the score sheet. My oldest totally changed the rules and ended up winning with 2,000,189 points. LOL! I also added a couple of pictures of the boys chowing down on some pizza and soft drinks -- they were crazy excited to actually get to drink a whole can of soda. And then lastly, I added a journal card labeled This Week with a little run down of what all the pictures are about.
I would have liked to add some stickers or stamps to the journal cards, but I'm not really sure where. Or what. Or if it's really necessary. So, I'm waiting to see.
Are you doing Project Life? If so, I'd love to see your pages or hear any tips/tricks you have to offer. Leave me a comment . . . invite me over to your blog. Us Lifers gotta stick together! Ha ha!