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Project 12: 5

May was incredibly busy but lacking in photos.  Apparently I was too busy to snap some pics along the way...but I had enough to make a two-page spread for my Project 12 album.

I used May kits from Gossamer Blue and the exclusive Life Pages cards were pretty dreamy.  I love the orange 5 on the month card, just the right pop of color on the white to draw your eye in.  The left side page protector is from Becky Higgins and the right side is from We R Memory Keepers.  I have to say the 4x4 squares mixed with the 3x4 pockets made my heart go pitter-patter.

I try to set my spread up chronologically, although that doesn't work every month.  For May the first part of the month is on the left and the second part on the right.  So it worked out in that sense, but the photos aren't in chronological order.

I'm continuing with the Shimelle date stamp and jet black Stazon ink.  It's so handy to date my photos with the stamp as soon as they are printed, allowing me to go back and journal much more quickly because the photos are already prepped.  The GB 4x4 square cards were originally 4x6, cropped down to fit the pocket.  I just love it when you can crop journaling cards and not lose any of the pretty!

My only embellishing this month is in the form of items placed on the outside of the page protectors, primarily Maggie Holmes stickers and Thickers from the May kits.  They just fit perfectly for my May spread.  PROUD AUNT MOMENT:  My sweet niece has her tuition and books paid at a stellar university, because she is just incredibly perfect in every way (and super-smart).  She's contemplating pre-med and if you knew her you would say DO IT.  She's just amazing and I was at the hospital when she was born and well, I can't love her any more than I already do.  Ok, now that I'm crying my eyes out....

ANOTHER PROUD AUNT MOMENT:  My sweet nephew Manny is in desert training right now. His commitment to serving our country is beyond impressive.  I love him and my heart swells with pride whenever I think of him.  Ack, the tears!  Moving on...

How's your Life Pages project?  I'm already contemplating 2016 and doing a weekly 6x8 album. I have so many cards left over from my GB Life Pages kits every month!  I think I could take the same approach and work on this album once a month, but do a bit more embellishing in a 6x8 album, using more of the cards.  And I already have tons of page protectors.  So...maybe?

Be creative and happy my friends!

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