Note: Due to our move from overseas back to the States this summer I am a bit behind in Project Life. From now until the end of the year I will be playing "catch up" by posting two or more layouts in one post each week. You can expect to see the most current week as well as a week that I am behind on. Enjoy!
I'm straying just a bit from what that tiny text says above. I will be posting catch-up layouts and a current week layout this week, but they are going to come in three seperate posts rather than in one. Why? Because events that happened in Week 24 carried into Week 25 which means I want to post two "catch-up" weeks along with Week 41. There would be way too many photos for one post, so I'm going to divide them up. Here we go:
This week, in addition to using Design A Pocket Pages, I am using Design G as well. It's my go-to protector when I need to add extra photos to my weekly layouts. I am using products from the Seafoam Collection of Project Life. The Weekly Word Art Title is my own design. You can purchase the titles in my shop at this link. The sticker letters are by Thickers. Any other embellishments you may see are from the monthly Project Life subscription kits from Studio Calico.
The left side of the page just covers the everyday. The bottom left-hand journal car is a bi-fold card. I just punched the asterisk element from the 3x4 journal card and attached it to the word art that was already there. The bifold card is attached to the top of the protector.
The later half of Week 24 marked the beginning of our final trip in Europe before we moved back to the States. Chris and I took a 7-day road trip around the Baltic coast. We started out by taking the overnight cruise from Riga to Stockholm (we put our car on the ferry). Once we got to Stockholm, we took a 6.5 hour drive to the other side of Sweden and spent the night in the seaside city of Helsingborg.
You can't tell from the photos above, but the ABBA and the Helsingborg, Sweden photos flip up to reveal more pictures underneath. I will be doing a blog post soon on how to get more photos on your PL layouts than you have pockets for!
After spending the night in Helsingborg, we drove the car onto another ferry (this time it was a commuter ferry) and took a 30-minute boat ride across the Øresund to Helsingør, Denmark. By the way, that photo of "Hej Denmark" (hello, Denmark) was taken from Helsingborg, Sweden. I think it is so cool that we could see another country from across a body of water!
From Helsingør, we drove to Copenhagen and spent the night there. We fell in love with the coastline of Denmark and stopped at several marinas to take in the views (and admire the sailboats, too). You can see in the photo above that there is hidden journaling under a photo. This is attached to the top of the protector. Again, I will be blogging about this technique soon. I do this all the time!
We especially loved the waterfront area of Copenhagen. The colorful houses, the boats, sidewalk cafes and people enjoying there favorite beer lined the canal walls. There was such a good vibe going on there. During our visit we also went on a search for the statue of The Little Mermaid. We finally found her sitting on a rock in the Copenhagen harbour. She was a lot smaller than I thought, but such a sweet tribute to Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale character.
That lovely photo of the infographic you see is one that I just couldn't resist taking. They were posted in the women's restroom near the harbour. It's hard to believe that in this day and age one needs to be reminded of how to use the toilet.
Finally, and this is one I am extremely proud of, I added a QR code to this layout! I've read about people adding them to their PL layouts, but I was needing to find a reason to add one to mine. While driving the streets in Copenhagen, our Garmin decided to get a little attitude. The street names were crazy to pronounce and she decided to spell them instead. Chris and I thought it was hysterical and I am so happy I video taped it! I googled how to add QR codes to scrapbook pages and couldn't believe how easy it was. I am definitely going to do this again. I know the technology may change in the future, but for now it's pretty neat!
Well, that's all for Week 24. I will have more on our trip in Week 25. Look for that post either tomorrow or Thursday! Thanks for reading!
My Project Life pages are also being linked up at TheMomCreative. Jessica Turner, owner, has graciously provided a place for Project Life enthusiasts to link and share their pages. Check out her blog for some great inspiration!
Have a great week!