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?