Monday, September 2, 2013

project life: september jbs mercantile

drum roll please... this is the opening page for my second project life album of 2013!  who woulda thunk it?  that's right.  i have six months of our lives completely documented.  now there are two random spreads in the january through june album that need to be finished, but the photos and ephemera are all taken care of.  i'm impressed.  anyone else?  now july through august is a completely different story.  other than the pages in the post i got nada.  hopefully, i'll make some headway next weekend.  it's on my august list of goals at least.

on this page:  these were the opening days of our summer florida trip.  i know some people use representative photos on the opening page of each new album.  while these are fairly representative, i really wanted to stick to chronological order.  so no kitties on this page (they stayed home), but i'm sure they'll make an appearance soon.

everything here is from the september historian kit.  the stamp set jenni picked out is way adorable.  aren't those sunglasses the cutest? i used embossing powder on vellum to make the tiny overlays.

i went ahead and used more of the my mind's eye cut apart sheet for this spread.  i liked the idea of continuing with it since it was the rest of the florida photos.

on this page: mostly i've used the september historian and artisan add-on.   i did slip in the alphas from the main kit and the yellow washi tape from the mini-album kit.  the washi tape was way bright, so i decided to color the mme chalkboard cut aparts to bring in more vivid yellow.  i used a marker, a sharpie, and a highlighter on those.

for the blueberries title card, i outlined with a black sharpie and then colored in with a light blue one.  i then handwrote berries on a bit of vellum and stuck it down.

 i also wanted to mention that i de-dimensioned the dimensional stickers from the artisan add-on.  i tend to not like dimensional stickers to begin with, and these were rather thick.  they made the pockets all puffy, so i ended up pulling off each sticker layer, removing the pop dots, and readhering.  the extra layers of paper still allowed for a bit of dimension, but the pockets were much smoother.

look for lots more project life shares this week.  i have five unpublished spreads just waiting in the wings...

hope everyone had a lovely weekend and that those of you stateside enjoyed the bonus monday off.  :)

1 comment:

  1. I love these so much D - the blue berries - such a sweet detail! Your PL spreads always look so balanced!