Monday, 16 April 2012

Project Life: Japan Trip Part One

Things are almost back to normal Chez Claire. Scarlett went back to the doctor this morning and was given the all clear and is allowed to return to pre school on Wednesday. Tet is in Indonesia and I have finally had time to photograph the 14 pages of Project Life that cover our recent trip to Japan. Please don't worry! I am going to break it down into three parts and keep the accompanying information fairly brief.

This page covers the few days prior to leaving for Japan and our first day there. There is a picture of the view from our apartment, Scarlett out and about and an interesting partial face self portrait taken by Scarlett when no one was looking. We also have a photo of our plane at the departure gate and two pictures at Haneda Airport in Tokyo shortly after we arrived. 

Product wise there is a mixture of the Project Life Clementine kit, some Studio Calico stickers and labels from an older collection and some florally Japanese style patterned paper that I cut the bottom off. I was hoping to use this throughout our Japanese pages but volume of photos prevented that.

Page two is entirely our first day in Japan. We spent the day in Odaiba, a suburb of Tokyo which has a big convention centre and is a popular spot in summer as it has a beach of sorts. We stayed at the same hotel last year and we really like it there. We rode an amazing ferris wheel and as it was a spectacular summer day got some good views of Tokyo. We also had a wee wander round the malls and generally got used to it being 10 degrees or less instead of thirty.

More the same papers here. The chevron and green papers are the reverse of the florals on the previous page. I used some labels from this great etsy store and some Studio Calico post its!

This page and the two to follow record our day at Tokyo Disneyland. Some of these photos will be familiar from a previous post so I won't say too much other than we had a brilliant time even if it was freezing. More of the same really as far as supplies go with the addition of some stickers from Echo Park.

I soon realised that I had a lot of photos so I turned to my WRMK page protectors and used this great 9 pockets of 4 by 4 page. I cut up a page of Jenni Bowlin's Magpie collection that was divided into perfect sized squares and went from there. I included some Amy Tangerine labels from her last collection as well as some older Studio Calico stickers. I love this scale pocket!

This finishes off the Disney section of the album. I included a bit more detailed journalling as I want to be able to remember the details to share with Scarlett when she gets bigger. I used various labels including a journalling card from the Project Life kit. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at this. I have enjoyed working on it but am currently very behind as this 12 day period has taken a great deal of work. Fortunately a normal week is going to be a breeze after all this.

Hope you are having a fantastic Monday. I am so glad to be back in the saddle. I have really missed my blog fix while Scarlett has been so unwell. Fingers crossed she will get a few weeks of pre school before a new bug lays her low again.


  1. Wow, love your PL! So glad that Scarlett is feeling better:)

  2. Wow, that trip looks fantastic!

  3. Gets me excited to go next month, although we'll be in a completely different part of Japan! LOoks like a fun trip!

  4. It is looking fabulous and looks like you all had so much fun in Japan. So glad baby girl back to healthy, what a relief

  5. Using that one whole sheet of JBS paper cut up like that is brilliant. Looks like a really fun trip too!