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Make | 6×8 Project Life – January

6x8 Project Life | January

Heyooooo! It’s the first spread of my 2015 album! I still have a crap-ton of 2014 to finish, but I’ve got a pretty good start on January stuff, so thought I’d start posting it.

Since I used an 8×8 layout for the title page of this album (shown in this post), I thought it would be fun to cut a giant clock image from my Cameo to put on the other side. Final countdown and all that. And yes, I screwed up centering it on the paper…DOH!

I had a couple other photos I wanted to stick in this spread, so I cut out a 4×6 pocket (from a 6×8 page) to put in front of the full page to give me more room to work with. It also contains the journaling, so this isn’t just a “here’s a photo figure out what we did” kind of page.

6x8 Project Life | January (4x6 photo addition)

On a final note, that quote sticker has been in my stash since 2002. I know this because the price tag was dated. Better late than never, right?

6x8 Project Life | January (2)

Supplies Used: clock die cut (Silhouette Design Store), patterned paper (Studio Calico and Crate Paper Kiss Kiss 6×6 pad), quote (Wordsworth)

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Make | 8×8 & 6×8 Project Life – November

6x8 Project Life | November | Blackbird Darlin

Maybe you look at this spread, and are wondering why I didn’t just use a full 6×8 page for the left side. Because I’m particular, I have to store my pages in exact chronological order, and I have a photo from a few days before this that I really want to scrap as a layout, not a pocket page. (I haven’t actually done that page yet, but at least there’s a spot reserved for it)

The photos after that I didn’t want to put in layout form, and I didn’t want to leave a big blank space, so this is where my modern day ephemera comes in handy! This catalog page was a bit too small though, so I stuck it on a piece of white 8×8 cardstock, and then ran a strip of washi down the side to fill it in a bit.

The card with the pile of books were cut out from a piece of 12×12 patterned paper, and the library Date Due card actually came from the Seattle Public Library. (In a package at the gift shop, I didn’t just jack them for scrapbooking purposes)

All the pink in this makes me happy. And the fact that Amy Poehler matches my Notes & Things paper.

6x8 Project Life | November | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Crate Paper Notes & Things 6×6 pad and October Afternoon Milk Money), “currently loving” stamp (Citrus Twist Dec ’14 Pocket Life kit), alpha stamps (Oh lordy, I don’t remember, they’re old stash!)

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Make | 6×8 Project Life – November

Make | Project Life - November | Blackbird Darlin

Here’s a good example of why I love having my square photos printed as 3×4’s…I have lots of little stamp phrases, and they’re SO PERFECT for using on that blank area! I don’t plan on doing that with every photo, but the “here we go again” and “on track” felt so spot on for those photos.

This spread really makes me happy though for the ephemera added to it. The whole appeal of pocket pages for me was finally having a way of adding that into my albums, so I love how much more real life my printed ticket and coffee cup sleeve add to this.

I love pretty for the sake of pretty, but looking back on things like this will have way more meaning I think. Especially when “long distance” is no longer attached to my relationship status. HA! ;)

Make | Project Life - November | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: sticker labels (Maggie Holmes Flea Market and Gossamer Blue Gramercy Road), patterned paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book 6×6 pad), word stamps (Citrus Twist Pocket Life Kits), washi tape

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Make | 6×8 Project Life – August

6x8 Project Life | August | Blackbird Darlin

While putting this spread together, the thought did cross my mind of, “Is it weird to devote this much space to the arrival of a planner and a magazine page I like with clothes I could never afford in a million years?”

But this is me. I am this person. The kind that can hardly sit still when something that will help in organizing my life is about to come in the mail, and that inner gasp I feel when I’m idly flipping through my fashion magazines and come across something that makes me stop. Ah, happys.

The item in the 4×6 pocket is a thank you card that was included in my package – the other side of it was a bright kelly green, so I left the text side facing out. Love little unexpected extras like that!

6x8 Project Life - August - Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Glitz Finnley 6×6 pad and Lawn Fawn Dewey Decimal 6×6 pad), ephemera, chipboard frame, and stickers (Crate Paper Notes and Things)

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Make | 6×8 Project Life – June

6x8 Project Life | June | Blackbird Darlin

For some crazy reason, I had it in my brain that I was going to post my pocket pages here in chronological order…but I don’t always finish a spread before moving on to a different one, so in some cases, it could be a million years before I have another spread go up.

And seriously, why would it bother you guys if they’re not posted in order? I don’t know. Again, crazy.

So here’s a spread that I finished! From June!

But can we talk about that blue floral paper? I am madly in love with it and want to use it in everything.

Supplies Used: floral paper (Crate Paper Open Road 6×6 pad), gold polka dot paper (My Mind’s Eye Nob Hill Stache), woodgrain paper (?), “gorgeous” sticker (Maggie Holmes Styleboard Label Words), word stamps, gold arrow, and heart wood veneer (Citrus Twist Pocket Life Kits), banner die (Silhouette Trendy Shapes)

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