Yam’s Project Life: Back to Basics for Week 46

PL_Tuesdays copyToday’s PL post is a bit late. Our site had some downtime today, so if you had trouble accessing our site earlier, we apologize.

I’m sharing my spread from Week 46: November 11 – November 16. That was just last week! I went back to basics by using the core materials needed for a pocket-page scrapbook: PICTURES + WORDS.

To make the process faster, I selected photos I liked from the past week. I copied the photos to a separate folder, and from there I chose which ones to print in 4×6 size, and 3×4 size. I had a couple of photos in a smaller size: 2.5 x 2.5 in. This part took the longest for me, because there are times when I just want to print ALL my photos.

I told myself I wanted to get this done as quickly as possible, so I chose photos that would look good when printed in 4×6 size. A good tip to remember is to print the photos that you either like the most, or tells the story.

I pulled cards from just one kit, the colorful Sunshine edition. I like the journal cards from this edition because there are different designs: lined, dotted, grids, etc.

To make the process easier, I limited myself to using embellishments and additional techniques. I chose pink rubber Thickers from Amy Tangerine’s Plus One collection (by American Crafts) to use on my title card.

I HAVE TO ADD THE DATES FOR THE WEEK BELOW THE “WK 46”

 

As you can see, I limited most of my text to one card. I trimmed about half an inch from the 3×4 journal card, and adhered it to a 4×6 filler card (from a 4×6 paper pad by Studio Calico). I wanted to write full sentences but I ended up listing stuff.

Additional embellishment + technique I used throughout my spread is stamping. I used stamps from just one set – the one that came in the Best Days Kit (hey, we have a handful left. Don’t miss out!)

Love how the stamps represent my feelings for what’s shown in the photos 🙂

One of my favorite “pamper me” activities is getting a mani-pedi. 45 mins- 1 hr is glorious! I also found time to set up and play with my new printer. I love it!

 

Here’s the left side: A LOT of food photos here. Haha! Who loves taking photos of food? Me!

(1) The pocket on the top right holds a flyer + my ticket (hidden behind the flyer) to the Canva Creatives Conference held last Sunday at SMX. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with those two things, so I just stuck both inside the pocket for now.
(2) I GRABBED A BUSINESS CARD FROM LUGANG CAFE BEFORE WE WENT IN THE RESTAURANT. I INITIALLY WANTED TO PUT IT IN ONE OF THE 3X4 POCKETS. I LEFT IT ‘FLOATING’ IN THE POCKET FOR NOW.

 

I like doing this: printing photos in small squares (2.5 x 2.5in) and adhering to a filler or journal card. If you’ve been following my blog posts, I frequently do this in my spreads. I tried not to do it this week, but I thought, “Why not?!”

(1) i was at the benefit store and saw their holiday kits. man. do i want them all! they even have an advent calendar type of kit! AHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHG.
(2) PINKY AND I ALWAYS TAKE A PHOTO LIKE THIS DURING WORKSHOPS. THIS WAS TAKEN LAST SATURDAY, AT OUR LAST WORKSHOP FOR THE YEAR. YAAAAY WE DID IT!

FOOOOOOD. Xiao long bao!!! I miss Din Tai Fung.

Again, I used stamps on the other two photos:

WE ONLY GET TOFFEE NUT LATTES OR FRAPPUCCINOS HERE DURING THE HOLIDAYS, SO IT DESERVES A WOOHOO, DOESN’T IT? 🙂 HAD TO DOCUMENT MY FIRST ONE FOR THE YEAR. AFTER ONE SIP, I THOUGHT, “SOOO SWEET!! HOW CAN I DRINK THIS?!”

 

I wanted to use a stamp on this photo to cover a hook on the wall that I didn’t erase on Photoshop. Well, I kind of messed up because you can still see part of the hook in between the letters. Oops. Does it bother me? Not really. You probably wouldn’t have even noticed until I mentioned it.

Last week’s spread is done and done! This is the probably the first spread this year where I used a lot of 4×6 photos and minimal embellishments. I like it 🙂 The white space in some of the photos with stamped images can be used as journal space. I *may* go back and write on the photos.

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