If you recall, a while back I posted that I changed the style of my PL from the smaller handbook version to the 12x12 spread, but one page per week only. Well, I've changed things again, I'm doing a double page per week. I have grown to love my PL so much and I want to include as much information as possible. The girls and Dan love seeing the weekly spread and this is why I'm doing a PL, for them to enjoy memories of our family life. So today I'm sharing my first double page PL.
For this spread I used a mix of digital cards from Studio Calico and some cards from the SC March PL kit. I always try to have a coordinate mix of colors, in this case navy blue, coral and green. I find this gives a more cohesive design to the spread.
As well, I try to have the same elements through out the spread. In this case, hearts and arrows. Again, this contributes to the cohesive look and feel of the spread. As for journaling I have a mix of typewriter and handwritten. I'm not a fan of my handwriting but I think my girls will appreciate this more personal approach to journaling. As well, I mix the language of my spread, including french and english. The items I want the girls to be able to read now are in French and the more personal comments (i.e. me having a bad day) are in English.
Here's a funny thought, if I had to choose between PL and layouts, I would pick PL!!! I know, I know, what a surprise but I honestly feel this is the best way for me to document our life. I want my girls to look back at our PL and remember all these little random tidbits of information about our family life. I hope you have enjoyed reading about my method of design for my PL. I'll be back with week 10 and 11 very shortly.