Project life: US 2014

Finally got around to making my project life for my US vacay 2 years ago:

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I really enjoy looking at my past project life pages–been considering doing this for monthly highlights but as of now I have my illustrated planners/journals for memory-keeping. Here are some pages from my illustrated japan travel journal:

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I sorta miss lj and my lengthy posts there but I also feel happy looking at (and finishing a page or two!) my tangible journals. 🙂

Project life spreads: Japan 2015

I promised myself I’d document my life more so I set aside an entire day for doing project life spreads for our recent japan trip. 🙂
I used a lot of those mt washi tapes and sakura stickers. I also wanted to include all of my faves about the trip–which is a lot!

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I used most of the fliers and free brochures that caught my fancy and store paper bags and mag pages as background.

More project life spreads

I was thinking I would be finished before midnight, but I realized a spread takes around an hour. Or thirty minutes, but definitely not five.
But I think I might be finished with my Melbourne spreada before June. I’m enjoying the process, so that’s what counts.

Also, I need more refills!

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Bucket list item: My very own Project Life book

I first saw a Project Life spread in one of the blogs I was stalking years ago. I remember seeing those clear pockets and being amazed at how something as simple as partitions in clear book refills and color-coordinated cards could make such a huge world of difference, aesthetic-wise. The spreads I saw were lovely and filled with joy and I wanted one too, to be filled with memory triggers.

It isn’t that cheap, so it took me years before I finally decided to get one for my travel photos. I like actual books more than ebooks since I love the book smell and paper texture, and I wanted something tangible to remind me of those happy times and to encourage me to remember gratitude. So I got myself one last night and I was so excited about making a spread so I made one (which was more challenging than what I expected) featuring our first beach trip this year:

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I slept less than 4 hours last night because of this haha. What I used: a handpainted watercolor background with ephemera, instax photos I covered with washi for added color, bits of washi for confetti, motex tapes using my dymo labelmaker, vintage transfer letters, handwritten text, vintage date stamp, more washi 🙂

I can’t wait to make more spreads!