I decided to just do some re-cap shots for the rest of January PL here. I feel like the full spreads are rather boring, and when I thought about catching up to February, didn't think 2 more separate posts of the weeks were necessary. If you want to see my full weekly spreads, I'm pretty sure I'll be posting them over in my gallery in time. For the blog, I thought it'd be more fun to limit it to some favorite parts:
Found my white pen by the time I got to this spread. Had fun journaling right on top of the entire photo.
As part of my contribution to the life|scripted class over at Studio Calico, I was asked to do some script work examples on photos. Loved the result! You may remember this photo from when I shared some objects from a wall cupboard we have. Totally thought it was perfect to capture the sense of time racing that I was feeling.
I can't resist using parts of packaging, like that yellow piece of paper that was from a stamp kit. Carol sent me that photo collage, made in an app and I printed it as it was for the book. Need to do this more with my own photos!
I really do love the things that come in the Studio Calico PL kit each month. Love that their cards are printed on such heavy cardstock and already rounded. Went a little nutty for those chipboard stars this month. (when I went searching for the link, I found these too, oh man...trying hard to resist, there's just something about how flat they are, the sharp corners and colors and sizes!- oh, and while we're talking stars, these are also a favorite for me and used them this month too- not that you need them, just sayin'...)
Still loving the photos cut up among pockets look.
See? There's one of those gold stars I mentioned above. Can't stop. Won't stop. (couldn't resist, wink). But honestly, I've said it before, and to repeat myself; without having this album to slip photos into the pockets, some of the special yet ordinary moments of life would not be as celebrated, as noticed, as photographed. A friend's doodles on present wrapping...love it.
Same goes for getting pictures from my daughter at college. I don't think I'd hound her for photos nearly as often without this project to remind me to document regularly.
Or taking silly "selfies" or "couple-ies"- total selfie fail, but I'm instantly reminded of that night and how much fun we were having driving my son a bit nuts on the other side of the table. ;) And there's that instagram of him thinking next to it, love.
I absolutely would have taken this beach picture (although likely not the photo of the cute single serving karafe I found to be so cute), and it would have sat on my computer because I am otherwise lame at printing photos-something I'm going to work on this year. Last year, doing PL got me over my resistance to printing at home, now this year, I'm going to actually challenge myself to print some photos to frame! (Gettin all kinds of crazy over here!)
So, to sum it up; I'm still really grateful I'm doing Project Life pocket type documenting. I did want to give you a product update/review. I got this corner rounder because it's the same corner dimensions as the other cards, but I'm not getting the best results with it. Maybe it's just me (holding it in my hands to punch instead of on a table for example), or maybe it's just my individual rounder, but I've gone back to rounding corners with this "corner chomper" tool instead, I can hold it in my hand to cut, and it lives up to it's name: it chomps those corners like a champ!