It took me a while to write an introduction to this Project Life spread share. Probably because it's been a couple of months since I last wrote about Project Life or maybe it's because I'm working towards writing more intentionally. I want to look back into my blog's archives and read stories, not just processes. In the next blog posts, you might notice me sharing a bit more about what I feel and what I think about when working on my Project Life. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see ;)
A little back story: The reason it took me ages to share Week 13 was because this week was my graduation week. I wanted to include the official graduation photos and I had to wait a few months to actually get it from the photo agency :)
I mentioned in a previous blog or Instagram post that I wanted to make Project Life a bit more exciting for me, more of a creative exploration. I thought the best way to do that was to make up scrapbooking challenges for myself.
WEEK 13 CHALLENGE: Use inserts
Initially, I didn't want to use inserts in any of my spreads. I had this "ideal" goal of fitting an entire year in one album. But since I discovered that it was not going to happen (I use way too many bulky embellishments - hello badges!), I decided to try using an insert.
Actually, I used two inserts.
This was a week full of celebration. My two younger sisters celebrated their Recognition Day and well, I graduated from University with my Bachelor's Degree. No biggie.
I had some ephemera that I wanted to keep so I figured using a 6x12" envelope insert (similar here) was the way to go. I included the Baccalaureate Mass booklet + Graduation Ceremony booklet in the envelope. I love how I can go back and read the inspiring homily by Fr. Dacanay (one of the best professors I've had in the University!) from the booklet.
I couldn't stop there. I decided to add another insert - this one for purely design purposes ;) I had fun creating a see-through 6x6" insert by cropping a Design E page protector.
The Heidi Swapp x Project Life Gold Foil Value Kit + a nice set of thickers + vellum stars make for a quick title card. Since this week was so eventful, I couldn't find a place for the tickets from the movie I watched that week. I love adding ticket stubs into my spreads so I used it as a decoration on my title card instead ;)
I have a love / hate relationship with the cork alphas from the Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm Project Life Kit. I love how they look but man, they tear easily. Also, I tend to use ampersands as a symbol for "togetherness."
My favorite part about this spread is the way the 'This is my Today' insert slighty masks the photo of me receiving my diploma in the background.
THIS IS MY TODAY.
Definitely the best way to sum up that day / night. My five years in Ateneo weren't easy but those difficulties helped me learn so much about myself, my beliefs and my dreams. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you Ateneo, for shattering everything that I thought I knew about myself and helping me get to know who I truly am.
Thank you, my family, for supporting me every step of the way - even the wrong steps, the shaky steps, the big and the small steps.
I've been saving this blue gold foil star card from the Studio Calico Blue Note Project Life Kit. It's not exactly Ateneo blue but I liked how it blends well with my toga and the stars just felt so right in that layout. I added a few cork + wood veneer stars to add some dimension to it.
(Oops. The date in the journaling card is actually wrong.) Sometimes, simple is better. A few stickers can add so much in your cards.
I'm ending this loooooong, photo-filled post with a shot of the backside of the insert.
BS Applied Mathematics major in Mathematical Finance.
Thankful. Grateful. Joyful.
I think it would be fun to see you guys try the challenge! :) If you tried it or have done it before, link your spread in the comments. I'd love to check it out!