Before the holidays hit in full force (I can't believe Thanksgiving is already next week... missing a whole week of school/life because of Hurricane Sandy has thrown me completely off!), how about a couple of Project Life layouts leftover from the summer? I thought I would use these pictures to point out a few products and techniques I have found myself using a lot lately in addition to the core Project Life products.
First up, Week 30 from the end of July:
I really love the banners that Ali Edwards creates for various seasons and holidays. The "Hello Beach" banner above comes from her Beach Outline set. You can also find sets for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
On the photo above, I used Cathy Zielske's technique of screening back text over a photo (see video tutorial here). Ever since she posted this tutorial back at the beginning of the summer, I have been using this technique a lot.
Here is Week 33 from the middle of August:
I used these State Love journaling cards for the second half of our trip to Oregon, and I really love how they stand out on the page. My only complaint is that when you open the files in Photoshop, the heart isn't on a separate layer so it takes a few extra steps if you want to move it so that it's over a specific city. It is doable without too much effort though, and there is actually a tutorial here that shows you how.
And of course, one of my all time favorite products... Cathy Zielske's Tiny Templates. I mention them a lot, but I'm pretty sure I use them at least once in every Project Life layout I do!