Project Life 2016

#TBT Project Life 2016 Week 2 Layout (Crate Paper Kiss Kiss!)

Welcome friends for another Project Life layout today from Week 2. We had a special visit from my sister that week, so I wanted to create a two page spread. I went into the Project Life app and chose two large photos and then chose a few cards from the Everyday Edition. Here is my process video for this layout, be sure to come back and I’ll talk about some of my design decisions!

 So I decided to challenge myself to bring out some of my older product to get it used each week, that is why I called this post a #TBT. Some weeks I will probably pull some of my incomplete layouts from past years to finish up, because I have so much of last year to catch up on. But this week I ran across my Crate Paper Kiss Kiss and thought it might be perfect for this layout. Here is the layout as I created it in the PL App:

Project Life 2016
Project Life 2016

 Alright, so I really love how this one focal photo turned out, of us just gathered around the table getting ready to eat. The vellum hearts from Kiss Kiss just worked out lovely on the one side, with a few chipboard hearts to add dimension.

Project Life 2016
Project Life 2016

 For the bottom two cards I added my date stamps, the week number using really old, old, OLD thickers (!) and then I used a thin washi tape to create lines for my journaling.

Project Life 2016

 On the opposite side of the layout, I chose another large photo across the bottom. Trust me when I tell you that we made several attempts at getting everyone to look at the camera, and when you have so many kiddos that are that excited, it is virtually impossible. And I wouldn’t have it any other way – this photo shows how happy they all were to see their Aunt Angie and you can just feel the love.

Project Life 2016

I added a few simple embellishments to the top photos, and then called this layout done.

Project Life 2016

 Are you enjoying these hybrid layouts using the Project Life app? Have you played around with it? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I would love to see your projects too, so link me up!

 

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.

Project Life 2016 Week 1 Part 2!

Hi guys, welcome back for two more layouts that I completed for Week 1 in my Project Life album. For all of week 1 I used the Project Life App and Project 52 cards to create my layouts, and then embellished on top. Here is my process video for creating the last two layouts.

Ok, so here is the layout as I created it within the PL App:

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

This was not long after Christmas Day, and we took down the tree and ornaments pretty quickly. The ornaments were collected on the table, and I just loved the photos I took. Here is the layout completed.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

On top of the large photo I added a simple title and some glitter numbers.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

Underneath the main photo I typed my journal card into the app, and added a simple tag on top of the diagonal stripes.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

For the title card all I did was add the year. Easy Peasy.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

For the filler cards, again, I simply added one tiny glitter asterisk. I love that these cards are done the way they are, but embellish so easily if you wish.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

I had planned a second photo on the bottom space, but decided to add a star transparency instead. I am so happy I made that decision. Those stars look so crisp on top of the white cardstock. Gorgeous.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

That was literally just exactly how exciting our New Years was. On New Year’s Day, several of the kids wanted to see Star Wars, and Natalie did not. So the story of that day was what each group did.

Here is the layout as I designed it in the PL App.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

Very cute, no? Sure, you could call that layout done, but it needs some dimension and it needs a little more to really tell the story of our day. So here is what I did with it.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

There is so much to love about this layout, I am not sure where to start. I added a simple banner onto the photo of the movie-goers.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

I wanted to highlight the two different events of the day, so I created two title cards. The title that is next to this photo tells what they did.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

And then your eye is led back across the page to the other title card, which tells what we did.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

I took our photo real quick in the car before we left Panera, and Natalie was trying to hide from the camera. She thought she had outsmarted me….Ha.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

The movie tickets are inside the little glassine envelope on the middle journal card. Here is one more look at both of these layouts inside the album.

Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1
Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1

While those two layouts are quite fun to see now, the process for creating them was actually quite an event. As you know, my camera took an unfortunate fall to the floor early in the month of December, and I had been using manual focus since then because the auto focus function was damaged. Well, right in the middle of recording the process for the second layout, the camera decided to stop holding any focus at all, and it was laid to rest. If you watched the video, I actually included a note about that.

I went through a bit of a struggle, losing that camera. It was tough to make the decision, but we did go ahead and purchase a new camera body and now that it has arrived, I am delighted. I went back and forth whether I should even include the second layout in this post, because the video quality on that layout is not great at all.

And then I decided to post it. I decided to finish up that process video and show it, missing chunk and blurry video and all. I decided to embrace the imperfections, because I want us all to feel like we can be imperfect here. There is nothing that really actually is perfect, so why am I stressing out over being perfect.jpg” alt=” alt=”Project Life 2016 Using Project Life App Week 1″/>”/>

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.

Project Life 2016 Week 1 Featuring Project 52 and Gossamer Blue Kits

Hi there and welcome back to my Project Life series for 2016! The first week of the new year fell with odd dates – the last few days of December along with the first few days of January fell all in one week. So I used that opportunity to select a few photos from the week to try out the Project Life App on. I’ve already shown the first introductory layout using that app, and today I have two more layouts to show you! Here’s the process video:

 

So for the first layout I chose a photo of me and my daughter Natalie just hanging out in our living room. I chose some of the cards from the Project 52 card kit in the Project Life app as the base, and printed the layout on my large format printer.

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My journaling is located underneath the photo on another of the journal cards from the app. I left that card as it was, and added a few pink banners to the photo. Those are so much fun!

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

For the date card, I really liked the Project 52 calendar cards and I added the date stamp randomly on top of that. Below that I added the heart with my tiny attacher. On top of the navy patterned card I added the pink bow and just a tiny bit of washi tape.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

For the bottom pocket I added one of the Gossamer Blue journal cards to break up the pattern a bit. I really liked the cameras, and I added the numbers washi tape with the number 1 punched out like a ticket card.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

Opposite the layout I created a pocket page using the Memorandum acetate sheet included in the Gossamer Blue kit. I really wanted to use that sheet and I honestly am not quite sure if I’m going to leave it with this layout, or move it to the beginning of January later on. 

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

I used my Fuse tool to create sequin pockets with the ampersand symbols and the sequins. Right now the larger 4×6 pockets just have the acetate cards inside them, but later I might add the year to the top. If not, it is still cool the way it is now!

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Alright, for the second layout I chose a photo of our two sons playing video games. It was right after Christmas and they had gotten the Mario Maker game, so they spent a lot of time playing that while we were cleaning up.

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On top of the photo I added their names plus a washi strip and a chipboard shape to embellish. I love this photo because it tells a story of our living room on that particular day. Addison was sitting on the piano bench to play and they were just having a great time.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

Again I left the journal card as it was, but I added the date on top repeating the same alphabet that I used on the photo.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

 

For the final card I simply added a few of the gold word strips, and this layout is done.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1
Project Life Project 52 2016 Week 1.pngProject Life Project 52 2016 Week 1

I am loving these layouts and am loving becoming familiar with the app. I am loving the process of developing this system where I plan my layouts on my phone, print them out, and then embellish them after the fact. It’s been fun using just one photo per day! Every week won’t necessarily look like this, and I’m excited about that too. 

I’ll see you back here tomorrow with another layout from this week!

~Theresa

**Project Life is the creative brainchild of Becky Higgins and is a system of memory keeping by the week. Project 52, in conjunction with the Project Life App, is the latest card kit and strategy of documenting the year, and more information can be found here: Becky Higgins.

**The embellishments I used in this layout are all part of the December Gossamer Blue subscriber kit. To learn more about their beautiful monthly kits, and to subscribe (to have someone do your scrapbook shopping for you!) please visit their website here: Gossamer Blue.

This website is part of a network of Amazon affiliates. Each layout I post I also include links to purchase the products I have used to help you easily find these amazing scrapbooking products. When you click on these links and purchase products through these links, you are helping to support this blog (and my family!) and I do thank you kindly!

Project Life 2016 Introduction Layout Using Project 52

Hi friends, so yesterday I introduced my plans for memory keeping for 2016 and am so excited about the response and I’m so happy to see the excitement in the industry about this project. I’m looking forward to a great scrapbooking year and I’m so happy you are here to share it! Today I created a video showing you how I created my Introduction layout in my 2016 album. This layout is a bit different from any I’ve done before – I’m creating in Real Time!!!!! So grab a cuppa something and settle in, it’s long but filled with some great tips!

Did you enjoy that? Leave me some comments down below and let me know how you like Real Time videos – some people love them and love to hear how I make my design decisions during the process. I’m not planning to make all my videos like this, but I would like to share a few in this way throughout the year!

So let me show you the layout that I created above, so you can take in all the details.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

I chose one large photo on the one side and then all white cards on the right side of this layout. I decided to write my journaling on top of the photo, in the negative space provided by the slate terrace we were standing on. Then I set about to place embellishments.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

For the journaling cards I added embellishments that carried the mint and pink color scheme throughout, with gold touches. I am absolutely in love with that little bird, and I overlapped her little wing tail just a tiny bit over the photo. She is a happy little bird!

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

The January card is lovely and simple, so I added a simple 2016 in gold. These two cards are very simple, and I used the Maggie Holmes heart transparency to create a tiny bit of overlap, again. Just to join these two cards together.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

The lower card didn’t need much either, so two simple strips and done.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

Here is a photo of the layout inside the album. Again, this is still my 2015 album while I work on finishing that year up, and then the new year’s layouts will have their final home in their own album later on. But for now, this is where it is.

Project Life Project 52 2016 Introduction Layout

I am loving working with the Project Life App and am loving these layouts. Stay tuned for the first week of layouts that I’m working on right now (you saw a sneak peek at those in my previous video and I can’t wait to show you those). 

See you soon!

~Theresa

**Project Life is the creative brainchild of Becky Higgins and is a system of memory keeping by the week. Project 52, in conjunction with the Project Life App, is the latest card kit and strategy of documenting the year, and more information can be found here: Becky Higgins.

**The embellishments I used in this layout are all part of the December Gossamer Blue subscriber kit. To learn more about their beautiful monthly kits, and to subscribe (to have someone do your scrapbook shopping for you!) please visit their website here: Gossamer Blue.

This website is part of a network of Amazon affiliates. Each layout I post I also include links to purchase the products I have used to help you easily find these amazing scrapbooking products. When you click on these links and purchase products through these links, you are helping to support this blog (and my family!) and I do thank you kindly!

Project Life/Project 52 2016 Introduction

Hi friends, and welcome back! It’s the start of a new year and that means a whole new Project Life! I am so excited to start it back up and get back in the routine of creating layouts and videos for you! I’ve been plotting and planning and thinking about how I want to approach my memory keeping this year, so I made a video for you. I hope you enjoy!

Ok, so as always, I want to provide you with my sources and link you up to the designers and products I reference in this video. Project 52 and Project Life are the creative brainchild of Becky Higgins, whose blog can be found here along with the many amazing products she offers. To view her post where she talks about how she used the Project Life App to document her 2015 memories, read here.

Because my blog is affiliated with Amazon.com, I like to post links to relevant items that are offered through their website. When you click on these links and when you purchase items through these links, you help to support this blog and my family. I thank you so kindly!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with another process video and as always, go, do and create!

See you soon,

~Theresa