I'm making it my mission to blog sans design team. Actually, if you have been poking around here, Facebook, Instagram etc- you might have noticed the shift from Ormolu to my name being the focus. On the Facebook Page I have officially made the change from Ormolu to Kaitlin Sheaffer Designs. I felt I needed to back away from the Ormolu name to incorporate everything I've been working on. I definitely hesitated when pushing the button on making the change...but change is good. It's exactly what I've been needing too.
So, yes...going back to blogging on my own.
Even though I haven't posted any of my Project Life pages here in like- forever, I've been doing a pretty decent job keeping up. Mostly because I gave up the plan to do a weekly spread and instead I just fill up with whatever photos I may have. Typically my spreads only have to do with one or two events (this makes it easy on me) and if I ever am short on photos I just fill up a spread with photos from two weeks (or three or four).Sometimes my pages are very light on embellishments, photos or words (or all of the above). But without this method, I feel as though I would have no documentation of our family.
In fact, the turning point for me was realizing in 2010 I had only made one layout. The next year I decided I was going to attempt Project Life for the second time. The first time, in 2009 when it was Project 365, was a bust and I stopped documenting sometime in April. In 2011 I kept up. Not perfectly though. I did the best I could and filled in with what I had. By the end of the year I had a 'complete' album. Only one album and definitely not week by week. I am not worried about missing a week though. I don't even pay attention to the dates our past albums because I am all about the pictures so I would not even notice a missing week anyway.
I'm starting off with the week or May 26- June 8 because it's the most embellished of this year and it's the first page I used the Scraptastic This Life Noted kit (this is June's kit so I will be catching up to show July's kit soon). The left side plus facing side of the half protector is for May 26- June 1st. The back side of the half protector sheet and the right full side is for the week of June 2nd-8th.
Here is the full page. I added a half sheet page protector in the center to make room for a couple of more photos.
This first half of the spread is all about a water gun fight the kids had with some cheapo squirt guns we bought in the dollar spot at Target. I think Jude spent more time squirting water into his mouth than at other people.
Here is a closer look at the left side:
And the right side.
I used the washi tape in the June Scraptastic kit to seal off the center page protector and cover the filing tab from the kit. I also used the die cut included in the kit on the filing tab.
I also flipped over a few of the cards to use the basic graph side. I had not jumped on the sequin band wagon until I created the 'Summer Fun' card shown on this page. I am fully on board now. I think I really love the look of a grouping of sequins (versus sprinkling). I even bought more sequins after making that card.
Here is the flip side of the divider:
Here is the full right side (without the divider):
I've been using the See & Stamp alphabets for stamping out the dates + this Cavallini set of stamps that I bought forever ago. I love the look of it, it's super easy and I have been doing it for the last few months.