Ali Edwards Story Kit

Traditional Scrapbook Layout: Week 3 Using Ali Edwards Heart Story Kit

Hi there and boy, I cannot wait to show you today’s layout and process video. For Week 3 in my Project Life album I only had some random photos from my phone. So I decided to print them out and create a traditional layout. Take a look at my process video:

Isn’t that fun?! I started out with six random photos which I printed out 4 of them in 4×2.75″ with border and 3″ square with border. I knew I wanted to use a grid so I laid out the photos and selected a few journal cards from the Ali Edwards Heart Story kit.

Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout
Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout

 

For the title card I decided to use the acrylic word and one of the gold foiled hearts as embellishment. The heart circle stamp in the stamp set is adorable set inside a gold rimmed tag on the side.

Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout

 

Each photo has a journal spot that I created using my Heidi Swapp spray mists as watercolors. I used Prismacolor markers to add lines, and if you watched the video you probably noticed I tried stamping with the Prismacolors as well. It didn’t work out. I ended up covering up those stamped words with the word strips that were included in the kit!

Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout

 

Across the bottom of the layout I added a couple of strips of patterned paper. I also backed the layout with a patterned paper from Maggie Holmes’ Styleboard collection.

Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout

 

To repeat the patterned paper strips on the bottom of that side, I added strips of paper across the top of the facing page. I included photo and watercolor journal spot. I love combining Ali Edwards’ kits with Crate Paper for some reason, and the Craft Market line provided the perfect floral to go with.

Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout

 

This space gave opportunity to use one of the 4×6 journal card, with a stamped “wholehearted” sentiment and chipboard word strip for embellishment.

Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout

 

For the last photo I used one of the gold foiled hearts. This side of the layout is backed by another patterned paper from Styleboard, this time in a darker color for contrast.

Project Life 2016 Week 3 Traditional Layout

I love how this turned out. I love the grid design and I loved breaking it up a bit with different sized photos. I loved how the Story prompt Heart helped bring 6 seemingly disconnected photos together in this way. I definitely want to do this again in the future. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, ok?

See you soon!

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 2 Layout 1

Hi there and welcome back! I am moving into Week 2 in my Project Life album and have two layouts to show you this week. Today’s layout is a hybrid layout – remember last week when I showed you how to bring your Ali Edwards journal cards into the Project Life App so you can use them in your digital layouts? Well, this layout shows what that looks like!

I am so very happy with how this turned out. Here is the layout as I created it in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 2

I just love how easily it came together in the App, and how lovely the journal cards look with the photos. Now time to add my journaling and some embellishments. I drew from the physical products that came in the Old + New story Kit by Ali Edwards.

Project Life 2016 Week 2

I have to admit that I love the actual working with the physical product. Any of these embellishments could have been added digitally but for me personally, I love the dimensionality (is that even a word?!) and I love moving them around on the page. I especially couldn’t wait to use those cork hearts.

Project Life 2016 Week 2

Also, those chipboard circles rock.

Project Life 2016 Week 2

The theme of this kit was Old + New, or then and now, but I focused on the now for this layout. The story of this layout is actually how my son never really was completely happy in elementary school, but now that he is in middle school he is actually loving it. I’ve talked before about how he got into the National Academic League, and on this day they won their first match. 

Project Life 2016 Week 2

I kept the journaling very simple but let the embellishments tell some of the story too. Especially the word stamps here:

Project Life 2016 Week 2

That is today’s layout! Stay tuned this week because I am working on a Planner layout and a #TBT layout that I cannot wait to show you. Have a great week and now be sure to go, do, and create!

Project Life 2016 Week 2

~Theresa

**Project Life is the creative brainchild of Becky Higgins and is a weekly memory-keeping system. The Project Life App is an app available for iPhone that allows you to plan and design Project Life layouts on your phone. To find out more about this fully awesome project, please visit her website here: Becky Higgins LLC.

**The journal cards and embellishments used on today’s layout are part of the Ali Edwards Story stamp set and kit themed Old + New. The Story Kits are subscription kits released monthly and based on theme + journaling prompt, designed to help you tell your stories. To learn more about this amazing project, and to subscribe, please visit Ali’s website here: Ali Edwards.

How to Use Your Ali Edwards Journal Cards in the Project Life App

Hi friends! I wanted to just give you a quick tutorial today on how to save your journal cards on your phone, so you can access them and use them in the Project Life App. I really wanted to be able to use my Ali Edwards Story kits with this app, so my tutorial shows specifically how to use those. But this works for any journal cards you have that are in jpeg format! So take a look at the video here:

Alright, I hope that was helpful to you! I am so excited to use this app and now to be able to use my AE cards in the app too! I have to credit Cathy Zielske for this, because she posted about the Light Glow app, which uses Dropbox to access your png’s, and that led me to using the AE journal cards as well. Her post that specifically shows how to use that app can be found here: Cathy Zielske.

I’ll be back in a few days so you can see some of the layouts I am creating with the Story Kits using the Project Life App. See you soon!

~Theresa

**Project Life is the creative brainchild of Becky Higgins and is a method of daily memory keeping by the week. Project 52 is a collection of journal cards that are found on the Project Life App for 2016, to help in documenting this year on your phone. If you’d like to learn more about this project, please visit her blog here: Becky Higgins.

**Ali Edwards Story Kits are a monthly subscription program that I personally subscribe to each month to help me with my memory keeping. These kits offer monthly themes that start with one word, and include digital files, stamp sets and physical product, and prompts that help get stories told. I am not affiliated with Ali Edwards, but I highly recommend her products and hope you will visit her website here to find more amazing products and inspiration: Ali Edwards.