Happy Hump Day!
Oops it has been a week since I last posted on my blog. Where did my time go? Well, a series of off-site meetings at work is taking quite a lot of my time, making crafting difficult. Then, for the various times I've tried blogging, I could not even log in. If I was fortunate enough to log in, I could not upload pictures. Argh!
Anyway, it seems like everything is finally working just fine. Want to see my first project life spread? I know that project life has been around (correction: popular) for quite a while but I have been busy in the card-making department and wasn't really paying much attention to it. Recently I am getting back to mini-albums and scrapbooking and I thought I could give it a try. I will be honest that I won't be doing it regularly to document my weekly life. I wish I had that discipline. But I think I could try this as part of my scrapbooking process. I did try it out and I like it.
There are just about millions of project life products on the market. The only one I got was the sheet protectors. LOL. You have no idea how much I was resisting the temptation to buy the gazillions of cute products! As I am just starting out, I'll try to minimize my purchase. Further, even though I am really interested in many of the core kits and mini kits, I'd love to use my scrapbooking supplies for project life. For one, haven't I got more than enough for my layouts? Secondly, I am not too appealed to the rounded corners of the project life cards.
For my first project life spread, I've chosen pictures I took in September and the cutouts from the new Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather collection:
I totally love these cutouts - they are great accent pieces and journaling cards! I think I'm supposed to put more journaling cards to the 3x4 pockets? I opted to cut my 4x6 picture in half and put them in the pockets. Not bad, huh?
After making this project life spread, I also made a traditional scrapbook page. It is a picture I took in a Vietnamese restaurant last winter. The story behind this is that as we had no idea what to order, we told the waiter we wanted that "good looking quiche-looking dish" on the table behind us. Try say it fast three times and you know what i mean! I came to know that it is called Banh Khot:
Sorry about the glare of the photo. I found a new place at home to take pictures but at this new spot I had to use flash. I hope you could still see the little pancake cups with shrimps. It was delish and I had to make a page about it! I've tried a new thing for the background: I cut the patterned paper into strips and pieced them into chevrons. It was quite a time consuming process but for a page about Banh Khot? I think it's absolutely worth it!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!