Project Life, Week 7

Thank you all for your kind words in response to my post yesterday. I’m just trying to take it one day at a time, right now. I know that the next three weeks will go by quickly, and even if they’re uncomfortable and painful, it will be worth it.

What happened in Week 7?
We took the boys out to a good friend’s birthday party at Bondi and stayed out till 9.30pm. It was probably one of the latest nights they’d ever been out, and they had an absolute blast (Jamie, as usual, had made himself the centre of attention by the end of the night.) Both Rick and I kicked off our bible study groups for the year; we bought new dinosaur and train underpants for the older boys; and we finished off our family day on Friday with nuggets and rissoles down at Dee Why beach.

Number of pages and inserts?
Week 7 was again a simple 2 page layout using Becky Higgins Design A page protectors.

Anything special about the photos?
Just the same as usual. All the photos were taken on my iPhone 4S. After I imported them in Aperture, I processed them all using the VSCO Film 01 Kodak Portra 800+ preset. One thing I did do was to duplicate the photo of Pete walking along the sand (the third 3×4 photo below) and crop it to a 6×4 photo that emphasised the light from the sunset and I placed this photo in the top 6×4 pocket. You almost can’t tell it’s the same photo, unless you look really closely.

Favourite photos from this week?
I love the photo of my tummy, the one of the three boys rumbling on the couch (though it looks more like they’ve all crashed asleep in the same spot) and the photo of Rick and Jamie on the floor. So cute.

Overall thoughts?
I like the pops of yellow throughout the two pages, which I feel helps to tie the spread together. Also, I’m really glad I made the effort to document our picnic dinner down at the beach, as it turned out to be our last beach dinner for the summer.

Supplies used?
Becky Higgins Design A page protector; Kodak 210gsm glossy premium photo paper. All photos printed on the Canon MG6360 Pixma using genuine Canon ink.

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Other posts you might be interested in reading:
My weekly Project Life process from beginning to end
Tips on taking photos for Project Life
What you need to get started with Project Life

You can read all my Project Life posts here.

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Project Life is a system created by Becky Higgins that is designed to simplify your efforts to document life and help get your photos into a book. To learn more about the product and how to get started, click here.

7 comments

Donna M March 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Beautiful again Ronnie!

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Heather March 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

As always, your pages totally inspire me! I love that you find a balance between every day “non-kid” items (like photos of your feet, breakfast, things around home – and those photos of your cutie little ones. I have only one little guy and I find my spreads tend to be all about him! I’m going to make an effort next week to get more diverse. Thanks for all the lovely inspiration!

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Pink Ronnie March 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Thank you Heather! Because the boys all have their own PL albums as well, I don’t feel the need to fill up our family album pages with their photos, and so I’m able to put in lots of other everyday shots too. :)
Ronnie xo

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Marie March 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

Love your layouts, as usual Ronnie! They are so beautiful, the way you put everything together is si cute, it makes me feel kind of serene (don’t know how to express this feeling…). Have a lovely week-end. Marie xoxo

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Marie March 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

“so cute”… is better!

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Kelsey McEvoy March 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I LOVE the idea of using an image twice, cropped and not. So genius! Sometimes it really is the simplest things. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Debie Grace April 1, 2013 at 4:19 am

You can do it, Ronnie! I am excited to meet another baby! :)

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