Project Life // sweetgirldesigns July 1-19

Hi everyone! I’ve been meaning to do a blog post for quite a while now but haven’t been able to find the time.  My little girl is sick and currently sleeping on me, so the time is now! 

This post will include THREE, yes three, layouts in my brand new family album.  I am so excited about this album and the documenting of the everyday of our family and not just Norah. Not that I didn’t love documenting Norah’s first year it’s just that other events happened in our lives that went undocumented.  I am happy to know that those memories and stories now have a place to be recorded. Anyways… 

Left hand side of July 1-5 layout: 

Right hand side of July 1-5 layout: 

Lots of journaling on this spread, which is one of my goals for this album. Also, I am in love with this title card!

Although there are still quite a few photos of Norah in these layouts, I was able to incorporate a few photos I took throughout the week that didn’t have her in them.  Which surprises me a bit because at this point I didn’t know I was going to start a family album.  In the next few layouts you’ll see that it’s pretty Norah heavy.  I’ll have to be more mindful of taking everyday photos too!

Left side of July 6-12: 

Right side of July 6-12: 

I try to put my title card in a different spot every week but just realized here two weeks have them in the same pocket.  I could switch the cards around but that kind of messes with the balance and the flow of events.  Not that I place my photos chronologically but still, I love it as is.  

I’m so happy that I actually used a month specific item from one of my subscription kits.  This wood veneer comes from Gossamer Blue and I love it!  I’m loving using the dates instead of “Week __”. 

Left hand side of July 13-19:

Right hand side of July 13-19:

See what I mean about lots of Norah photos!? But it was her birthday so I feel like it was inevitable.  

One of the simplest title cards I’ve ever done on a 4×6 but I didn’t want to cover up too much of the map print.  

Thanks for much for reading about and viewing some of my layouts.  If you can find the time I’d love for you to check out my YouTube channel as well sweetgirldesigns

xoxo Kristie


Project life// week 29/2015

Hi everyone!

I really had wanted to get this layout up last week, but the time got away from me on Tuesday and then we went on another road trip on Wednesday, so today is the day!

I had a very photo heavy week for week 29 (July 20-26). We went on 2 road trips, did the midway at the stampede and were just busy! I also took out my DSLR for our trip to Fort Walsh and got some really nice photos that I wanted to include. Instead of trying to cram everything into 1 spread, I ended up spacing them out a bit and moved them to 2 layouts. I am really happy with how it turned out as there is a bit more space for everything and nothing feels overwhelming because it was crammed in!

These layouts also have less embellishments than I normally use. But I felt that the layouts didn’t really need them.

1st layout: 

2nd layout:


and of course, the process video so you can see how it all came together:

Thanks for visiting!