I finally got into my office to retake the pictures that were lost on my computer! Expect about 5 weeks of Project Life to be posted in the next week or so. :)
Let's get a closer look at the left side of the spread:
My title block was large this week. I had orginially intended to put the Super Bowl info at the bottom of it, but when I had finished it and was getting ready to add the football part, I decided I liked it the way it was. I needed some open space.
So for the title block I used some Kraft cardstock from my local scrapbook store as the base. I don't remember who made this but it has a nice worn starry look on it. I've used it for a lot of things. The typewritten paper is from Stampin' Up! and it's called First Edition Specialty paper. I also used some Basic Black cardstock from Stampin' Up! and the brown striped ribbon is retired but also from them. I die cut the number six twice with my Sizzix Big Shot (also available through Stampin' Up!) and I cut it out of the First Edition paper and a scrap of Brushed Gold cardstock (Stampin' Up!). Die cutting letters and numbers is a great way to use up scraps. Those newsy looking letter stickers are from Creative Imaginations and I stamped the dates in white craft ink from Stampin' Up! with my Smash date stamper.
For the Super Bowl card I used an old scrap of retired Stampin' Up! paper that looked old and notebooky, along with some retired sports stamps. I mounted the lined paper on Basic Black cardstock, stamped the sports images in Early Espresso ink, and wrote with a Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker (all Stampin' Up!).
For the Week in Review card I used one of those preprinted cards I keep using that I have no idea of the source. :) Next time I pick some up I'll pay more attention. Again I used my Basic Grey marker and a scrap of retired Basic Black striped ribbon.
For the fog picture I used a scrap of the Comfort Cafe paper from Stampin' Up! for that blue herringbone pattern piece, and I wrote with a white Signo gel pen. I have to say, it's not my favorite pen. I've bought two thinking one of mine was just defective, but they seriously have issues staying consistent while writing. I'm on the look out for a better white pen that can write on photos and cardstock and I'm open to suggestions if you have one!
On the bottom I have a picture of the hail piling up on my car. I have another pic below this one so I adhered this picture over the top with washi tape. Here's the pic below:
On to the right side of the layout:
I didn't have a picture to show that my middle child (older of two daughters) was moved up to level 1 in gymnastics early. I put her notification slip from her coach in with a sticker and explantion since I didn't have a pic. The gymnastic sticker is from Recollections. I put it all on Midnight Muse cardstock (Stampin' Up!) and wrote with a silver pen.
I used scraps of the Comfort Cafe paper to add a little interest to this simple photo that shows the ongoing saga of the microwave. I journaled along the bottom with a Midnight Muse marker. One of the reasons I love Stampin' Up! products so much is because I can get patterned paper, solid paper, ink, markers, etc...all that match completely!!!
For one of the middle smaller pockets I just made a little embellishment area. I used scraps of First Edition specialty paper, and scraps of ribbon and crochet trim, an antique brad, and stamped in midnight muse with a flower stamp (all Stampin' Up!).
Another small pocket included a screen shot of a text from a friend that was in the children's church area with one of my daughters. I used more of the same kraft paper from the title block and the blue herringbone from the Comfort Cafe paper collections.
I mounted this picture on more Midnight Muse cardstock and use a piece of flowered ribbon I got on clearance at Michael's. I journaled with the white gel pen again. My poor hubby, he's had two neck surgeries and just can't bounce around with the little ladies. :)
For the last quarter of the page I kind of put the smaller slots at the top and the larger one at the bottom together in a sort of mini-page area to make it all go together. I was documenting a police officer in our city being killed and a manhunt for a cop killer underway. As a LEO wife it was a tough few weeks around here. The paper in this corner is from Karen Foster and the police stickers are from Creative Imaginations. I put a scrap of black paper across the pocket with the badge, similar to how the officers wear their badges when they've lost one of their own. I used a black Stampin' Up! journaling marker to write "manhunt" on a pic I snagged from online.
So that's week 6, Finally!