Project Life – Weeks 5 & 6

It has been a looonnggg week – let me tell you!

Last week my computer decided to take an emotional time out. I afforded it this luxury, but I’d be all set if this never happened again! It ended up making me a week behind on Project Life, as well as keeping me from having pictures to work with…. what’s a girl supposed to do?

Anyway, we’re back in action, and along with my Project Life update, I’ve got a couple of great posts for you this week! Some DIY love is magically sprinkled in there, so hold on to your hats!

Before we go crazy with spray paint, let’s head back in time 2 weeks to my week 5 spread –

Left Side:

Project Life week 5 spread with title card, 5 pictures and week review

Right Side:

Pictures of white tulips, a panorama of Los Angeles, and a E.B. White quote

The Whole Shebang:

2 page Project life spread

And some close ups:

Project life cards that say before, and after

picture of a close up of white tulips

Close up of EB white quote

I used picmonkey to make the before and after cards, as well as the cards with the quote from E.B. White. It was such a perfect quote for that spot!

I’m happy with how the right side turned out – the pictures don’t really do it justice. The left side is more of smush of things that happened. I’m still working on how to take all of the random colors and big camera vs. iphone pictures and make it look cohesive. I took the time to tell myself that it doesn’t have to look perfect – a few years down the road I’ll just be happy that it was done at all!

And now for this past week:

Left Side:

Project Life spread week 6, 5 pictures, a week review, and a title card

Right Side:

Project life week 6 page 2, 6 pictures

The Whole Shebang

Full project life week 6 spread

And some close ups:

PL week 5&6-12

PL week 5&6-8

close ups of project life week 6 spread

Chris’ parents came to visit us this week. We went to the Griffith Observatory, attempted to see the Batman Cave, did the Walk of Fame, saw the Chinese Theater, walked on the Venice Boardwalk, and went to Cirque Du Soleil (which was AMAZING, and can now be crossed off of my 101 in 1001 list!). The biggest problem is that there were too many pictures! This week was the first time I used an insert – and I really like how it came out.

We went to dinner at a place called Tinga. The bathrooms had some really fun art on the walls. Chris took a bunch of pictures of the mens bathroom walls, and I decided they deserved their own insert:

Project life insert, pictures of taco cartoons

Project life insert, pictures of taco cartoons

Project life insert, picture of taco cartoon saying "looking good"

Project life insert, picture of cartoon taco playing the guitar

Project life insert, picture of cartoon taco parachuteing

My favorite is the “looking good” taco. Apparently he was drawn in where there should have been a mirror!

I tried something a little different with this week’s spread. I used a template from the blog “My Passion Is…”. It made the 3×4’s in my spread look like Polaroids. I really liked the additional white space that it provided – I’m convinced the spread would have just been overwhelming otherwise! The template was really easy to download, and she provides step by step instructions on how to use it. I did it in Photoshop Elements 10 with no problems whatsoever. You can find the template here. Also, you should just check out her blog in general, since she has some really great PL spreads! I’ve been hanging out over there gathering inspiration all afternoon! 🙂 Thanks Linda Anne for the great template and ideas!

Slowly but surely I’m catching back up with this little blog of mine! Thank you to everyone for your patience! I’ll be back tomorrow with a DIY project, and from there I’ll FINALLY be back on schedule! Have a great evening!

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