Three months down. Surely I’m not the only one who thinks this year is flying by, am I? March was a pretty busy month. The weather warmed up considerably and it truly felt like spring was just around the corner. It certainly had me fooled. We had snow flurries yesterday here in Indiana. Well played, Mother Nature. Well played.
That’s okay. Cold sunny days are perfect for crafting, so I spent my Saturday doing my Project Life pages for March.
If you’ve read any of my other posts about my plan for Project Life, you know I’ve decided to go simple. I bought the Seasons Core kit to keep the decisions to a minimum and I’ve like it so far. This month has been more of a challenge than the past two. First of all, I’m not a huge fan of green. I like it in small doses, but tons of Kelly green just isn’s my thing. Secondly, I haven’t celebrated St. Patrick’s Day for years. But I couldn’t abandon my plan on the third month, could I? So I went with the green and used luck as my theme.
Ever since the Project Life App debuted, I have been a huge fan. I use it, not only to make pages, but to plan out my physical pages as well. One of the things I’ve struggled with in my previous attempts at Project Life is trying to print the photos in the proper orientation. With the app, I can make sure everything is right before printing a single photo. And I can do this from anywhere- on my lunch break at work, on the couch watching TV- any time I have my phone and a free moment.
Another perk of phone scrapbooking? All the other fabulous apps that can be used to edit photos and embellish. I used Word Swag to create the “One Lucky Girl” tag and Rhonna Designs to print out the “Lucky Me”. The March was stamped in several colors of green with one of my Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp sets and punched out with a Stamping’ Up circle punch.
Wanting to take advantage of the beautiful weather, my niece and I went to the zoo. It’s been way too long since her and I had spent time together just the two of us and we had a blast. Needless to say, there were lots of laughs and several selfies were taken. I dressed up the photo with a couple of stamped banners, a heart, and a geotag.
One of the good things about going with predetermined PL cards is that the colors are already chosen for you. From there, all I do is tie it in throughout the layout. Lots of white and greens. And hearts. I always have lots of hearts!
Every year, we have a class of kindergarteners visit our dealership. It is one of the best days of the year! We give them safety glasses, snacks and a tour, and then we turn them loose in the showroom to climb in and out of all the cars. The excitement and energy are not to be believed and after the two hour visit is over, we are all exhausted. I had so many great pictures, and will probably do a separate insert, but for now I made one 4×6 collage. I stamped the letters for “Field Trip” on different green and white papers and punched them out. Some of them I adhered directly in the photo and a few I popped up on Stamping’ Up Dimensionals.
In keeping with the whole simple theme, I’ve been handwriting my journaling. But just because it’s handwritten doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a little bling. Enter sequins. Lately I’ve been using them or enamel dots on almost every layout. They just add a little something special, don’t you think?
So, how is your Project Life coming along? Did you start with weekly layouts or have you found another process that works better for you? We’re only three months in, but I’m feeling pretty good about my plan so far!