So, I am just getting started on my Project Life 2014 album.
I realize that I am behind. But, such is life. Not gonna sweat it. Just gonna start.
One really big decision I made was to alter a 12x12 album down into a 9x12 album after seeing what Marcy Penner was doing.
I just love modifying and altering, so I took on the challenge. I did not have a bare chipboard albumlike Marcy, but I did have this AC cloth-covered album. I simply peeled away the cloth, trimmed 3in off of the album with my exacto knife and replaced the cloth.
Of course, now I am also altering the pocket pages. It is easy though, just sew down the edge of a 12x12 pocket page at 9in and trim off the extra.
I also debated whether to keep up with the weekly trend and decided I would. However, I also decided that I would not be confined by it. If I have extra pics one week, I will just let them flow over to the next spread and mark the week accordingly.
I loved the woodgrain month cards by PaisleePress and wanted to continue using those as markers. Sorry for the wonky angle, but my lighting straight on was causing some funky reflections on the dark colours and so this was the best way (or not) to photograph it.
Another change for me this year, was that I purchased some pre-made cards. They have finally found their way to the Michaels in my city and I have been admiring the Midnight Edition cards since they were first introduced, so I just bought them. A while later, I found the mini Project Life kits and bought 2 of those - the Maggie Holmes Style Board edition and Daydreamer by Dear Lizzie.
I think I will handwrite the words for the date card each week. I want to learn the modern calligraphy style of writing that I am seeing everywhere now anyway, so this will be good practice.
And of course, I will be employing my vintage typewriter as much as possible.
I really do love how the Midnight Edition cards keep everything simple and not too busy.
And I have been saving this freebie by Liz Tamanaha since the year began!
I plan to use most of the same Photoshop templates that I used in my PL2013 album, but I switched up the font for this year.
This particular weekend happened to be a bit of an adventure out to the mountains, so I wanted to showcase those photos in a special way. As I was debating what to do there was a post on Stephanie Bryan's blog with a tutorial for sewing your own pockets into a 9x12 size. It was perfect...and fun!
I cut the ampersand from gold paper with my Cameo.
And the papers here are all from Paislee Press.
A little more handwriting in a copper Sharpie...
Oh, and we discovered the most delicious poutine restaurant and indulged to end off our weekend.
So now I am on my way and liking this new size (so far)...