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August 16, 2012

Project Life, Week Thirty-Two

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OBSERVATIONS: Week Thirty Two was all about two things: LeakyCon 2012 in Chicago, and new Project Life plastics. Most of last week was spent in the glorious city of Chicago where the kids attended this amazing four-day event for the fandom community of Harry Potter, teen lit, Nerdfighters and Starkids, just to name a few things you may or may not be familiar with.

We've had a pretty tight schedule this year, and planning any sort of vacation has been tricky from both a time and financial standpoint. Some years you've got the time and money, and some years you don't. But we were determined to get away for at least one weekend this year, and when the kids pitched the idea, we thought, "Why  not?"

I didn't take as many photos as one would think. Cole provided me with as many photos as I took, and you'll see that reflected in the shots this week. It was really fun to use some of the new Project Life page protectors (see my supplies links below.) Let's take a look at the pages.

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We spent one night in Madison, Wisconsin, on our way to Chi Town. I love Madison. Such a cool downtown area. 

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And now for the extra plastics.

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I love how they all layer into the spread. I pulled them out to show you what they look like.

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Yes, Glee fans, that is Darren Criss in the top center photo. Read more about that here.

These pages from both the Small Variety Packs 1 and 2. (Note: there is a defect in one of the page protectors in Variety Pack 1. It has been discounted for now, and new pages will be coming soon!)

If you look at the photo that says "COOL," that is me hanging with the graphic designers of all the Harry Potter film print materials. Think Daily Prophet or the Marauder's Map… that's what these two created. Talk about a dream job for print designers. You can learn more about their amazing work at their website or visit their newly launched Printorium site to buy amazing artwork culled from the movies.

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I really love having the 5 x 7 size available, among others, just to highlight those favorite snapshots. 

Here's the journaling recap for the week.

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And that is all I wrote for Week Thirty-Two.

SUPPLIES:

Project Life, created by Becky Higgins, is a flexible, easy-to-use, highly customizable way to save your memories in a fun, stress-free way. Learn more about getting started with Project Life by clicking here.

Comments

You are such an inspiration - I may dip my toe into the big ol' Project Life pond next year . . . Thanks!

I think PL would be so much easier when you print photos at home. What printer do you have Cathy?

Teri, I have an HP Photosmart 8750, which I love, but it is starting to be really buggy on printing 4 x 6 photos. I think I will be in the market soon for a new printer.

So AMAZING that you got to meet those designers. We have the book that they put together of "behind the scenes" of HP. I am in love with that style and their website is incredible. Such amazing talent!! Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for print your PL layouts. As a new to PL rookie it's so helpful to see different ideas and content. :)

Cathy,
We live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Love Chicago it is so vibrant and alive. We stayed downtown over the 4th (100+ temps for three days). Did two days on the bus tours - love it and took close to 1,000 pics, an afternoon on the architectural lake/river tour, and our first trip up to the observatory at the Hancock (you can see NSE and W). Glad you did the bus tour but can't believe you didn't have the Chicago Mix at Garretts which is cheese popcorn mixed with carmel - the BEST Chicago has to offer!
Laura

well, we did get a small sample of the Chicago mix! I regret not getting the whole bag of it!

Love the Espresso Royale cup. My daughter is about to be a Freshman at St. Kates and I have forbidden her from patronizing that other coffee place across the street from campus. Given her coffee habit, she'll be good for business!

YES! We love NOT Caribou customers. ; )

What a fun time all of you had, such a cool getaway with teens. The new plastics look great, love that 5x7 one. Thanks for sharing with us!

How effing cool that you met the creators of the daily prophet.

You are the coolest parents ever! Check out Ella's Deli in Madison. It is a really fun place to visit - I love Madison too!
http://www.ellasdeli.com/displays.php

Ridiculously jealous you met Starkid! My daughter and I are huge fans, she loves Cole's pictures. Absolutely watch the musicals...you'll love them!

Oh, I miss the midwest! Chicago is so much fun...and Madison is the best. I went to undergrad and vet school there. What a ball. Monty's Blue Plate Diner is worth a stop if you head that way again.

They were super cool. They even asked me to record a video testimonial about how cool their work is. And it is. Very cool to hear them talk about how they worked as well. One of them is more an illustrator; the other more a type expert.

Leaky Con sounds like so much fun! And that's pretty cool that you had the chance to see the guy who plays Blaine! I love that show!! I bet your kids enjoyed it too... Looking at the photos, it sure looks like they did!

Great content, I'm waiting for more usefull informations.

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