Project Life 2014 : Week 29

Woo-hoo, week 29! I'm still amazed I'm keeping pace so well this year. I thought I'd start out with a peek at my digital spread. This is where I start with my Project Life spreads, though this week I veered away from my usual Design A and went with Design T on the right side. I do this extra step of digital planning because I don't want to end up deciding later that I want a photo sized or edited differently. This takes the guess work out of placing all my photos in the sleeves once I have the physical copies.

The other thing I wanted to show you this week was what the spread would look like if I left all the photos color. I get a lot of comments about my black and white photos in my spreads and I really feel it helps keep the spread easier on the eyes and less in your face!

For this spread, the yellow banana and purple light glare on the left were two definite colors I wanted to take out.  And on the right, the colors all actually coordinated just fine, but to keep it cleaner and balanced, I made two photos black and white as well.

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And below is what I ended up with, after switching four of the photos to black and white and moving around two. Since the photos were quite colorful already, 5 out of 6 of the cards I added were black and white as well.

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I struggled with finding enough room to journal in this spread since I had so many photos I wanted to include this week. To remedy the situation, I added a 3x4 grid card behind a photo and attached a tab sticker to it so I'd know later there is journaling behind it.

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Super glad I forced myself to play around with Design T. I'd be totally happy sticking with Design A, but sometimes it's fun to try something new. Love how it turned out. Have you been trying out anything new in your spreads lately?

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Follow my 2014 album progress here and see the cover page for this album here. Linked up at the Mom Creative.

Supplies Used: Project Life Kiwi Core Kit, Project Life 3x4 grid cards, Studio Calico monthly kit embellishments, Project Life Journaling Pens, Design A Pocket Pages, Design T Pocket Pages, and Becky Higgins Corner Rounder.