This is my first spread for 2014. I do have photos for January, but up until this point I have either lacked inspiration, or the attention span to put them together. I do intend to go back and fill in the blanks, it’s just a matter of time. This was the first week of photos I was really itching to scrap.
It’s pretty rare that I have inserts, but this week I had put a lot of time designing Pa’s birthday invites and I really wanted to include it, but more about that in a future post. Here’s what it looks like with the insert on the other side.
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This year, I have decided not to give my week number the 6×4 real estate. It was a pretty easy decision, given that photos are more integral to our story. I painted the freckled fawn veneer from December’s kit with white acrylic paint and glued it onto a scrap of Basic Grey Mint Julip paper I had lying around.
The only memorabilia I had to include came from the packaging on a recent stamp order. Ann-Marie has great style, right down to the packing.
A sample of the journaling with my vintage typewriter. I really love the distressed Glitz paper too. It’s from the uncharted waters collection. I added the Basic Grey transparency to tie the card together.
The insert was a little more of a challenge. Both the photo and the invitation would have fit inside a 6×4 pocket, but I didn’t have one on hand. I could have sewn down the 5×7 plastic, but lets face it – that would have involved getting out the sewing machine (and I live in fear of having to thread the bobbin). Good thing I’m an expert at getting out of things I don’t like to do. In this case, I cut down a glassine bag and stapled all three items together. Without any embellishment though, it looked very bare so I concocted a way to make the embellishments back one another and use the same paperclip. What’s that old saying? Necessity is the mother of invention? Yes, well, I REALLY didn’t want to get out the sewing machine.
I hope you have enjoyed this look inside my project life album. Feel free to leave any questions or observations below in the comments.