Project Life | April 2014 Two
Hello! I wanted to share the rest of my April pages today. The last half of the month came together really quickly for me and it was the first time that I felt as I had a fairly clear vision of what I wanted to do. I also embraced imperfection (a lot) in my April pages.
Does anyone else just LOVE Orphan Black? I became mesmerized by it mid-April when it appeared on my Amazon Instant Video home screen.
Mid April was when Tom was finally able to build my new computer. I had been collecting the individual components for it over the previous couple of weeks, but in an effort to be responsible I wanted to get my business taxes done (at the last minute) and finish up a few of my design projects before rolling the dice with a new system. Everything went according to plan and it booted right up, so One Little Bird World Headquarters was only down for about two hours. I know if I had been cavalier about the entire thing we would have run into problems.
The “Hello Lovely” cork piece was one of the exclusives I did for the August Scrapbooking Kit at Gossamer Blue. I am in love with these laser etched cork pieces. I’m crazy for cork right now, I have to stop myself from using cork in every pocket.
The close of April, when I saw the 2×2 pocket pages from Simple Stories I fell head over heels in love with them! It’s the pocket page of my dreams.
Nick joined the Order of the Arrow for Scouting at the end of April while I was out of town – which was a pretty big deal. He continues to amaze me as he advances in Scouting, and I talk about that in my journaling. Normally on a digital page I would write to him, but in my Project Life album I write to myself.
Historically any trip or larger event becomes a roadblock for me in my album, especially in this small format. But I used a photo collage back in January to document photos we took at the Consumer Electronics Show and it worked really well. So the 2×2 pocket page was such a fun way to switch it up for my trip to San Diego to visit Christine and Todd. But photo collages are no joke, and this one took over an hour of moving and changing photos before I was happy with it. When I see other people’s collages I am in awe because it takes me forever!
On the back side of the collage is a cut up 6 x 8 photo of the downtown skyline from the plane. I also ordered some 6×6 envelope pockets to store other memorabilia from this trip – menus, ticket stubs, etc. They will definitely wind up being the last pages that will fit in this album (just barely!) so I’ve started a new one for May.
Thanks for taking a peek!
Products used: Around Here Journaling Cards, Prix Fixe Journaling Cards, Busy Week Journaling Cards, Trailblazer Journaling Cards (Free on my Facebook Page), the August Life Pages Add On No. 3 at Gossamer Blue, Notes & Things by Crate Paper, and assorted embellishments from Gossamer Blue monthly Scrapbooking Kits.