Even though I'm going to document my trip to Portland in it's own album, I couldn't leave it out of my Project Life album. I decided to take a "his and hers" approach and asked Mark to send me his 4 favorite photos from his trip and I printed 4 of mine.
I chose a few journaling cards from kits I had on my desk, including Kelly Purkey's Out in the Sunshine kit, Ali Edwards Story Kits (specifically, Go and Magic) and Studio Calico's Fairground Project Life kit. These are a few things I did to dress up this spread :
- The yellow striped card on the far left side is from the Midnight Core Kit and I did a mix of stamping (with Kelly's Southport Alphabet) and handwriting to create this quote card.
- I cut the plastic globes from Ali's Go kit in half and used my tiny attacher to staple each half to a kraft 3x4 card. On top of each globe, I stamps 'his' and hers' with Kelly's Mercer Alphabet Stamps and Versafine Black Onyx ink right on top of the globe halves. They turned out nice and crisp, and but I did let them dry for a while before slipping them into the page protectors. On these cards I included basic 'who, where and when' information about our respective trips.
- On the photo of my sister and I on the beach, I used the Mercer Alphabet again to stamp "Rockaway Beach" along the bottom edge. I originally stamped it in white for a subtle image, but it was too subtle in the light colored sand. I went over the letters again with gold and I think it looks much better. Subtle but legible, and much more clear in person.
- The 'yes this' card is from Ali's Go Story Kit and I used it write out 10 favorites about Portland.
Have you ever added a QR code for a video in your Project Life spreads? It's a fun, interactive way to include details that photos and words can't always capture. Mark's friend, Tim, filmed much of their trip with his GoPro, and shared the edited video afterward. I had to include it! And now anyone with a code reader on their smartphone (or similar device) can watch the video while looking through the album, without searching for it online. Check out the short video tutorial below to see how easy it is to generate a QR code and then print it onto a Project Life card.
- qrstuff.com is great for creating and downloading QR codes
- ScanLife is my preferred code reader app
- Paislee Press (free) printing template
- I totally fumbled through how I print the code on a Project Life card. Check out Liz's tutorial on how to print on physical journaling cards. I recommend testing this out with a scrap journaling card before doing it the first time to make sure your printer doesn't jam and that your text, etc is where you want it. No one wants to ruin a journaling card that you only had one of. Been there, done that.
Extras for this spread : Studio Calico Fairground Project Life kit; Becky Higgins Midnight Project Life Core Kit; Ali Edwards Story Kits - Go + Magic; Kelly Purkey Out in the Sunshine Kit, Mercer Alphabet Stamps + Southport Alphabet Stamps; Versafine Black Onyx ink pad; Galaxy Gold Ink Pad.