Week Three

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week 3Yippee it’s week three! So I am cruising along into 2013 and slowly getting into the swing of this years Project Life Album. As the school holidays are coming to an end life is heading  back into its usual routine. This week includes an insert. No special occasion rather just for a bit of fun. Let’s get into it shall we?

D8E_0457Left Side. Sticking with the oranges and blues from the Becky Higgins Seafoam kit this week.

I note that the printing on my “RECORDED” journal card didn’t quite line up with the lines but you know what? I’m ok with that. I’m never after perfection and sometimes you just have to concentrate on getting it done. I’m learning to let go of trying to get things looking just so and concentrating on just getting the pictures and stories out. It’s rather liberating I must add. “So stop focusing on it then!” you’re thinking…… I hear ya… let’s move on.

D8E_0458This is the right hand side of my layout. Just bits and bobs of our daily lives really. My favourite part of this page is the top right photo. Not because it’s a great photo but because of the story behind it. “Go clean your room” I said to Calvin because as you can see it needs it. He went into his room alright but cleaning was the last thing on his mind instead he plonked himself amongst it all, pulled out a book and started reading. As a mother this is a dilemma for me. Do I tell him off for not doing as he is told and tidying up or commend him for choosing a wonderful activitylike reading? …. Kids….D8E_0459




























Here is the insert. It’s the Becky Higgins solid 6×12 design. All one solid space. I have used it in the past for tall photos but this time I made this little layout of the outtakes of Lnicoln from our cover page photo shoot. Now I know that sounds all professional “photo shoot” but, really it was just us in a park with some numbers and a camera. As Lincoln was setting up for his shot he started messing around with the “3” and I just kept clicking. So glad I did. It’s just fun. Apart from the “Smile & Laugh” and the round mat underneath this is all digital then printed. I don’t have this as a template but if there is demand I can easily create it. Let me know.

D8E_0460This is the other side of the insert. Yup, just me & a whole lot of writing.

togetherFinally below is the full layout (minus insert).

Hope you enjoyed my week 3. This is my favourite of the year so far. (haha!)

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    • Hi Lisa,
      Thank you I have worked out over the last couple of years of PLing that for me it’s best to have a base ‘formula’ to start with each week.
      It helps me get the pages done.

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  1. Hi Petcor, Just discovered your sight from Becky’s blog. Love, love, love your PL layouts. I’m just starting on a bit of difital PL and I love your insert page – I can’t believe there has been massive demand for a template – I wouldn’t even know where to begin to do this!

    • Hi and thanks for your awesome comment.
      No there had not been any real demand for the template but that’s ok. Good luck with your PL.
      I still can’t go all digital and love my mix.

      Thanks For Dropping In

  2. Hi Petcor,

    I’ve also found you following Becky;s blog and I’m so impressed with how you mix the digital editing and writing with your photos. I wondered if you use any particular software package to do this or if it’s just using Word or another word processor?

    I love your blog!


    • Hi Jen,

      Yes I think the mix you get the best of both worlds. Crisp clean digital but you don’t miss out on playing with little bits of embellies.
      Yes I use Photoshop Elements to do all my type editing.

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  3. It’s me again – I’ve read more of your blog and see you use Photoshop Elements! I should have looked first!

  4. Love your pages! And “for the record” I didn’t even notice your print not being on the lines in the first pic. 😉 We are always our own worst critics!

    Keep up the great work! 🙂

    • Hi,
      Thank You yes we are usually our worst critic. I am ust trying to work on embracing more of that sort of “imperfection”.
      Thanks For Dropping In

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