I've officially started. I have had my photos printed for a few days, but just sat down last evening to get started on my first pages. I don't plan to use one kit exclusively. I have two kids, Midnight Edition and Blush Edition. I really like both. I plan to sprinkle my own designs throughout.
I don't know if I will use my silhouette all year to cut out the month cards, but I like the way it looks. I used the font Kavya Confident. I modified it before cutting, to thicken up the lines. I did this by offsetting the font (0.025). Then I deleted the smaller version. I was pleased with how it turned out.
Here is a detail of one of my cards. It's a doodled frame on a 4x6 pocket card. The text is hand-written. Handwriting is so much quicker and I really like the personalized touch. You can download this pocket card, along with four others for free HERE. When I designed them I meant for them to frame photos, but I really like what text looks like in them. The 3x4 pocket cards from the same set you can download HERE.
This week we went back to school. I used one of the Midnight Edition fold over cards. I put the basic routine on the outside. Inside is more of the story, specifically about the use of the electronic devices in the morning. I like having these kinds of things documented.
Also from the Midnight Edition, I cut out this heart and added it to the photo for a little dimension.
Not a lot of color in this first layout. I kind of like that. It makes me feel like I'm starting with a clean slate, free to go any number of directions, without locking me in too early with a color plan. I like my Project Life books to have a cohesive look, color can play such a big role in making that happen.
So happy to be moving into a new year and a new book!
Here's a little freebie I put together with those in mind who don't have a color printer. Yep, that used to be me. I saw all these beautiful freebies out there, but I had a good old black and white laser printer. So... here are some freebies you can print out and add color to with some fun markers, or leave them black and white if you love a clean look. My favorite doodling markers are Bic Mark-It Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers. Love, love, love them!
I finally decided to get caught up on Project Life 2014 after not working on Project Life for more than three months. If you didn't see my last post on how I did that, you can read it here. If you are behind like I was, you really can get caught up.
All through December I debated whether or not I would do Project Life again in 2015. I dislike being behind, on anything. But when it was so easy to get caught up I decided I could tackle the project again this year. But I want to add more of me this year. Last year I used Project Life cards almost exclusively. I enjoyed how easy that made it, but honestly I missed designing. So... I am back to designing people. And you know what that means... FREEBIES again.
So here is the first little mini kit. Let's see if we can't have some kind of FREEBIE each week. Let's see how it goes. I'm not big on making public online commitments. (I'm an INFJ. If you're one too, you get what I'm saying. I really don't want everyone to know if/when I fail.) But if you follow along you'll get the freebie posts as they come... maybe even weekly.
Here is my first offering of 2015. I love the color of poppies. So they were the inspiration for this little mini kit of 3x4 pocket cards. Five cards are included in the download.