Project Life 2014: Week 25-ish

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Week 25 has taken me awhile since it included our trip to MN and there were just too many photos I wanted to include. So I broke it up into 5 pages.

I wouldn't do this with just any week, but visiting our MN family means lots of opportunities to take new photos of all of the boys' cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  So it made sense to include as many photos as I wanted here.

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The first page is devoted to our flight and visiting my 101 year old grandpa.  101!  So glad we could see him again.

I've been sort of itching to try out a layout since it's been nearly a decade since I last scrapbooked the traditional way.  But, finding a place to start was hard.  I actually scrap "lifted" this layout from Andrea (her layout here), because I loved the simplicity of the grid, while still bringing in other embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration Andrea!

Since the boys' first flight was a pretty big deal, it worked out perfectly for a layout, though I do wish the photos has been taken with my DSLR rather than my iPhone.

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The journaling was printed on transparent paper, but doesn't show up well in the photos of it.

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Our first day and a half were spent at my dad and step mom's house.  The Plus One and Strawberry kits worked so well with the bright summery colors in the photos.  I love how it turned out. 

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Then we  headed south to see Beau's family for a day.  We made sure to grab a picture of all the cousins since it doesn't happen often.  Adding their ages above their heads since I think the boys will enjoy looking back at the age differences between all of them as they grow up.

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A little story about The Jones Market had to be included since my two SILs, my niece, and I all wore our necklaces this day.  I included their business cards and I love all the gold it influenced me to use on this page.  I don't use it nearly enough.

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The next day we drove back up north, this time to my mom's house.  Grandparents came over and then we did some exploring around the lake.  

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The last page includes more photos at my mom's house, visiting my other grandma, and our flight home.  Design V was such a fun pocket page to work with since it allows for so many horizontal photos, and also a lot of journaling.

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Using this Studio Calico stamp worked out really well on the last page.  Ephram loves maps (I do too) and is always identifying MN and TX whenever he sees them.  I added watercolors to the card to highlight them.

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My boys have already looked through these pages a dozen times while they've been on my desk and Alwyn even says many of their names now. Pretty huge since he's only met many of them 2 or 3 times in his life.  That more than justifies using 5 pages in my album on this one trip.  :)

See the rest of my Project Life album here.

Supplies Used: Project Life Kiwi Core Kit, Project Life Plus One Mini Kit, Project Life Strawberry Core Kit, Project Life Jade Core Kit, Project Life Great Outdoors Themed Kit, Studio Calico July kit, Mr. Hueys Watercolors, Studio Calico Funnel Cake (map) stamp, Project Life Journaling PensDesign A Pocket Pages, Design V & Design S from Small Variety Pack 5, 12x12 Page Protectors and Becky Higgins Corner Rounder.