Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Project Life {April 2015}

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!

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful pages, Elise! I love looking at the little details, like how you added the word "april" to the floral photos on the first page and how you fit a piece of flair into the circle on the journaling card on the second page. Awesome job!

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  2. I LOVE your layouts. So many little details. I really enjoy your style and am finding a lot if inspiration to use in my own layouts. Thanks for sharing your pages and the details.
    BTW: I have more typos than I care to admit on my journaling cards. My boyfriend finds them every time. Oh well, I leave them in to keep it real. :o)

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  3. I love seeing your spreads. I love the little bits like the flair. And your photos are always awesome. Oh I can't stand it when I discover one of my mistakes. Michelle t

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  4. i love how you put your PL pages together. the colours and little elements look so good x

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  5. Your pages look amazing, I love all your added details!

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  6. I love your PL pages.
    Colourful, fun yet still orderly :)
    I love the card with the circle for the flair badge…so cool.
    I love the book flair as well.
    Love the cupcake doodle as well.

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  7. Awesome pocket pages. Isn't that the way with PL that is either goes together easily or you have to work at it, heck it's that way the reg layouts too. I love all your photos they are all so wondeurfull and that little bit of flair you added of books is great with your card.

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  8. Great looking pages. I love the 9x12 layout and am enjoying seeing how you make those pages work. The doodle flair are too cute!

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!