Project Life 2013 – Week 4

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Living in Brisbane, we often feel the effects of cyclones from northern Queensland. But towards the end of week 4 was the closest (in my memory anyway) a cyclone has ever come to us. Little tornadoes hit in Gympie which is only a few hours north of here. The wind was howling and the rain was pouring and we didn’t get much sleep. There wasn’t much outside time, except to quickly drive around our area to see the aftermath.

Here’s the full layout – the colours from the weather map inspired me to use the green Project Life Olive Edition cards. Ah, who am I kidding… I do not need to be convinced ever to use green, I just love it! The storm actually hit over the weekend and into the following Monday, so this is not strictly only week 4, but I made the conscious decision to bring the Monday forward to keep all the storm photos together. Just ’cause I can – ha!

It was Mickey’s birthday, and unfortunately no one got many good photos. These are about the best of a bad bunch. But hey, it’s all about documenting the memories rather than the photo quality 😉 I must say, my sister did a great job of making the Lorax cake and truffula trees, including making a little icing figurine of the Lorax himself. Also, for anyone looking for a goody bag with a difference, may I suggest this idea of a bag of soil and some seeds and a little pot – it worked perfectly for the Lorax party! The kids thought it was fabulous, and the parents didn’t leave death-staring the host with the amount of sugar we were sending them home with!

For the right hand side, I went with a weather map I found online on one of the cyclonic days, where it listed different conditions and forecasts for the east coast. In Photoshop Elements I placed half of the image onto the Olive Edition ‘True Story’ digital card, then flipped the card and placed the other half of the weather image onto that side too. It was so nice and colourful (not always a good thing when it comes to weather), so I simply added a border stamp down the left and right to fill in some white space. I also did what I call a “2 up” where I put 2 photos together. I use Photoshop Elements for this, and have a couple of simple templates I made up to do so (if you’d like them let me know). No embellishing this side at all – the beauty of pocket page scrapbooking!

Materials: Becky Higgins Project Life Design A pocket page protectors, Becky Higgins Project Life Olive Edition cards (physical and digital), Thickers, Kaisercraft alphas, Amy Tangerine date stamp, and 1 old Rouge de Garance butterfly sticker


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