Project Life

Project Life: Week 1

January 21, 2014

Project Life:  Week 1 2014 Full Layout

I completed my first Project Life layout for Week 1 and I have to admit it was pretty satisfying to slide all the finished photos and cards into each of their photo pockets when I was done.

I’d be lying if I said it was easy (it probably should have been but I tend to make things way more complicated than they really are)…it took over a week of finding bits of free time here and there to get everything completed.  And I quickly learned that in order to get this done every week for the upcoming year, I’m going to have to tame my OCD/perfectionist side and constantly remind myself that imperfections are okay…they are actually what makes life interesting.

Here is an up-close shot of the left side:

Project Life:  Week 1 2014 Left Side

I’ve also had to tell myself that every photo won’t always be amazing (as in super clear).  My photos will be grainey or slightly out of focus…and once again…that’s okay.  I’m finding that it’s more important to capture the moment and if I only have my cell phone on me rather than my dslr, use it or lose the moment!

I’m pretty happy with my title/week card:

Project Life:  Week 1 2014 Title Card with Fabric Ruffle

I used a card that came in the Copper Mountain Studio Calico kit and I think what I’m most in love with is the ruffle!  I sewed a ruffle from scrap fabric that I had around and then sewed it right on to the card…simple as that!

My other favorite card (shown below) was created from another card that came in my Studio Calico kit, some Studio Calico letter stamps and some cute wood veneers.  I used the arrows to point to the surrounding photos of Mabel opening some gifts.  🙂

Project Life:  Week 1 2014 Stamps and Wood Veneer

As you can see…I really enjoyed sewing on my cards.

Here is the right side of Week 1’s layout:

Project Life:  Week 1 2014 Right Side

I tried to stick with warm colors, mainly reds, yellows, and some orange.  I also can’t stand my handwriting so a lot of my tags were done with my typewriter.  An up-close example of one of the typed tags is below and is accentuated with some enamel dots and a star.

Project Life:  Week 1 2014

I also created a card for January.  I found a free January 2014 Silhouette cut file on Nina Christensen’s blog here and then added silver washi tape to the back and stuck some snowflake sequins in between the two cards to give it more depth.

Project Life:  Week 1 2014 Washi Card with sequins

Overall, I was pretty happy with Week 1.  I feel like it might have turned out a little busy…or a bit of a mish-mash but I still like it.  I’m looking forward to discovering my style as the weeks go on.  🙂

Some of the supplies I used in addition to my Studio Calico kit were:


Do you do Project Life?  Leave me a link to your most recent blog post…I’d love to see what you’ve been working on!

  • Reply
    January 21, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Morgan! This is awesome! Your first week looks AMAZING! In currently working on week three. I just haven’t gotten around to posting it on my blog. Cant wait to see your upcoming weeks

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    January 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Looks great! I love the colors!

  • Reply
    January 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    This is really your first? Wow!! Your spread looks awesome!! Love the colours and the card with the arrows! 🙂

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    Keshet Starr
    January 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

    This is great! Love the way you used the labels!

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    massage tips back
    March 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I don’t leave a comment, but after looking at a few of the responses here Project Life: Week 1
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