In an attempt to not get too far “behind” this year in my Project Life album, I am going to try to do the previous week’s spread during the current week. So far, it’s been working. I finished Week 2 last week and am working on Week 3 this week. But it’s only January and there are a lot of weeks to go!
For Week 2’s spread I used the Summit Documenter kit from Studio Calico. I liked the bold colors and adventure theme.
Here’s a look at the entire spread:
It was a pretty regular week for us, except for the rain, which was a welcome change from all the dry weather we’ve been having in southern California. I picked up the red and yellow cards and embellishments to pair them with some of the red and yellows in the photos for the week.
There is a lot of typed journaling on the cards because I found (and tried!) a great way to print on the 3×4 cards using my printer and once I started, I couldn’t stop!!
Through some rabbit hole of Instagram clicking, I found the lovely Petra Corcoran’s blog and stumbled upon this post about printing on 3×4 journal cards. With my previous printer, an Epson R3000, I was able to directly feed 3×4 cards into the printer and this was never an issue. But late last year, I picked up a new Epson SureColor P800 and was dismayed to find out there was a minimum size for the paper feeder and it wouldn’t accept 3×4 cards (too small)!
I finally got around to trying Petra’s method with some die cut machine mats I cut down and it worked great! I did notice however, that because my mat is pretty sticky, it worked better on the thicker cards (like these from the Studio Calico kit) and not on some 3×4 cardstock I had cut down. The cardstock I used was thinner and so it didn’t peel off the mat very well and the paper curled.
I am quite thrilled about this solution nevertheless.
For the rest of the spread, I embellished the photos with small clusters of stickers and kept everything else fairly simple. I created a flip-up card using the “woohoo!” card to hide a story about how my daughter’s potty training is going.
Now onto week 3!
Summit Documenter Kit (SC)
Day By Day 2018 Class Stamp Set (SC)
Chasing Dreams Phrase Stickers (Crate Paper)
Miscellany Shapes Puffy Stickers (Evalicious)