Project Life: Fourth of July at the Lake & A Linky Party

After our trip to the lake for the Fourth of July, I knew I wanted to put together a few Project Life spreads using the photos from our trip.  And I also knew that I wanted to switch things up a little and try out a different size.  The variety of page protectors this year just plain rocks.  I love all of the different photo sizes and photo orientation.  It keeps the "spice" of Project Life alive for me and re-energizes me to continue my album.

For this spread, I decided to use the October Afternoon Daily Flash 12x12 page protector with the 3x3 square pockets.  I really love the uniformity of square pockets.  It just looks so cohesive and clean!

I started by printing my photos (2- 3x3 photos per 4x6 sheet of photo paper), and trimming my journaling cards to 3x3 inches.  For these two spreads, I used a variety of cards from the Studio Calico Penny Arcade Project Life kit, as well as some extra embellishments and alphabet stickers.

I love playing around with the transparent element of the page protectors and decided to stitch my title "July" directly onto the outside of the pocket, as well as slip a few of the Kal Barteski transparent diamonds into pockets by themselves.  I may go back and stitch the diamonds into the place.  They surprisingly don't around much in the pockets, but who knows what will happen over the years.  I thought about stitching them into place, but they are just so pretty I didn't want to mess them up!

I continued the same design with my second page protector, keeping with the transparent diamonds and embellishments sewn in/on the pockets.

I typed my journaling directly onto my cards using my typewriter.  And again...I realized how awesome this project really is.  These simple memories and moments from our week are recorded and documented.  I love that the details are now saved!

So where are you in your Project Life album??  Since I'm approaching Project Life monthly, I don't really worry much about being caught up anymore!  I love the freedom of working on the album whenever and not trying to keep myself to some crazy requirement!!  Remember...anything is better than nothing!  If you are still on January, well....good for you, keep going!  If you are all caught up.....awesome!  

I'd love to see your most recent or favorite Project Life spreads!!  Link up your projects below and let's get this Project Life party started!!