This was a fun week. I got time with a girlfriend, my son got an award at school, life was good. :)
The colors were all over the place in the pictures so I mostly went with blue papers and embellishments because the blue popped out of the photos the most at first glance.
Above, on the left half of the layout, I have the title card, a piece of my daughter's artwork from school, the week in review, a silly pic of my son wearing my boots to take out the compost, my husband teaching my son to tie a tie, and a couple pics with a dog we got to watch for a few days this week.
On the right half we have a few images from my son's award ceremony at school, a shot of our Valentine envelopes, and some silly pics with my friend Tess.
For my title card I shopped my stash and got this calendar card that was part of a Beau Chateau side notes set (I think) from Stampin' Up! I just circled the week and wrote in the dates. The blue floral paper is part of the Comfort Cafe paper from Stampin' Up! that I put in my Project Life stash when I built my own kit at the beginning of the year. I put some crochet trim and vanilla tafetta ribbon scraps on as well. Those are also both from Stampin' Up!
This is a piece from a watercolor paper my daughter did at preschool. I couldn't fit the whole paper and I didn't want to add bulk by folding it up and putting the whole thing in the pocket, so I cut a pocket sized piece and just used that. I had wanted to put this in here because she's just such a good artist and creative person. The card I used for the journaling was from a Smash tablet with those little journaling cards. I attached it with washi tape along the top so it could be flipped up and you could see the whole picture. Like below:
The top left and center of the watercolor is where you'll see the watermelon I journaled about. I nearly died laughing when I asked her why she put brown in her watermelon and she said it was starting to rot.
On to the rest of the left side.
My son's job (chore) is to take out the compost. He didn't want to track down his shoes so he wore my heeled boots to do the job. Silly child. I just wrote onto an avery label and stuck it over the corner of the picture for journaling.
The shots of my son and husband doing the ties was precious to me. They were a bit dark because I was sitting facing the window so they're back lit, and I was reading on my iPad when they were doing this. I looked up and snapped a picture on my iPad, which aren't the best in quality, instead of hopping up and getting the camera and being intrusive. I made a Diptic collage with two of them and then split the pictures between two pockets with some patterned paper (which I got from a scrapbook store) so that I could fit the collage in.
Our dogs both died this past summer and we really miss them, but aren't really in a place yet where we can get a new one or two. But when my friend, April, had to leave town a few days for work, I jumped at the chance to ease her mind about her dog buy volunteering to dog-sit at our house. The kids loved Bailey and I think Bailey had a decent time too. I've seen her twice since then and she seemed happy to see me both times. :) The kids liked walking her everyday and O wouldn't stop brushing her. For journaling here I just used some Post-It tape over the side of the picture and wrote directly on that.
On to the right side:
The top two shots of the left side of this page have pics at the awards ceremony where my son got student of the month. He doesn't have the greatest smile because he thought we missed the ceremony. I keep telling him when he does performances and stuff that we are there, concentrate on what he's doing, not finding us. He was so upset when I caught up with him for pictures that he wasn't in the mood. :) I had to keep that story and I journaled that on scrap vanilla cardstock and put it over some busy space on a photograph with an old felt flower from my stash as an embellishment. The blue Dahlia on top is from Stampin' Up! as is the 1/8" tafetta ribbon I layered in there.
The bottom of that trio is just a pic of our Valentine envelopes. I made these three years ago and I pull them out each year from February 1-14th. I fill them with love notes to each of the kids (and my hubby has one too) and small treats (like sticky hands, notepads, sometimes just a note that says we'll bake together or do a Valentine art project later that day). I put one thing in each day. I put some washi tape over the side and used the Post It tape again for journaling.
I used a divided page protector with a large pocket for this page because I wanted to really give more space to my son's award pictures. Here I used some more of that weathered wood paper, some vanilla, a picture, another small picture punched with a heart punch from Stampin' Up!, and some old fiber from my stash around the bottom. The "Be the best..." is a sticker think I THINK it's from K & Co.
So my friend Tess has this business, Ditches to Riches, where she makes and remakes home decor and furniture, etc.... One day this week I got to go "pickin'" with her, which is always fun for me. At lunch time we discovered a new place we'd never heard of, Yellow Basket, and decided it sounded fun. So we took some pics to commemorate the day, in one of them we were trying to make it look like the straws were up our noses. I used a Diptic app again to make a collage and I journaled along the side. I really wanted to put the Yellow Basket image in the pic since lunch there was one of the great parts of our day, so I printed an extra picture and cut out the cup that got cut off the in the collage. Then I put it over the journaling with washi tape so it could be flipped down and you could read the journaling.