Project Life

Project Life: March ’18

Hey there! I am sharing my March layout today! Yes, months later but… well, I have no excuse. I have been lazy as hell! Sometimes it’s hard for me to stay motivated. I blame this on my thyroid but I try not to say this out loud because I get the biggest eye roll and sigh from my husband everytime he hears it. I tell myself that my willpower is bigger than my thyroid but it turns out maybe not so much. Or am I really plain lazy? Maybe it’s a mixture of both?

So why am I telling you this? It could be because I feel inspired by Glennon Doyle. I just finished reading Love Warrior and it was so refreshing to read to somebody’s honest opinion. The whole book just felt like a friend telling me exactly how she felt with no filter. Or maybe I’m writing this because of the lack of human interaction I’ve had the last couple of weeks. I’ve been working from home lately and even though I mentioned “lack of human interaction”, don’t take that to mean something negative. I have seriously enjoyed working from home. Do you know how awesome it is to go to sleep on Sunday nights? That has quickly moved its way up to my Top 5 best feelings ever!

So anywhoo, here is my layout:

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During the month of March, my husband and I went downtown for a festival and I took a couple of pictures that set the “tone” for the layout. I really like how this layout has a light feel to it. I didn’t add any embelishments because I wanted to keep this real simple.

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I used the Relax Relax Relax, Wild, and Obsessed printable card sets from Push Print Studio. I altered most of the 4×6 cards into 3×4 inserts with PhotoShop.

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Below you’ll see that I posted the before and afters of the photos I used for this layout. Editing photos is my favorite part! Normally I like to use the same preset per layout but I used multiple presets here.

I used the Montauk Bay preset for the Midland sign. I cropped the picture down and increased the exposure just a tad.

I took this photo outside of Office Depot because I needed some more pictures plus I wanted something to represent the beginning of Spring. I used the Mensch Maschine preset for this picture and increased the exposure to this as well.

This pic is my favorite! I see this building all the time when I drive through downtown and never thought much about it but when we here hanging out right in front of it all day, I noticed all these little details on it. Once I took the picture, I loved seeing all the shades of blue throughout the windows. I used the Garden Grove preset for this, which is one of my most used presets, and then I sharpened it a little more and straightened it.

And the best thing is, these presets are all FREE!

Believe it or not I already did my April layout but I won’t be able to share it here because I made it using the Studio Calico Explorer Documenter Kit for one of their classes. If you have access to the SC classes, go check it out!

I hope you guys have a great weekend!

 

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