Wednesday, 9 July 2014

My first Project Life album

Today I'm here to share my first pages of Project Life.

I started with a holiday album from a 3 month trip I took with my husband back in 2010. Here are a couple of spreads:

Title page

Pages 1 & 2

With this project I had a lot of photos I wanted to get in the album, so I decided on the design F page protectors (1 4x6 pocket and 10 3x4 pockets). I used the Collect app for Iphone to create each Polaroid type photo with notes underneath. I created by own title cards, with what country, city or town we were in along with the dates we were there.  Here are a few close ups of my pages;

Co-ordinating colours:
Here I have tried to coordinate my title card with my journal and filler cards, I have used washi tape and 6x6 paper to match the card.

Using memorabilia:
Here I have used a postcard and my ticket from the Singapore Zoo. I also added a coin to the journalling card for a bit if dimension. 

Rounded corners, I liked the look of having all the cards match with rounded corners.
Photo splitting, I used a 4x6 photo and cut it in half to fit in 2 3x4 pockets (I did this with a map over 6 pockets also). I think it gives a neat effect.

Well that was my first double layout done and dusted. 

Since January 1st 2014 I have completed 3 full albums (1 travel album and my son's 1st & 2nd years) I am still a little behind on 2014, but slowly catching up. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Project Life - The beginning of something great

For those of you who don't know I started Project Life this year, I was really struggling with completing my standard 12 x 12 layouts and actually hadn't done one in 6 months, then last December a friend told be about Project Life, it looked almost too good to be true. I took hold of it with both hands and haven't let go yet, to be honest I may have gone a tad overboard with the buying, oops!  

If you don't know anything about Project Life here is a brief comparison;
- Standard scrapbooking is the process of memory keeping events, occasions and everyday moments with 
12 x 12 pages (usually 1 or 2 photos to a page). They can take a long time, use a lot of products and to be honest, and as much as I love doing them. They are, at times very overwhelming and time consuming.

-Project life is the process of memory keeping only simplified. Instead of one 12 x 12 page, you work in smaller pockets within the page, which means you can showcase more photos, more journaling and more special moments!  The original concept of Project Life was to be able to showcase and entire week of photos (using a photo a day) in a double page spread.  The beauty of Project Life is it can be as simplistic or elaborate as you want.
For some more information check out Becky Higgins Project Life website.
(please note this is just my personal opinion of each type of scrapbooking)

So after some deliberation I went and bought a core kit, some pocket pages and new album and a couple of extra bits and pieces and set in to work on competing my first ever Project Life album.

Here are the first supplies I purchased.

I also bought a pack of design F page protectors.

I will share my first layouts with you in the next post.