Good Morning! Did you see yesterday’s post about Making the Most of Pinterest? I hope so because it had some great tips and tricks to help your pinning. Today, I have a little bit of Project Life inspiration for you. I love Project Life scrapbooking. It is easy, quick and gets my photos off of my phone and computer and into a scrapbook to share.
So what is Project Life scrapbooking? It is a pocket card system of storing photos and documenting everyday memories. Usual scrapbooking pages come 12″ x 12″ with page protectors. Project Life is the same concept but split up into smaller segments:
In this example, the page has photos like a traditional scrapbook page and it has journaling as well. I have journaled on two of the cards and the other two cards are decorative. I documented a few of my favorite “mommy and me” photos with my sweet Silas. There photos were taken with my iPhone and printed through a drugstore.
Below is another example of the Project Life cards documenting a Saturday afternoon last April 2014 where we played outside and did yard work. It was easy to crop the photos, round the corners and journal on the cards. I added the title, “Jump to Daddy’s Arms”, as well as two decorative cards. It has all of the elements of a traditional scrapbook page except I completed an entire season’s worth of photos in about 2 hours.
Project Life is available in a digital format created exclusively for Stampin’ Up! as well as an App that includes Stampin’ Up! cards too. Here’s a digital layout with a few photos that were transferred from my camera documenting our Easter family gathering. I LOVE LOVE that with the digital and App version you can type the journaling instead of write it (I hate my handwriting). I added a few gold sequin embellishments and printed it in a 12″ x 12″ format and added it to our 2014 album.
I will also share two more examples using the Project Life App. I used the App to document a single day rather than a weekend, event or holiday. I love the variety of documenting seemingly normal everyday happenings,but I know that in the future I will be so glad that I can look back at these things.
You’ve seen what you can do with Project Life, but how does it come when purchased? Here is an example of the Holiday scrapbooking options: an album, page protectors, journaling pens, corner rounder punch, and journaling cards (100 per pack). You would combine these elements to make the pages to your liking. You can group like colors, themes or seasons. You can make a book for each year, or month or each child, or change as you go along. Overall, Project Life is extremely flexible and will meet your needs regardless of what they are.
Want more? Not only can the journaling cards be used for scrapbooking, but you can make cards with them! When the Love Story Project life cards came out, I fell in love. They are black, white and gray and they look stunning. I knew I had to have them, so I ordered them as soon as I could. When I had them in hand, I called a few of my friends and we cracked open the box and “ooohh’d and ahhh’d” over them. I was so excited to use them!
I decided we should all make little card pockets so that we would be able to share Project Life with others.
For these cards, I used a Smoky Slate base and embossed with a Chevron embossing folder. We added a Tea Lace doily and then lined the front with a strip of Back to Black Designer Series Paper. They are adhere only on the sides and taped the bottom with washi tape, as to create a pocket. We finished the cards off with white baker’s twine tied into a bow and added two Love Story journaling cards to the pocket.
They needed a little extra somethin something, so we added rhinestones and stamped Melon Mambo hearts from Work of Art. Now theses cards are ready to jot down a sweet note and share with a friend! Doesn’t it make you want to get crafty with your friends? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a Project Life girls night now! Not local, no problem, email me and I can send you a virtual party in the mail & demonstrate the projects over skype.