Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer Stories Meet Project Life with Suzanne Sergi

Happy Wednesday!

If you have been scrapbooking for a few years, you have probably heard of Project Life. I have been wanting to try this new format in my own scrapbooking. However, all I kept doing was thinking about, and not really having a plan to get started. I decided to begin my 2013 Project Life Album at the beginning of June. I had great intention of designing my cover page, prior to the 1st of June. However, June 1st came, and went. So, this week, I decided to bring out two page protectors, pair it with the gorgeous collection of Summer Stories, and begin documenting the new chapter in my family's life.

The past week was a perfect opportunity to document, and  it was a week of celebration. With a bit of renewal, thrown in for myself. My approach is simple, and simply chose the photos that were of the most significance of the week's events. My oldest daughter graduated from Junior High, so I included lots of photos from this event. I also documented a personal first moment for me.

Luckily, for me I had these page protectors in my stash. My process was simple, as I have been documenting each day with a photo. I also have been jotting down notes of the day's events in my calendar. I tend to forget what happened yesterday! 

Here are a few details of my week in review:

One thing I love are the assorted envelopes found in Teresa Collin's collections. Here I simply adhered to the outside of the page protector. The envelopes are perfect for including journaling or memorabilia. I covered the inside flap with another patterned paper. I pulled out some of Teresa's metal hardware to add more texture to this pocket. I love dimension on my projects, and although, Project Life has a more simplistic approach, there is not any reason to add your own creative touches! In this decorative envelope, I added movie ticket stubs. This was a simple moment, but one worth remembering! I pulled in some twine, and chipboard  elements from Summer Stories on the top.

Here is a pocket that I chose not to tuck in a photo. I decided to simply embellish it, using the large chipboard element frame. I also pulled in the 6x6 Summer Stories designer pad, and cut the mini story bingo card, to place inside the frame's window. It fit perfectly! 

You can also add detail to the outside of the page protectors by using the border strips found in this collection, too. They are 12x12, and add a nice decorative border underneath the photos.

 Here is a closer view of the 4x6 pocket on the right hand side of the page. I added patterned paper to the bottom of the text background. Created a pocket, that I stitched with my sewing machine. I tucked in another photo of my special graduate. I added one of Teresa's pre made flowers, and a decorative brad for the center.

Above you can see a snapshot of our week, and love that the 4x3 journal cards were a perfect fit to add into the page protectors. I used them primarily because I love the quotes found throughout this collection, and they are perfect to include journaling tidbits of the week.

A final detail of a photo of the special graduation blessing read by me to my daughter.  I rarely have photos of myself, so nice to see at least one snapshot of me. I am beginning my new chapter, and I cannot wait to use Project Life, and Teresa Collins collections to help me document them in the weeks ahead!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, and have a fabulous week!

1 comment:

  1. You bring your special style even to Project Life...beautiful! Congratulations to new beginnings for you, your daughter and doing Project Life. Thanks for inspiring.


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