I always enjoy putting my Project Life pages together, but sometimes it all comes together more easily than others. For me a lot of the pressure is removed when I don't worry about the journaling. I realize that recording the stories that go with the photos is important, but for me there are a variety of reasons as to why I'm less inclined to add journaling to my projects.
For the front page, I did want to write my thoughts down about a new project that I undertook in April because I had a big internal debate about starting it (and then later about letting it go). There was one last outing with my sister before she headed back home, mini cupcakes for a get together with the hubs's family, and a moment captured of Pound Cake and Biscuit bird watching.
This was the first time I was able to incorporate one of Brandi's doodles that I'd bought from her shop, The Shiny Bits into a project. I printed the doodle on watercolor paper and then used a Tim Holtz Distress Marker to add a little color.
I really love how the back page came together. Green is my favorite color, but I don't often scrap with it and this page makes me wonder why. I hand wrote some journaling about our relaxed April and the book I read all month yet didn't finish. I included photos of a home cooked meal, happy mail, and a cute email from my mom, a woman of few words. :) And in looking back at my photos, I realized there is a typo in my top journaling card. ack!
Three of the cards are ones that I made and printed at home. I used one of my Day of the Week Tab free printables, a grid dot journaling card, and a fun one that provides space for journaling and a mini flair.
So that's it for our April and it's crazy to think it's just about time to work on May!