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Project Life 2013: Golf 'n' Stuff

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I finally dove into the pile of digital photos piling up on my various devices and sorted and organized them this weekend. This made me realize why it's so much better to stay on top of it and try to download them at least twice a month. 

Starting this business put me a little behind on my own Project Life scrapbook, so this spread is for the second half of August. It actually covers 19 days, because it made more sense to me to finish up August and summer, and start a new spread in September.   (Click for larger photos.)

I chose the color scheme first this time - an old sheet of Crate Paper stickers in brown/yellow/aqua and some matching Heidi Grace metal dots (love love love those things!). But I love to mix in brand-new supplies, so I used my delightful October Freckled Fawn OhDeerMe embellishment kit, and a few Elle's Studio die-cut labels, selected for the color scheme I chose.

That WRMK 9 4x4 slot page protector is one of my favorite configurations since most of the photos I take on my phone are square so I can share them on Instagram.   I had so many photos this time that I decided to fill all the slots except one with them.  The middle slot was used for a "legend" to give me some space to write about the pictures.

My favorite part of making this layout was using my new Lawn Fawn Milo's ABCs letter stamps. I'm usually not a fan of letter stamps because they are a pain - it's time-consuming to arrange all those tiny letters on a stamping block.  But this font is just so fantastic, especially for stamping on the small die-cuts I used. I love the on-trend skinny handwritten all-caps look. 

This layout covers the last bit of summer we had in Seattle.  We had a family outing to visit the Fremont Troll and the Waiting for the Interurban statues (aka 'people waiting for a bus'), on our summer list thanks to T's book Larry Gets Lost in Seattle.

My aunt from India visited and got to meet the girls, and T went to a friend's birthday party where she got to try (and loved) mini-golf for the first time. BabyM pulled herself to standing. T's friend B was visiting for the summer, and went back to the Caribbean, so the girls had a couple of final fun playdates.

What I love about doing Project Life

  • It gives a "home" to all those one-off photos that might not merit their own scrapbook layout or mini album
  • I print my favorite photos and display them in an easy to browse format - the album sits in our living room
  • It pushes me to record the little things that happen day to day - I'm much better at documenting our lives now.
  • It gives me a regular interval to be crafty, with some "rules" which make it easier for me to get started AND finished. 

You can see all my Project Life layouts here: 

This got me excited to work on September's layouts, so I'm actually glad I'm "behind" because it means more crafty fun for me in the near future. Thanks for reading this far!

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