Okay, I am just about to show you something you have never seen before. I say this for two reasons: 1. I have never seen it before and I have seen thousands of Project Life Pages and 2. Until very recently I was not even aware this style of Project Life Pocket Pages existed. Have I piqued your interest? Good. Here is my Week 6.

Right about now, you’re probably wondering how the hell I got a 12 by 12 photo into the middle of a spread. The answer, my friends, is Essence Brand Pocket Pages. In truth, I have had this idea for a while. In week 18 last year, I had a really hard week and used my favorite Instagram picture for the week to cover up one side of the spread. However, I struggled to make the layout look balanced. Almost a year later, I have another terrible week and I find myself thinking back. Here is how I solved the problem this time:

Left Side

Right Side

I made the decision really early on to blow up the picture of the Apple TV remote on my PJ pants because it reminded me of a pattern paper and I thought it would make a great graphic element.

The title pretty much says it all. I have absolutely no fear of public speaking, I once dated a guy who kept pet snakes and that never fazed me, but you need only mention the word dentist and I am quivering in my boots. Part of the problem is that I’m allergic to pain killers, so after the anesthetic wears off… yeah, it’s not pretty. I had known for a while that I needed a few teeth removed, so the plan was to keep me mildly sedated until the end of the week. For project life though, that means I didn’t take a lot of photos because I didn’t really move off the couch.

Oh except for the obligatory dental clinic waiting room photo.

I also included a sublime essence journaling card. The great thing about this card was the circle design reinforced the circle elements (such as the buttons on the remote), and the color theme is so neutral, it was easily teamed with bright colors.

The right side has a title that mirrors the left side. I didn’t think my husband would be thrilled about me singing his praises in a title, so I made it a little more discrete. It is far easier to see in real life than it is in the photo. I’m not entirely sure why.

The next photo is of my little couch buddy. Mica usually doesn’t hang out with me on the couch. I don’t sit still long enough, but it turns out when I’m sedated – I’m her best friend! Our lounge room is very dark, so when I lightened it, it developed a grain. I just loved the way it looks under the essence transparency so I decided to keep it in the spread.

Last but not least is another essence journaling card. I picked it because it reminded me of a hospital admission form. I added the tear strip from the 6×6 pad to balance the red across my spread and added two hole punches to make it look like it came out of the binder. I may have also done this because there was already a hole in the tear strip.

And that wraps up my Week 6. I hope you enjoyed this peek inside my album. Any questions, just leave them in the comments.

Aimee xx