Me and Project Life are gelling again. Here are two spreads from June I wanted to share.
---- project life: a day in the life ----
When the school year was coming to a close I realized that there was a lot about our daily routine which would never be the same again. In the fall we might be in our house with apartment living a distant memory. . . . Conner would be going to middle school (which starts and ends at a different time than the elementary school) . . . . this would be our last year with a kindergarten-er . . . Anna was doing some cute things that I didn't want to forget . . . . etc.
So I picked a day to take lots of photos (mostly with my iphone) and take lots of notes. For my project life album I dedicated an entire spread to this one day. June 5th
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I included an insert for the journaling and a title/date card.
Here is the view on the left . . .
One of the things I didn't want to forget was the way that Anna pulled up her little pink camping chair right next to Scott every morning. So she could be near him during scripture reading.
I love these cute little letter stamps .
Flip the insert over and here is the view on the right . . .
This cute dinosaur drawing by Anna has been in my stash for a while. It's not from this particular day, but I didn't want to lose it or forget about it. Isn't it so cute? The kids are leaving on a dinosaur, with luggage on his tail, while mom & dad wave good-bye. I wonder where they are going?
---- project life: school's out ----
The left side covers the end of the school year including Anna's kindergarten graduation and Conner's 5th grade promotion ceremonies.
Conner had worked really hard to memorize the Gettysburg Address -- one of 6 tasks in the Great American Challenge for 5th graders. (Memorize & recite the Gettysburg Address, The Preamble, U.S. Presidents in order, & The Star Spangled Banner, and write the Pledge of Allegiance (no spelling errors!) and all 50 States and Capitals (only 3 spelling errors)). Those who memorized the Gettysburg Address, stood during the program and recited it as a group.
Conner was given one of the solo parts and started them off strong with, "Four score and seven years ago . . . "
I was so proud of him. And this pretty much showed me that I'm going to be a blubbery mess when it comes time for graduation from high school.
The right hand page lays out our weekend in Pismo Beach.
I used a free download from Design Editor to include some instagram photos in the smaller journaling pockets. They are so cool! Definitely plan on using them again.
And just a closer look at the back of the 6x12 insert.
- Clementine Core Kit
- Design A Page Pockets
- 6 x 12 photo protector
- See and Stamp Transparent Stamps - Lowercase
Project Life is a back to basics approach to memory keeping. I've been dabbling in Project Life since Becky Higgins released the first kit in 2009. I love that it is simple, streamlined, and keeps the focus on the photos and the memories. (The extra supplies & design-y stuff is totally optional.) Learn more about it here.
I'm linking up over at The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday