For today's post, I want to share one of my weekly PL spreads, with a twist and a bit of a challenge for you readers!
What I love most about Project Life is that you get the chance to try something new on a small scale, so if it isn't perfect, or doesn't look quite like you wanted, you can try again!
For a week in February, I decided to challenge myself to use October Afternoon's "Make It Merry" collection - scraps from my other projects or leftovers from holiday projects - along with a bit of October Afternoon's "Midway" collection.
Here it is ... my Week 8:
I know lots of us papercrafters keep our scraps from projects. So why not put them to good use? Grab a traditional theme collection and use it for an everyday project like this one. I'd love to see what you can make! These colors were perfect for this week and I loved adding in all the bits and pieces from leftover projects!
As you can see, I like to add extras to my week, and I don't mind cutting into the plastics to make the most of them!
For this 4x6 slot, I used my exacto knife to cut into one side of the pocket so I could hide extra journaling and pictures behind my Elsa's photo. Sometimes, for busy days, I like to add in extra photos or write journaling that I don't want to be seen on the front as a focus. Pull tabs, pockets and these folded flaps all make great ways to add more to Project Life!
I hope this inspired you to try using a themed collection on an everyday layout, card or Project Life spread. If you make something using this challenge, link us up below or share it on the OA Flickr group ... I'd love to see it!
(Watch for more from Guest Designer Shay Tibbs on the blog next Friday)