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Project Life 2016 Week 06 Using Amy Tangerine Better Together!

Hi there, I have another Project Life layout for you today for Week 06. I created this layout in the Project Life App and then embellished on top using Amy Tangerine’s newest collection, Better Together. Here is a look at the process:

This is how the layout looked when I created it in the App.

Project Life 2016 Week 06
Project Life 2016 Week 06

Here is the completed layout with embellishments:

Project Life 2016 Week 06

Each side of the layout actually happened on two different days, about a week apart. I decided to put them both on the same layout so the whole story could be together in the album. This story definitely needed to be told and included in the album so we can follow along with the pending outcome. Our son, Addison, has over the past year or so mostly stopped growing. He is 12 years old, and even though he will probably hit a growth spurt in a few years, the fact that he stopped growing at all is a real concern. So he went in to the hospital to undergo some testing, and then we will see what kind of treatment he will receive after those tests come back.

Project Life 2016 Week 06

I added the journaling in the App directly onto the journal cards. I also added a digital word element from one of Ali Edwards’ story kits, I think it was Old+New.

Project Life 2016 Week 06

I included the Weekly date card on this layout and added a simple strip of washi tape to add a tiny bit of color. I love adding washi tape to these layouts – so simple and fun.

Project Life 2016 Week 06

The rubber embellishments in this collection are so awesome. They add just a bit of depth but aren’t as bulky as chipboard. They are adhered using redline tape.

Project Life 2016 Week 06

And that, simple as that, is Week 6. This album is coming along great and I am so happy with the stories I have been able to tell so far in this year. How is your Project Life coming this year.jpg” alt=” alt=”Project Life 2016 Week 06″/>”/>

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2 Using Gossamer Blue Kits!

Hi there, I decided to create just one more layout for Week 5 in my Project Life 2016, in order to document my daughter’s indoor soccer experience this season! She is our only child doing sports at the Y this season as the others all aged out. I was able to capture some fun photos at her game during this week, so this is a great layout to document those. Take a look at my process video!

Ok, so here is the layout as I created it in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2

I printed the layout a few weeks ago, and by the time I sat down to complete it, I had decided to change directions. My Gossamer Blue February kits arrived and I wanted to use those instead. No worries, having the photos and the layout already created is still of incredible value and the products from the kit layered easily on top!

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2

Before I created the layout in the Project Life app, I wanted to add this Heart element from Ali Edwards’ Heart Story kit. I did that using the LetterGlow app, and then I edited the colors a bit in A Color Story app. This created a great space to add a few more embellishments to emphasize that photo.

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2

This journal card pretty much encapsulates all my favorite things in this kit: the diagonal stripes and the ampersands and puffy hearts. Seriously love.

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2

For the journaling I changed out the top strip and added a few more of the puffy hearts. Keeping it simple.

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2

Another favorite card in the Life Pages kit, with those hearts! This was a great home for the Bob Dylan stamp and a little flair.

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2

Here is a look at the layout in the album:

Project Life 2016 Week 5 Layout 2

I used both the Main kit and the Life Pages kit, and just one tiny element from a previous kit, the little Sweet bobby pin on the main photo. Also the date stamp was in a previous kit as well. If you would like to learn more about Gossamer Blue and their amazing kit subscriptions, visit their website: Gossamer Blue.

Hope you enjoyed this process! See you back her soon!

~Theresa

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Project Life 2016 Walk Thru for February

Hi there! Since I did a walk thru video of my 2015 Project Life, I wanted to do one of my 2016 Project Life as well. I am participating in Ali Edwards’ Storytelling with Project Life class and have been following along with her through her collection of Project Life albums. Her insights and her approach to her albums is inspiring to me and so very worth the price of admission. As you know, I held off purchasing new Project Life albums for just a few weeks while I was working through the beginnings of a new approach for me – using the Project Life App. Here, take a look at the walk-thru and then stay tuned for some of my thoughts!

I am incredibly happy with this album so far and am excited to see what lies ahead. I wanted to create the ability to go back and forth between Project Life spreads and traditional scrapbook layouts, and switching to 12×12 page protectors was the best strategy to make that happen. I know that many people have a Project Life album and then another album for their traditional layouts, but I found that I can really only focus on one album at a time in the current time frame! Don’t get me wrong – I have so many albums and projects going on but for the current year, one is seriously enough.

I have to say that I am creating more layouts using the App than I originally thought I would! I am totally ok with that – they are so easy to create on the go and so easy to finish up quickly. This has actually allowed me time to step away from this year’s layouts, and spend some time working on some of the other projects I have going on. This is awesome! Last year I felt like all I had time for was Project Life, and so working with the app has lightened that load for me.

All that to say that I feel like I am on the right track. This is working really well for me and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I look at these projects. One of the other things I really wanted to work on this year was to get more of our stories told. Back in November when I created that layout about our kids at Halloween, I had written more in-depth journaling and our children responded to those words in some very poignant and heartfelt ways. I want to create more of that. So this is good. Thanks for encouraging me and for supporting me with your Views and Comments. Let’s make some more good things!

See you soon,

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 5 | A Photo Documentary Layout Using the Project Life App

Hi there, the project I want to show you today is a fun photo documentation of Week 5, in which my husband was out of town for the whole week. So we sent photos and Facetimes and selfies back and forth, and then I compiled them into this three-page layout. Have a look!

Alright, so I created the base layouts in the Project Life app. This is what they looked like after printing:

Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5

Here is how they looked once embellished:

Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5

I selected Heidi Swapp’s Wanderlust collection to embellish these pages with. I didn’t want to add too much, but it did need a little something to pull everything together.

Project Life 2016 Week 5

 

Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5
Project Life 2016 Week 5

At the end of the video I placed the layouts in the album – since there were three pages I left the first page on its own and then placed the second and third facing each other. This was a lot of fun to put together and I feel like I was able to document more of the trip than just oh he was gone and then he came back. Of course, I am lucky that Alan was willing to play along and was more than happy to take photos and send them to me! Most importantly, I am thankful that this layout gave me the chance to tell more of the story. In a few years we might never remember that that area of Portland had so much traffic, or that for one day at our school drop-off there was so much traffic. This is what Project Life is able to bring to our scrapbooks, my friends, and it is so very important to me. I am glad you share that with me!

See you again soon,

~Theresa

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Project Life 2015 Walk Thru Video

Hi friends, today I am posting a video of last year’s Project Life album for you to see! I don’t have any pictures, just video of my album and how I approached memory keeping last year. I am taking Ali Edwards’ Storytelling with Project Life class and have been watching her videos walking through her own previous albums. If you have been creating Project Life albums in the past, I highly recommend going through them (post videos too, so we can all see)!  I hope you enjoy walking through mine.

I will see you back tomorrow – I have a Project Life layout ready for you to see and some other fun things as well this week. 

See you soon!

~Theresa