Although I have what seems like 100 other things to do, I'm still keepin' on with my Project Life album. It definitely feels like less of a chore when I'm printing photos regularly and just doing it every other week. It's a nice rhythm to have, especially when I'm motivated and in the mood to work on it. Because I'm often not feeling it and I do it anyways. Last week, it also happened to be a nice break from lesson writing.
Getting some regular scrappy mail helps keep me in a groove too. When I got the Pop Art Project Life kit in the mail, I was intending on using just that for this layout. I like to do that with kits, since narrowing down my product choices helps me assemble a spread quickly. But there was still so much that I wanted to use, especially the summer themed stuff, from the last couple of kits that I just mixed it all together. Here is a look at the full spread for the end of July / beginning of August :
What happened during these two weeks? We did our typical summer activities around home during the week - reading, playing outside (even in the rain) and drawing. Morgan is obsessed with Treehouse Masters and designs a new one every week. Mark is in a busy season at work, but I managed to get him in several pictures (yay me). He plays softball on Thursdays, so we all went to his last game of the summer. Our nephews visited over the weekend. Morgan went to her first sleepover / birthday party and loved it. She also got to be a flower girl for the first time at my brother-in-laws wedding. You probably heard her squealing from your house. :)
Nothing out of the ordinary as far as putting my spread together either. Lots of typed journaling on photos - leaving room for stamps or embellishments. I'm still using the Upcoming Year Cards in each spread during the change to a new month. I love scratching off that gold section in the center each time. August was a nice reminder.
I'm in a bit of an ink rut and need to start grabbing colors instead of black all the time when I stamp. Goodness knows I have plenty to choose from. I did mix up my handwritten journaling and tried to combine pencil with pen for a different effect. That Sunday card below was one of my favorites from the Pop Art kit.
I realized as I put this together, all but one photo features people. It's not a good or bad thing, but an observation that I haven't been photographing much stuff lately. I'm guessing that will change drastically in a few weeks when school starts.