Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Project Life Week 27

It seemed like a very full week here. We had family in town, a trip to the history museum, and yet, I had mostly pictures from the Fourth of July! 
I think we were doing so much that I forgot to take actually take photos.
This week I played a little more with embellishments. For me the easiest way to dress up my photos is with labels, tags, and scraps of paper that I have lying around. I don't buy new things very often, so it's fun to dig through all my old supplies from when I did more traditional scrapbooking. 
This week, I used mostly cards from the Cobalt and Holiday kits. 
Here is the whole week:

I really have been struggling with adding pics of myself this year. I see them and too quickly analyze all the supposed flaws and forget that when my kids look back at these pages, I want them to see me too. 
So, I got brave this week and added TWO pictures of me. 
I cut down an Ormolu journaling card to make the This is Us title. I added some washi to help block out   a distracting background. 

Mark and Mia went to see Monsters U. and saved the theater tickets. I added them to the back of a Midnight card from last week's spread. The sweet peas were the first things to grow in our garden. These four were sure tasty!! We've just recently begun to get zucchini too!
I added the 3x3 to another Midnight card and added a few letter stickers. 

I used the rest of the spaces to add the pictures and journaling from our history museum trip. I tend to forget the Cobalt kit, but the colors and journaling card worked perfectly for this week's red, white, and blue theme. 

Mark and Mia and spent the last couple of years at the 4th of July Rapid's game in Denver. With the twins so small it was the best choice for them to get to see fireworks. Mark sent me these photos of Mia from the sky and field!
The star card is from the Holiday kit and I added some Doodlebug stickers to it.  

Earlier in the day, we all went listen to the symphony in the park. We love letting the kids play, visiting with friends and family, and listening to the symphony play. This year we all got temporary tattoos to mark the occasion. I made a collage of them in the PicStitch app and added the photo to one of the 4x6 Holiday kit cards. 

A candid shot of my girl enjoying a snack in the shade. 
I stitched on a scrap of paper and wrote directly on the photo with a Sharpie paint pen. 

This was a tricky photo to include. I really wanted to include this picture of my sister and her adorable son Grady, but there were people all over the background. To hide all the people, I found an Elle Studio tag and added some washi tape and cardboard shape. 

My sister and I got brave and decided to keep all the kids up and take them to see the fireworks. Mia's dance studio was offering a safe (& close to the fairgrounds) place to see the big show and so we packed up and headed there. The owners passed out all sorts of glow things and we had a good time hamming it up for the camera to kill time. As goofy as these pics are, I couldn't help but include them. 

The kids were allowed to bring bikes and scooters and so the twins rode around until it got too dark to see. I loved their reactions to the fireworks. It made it so incredibly magical to see them experience it for the first time. Hollis kept yelling, "Hey, that's my favorite color!" for every firework. 
The celebrate card is from the Holidays kit. 

 I'm linking up with The Mom Creative and her weekly Project Life share. 
You can learn more about Project Life here


Fiona said...

Your pages look great! The fireworks shot is awesome. Well done for getting yourself in the album...I'm working on that too :)

laura kate said...

Love this whole layout. The writing on the photos, the glow necklace fun - just everything! A great week!

Craftcherry said...

Congrats on adding pictures of yourself!! Your layouts look wonderful.