Bouncing back with a simple layout this week... Week 20. At the beginning of the year, I let myself be very loose with the "weeks" and yet here I am, nearly halfway through the year and still completing weekly spreads. Maybe it will become more important towards the end of the year.
A little Alwyn heavy this week, but he's just growing so fast and learning so many new things, it made sense. I always feared I'd take less photos of my second born, but I don't think that's true at all. I've probably photographed him just as much as Ephram, if not more, since he's likely our last "baby".
It was Alwyn's first time at a splash pad since he learned to walk last Fall, he's constantly trying to "help" me unload the dishes, he's been showing interest in books finally, and even singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sometimes. So naturally, all of that needed to be written down.
As for techniques this week, I cut down part of a title card and added it to a blank spot on a photo. I haven't been including the date range for every week, but occasionally I do if I have the room. And I sort of liked how the black & white stripes balanced out the spread visually anyways.
I added a strip from a filler card to the side of the dishwasher photo, also to balance colors (like I discussed in my process post).
Inspired by Elise's Use Your Stash e-course, I've really changed my thoughts on using embellishments. These Project Life arrow stickers are a perfect example. I used to carefully use up what I had (or not use what I had at all, aka hoarding), but sometimes you just need to use your stash and make a statement with it. So multiple arrow stickers it was! I put a few rows, altering directions, on two photos this week and love how it ties the whole thing together.