Project Life Pages | Photo Tutorial

Hi… Ingrid here from papermade by ing♥ and I’ll be sharing my September Project Life pages using my DT kit. This month’s challenge has just been announced, that is to create a project with a die cut word in it. Join the challenge for a chance to win a prize pack worth 50aed. (You can read about this month’s challenge at the end of this post.)

Here’s my DT kit for October. Instead of using a die cut word, I used the Amy Tangerine Finder’s Keepers specialty cardstock (Diecut Scout). 09-september2016pl-1

As a start of my monthly project life pages or my mini albums, I have this graphed notebook I use for planning. This process helps me in determining the arrangements of my photos, journal cards and fillers, and what page protectors to use.
After this process, I have chosen my photos and it’s time to edit them. Simple editing using Adobe Photoshop for the photo level adjustments, black & white, cropping & collaging, and using Paislee Press’ minimalist photo templates. Afterwhich, I had them printed with my Canon Selphy photo printer. Grateful to the husband for purchasing this helpful gadget. I don’t need to go to the photo print shop (except for the times the shop where I buy my paper & ink refills  gets out of stock).
Here, I already cut the cardstocks to 3×4 and 4×6 journal cards and fillers.
This is my title card and my first time to use a photo instead of cardstock or journal card. The photo of my youngest son’s drawing was actually blurry but I didn’t mind at all. This has it’s story to tell.

We (my youngest & I) don’t chat that much since it was most of the times my eldest who I (we) get to chat more since he’s the one in front & using the computer but we see to it that we can see him during our video calls and we talk to him on the phone as well. But it was during this time that we had a long chat, just me & the youngest. We talked about many things. He told me he drew a chicken and told me to wait while he took a photo and then sent it to me. I loved chatting with him. He made my day brighter. That’s when I decided to make it my title page. Pardon my story…
Using the stamp from my DT kit and some from my personal stamps, I created word sentiments as embellishments. I loved using them on my project life. I only have a few stamps but those stamps are very useful since I can use them over and over for my project life and mini albums.
Here, I used the stamped word sentiments on my 3×4 filler card and the other one for my photo embellishment.
I did the same for this spread with my stamped word sentiment as embellishments. As you may have noticed from my past project life pages, I always combined my typed+printed and handwritten journaling. And this on the left side is an example. I directly wrote my journaling at the back of the diecut journaling card. On the right side, I had another 3×4 filler card and this time I added a quote using my Motex labeller.
On the left side was a page about our Eid Al Adha holiday. I used another 3×4 diecut journal card where I journaled about our holiday. On the right side was my monthly layout in a 6×8. (A larger look on that layout below.)
And my last spread. On the left side, at the back of my monthly layout was my quote for this month. An inspirational quote from my yoga instructor, Marites. On the right side, my last page which was composed of random photos with typed+printed journaling. I added a 6×4 filler card with another quote also using my Motex labeller.
A larger view of my monthly layout inspired by Stephani Bryan’s scrapbook layout.
Looking at my pages for last month, I realized I only have few photos for September. Nothing much really. Nothing spectacular either. Just some random happenings in my life. Some were just repetitions or routines that I didn’t bother capturing. Actually, without the boys, I don’t have much to share or capture into photographs. Hmmm… This will keep me thinking for the coming days.

There goes my September project life pages. Thank you and I hope you enjoyed reading through until the end of this post even with some extra personal musings.

Take care and have a blessed week ahead.

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Kelly Purkey Everyday Clips Stamp & Cut
Bazzill Cardstock Fours French Vanilla 12×12
American Crafts – Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers Thickers Stickers – Follow Alpha/Multi Chipboard
Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers Specialty Cardstock 12×12 – Diecut Scout
Bella Rouge Double-sided Cardstock 12×12  – Diamond
Studio Calico Lemonlush Flighty Patterned Paper 12×12
Amy Tangerine Plus One Patterned Paper 12×12 – Soulmate
Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Luminous Lights patterned Paper 12×12Circle punch
Stab punch
Ink pad
Acrylic block
Paper trimmer
Craft knife & ruler
Date stamp
Label maker
Mounting tape & Double-sided tape
Project Life – Photo Pocket Pages – Design H
Project Life – Photo Pocket Pages – Design F

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To enter this month’s challenge, here are the guidelines:
1. Create a project with a Die-cut word in it.
2. Upload your entry at our Member Gallery and link us up in this thread in the forum October 2016 Challenge – Die-cut word.
3. All entries are due by October 30, 2016.
4. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.

1. A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.
2. All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.