What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday | 161

Happy July 4th to all of my fellow Americans!

Welcome to another workdesk Wednesday, where crafters from all over the world join Julia over at the Stamping Ground and share a peek at their workspace — be it neat and orderly or full of creative chaos. If you want to see more desks (you know you want to!) just click here!

Today finds me working on a special project that I’m so excited is finally underway. It’s been on my mind for months and I finally had the right opportunity and time to get to it.

This is just tiny peek of a larger project. Ah, it makes me so happy to use up scraps! I can’t reveal any details just yet…but I’ll share more soon!

Moving on to Project Life…

Part two of my post today is the continuation of my Project Life Halfway Point post from earlier this week. I mentioned that Project Life is an additional project, not a replacement to my regular scrapbooking. That naturally leads to the question of how I deal with the overlap of big events — including more coverage and added inserts in Project Life but also having layouts of the same event. Am I just duplicating everything?

Let me show you! In March, my whole family was together for Spring Break and we took my nephews to Legoland. My sister-in-law and I both took a ton of photos. This is exactly the kind of event that will get several layouts in my albums and several additional inserts in the Project Life album. I wanted to share how I documented both.

I have three layouts that will go in my Places category album under the Parks tab. There are two 1-page layouts and one 2-page layout. One of the layouts includes the park map. I tend to put my memorabilia exclusively in Project Life now because the divided page protectors make it so easy. But I do like to include memorabilia on my layouts too, so I added the park map to give a visual of the two areas of the park mentioned in the journaling.

Here is the week 12 layout in my Project Life album.

Here are the two extra insert pages for my Project Life album. The letter sized pocket page is from the office supply line Martha Stewart did for Staples. The larger page is from We R Memory Keepers. The rest of the memorabilia I saved from the day – my online printed park ticket, an insert from a mini Lego figure and receipts will all reside in this album.

Here’s how the final layout looks with the two insert pages added right into the middle of week 12. On the last page of my divided insert (not pictured) I included a top 10 journaling list of the highlights of our day.

When a big event like this overlaps my albums and Project Life, I try not to duplicate photos. There are usually so many pictures to choose from I just don’t need to. If I have two similar shots I like, I’ll put one in each album. And I don’t duplicate my journaling either. My category albums hold the stories or the meatier journaling and my Project Life album contains the highlights or an overview of the event.

Thanks for stopping by! What are you working on today?


  1. Hi Tammy, interesting desk this wee, nice papers and a lovely collection of punches. Your projects are fabulous. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

  2. Your project looks intriguing! Loving the colors 🙂
    And oh my goodness, loving your LEGO pages. Project Life and regular layouts.
    Love how you added the map!

  3. love the blog and showing the pages are excellent..

  4. Beautiful work, Tammy! Am very interested in seeing more of what you are working on…the borders/papers on your desk are beautiful…hmm. lol
    Love your project life – Lego land looks like a good time!
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Can’t wait to see what that project is all about! 🙂 Looks like you have a great way to document the bigger events in both types of albums.

  6. happy woyww and 4th july. the new project looks interesting,
    thanks for stopping by, mark

  7. Love the nice neat desk you have!! great looking layouts too. Have a great 4th of July and thanks for commenting on my blog. Got the laundry done, went and found the grocery store and stocked up cause everything closes at 2 pm today and went to breakfast at the Great Northern Restaurant who had put awesome paper placemats on the table and gave me 4 to bring with for my paper crafting endeavors. Good day so far for what could have been bad. Also going to go watch the fireworks tonight here in town. Vickie #36

  8. Thanks so much for stopping by on my inaugural WOYWW! I’ve just started scrapbooking this year, having started my crafting adventure with card-making. I have so much to learn! Your pages look stunning – I love the bright colours and happy faces! Thanks for sharing
    Victoria no94

  9. Fun peek at your albums! I think I might be having a little border punch envy…..

  10. Beautiful pages thank you for sharing them 🙂

  11. Love the borders you’ve got ready to use.
    A x #66

  12. love your pages, such a vibrant blog too! sometimes i struggle with getting all the photos onto a LO.
    thanks for popping by earlier.
    caroline (akilli melek) #86

  13. Those punched strips you have done look gorgeous, wonder what the project will be? Loving your project life – your pages look fab. Thank you for visiting my desk and leaving nice comments. Have a good week xx

  14. Happy WOYWW, thanks for calling in at my desk.

    Never tried scrapbooking but love your Project Life, what a fantastic idea that will provide years of happy memories 🙂

    Have a great evening xx

  15. Hi Tammy! Your PL is coming along nicely 🙂 I just added a 1/2 page to my PL album to capture some of the extra photos I caught the last couple weeks. I like your ideas here!

  16. Hi Tammy, Thanks for stopping by my blog, really love your scrapbook pages, I keep trying to start mine for my grandson, he´s nearly four and Ive only done one page! Now we have number two Grandson on the way.

  17. Great project life layouts.
    I am curious on your upcoming project 🙂

  18. Love your sunny craft desk. Project life sounds like too much work for me lol
    Bridget #6


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