Project Life, Weeks 9 and 10

Project Life by Rhonda Mason/Pink Ronnie (www.pinkronnie.com)

I’m excited to get back to posting more regularly about our Project Life albums. It fell off my radar a bit because I wasn’t sure whether you guys were still interested in reading about my layouts and I was starting to worry I was just saying the same things over and over again. However, the honest truth is that our Project Life albums form a big part of who I am as a person so even for that reason alone, I’ve decided I do want to keep sharing my layouts. If you’re a Project Lifer yourself, you’ll know that we’re actually already up to Week 22 (crazy, right?) but I’ve decided to go back to Week 9 and 10 and to start sharing from there (since my last post was on Week 8).

You will probably notice that there is hardly any journaling in these pages. The reason for this is because I’ve actually been keeping a daily sort of journal of what we’ve been doing as a family, and I’ve been including all the words from that for each week in a 6×12 insert. I haven’t decided how or when I will share these insert layouts yet, so for now, you may just have to use your imagination…

Project Life by Rhonda Mason/Pink Ronnie (www.pinkronnie.com)

What happened in Weeks 9 and 10?
Rick’s Grandpa’s funeral took place in week 9. The red roses were from his memorial service. We also celebrated Rick’s birthday that week, and I captured these scenes at twilight. In Week 10, we discovered this new park, we went to a cousin’s farewell, I spent a lovely afternoon with Jamie in the studio, and I caught this beautiful last light on camera.

Project Life by Rhonda Mason/Pink Ronnie (www.pinkronnie.com)

How were the photos taken and processed?
All photos were taken on my Fujifilm x100s and processed with VSCO Film.

Favourite photos from Weeks 9 and 10?
All the photos from Week 9 are evocative for me. The red rose, in particular, reminds me of Rick’s Grandpa. I also love the black and white photo of Rick reading to the boys at bedtime (bottom right of page 1), as well as the photo of the afternoon light in our foyer (bottom right of page 2). For Week 10, the photos of Jamie in my studio are definitely my favourites, but I also adore the ones of the three big boys together. So much love, joy and fun right there.

Project Life by Rhonda Mason/Pink Ronnie (www.pinkronnie.com)

Number of pages and inserts?
I had a 6×12 insert for both weeks like I mentioned above, with details of each day’s events. I also had about half a dozen 8×10 inserts for each week showcasing more photos from each of the week’s events.

Overall thoughts?
At the time, these pages were quite hard to put together, as I was still getting used to my new photography with the Fujifilm x100s. However, now that I look back at these layouts, they feel very cohesive to me. I like all the darker images and how they contrast well with the sunnier, brighter photos. It’s a good reminder that I can include both types of images in my pages and still be able to make it work.

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.

Please feel free to leave a link to your latest Project Life post if you’d like to share.

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Other posts you might be interested in reading:
My thoughts of the Fujifilm Finepix x100s
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.

10 comments

Cara May 21, 2014 at 12:40 am

Please keep posting your PL – it’s so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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Kathy May 21, 2014 at 12:54 am

Beautiful images Ronnie and the moods with the dark and light are lovely. I’m so pleased you’ve also included images of yourself in the album too…..very important to have Mummy in the albums. I’ve just ordered my Project Life for 2013 through Blurb yesterday all 188 pages of it and can’t wait to receive it. Going back to work on getting photos for 2012 then and also 2014. I’m making a big push to get these photos off my hard drive. Your pages are stunning and of course that goes without saying. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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Pink Ronnie May 21, 2014 at 9:36 am

I’m excited for you Kathy! A year or so ago I spent a month or two putting together our 2011 family album in one go. It was such a mammoth effort but totally worth it. I know you can do it!
Ronnie xo

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Liz May 21, 2014 at 1:34 am

Can you share a template of your “this week” card or tell us what fonts you use? thanks!

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Pink Ronnie May 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

Hello Liz,
I use Rockwell Light in my title card. Hope that helps, and thanks for stopping by.
Ronnie xo

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Riz May 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

Always been a fan of how you process your photos. You mind sharing which VSCO preset you’re using exactly? :)

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Pink Ronnie May 21, 2014 at 9:38 am

Good question – I’ll write up a proper post about this soon, but basically I just apply the Faded/Contrast preset in the VSCO Toolkit.
Ronnie xo

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juni May 21, 2014 at 5:42 am

glad you are doing these again! I know I’ve already said this several times before, but you really inspire me to make more of an effort to take photos and memory keep. the little portrait project I just did had a lot to do with being inspired by the photos you take of your family :)

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Nynke May 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Hm, inspired again!

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Marta May 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

So glad to see your pages again! Always inspiring and pushing me to be more creative.
Thanks!

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