March 5, 2012

Project Life Update: Week Nine

I have to say...somehow knowing that I'm not forced to take a photo a day has made this a little more enjoyable for me this time around.  I'm not worrying about whether or not I got a picture every single day.  Rather, I am able to just focus on the little things and get pictures when I can.  I've been using a lot of cell phone pics too, and I am making myself be ok with that.  Here is my week:
Title page.  Two things I'm obsessed with...washi tape...and that darn Martha Stewart collection!
 Went to PF Chang's for dinner and didn't have any pics, so I used the to-go bag.  Also Jimmy John's wrapper.  Used one of Ali Edwards Overlays on a photo and added some text.   Made a collage with my diptic app of all my favorite wednesday night shows (during the commercials of course!)
Pretty much split the right side into Friday and saturday.  Friday we went to the Garden and saw the butterflies.  
Cropped some of the butterfly pics and used my circle cutter to trim and mat a few more images.  Used some dimensional adhesive to raise them up from the 4x6.
 Saturday the kids and I went to see the Lorax movie.  I have a few apps on my phone (...I know, shocker right?) for the movie and snapped a few pre-movie pics of the kids.  They were so excited.  Grabbed a shot during the movie and typed the Dr. Seuss quote from the movie to the bottom of the 3x4 card.
 Little date night on Saturday.  Blurry, underexposed, phone self portrait.  Best I had.  But it was special and important for me to document.
Lastly, I put together a collage of all my instagram pics from @fatmumslim's photo-a-day challenge.  I went all digital so I didn't have to cut out and glue all those 2" squares.  And it was a leap we are talking 29 days...very labor intensive!  I printed them out 8x10, trimmed them down, and adhered them to 8.5x11 black cardstock.  Slipped into basic 8.5x11 page protector.  Easy peasy!  (and I saved my supplies by using the digital elements.)

So there it is.  Week 9, in the books!  I'm linking up over at the Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday.  Have a good week!


Colleen said...

I love what you did on the photo a day collage! Looks adorable.

Abby Devine said...

Love how you used PF Changs bag and JJ wrapper. Adds a fun touch! And love how you used the February photo a day. I can't wait to include mine at the end of March.

Rene Sharp said...

Oh WOW, your album is looking amazing. So colorful and happy, love that, and that collage, awesome!!!

Kelli said...

ooooh love the way you captured photo a day plus you had all your other photos, so fun! your date night at PF jealous, and you went to Jimmy Johns this week, you're killing me. We don't have either of those places in my small town...

Looks like you had a good week. Happy PL day!

Julie Coryell said...

Your pages look great! Love the instagram insert!

packmom said...

Awesome butterflies. My kids so want to see the Lorax--looks like a fun movie. You inspired me to do the photo a day challenge with my phone. I don't have an i phone but I do have an android with a great camera I never use and I'm learning how to use all those fun apps too. March is coming along great!

Catherine at Design Editor said...

Your pages look great. Love how you used the PF Changs bag!