As a Design Team member for various designers and/or stores, I have received their products for free in return for creating and posting projects. Some of the layouts you see here on my blog were done as a requirement for these DT's. Any additional advertising that I do is purely out of love and my wish for their business to succeed.
Well, from now on, I've decided to label and refer my Project Life posts as "PL"... I've been hearing a buzz about how a certain company/brand is cracking down on the use of the PL phrase as it's copyrighted and trademarked.
I have a lot to say but I'm just going to leave it at that.
So from now on I'm just going to say PL and that's going to be refering to the aforementioned name above or even Pocket Life or Life Project. :)
Anyway, on to my share for today:
right side (with an insert for 4th of July):
So I realized just now that I forgot to take a pic of the WHOLE spread of my PL layout. DOH! *lol* But you get the idea, right?
This week I focused on using THESE printables from Whisker Graphics. I'm all about using little extra embellies, labels, and tags to jazz up anywhere that needs jazzing (say WHAT?). Seriously though, these little scallop circles add a cute and whimsical element to photos and journal cards. I especially liked using them to add extra journaling where I didn't have room otherwise.
And, these printables are awesome for other crafty projects - scrapbooking, cardmaking, party decor like cupcake toppers, labels for treat bags, etc. The possibilities are endless! You just have to think outside the box sometimes. :)
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my quick PL share today. Here's my YT video:
I've got a quick tip for using a couple of awesome Whisker Graphics stuff in your Project Life pages. Today, I'm showing you how I'm incorporating the Bitty Bags and Large Tags in my layout:
But first, here's the right side of Week 32...
and the left:
And a close up of the Large Tag and Bitty Bag in one of the 3x4 Pockets of PL's Design A page protectors...
And now the whole thing...
I consider myself to be a HUGE foodie - I love eating food, going to restaurants, trying new dishes, cooking in my kitchen, baking, etc. I often take pictures of the food I eat - whether it's from a restaurant or stuff I've made. I thought it would be neat to try and incorporate the actual recipes with the food I'm taking pictures of so WG's Large Tags and Bitty Bags were PERFECT!
I just typed a quick recipe on my computer (it was easier than writing it out), glued it onto the tag, and slipped it in the bag. That way, who ever looks at our PL album 5 years, 10 years, 50 years from now can see what I've been making.
BTW, the recipe I shared this week is actually something I made for the first time. We all loved it!
And here's the video of my PL spred this week! Thanks for stopping by! These bags are great for leaving notes in your albums for your loved ones to later find, keeping little receipts, movie tickets, etc... I'd love to see how YOU incorporate Bitty Bags and Tags in YOUR PL layouts! Make sure you leave a comment below! :)
Welcome to Paper Issues Becky Higgins Project Life!
You should have arrived here from JEN'S BLOG! If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Paper Issues to start at the beginning!
So as you can tell from the title from the blog post, this week's issue over at Paper Issues is ALL about Becky Higgins' awesome concept called Project Life! (if you've never heard of it, you're missing out! Or maybe living under a rock. haha) You all KNOW I'm a huge fan (and as I type this I'm caught up to Week 26 - GO ME!).
Here are some pics of the layout I created for Week 25 using the Kraft Edition:
(a little close up)...
I honestly really love how Project Life is making it easy for me to capture the everyday. And it's really pushing me to USE all those iPhone pictures I snap. I mean, let's be real. How many pictures do YOU have stored on your phone? And how often do you print them out to use them in your layouts? :)
Anyway, now that you're done here, keep on hopping! Next up on the hop is MANDY!
It's been quite a busy summer but I'm still around and working away at my Project Life. I've been doing pretty good at it thanks to an all night crop I attended a few weeks ago and thanks to being on the Whisker Graphics DT for Project Life - just what I needed to stay on top of this neverending and ongoing, well, project. :)
This week I focused on incoprorating Whisker Graphics' Bitty Bags into my PL layout for week 26. I've seen the Little Bitty Bags used in PL layouts before since they're a perfect size for the 3x4 pockets, but I hadn't seen the larger bags used until I came across a post on Instagram (so I can't take all the credit for this idea! *lol*).
I thought it was pretty clever, so I wanted to share it with you all...
Here's my video:
The larger bags are great for holding memorabilia that wouldn't normally fit in one of the PL pockets and they're also great for holding extra photos of events that you want to keep together, but don't necessarily want display!
Lots of fun and bright colors with my Project Life layout this week! And I'm so loving that half the year has gone by and I'm still going strong with this. :)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful rest of the week!
I'm back with another Project Life layout using Whisker Graphics products. This time I'm focusing on TWINE! If you're anything like me, you've hoarded collected quite a bit of it in recent years. I've got a ton of twine - I use it especially for tying up favors for my family parties, greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, etc... and now twine is making its way into my Project Life layouts.
When I'm feeling really ambitious, I like hand stitching with twine on my PL cards as you can see in the video below. Sure it takes a bit of time, but it's something that you can do when you're sitting on the couch watching TV - it's all about multi-tasking, right?
Anyway, check out the video to see how I've used Whisker Graphics' twine on my PL layout this week! Thanks for watching and stopping by!
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I'm so super excited to finally let the cat out of the bag and announce that I've been ask to join the amazing DT over at Whisker Graphics! *cue the applause*
I'm EXTRA excited because I was asked to work specifically with Project Life layouts. Ok, work with awesome and fun product AND work on my Project Life layouts? Hello?! That's a win-win for ME! *lol*
Anyway, here's the left side of my Week 16 layout. (Out of respect for the families of my kids' friends, I'm refraining from sharing the right side because it's so photo heavy with school events.)
I incorporated a little accent piece of Blue Solid Divine Twine on one of my journal cards - I really love how you can add twine to layouts (not just Project Life ones!) and it doesn't greate that much bulk.
I also love different ways I can incorporate journaling - labels are my favorite! So I used a couple of Scrolly Square Labels (in Dark Pink and Aqua), and added them to my pic and journaling card.
For more on how I made this layout, check out my video:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to share what I create with you all!
After all that hemming and hawing over digital vs. traditional Project Life, I decided to go hybrid. There are some awesome printables out there (most of them free!) as well as awesome ones to buy. And I really do have a lot in my collection in my computer!
It's a Canon Selphy CP900. I was on the fence about it for a while - we already have too many printers for one household (a b&w laser printer, a wide format printer, & an all-in-one printer. The all in one actually does it's job of printing great pictures, but it's in our bedroom and the hubby works nights. No scrapbooking/printing for me during the day!). So when I missed the great day after Christmas deal on this printer (it was going for $69 on Amazon!), I had to get it when it was going for $75.
And guess what? It's really awesome.
Check out my new Project Life title page below.
I changed it up a bit. But I'm REALLY loving the look of the page now. Loving the wood veneer potty people and yay for using my stash (I had been hoarding wood veneers like no one's business!).
So now, I'm working on week 4. Looking forward to posting weeks 1-3 here on the blog. :)
So for now, I'm still undecided. I might do PL in digital. I might do PL traditional. I might do both. For now, I think I'm just feeling my way through it and crossing my fingers that I stick to it this year.
The good news is that I got my title page done! And I'm almost done with week 1. My plan is to work on Week 2 this weekend and be caught up. :) We shall see.
The bad news is that I accidentally didn't save the left side of my Week 1 layout. Grr. Oh the joys of working with computers!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
I picked up this digital kit with every intention of creating a first year Project Life-type album for baby L. I'm actually not too far behind - with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's been dificult to actually sit down and create the first few pages of the album. The good news is that I have pictures from his first 5 weeks printed. The bad news is that they're not in the album yet.
Project Life 2012 was a bust for me. We discovered we were pregnant in March of 2012 and when I'm pregnant I'm more tired, and feel SO unmotivated to do anything - including scrapbook! We also went to Hawaii in April so I got stuck on that week and never recovered - although I had every intention that I should!
Sooo, I've been thinking about starting up again with PL for 2013. This time, I'm not going to get hung up on the fact that "I'm behind" or that my pages aren't good enough. Or I need to BUY more stuff to make my PL album better. I'm just going to create to create and not worry about it.
What's weird is that I don't even have a plan. *lol* I don't have a PL core kit to work with. I was really thinking of getting the Seafoam edition when it releases - which I have NO IDEA when that will be. Today is January 1st and it's not even available for purchase yet - WTH!
And then I thought about getting the digital edition... But would I REALLY use it? Do I want my PL book for 2013 to be all digital?
The answer is that I DON'T KNOW! *lol* I like the fact that it's readily available should I want to use the Seafoam edition right now - all I have to do is print out my filler cards and GO. They'll take up less storage space - which is definitely needed because my space will significantly downsize in the next few weeks. BUT, I do know myself and I already have a hard time getting on the desktop to scrap. I only have time now because DH is off for a couple of weeks and the kids are on vacation from school. The daily routine goes back to normal again next week and I don't know if I get time on the computer to digi scrap.
*sigh* I'm going to give myself a couple more days to think about it.
What about you? Do you have plans to tackle Project Life this year?