Aloha!! It's Hannah with you here today and I am actually going to mix both the Main and Traveler's Notebook Cornucopia kit's together for my Project Life Spread. I actually do more of a monthly type spread, only adding a month card and then filling pockets until the end of the month. I don't worry too much about the week numbers. It's my way of trying to not stress about how many slots I need to fill if I have a small photo week. I am mostly working on the week before Halloween. It was filled with tons of Autumn photos and not many of my kids and I. I knew my Clique Kits would be perfect for this week. All the leaves and warm colors of the main kit really say Autumn. Let's take a look at my spread and what I did.
I really like to make my own Project Life filler cards. This has been a bit of a downfall because it generally takes me about two hours to fill a 12x24 size pocket protector. The thing is I have tried doing it really simple, and it's just not that fun. My advice to anyone struggling with Project Life, is try lots of different things until you find what works for you.
This kit was so much fun to play with, having tons of things to cut out of the pattern paper to use as embellishments. The whole die cut pack from Pebbles has some really pretty pieces as well.
For my side I used two of the 3x4 journaling cards from Illustrated Faith. I traced over the leaf to cover the phrase on the leaf because it didn't really go with my photos.
I really love to do this kind of thing, making the pieces work for you. With just vellum and another piece of patterned paper on the leaf, I created some dimension and interest to the card.
I also added some of the tiny acorns from one of the pattern papers on the other 3X4 journaling card as an embellishment cluster with the enamel hearts.
I used my sewing machine with one of the circle die cuts on top of some patterned paper. I love the way a little stitching looks on handmade journaling cards. If you don't have a sewing machine even twisting some thread in a circle and adding it to some layered embellishments looks cool too.
I wanted to add journaling for my bottom photo, even though there wasn't visible space. I took a grid journaling card from my stash and added a tab from the Traveler's Notebook Kit to the top of the card with a mini staple. I tucked it behind the acorn and stitched diet card.
I love how my bottom photo looks in black and white with that black calligraphed die cut looks. With all the color on my page this is a little place of peace.
Here is a look at the whole first side of my Project Life. I am using a design A protector. I have found this to be a staple this year in mainstreaming my process.
This week I did have a lot of 3X4 photos, and they were horizontal which is a bit weird. I normally use 3X4 for vertical photos. I liked having a bit of space for journaling right next to these photos. It allowed more space for filler cards which was nice for a change.
For the second side of my Project Life, I really played. I added a piece of vellum over a foggy autumn tree. I really like how the tree outline peeks through the vellum. I added a silhouette cut leaf and a sticker from One Canoe Two from the September Main Kit.
I a couple of the 3X4 Journalling cards from the Traveler's Notebook Kit designed by Zinia. I love the muted colors on these two cards. The Love card looks cool with some stitching, gold thread and an exclusive flair button.
I added some red line tape on the foam piece of this bow and added it to the front of my page protector. This will make sure it doesn't go anywhere, since it is too bulky to fit inside the pocket.
I added a couple of torn paper strips at the bottom of my photo in similar colors as the leaves in the picture. This really helps tie the photos I am using to the papers I am using throughout my spread. I also added a gold leaf rub on from the Traveler's Notebook kit. I really like how easy they rub onto photos.
Some tiny acorns, a bit of hand journalling and the date stamped on in black ink from One Canoe Two and that finishes off this photo.
Here is a look at the full second side of my protector. I love that I got to use lots of big 4x6 photos that really speak Autumn. The top picture of my dog playing outside in the fog is my favorite photo of the week. All that fog is so typical of the mornings here in Washington. It often doesn't get clear until the afternoon, and as the sun spreads all those clouds it's magical. I used my DSLR for that photo, and I made sure I used Photoshop to edit it. With all that sun, it messes with the exposure. I really wanted to highlight that bright sun so I added another One Canoe Two word Stickers with the date in the middle of the sun glare.
I added lots of layers and stitching to my cards. I also make sure I journal a lot on my spreads. I love adding pretty pictures but combined with words, really makes our week come alive. Even a really simple week filled with school, work and chores. The Autumn colors and creating really rejuvenates me.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my spread. Maybe even got an idea or two. I can't wait to see what you are creating in the Clique Facebook group. Share your November Kits and the beautiful spreads you are making.
Also don't forget to check out the special Holiday workshops that the other Clique Ladies are starting for Thanksgiving and document December. Both Gia and Lacey have workshops still available!!
Can't wait to see you later, until then Stay Inspired!!