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!


  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!

  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)

  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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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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