Hi guys, so today is the awesome day that I share with you my complete process from start to finish creating a hybrid Project Life page. In this video I am creating the digital layout in Photoshop CC using the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates and the Roar MPM kit, both available at The Lilypad.
Keeping the blog short and sweet today! Pop on over tomorrow for the physical portion of this layout to see my process for completing the layout. See you then!
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The Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 01 can be purchased here as well.
Hi guys, today I am sharing a layout from my 2014 Project Life album for the month of September. That month was one of those crazy busy months where I ended up with very few photos, so I created one quick spread for my album. Have a look at my process here:
I created this layout using the Sahlin Studio Photo Rounds Days and The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly collection for February called Crush.
or the month of September in 2014 our lives consisted of moving, going to Lowe’s hardware for something related to the house, and eating out while we continued to settle into the new house. That time in our lives was all about a new normal, and it was great.
The left hand side of my layout includes a couple of photos from restaurants and a selfie of me in the car. I chose some of the really fun journal cards from the Crush collection and printed them out on my Canon Pixma printer.
For my journaling I decided to write about general observations about what I remember from that month and what I see reflected in the photos. While it is nice to be able to journal pretty soon after events occur, that isn’t always possible. That doesn’t have to be overwhelming, but rather just write about what you see in your photos.
To mark some of the days of the week I wanted to use the Photo Rounds but I wanted them to have a tiny bit of color. I added circles of color behind each one, just a tiny bit larger than the element itself, and printed them out on vellum. I love the pop of color on the edges!
The right hand side includes photos from our every day life including a new routine in the mornings, lots of trips to Lowe’s, and new chore charts. Oh, and yes, food again!
Now, the journal cards in the Crush collection are so cool, they can absolutely be left as they are. But I do love physical embellishments for the texture and dimension they add to my layouts. I am also loving the pops of gold from the foam alphabet Thickers. I am still using my Build Your Own Kit (BYOK) that includes products from Elle’s Studio, One Canoe Two Hazelwood, and Crate Paper Heart Day.
I love the photo of Natalie cleaning the mirror. This mirror actually was a wedding gift from my first marriage to her father (now my ex-husband). There is more to that story than meets the eye, but I love that I captured her view here.
That is all for today! See you again soon!
This layout appeared on the Sahlin Studio blog earlier along with many other talented artists who also used these products. To view that post and see those amazing projects, please visit here: Sahlin Studio Blog. (link opens in a new window)
Hi guys, today I am sharing my process video for Week 41 in my 2016 Project Life album. I love this project so much and am ready to finish already, just a few more weeks to go. Have a look!
Ok I absolutely loved using the Crush collection from The Lilypad. The colors are so bright and happy, and even though it is a Valentine’s collection, this fall layout makes me so happy!
I created this layout in the Project Life App by bringing my journaling cards in through Dropbox. Once they were in place, I brought the layout into Letterglow so I could add the Sahlin Studio Photo Rounds on top of the frames.
ur activities for the week included giving Natalie her very own December Daily kit and Hurricane Matthew. We only got rain from it, no really bad winds or anything, but Alan and I ended up going to the grocery store right in the middle of it!
The currently card is simply a white filler card from within the App, and the word art layered on top in Letterglow.
This filler card is just layers of fun elements from the Crush kit plus two chipboard hearts from the Hazelwood chipboard set. So fun and easy!
Once the rains cleared we were able to go for walks again. These are how we try to maintain some semblance of sanity, although the jury might be out whether we are successful at that or not! Ha!
Natalie wrote us a love note and put it on the fridg for us all to find. It’s so much fun to include these little details in the context of the whole week.
This project is so much fun every year and I love how it is evolving for me. See you back here again soon!
Hello and welcome to a brand new year and a brand new album series, my 2017 Project Life. Today I am sharing with you my plans for this year in my memory-keeping and I also am creating my introduction layout. Have a look here:
So my plans are for the new year to create more digital layouts using Photoshop CC! I am excited to announce that I am an Adobe affiliate now and you will see a new link in the sidebar. What that means is that if you click on the Adobe link and decide to subscribe to the Photoshop CC suite, I get a small commission from your purchase. I also hope to share more tutorials on the blog this year including Photoshop tutorials, so you can see more of my process that way!
I created my Introduction layout and chose a simple photo of my husband and myself together, and then chose journaling cards from the Diary collection in the Memory Pocket Monthly kit plus the Calendar card from Sahlin Studio.
These Calendar cards are gorgeous, have you had a chance to purchase them yet? They are a must-have for Project Life this year.
I love the manifesto I created using the roller stamps from Becky Higgins and Maggie Holmes. I am not a resolutions kind of girl, but all of these things are how I want to live this year.
Happy new Project Life, everyone! See you again soon!
Hi there! Today I have two separate layouts to share with you and I thought I would just combine them into the same process so we can get things done! I am sharing Weeks 36 and 38 in my 2016 Project Life album. Have a look at my process here:
Let’s begin with Week 36, which I created in the Project Life App using the Project 52 cards available in the app. I then embellished on top of the printed layout, using Pink Paislee Moonstruck.
I used the date card for this week and then embellished using one of the floral ephemera from the Moonstruck pack.
I had a combination of colors in my photos for this week, and a set color scheme from the Project Life cards. The Moonstruck collection pulled all of these colors together beautifully!
This bloom is one of the flowers we have planted out by our mailbox. Some days we aren’t sure if it is making it or not, but then it surprises us and gives us a pretty bloom.
One of my favorite things about my husband is that he is a great baker. He loves to make biscuits sometimes, and this was a great opportunity to include that in our album. Also, he is using a ramekin to cut the dough circles, and my mom used to use those ramekins when she made her biscuits. Definitely a full circle.
I have to say that the cork elements in the Moonstruck collection add the loveliest texture and just a sparkle of gold. I don’t use a lot of cork, and last time Pink Paislee released cork elements I did not get them. I regretted that, so this time I did buy them!
I made a traditional layout about this photo already, and then I also included it here. It is one of my favorites.
Ok, on to the right hand side, which is Week 38. Did you notice in the process video that I kept thinking it was Week 40? It is a miracle that I stamped the date correctly! Ha!
This layout was created using the Timeless Memory Pocket Monthly digital collection available at The Lilypad. I always save my digital elements in Dropbox and bring them into the Project Life App just like a photo.
I think my favorite thing about this week’s layout is how the border color coordinates to well with the Moonstruck elements and the journal cards. Lots of beautiful color here, and I love it all!
The photos I included on this layout were some quick snaps we took on one of our walks around the neighborhood. Our neighborhood is still being completed, so we have construction around us and the landscape changes sometimes. Where we are standing for these photos was the ending of a side street on that day. The next day all that was removed and a through street is being created!
For this filler card I felt like the pattern was bold and so the embellishments should be very minimal. A gold title and simple butterfly is all that is needed.
A little journaling here, and a cat photo of Nico. I love having a place for these random photos that might otherwise just get left on my hard drive.
One more photo of the two of us and this layout is complete.
I am so happy to be able to share these layouts with you, and I am so thankful that you are following along with me on the journey of 2016. See you soon!