Jumping ahead to week four 2017. Here I’ll show you how I used the Project Life App to create my physical layouts.
Well, what else is a girl supposed to do when she doesn’t have the Core Kit that’s just perfect and she needs it now!
Week four was a lot about baking. Now if you’ve taken the time to read my ‘About Me‘ page you’ll know I’m no baker. I like to cook and I’d love to be able to bake but it’s just not my forte. Maybe one day in many years to come after loads of practice…….
Anyway, the boys both wanted to make biscuits for their creative homework for school. You know the drill – they get all excited and as soon as the bowls and ingredients are out they miraculously disappear? So I did the baking bit and they did the writing bit. Needless to say, theirs was the better bit!
So I baked, the Pokeball biscuits were my first ever attempt at using Royal icing and a piping bag so even though they turned out rough and ready I was still pleased with them. Then I got ideas above my station when Blake asked me to make emoji ones for him. See what happens when your icing is too runny? The faces actually run off the biscuits! Photos at the ready I planned my layouts. Now……I like to do a double spread for each week (more depending on the volume of photos) and whilst most of the time I just print and slot in my photos, this was one of the times where I felt a little planning was needed. So here is my page ‘sketch’:
I pretty much use page protector Design A, all the time so this is me deciding where to put the photos. This also helps me to print only the photos I want to use and saves on waste prints from my trusty Canon Selphy. Photos printed and in place, I was actually stuck for which cards to use. This doesn’t normally happen, I have a lot to choose from but none seemed to work just right so I turned to a Facebook group I’m in and posted the following photos asking for help!
Like magic, I got loads of replies with suggestions and my favourite was the High Five Core Kit from Project Life®. Of course, I don’t have that kit and the need to create was immediate. Thankfully I do have the Project Life® App and it came to the rescue. I’m not really a digital crafter, mainly because I like touchy feely stuff but also because I can’t see well on a small screen. I downloaded the kit and chose a 6×4″ collage option with two 3×4″ spaces on. Then added two journalling cards to suit. I hope the screenshot below explains how I save the photo to my phone?
Because then you can print straight away from your phone or like me share to your PC where things are MUCH bigger lol! I just open the ‘cards’ with my photo viewer and print from there. There is probably a much simpler way but this works for me as I like to add borders so that the cards are slightly smaller than 3×4″
A selection of cards printed:
I love the title card on the left and felt the need to doodle, add stickers and do a spot of therapeutic colouring in. I may have cut the cloud out and punched a circle around the smile image too. Sometimes a girl just needs to have a play. Here’s the finished title 6×4″ card:
I did a filler 3×4″ card to match:
After all that, here’s the first completed page. We had a LOT of fog that week and the High Five kit has emojis and cloudy day cards in. Bonus:
And the opposite page:
I had fun making these – perhaps more fun than I did baking the biscuits in the first place!
See you soon