It was an exciting week for Project Life here - my Seafoam kit and dividers finally arrived. Now all l need is my Seafoam binder, and l’ve got everything l need to get stuck into things. I must admit though, l am finding the digital Seafoam kit a really easy and cost efficient alternative. I love how l can use the elements more than once and l can print them off at home with comparable quality. For someone who isn’t too convinced about her handwriting, l can easily type my journaling on to the cards before printing them.
Some ideas l thought l would share from this week’s layout.
1. Use black and white photographs to control your colour palette. One thing l have noticed is that many Project Life layouts are busy with colour. If you like that look, then go for it. But if you want more control over the colours in your layout, converting most of your photographs to black and white will help. In this week’s layout l only left one photograph in colour, to draw more attention to it.
2. Scan memorabilia so it will fit. The Angelina Ballerina flyer was too big to fit into any of the pockets – so l simply rescanned it to fit into a 3x4 pocket and backed it on a plain white card.
3. It’s ok to include older photos. This week was our 10 year wedding anniversary, so to mark the occasion l included two of our wedding photos in the layout.
4. Including emails. So much of our communication is via email these days. This week l included two emails from family members on the same subject. I love how these emails capture the moment precisely, in their words. To do so l simply cut and pasted the text of the email, along with emails details, into a 6x4 text box.
Till next week ……
Supplies used this week
Becky Higgins page protector Design A
Becky Higgins Seafoam Digital Edition
Amy Tangerine Thickers - Journal/Diario
Amy Tangerine Thickers - Goodness
Amy Tangerine die cut cardstock shape - Bits
Ali Edwards hand writing font