I am doing project life this year. I just finished up to now and thought I’d share them all at once instead of sharing just a few at a time. I did things a little differently this year. I switched to a smaller size instead of focusing on weeks I’m focusing on memories and events.
The 12″ x 12″ size project life is nice but it is just a little too much for me. It makes me feel overwhelmed and I have a hard time completing a whole page in a way that makes me feel happy about it. So I switched down to this smaller size of 6″ x 8″. This is much easier for me to work with.
I have opted not to focus on doing project life every week. Honestly, I don’t have a very interesting life and I have no kids to take pictures of. Scrapbooking everyday or even every week feels more like a chore. So I am focusing on memories, moments and events. Special days, weekends or events will find their way into my album. Making this change has actually increased the amount of Project Life that I have been doing. I wanted to focus on telling a story more than sharing every week. So I pick only my favorite photos, focusing on quality instead of quantity. If my story takes more than one page that’s fine with me. I’ve even been splitting pages between different events if I feel the need to.
So here we go. The first few pages in my project life album for 2016.
The title page is a set of 4 portrait journaling cards. I made them from vellum and used rub-on’s to spell out 2016. I like the vellum for the title page because you can see right through it to the next page.
This is just a stock photo and I used photoshop to add “the best is yet to come” a perfect quote for a new year.
I had lottery tickets that I wanted to include in the page but I thought they were a little bit ugly so I taped a journaling card inside a pocket to the outside to cover up the tickets from first glance but you get the story and the tickets when you flip it open. You can also use the fuse tool to do this.
A fun way to include your pets in your project life layouts.
I did this page fully in black and white and added a flip up journaling card.
Add stickers to the outside of your transparencies to give them texture, interest and to add depth.
I did cut my 4 journaling card page protector in half so I could add additional photos and journaling cards to this layout. I used a paperclip to attach hotel keys. It adds some interactive elements again.
If you have ever wondered how to use a greeting card in your project life page check out mine here. I attached the card to a 6″ x 4″ journaling card. When I put the journaling card into the pocket I left the front of the greeting card hang out so it turns into an interactive element that flips up so you can still read the inside.
More to come later. Keep on scrapbooking paper crafters!