project life 2013 :: week 20

I've been documenting every day moments using the Project Life method now for 19 months. 19 months! And I am no where near getting bored with it. But as I've written before, it has severely taken away from my blogging. Partly due to time, but mostly it's because I've already told the stories in my album. So today I'm changing that. My intentions are to start sharing more of my Project Life layouts and a bit about the photos. I miss sharing photos & stories!  So why not share, right?

So here we go. I'm starting with a week I recently finished up and shared on Instagram. Week 20. (May 6-12)


What happened this week? Alwyn turned 8 months. Ephram had his first dentist visit. We went on our first road trip to Minnesota for my step-brother's wedding. & I got to see my mom on Mother's Day.

The dentist was quite the experience for Ephram. Despite reading many books about the dentist in preparation, it was pure torture to get him to hold his mouth open once the nurse/assistants came in to clean his teeth.

This was a fairly quick trip to MN.  We drove two days, stayed there for three, and then drove back home.  A very short visit, but it included some great moments.  Ephram fished from the shore of my mom's lake.  We saw snow, in May, which is quite ridiculous.  And we saw lots of family.

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I struggled with this layout quite a bit at first because the week's photos had such drastically different colors. Not a huge problem, but I like to have the pages flow together at least a little bit.  So there are two things that helped me bring it all together. 1 - Making a few photos smaller than I typically do (the circle photos), and the "patchwork" cards (an idea borrowed from Design Editor). 2 - I applied a greenish layer over a black and white photo of Ephram and Beau playing in the snow.



I saw this Simple Stories paper included in one of the Studio Calico kits a couple months ago and immediately knew I needed to get my hands on one of those for our road trip.



Lastly, I added an insert (meaning a smaller page protector in between the main weekly ones) that is actually meant for coins. I took numerous photos during our drive to MN, and I wanted a way to include them all. I cut them down to ~2.5" x 2.5" and this worked perfect, and I love how it turned out!

Supplies: Jade Core Kit, Baby for Him Mini Kit, Becky Higgins Design A page protectors, & numerous embellishments.  Photos printed through Persnickety Prints.