Project Life 2016 – February

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Switching to a monthly format as opposed to a weekly allows for a much more flexible memory keeping system. In February I took a trip to the Caribbean and because I wasn’t bound by week numbers I was able to include a lot more pictures and memories. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

The ‘who’s who’ tab above is attached to a piece of transparency sheet on which I wrote the names of all the people in the photo. This way I have the record of who’s who without crowding the picture. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

Those Heidi Swapp letters are some of my favorite. I bought a few packs at Michael’s when they were on clearance, and I think I should have bought them all up…Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

So sorry about all the blurred out pictures and journaling. But you know why I’m doing that (privacy).Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

The pocket with the cruise cards is attached to the outside of the page protector. I like that this adds some dimension to the page and it encourages those who are looking through the album to touch.

Also, I finally caved and bought a fuse tool. Totally like it. I wish it would give an indication of it being on or ready – but I’ll get used to that. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

Initially I tried to stamp on the port names to the pictures. The resulted in misspelling and mislabeling. So I gave up and just printed the pictures with the text on it. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

There were so many pictures to choose from for each stop. So, they each got a page. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

I’m second guessing even putting this next page up on the blog – it’s pretty much just a blurred out mess. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

The last page of the trip is full of pictures of the town where my family is from.Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

I didn’t include a lot of memorabilia on the trip pages because a lot of that went into the travel journal. That’s also why there is hardly any journaling. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

The last two weeks of February were calm and back at home, and the pages show that. I was a bit tired of the documenting and so there are very few pictures. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

I of course had to document Leo’s Oscar win. Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life 2016 | Make it Amazing

You know that saying about taking off an accessory before you leave the house to make sure that you’re not overdone. Well, I have the opposite saying for my Project Life this year. I keep asking myself, what else can I add?

I usually steer clear from over embellishing, sometimes because I want to hoard supplies and sometimes because I’m worried about composition and color combinations. But this year I am really forcing myself to use more of my stash and to add more personality to my pages.

xo Iris

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