Can’t Believe I Forgot- Project Life
I must be loosing my mind lately. I totally spaced on sharing a fun Project Life project with you.
It’s been awhile since I pulled the Project Life cards out!
Recently I completed a blog post for Stampin’ Up! using the Project Life You’re So Lovely Kit.
Did you see it?
If you missed it you can view it HERE.
Let’s Dig Deeper!
I shared a lot of the pictures on the blog post link above but I thought I would share a few here so you can see a few more close up.
Every scrapbooker has their preferred method and favorite album size. Mine happens to be the 6 x 8 albums. I love the smaller canvas size to work with. I’m a big fan of individual event albums only because the size is smaller and Project Life makes the process so easy.
The album that Stampin’ Up! sells and the one I adore is the Espresso 6 x 8 Album. I especially love the idea I can make the cover unique for each album I create.
For this album I’m using the Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection.
An album like this makes a coffee table look splendid. Notice that the cover is created using two Project Life cards then embellished using the contents from the coordinating kit and stamp set.
Keep Your Memories Alive
After taking over 1900 pictures while we were in Europe I was so excited to get the pictures off my computer and into an album.
Obviously, all 1900 photos will not be used. I have gone through and tabbed pictures I want for the album.
While all the pictures tell a story, there are a some that really stand out making journaling easier.
Going through the pictures of our latest vacation was hysterical. Taking teenagers overseas created some hilarious moments that I had to stop several times and journal immediately.
Time to Create the Inside
The Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection makes a perfect vacation album. The stamp set that coordinates with this collection will provide you with plenty of ideas to use for titles or journaling prompts.
I added a few extra products when creating the layouts such as the Sunshine Wishes Thinly Dies and ribbon elements.
You will notice that these extra elements are minimal. Keeping the project simple with less embellishments created the freedom of dropping the photos and Project Life cards with ease essentially completing this album in a few hours.
What Should You Do First?
One of the biggest questions I receive about Project Life is where do I start?
Here is the process I start when getting ready to create an album like this one:
- Gather all photos, sort and place in envelopes with prompts on the outside of the envelope to remind me of which photos to use first as well as journaling prompts. By using envelopes I can stick notes in them as reminders of events.
- Pick a Project Life Collection Kit and Embellishment Kit that coordinates.
- Choose other embellishments, stamp sets that coordinate with the kit to use in the album.
- Select inks that I want to use for the album.
- Start creating by placing photos into my album pockets and choosing Project Life cards.
- Embellish the layouts as I see fit.
One of my favorite pocket sleeves in the Variety Pack for the 6 x 8 album includes a sleeve without pockets. Essentially you are creating a 6 x 8 layout. I’m still able to use Project Life cards and sometimes cut the cards to fit the layout.
These single pocket layouts are perfect to add as title pages or the ending page for your album. I chose to scatter these pages throughout this album to add a little flare to it.
Keep it Simple
Many of you know that I love to add layers to projects. This is a project that by all means you can add many layers, but most of the time when I’m creating layouts for Project Life, I keep it simple. I keep the supplies to a minimum and keep my eye on finishing the project.
Don’t get discouraged and just start. That seems to be the biggest hurdle when starting a Project Life Album.
What to purchase?
If you are just starting out with Project Life, HERE is a simple handout to get you started.
Visit my Online Store 24/7 and choose a Project Life kit and album that will suite your needs and then start creating.
Remember, this is a PERFECT Christmas gift that you can have done in a few hours for a friend or family.