I’ve finally finished my 2017 Project Life album! Well, almost – I’m still waiting on my sister-in-law’s wedding photos to make a spread for her November wedding… but since that’s the only thing left, I’m calling 2017 done! Here are all of my December pages – there was so much to document!
When your photos are quite busy/colourful without a cohesive colour palette, sometimes the best option is to create white space with journal cards!
My favourite thing on this page is that title card! The 4×6 card is from a Studio Calico kit, and the title itself is from the 1 canoe 2 ‘Hazelwood’ thickers. I haven’t used phrase thickers very much before, but I think I’ll be picking up more in the future!
In 2017, we decided to move on from our church, and will be spending the first part of 2018 looking for a new one. It was a hard decision, but also the right one for us, so when it came time to put together this page of the last events we participated in at our church, I wanted it to convey a feeling of thankfulness and hope. I went with a softer colour palette and used a couple of elements from the Ali Edwards ‘Review’ story kit, which fit in thematically with my journalling.
A lot of my pocket pages through the year are about food, so I was excited to snag Ali Edwards’ ‘Eat’ Story Stamp in her last Stories Revisited sale! And the chipboard words are from a food-related Studio Calico add-on kit. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of both in the coming year!
These couple of spreads are all about my company’s Christmas party! It’s a costume party every year, and this year my team went ‘naked’ – such a silly and fun night!
I included an envelope insert in this spread for all the Christmas cards we received, which I decorated pretty simply with washi tape and letter stickers. It’s a nice, simple way of incorporating a bunch of larger ephemera in a spread!
A lot of the elements on this page are from an old December Messy Box! My favourites are the plastic circles – perfectly fun and festive for this Christmas spread!
There was a lot going on in the photos in this page, so I kept things simple with minimal embellishments, to let the photos speak for themselves.
I like to do a couple of ‘year in review’ pages at the end of my Project Life albums, as a way of looking back on the things that I enjoyed and the big events from the year. This year I wrote out all the books I read, the films I watched at the cinema (as opposed to on Netflix!), the things I made, and the songs I listened to on repeat, and I also made a page featuring the three most significant things that I did in 2017.
And that’s a wrap on my 2017 album! I had a lot of fun with this album throughout the year, but I’m looking forward to documenting all the big and small moments of 2018 in a new album!