Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Project Life 2014: January

As promised the first month's worth of pages for this year's project life. This month took me longer than I expect to take in future. I changed my mind a couple of times before settling on a monthly format and design that I was happy with. It is unashamedly inspired by the style of Cathy Zielske although the journaling cards are all my own work.

Each month I will begin with a calendar overlaid on a photo. The calendar is by Jillian McClenahan and is available as a free download. The 6X4 white cards with the square photos are my 20 words entries, many of which I've posted on the blog. Hubby and I had a date at Burger Inc followed by the Anchorman2 and I included a selfie form the night and a promo image for the movie.

The second double page layout includes a "normal" or non-projectlife layout. I've modified it a little from the original so it "fits" with the other pages. I put it on the same white card stock (from One Little Bird's Jubilee) and reduced it down to 95% of the page so the white border matches the other pages and used a yellow stroke to tie it in with the designs on my project life pages. (Full credits and the original layout can be found here)

 The next page I did as a full double page spread. The top photo is stitched together using the panorama function in PSE. Still doesn't do the view justice, but it gets close. If you're interested it is looking across the bay from Jack Rabbit, a winery near Portarlington where we had lunch to celebrate Dad's birthday.The haze on the horizon is not rain but smoke from some bush fires that day.

This layout includes my discussion of the extreme weather from my MIN and also the text from January's Simply a Moment. We ate at Piknik a couple of times over the holidays so I combined the hptos from our various trips and replicated the cafe's branding for the journal card.

The final two pages include the rest of my MIN. The journaling about Hubbies projects I overlaid on the photo from the blog post and the rest of the numbers I included on the "by the numbers" card. The word art for this card is from For the Record by Paislee Press and One Little Bird which I recoloured to match the page. Next to this I included the cover of the book that Hubby is reading and a little of the story of why he is reading that book. The Australia Day journal card is from Australia Day by Kaye Winiecki. I paired it with photos of the kids in the pool and my first list for January: Things we did on Australia Day. Rounding out the month was my second list, Back to School Expenses, a bit of journaling about the kids first days of the school year and first day photos.

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