love your tips and your week, kristin. thank you again for contributing!!
Project - 2012 : Captured // April Guest
posted 04/15/12 at 08:28 AM
I'm so honored that Lisa asked me to participate in this month's Captured class! Full details here: https://www.twopeasinabucket.com/classes_and_events/classes/62-2012-captured-with-lisa-truesdell/ [twopeasinabucket.com]
I'm a huge fan of Captured, and I love the themes for this month's class – Washi tape & Catching up when you get behind.
I've been collecting washi for a while now, and it wasn't until I started Project Life that I realized how perfect it is for adding just a little extra layer here and there.
I love that there are translucent tapes that can mute and tone down the colors in a project, and I love the super bright tapes that add that little pop of color wherever you need it.
When I'm working on Project Life, I pull out my stash of washi and keep it right on the table. Since all of the pockets are smaller sized, the washi is the perfect size to just throw down a couple of strips – a much faster alternative to cutting a million small strips of paper. Also – pre-sticky, so no wasting more adhesive.
It's definitely one of the staples of my Project Life supply box, especially when I start to fall behind. I'm currently a little behind on Project Life – which I'm not too stressed out about – I've taken all my pictures, I have the notes saved in an app called Momento on my iPhone, and I have all my notes/memorabilia in a plastic envelope with my Project Life stuff. As long as I have those things done, I know that I can go back and work on those spreads whenever I get a bit of free time.
Even when I'm behind, I still plan out my pages before I start filling in the pockets. I just quickly sketch the schematic of the page protector, and fill in each spot with just a word or two of what's going to go in that pocket. Then I can pull my pictures, work on each pocket individually, and slip it right in when I'm done.
One of the other things that I tend to do when I'm behind is to drastically cut down on the supplies I'm going to use. I grab a set amount of product and stick to using that. I figure the less time I spend going through my stash, the more time I'll actually be working on making my pages. The last thing I tend to do, is stamp a lot when I'm behind. I love the little details it brings out, and if you pull out a couple of stamp sets and a couple of inks, there's no reason it has to take a long time!
My spread here uses a Studio Calico kit from April, as well as some Amy Tan, and lot of washi tape.
Thank you so much to Lisa and TwoPeas for the awesome Captured class ( https://www.twopeasinabucket.com/classes_and_events/classes/62-2012-captured-with-lisa-truesdell/) [twopeasinabucket.com] and for letting me share this with you!
I regularly blog my project life pages, as well as tips and techniques that I come across. www.rukristin.blogspot.com
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