How is it suddenly March already? I feel like it was *just* Christmas and then now we’re almost done with the first quarter of the year! Sheesh! Plus, the weather here in Manila is starting to get hotter… It’s already summer!
It’s the first week of the month, so it’s my turn again to share something Project Life related that I’ve been doing recently. I wanted to share one about my birthday, because I always try to do something special both on the day and in the way I document it afterwards. Two years ago I shared this post on incorporating Instax films into my spreads. Last year I included a QR code to share a video and a picture that spreads out over a few pockets.
This year, I decided to use a 6×12 page protector. I’ve seen so many people raving about Kelly Purkey’s 6×12 spreads and I so admire how she’s making a whole album out of them. I only use mine for inserts since I’m going full 12×12 again this year. For this example I used Design H by Becky Higgins, but I’ve also cut down Design A right at the middle seam and it turned out fine.
Here’s mine in full:
This is one of the few times I allow myself to play with aaaaall the colors. I also used only a few cards because I liked having so many photos from my birthday trip to Bacolod, a province south of Manila.
For some of the photos, I used digital word art by CH (they’re up for sale in her shop) and wrote down a sentence as my journaling and called it done.
For others, I used letter stickers and embellishments.I’ve been so inspired by Elise’s triangles in her Project Life, I wanted to try something with a similar effect using these two almost identical pictures of dessert from Calea, a famous cake place. (So good we had to go back the next day!)I also used a flip pocket to include a card with a QR code of my friend’s son wishing me a happy birthday (<3!) on the front, and some cards related to this being the “best year ever” inside. In the past I’ve written a tutorial on using QR codes in my Project Life if you’re interested.
That’s it, really! Making this was one of those times when everything felt like play, not like work. (As it should be.) Hope to create more soon!