Yam’s Project Life: Remember September

PL_Tuesdays copyThis week, I’m sharing a spread I did from a week in September. It was around this time that I slowly went back to working on my Project life album.

this title card initially had just the “hello you” and star-shaped sticker. i added the alphas and numbers much later. i guess i’m not entirely loving the ‘80% bare look’ in my pl.

 

I remember wanting to keep it simple — use mostly photos. Now, I remember why. I experienced a series of unfortunate events earlier during the week, and I didn’t want to remember those AT ALL.

I must have spent a day sulking and crying, then once I finished unloading all my negative feelings, I made a conscious effort to just highlight the good parts of the week. I’m not saying that I don’t want to include sad moments or bad days in my scrapbook, but for this particular week I knew that including it will just make me mad and sad all over again when I look back. Therefore, the executive decision was to leave out what I don’t want. (I have issues with letting go? Haha.)

Here’s the left side:

 

 A highlight of my week was the annual Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). I’ve been going to this book fair since I was a kid. I try to make time for it every year. Some people get really excited about bags and shoes, I get really excited about books! I spent less than two hours there since I had other matters to attend to, but I left with a decent (and heavy) haul.

i USED A 4X4 PHOTO FLIP POCKET! I PRINTED A PHOTO OF MY BOOK FAIR HAUL THAT I SHARED ON INSTAGRAM, THEN BEHIND IT I SLIPPED A 3X4 CARD (WITH JOURNALING FROM THAT DAY)

 

Minimal embellishments were used for the next two pockets. I’d printed a sheet of Today is elements from Paislee Press, so I chose two that would fit my photos.

My sad days back then were instantly brightened by my nephew. Love the kid <3

 

Here’s the right side:

 

The other half was dedicated to a Saturday spent with some friends. A group of friends I’ve had for many years arranged a private screening of Lupin III — a movie that our favorite Jerry Yan (!!!) is part of. When they finalized the screening schedule, I wasn’t able to join due to an earlier commitment, but my series of unfortunate events led me to having a free day. Not so unfortunate after all 🙂

A closer look at some of the pockets:

 

I’m not as active as before, but still, it’s JERRY YAN! <3 When I got home, I searched for HQ photos from the movie. I saved several ones and chose this (below) to print and include in my Project Life spread.

i thought about writing on the photo, but still on a ‘bare look’ kick + not wanting to ‘pollute’ the photo with my writing, i just added a puffy heart sticker.

 

To remember a few things about that day, I just made a list on a 3×4 card:

The card is from a previous kit released by kelly purkey + the half circle is still one of the printed Today is elements.

 

Love this spread for the no fail combination of PHOTOS + WORDS. I know the ‘bad memories’ from this week will eventually fade and be forgotten, so I’m glad I was able to highlight the good.

How do you document those sad or angry moments, if you document them at all? Do you keep those off your PL spreads, or include them?

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