Although I haven’t been keeping up with all of my weeks for Project Life®, I’ve been saving my photos and keeping the things that I need in order to catch up quickly. This past weekend I spent some time doing just that. I have a folder set up on my computer titled 2014 and inside that folder I have a folder for each week of the year (labeled week 01 – dec 30-jan 5 and so on). When I dump my photos (either from my phone or my “big” camera) I put the photos in the appropriate folder for the correct day…seems time intensive but it’s a lot easier than trying to figure it all out later!! When I have time to sit down and work, I import a week into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 and then pull up my printing templates (I created these based on the sizes of photos that I wanted to print) and print out the photos I need for the week. I use an Epson Artisan 50 color printer and so far I love it. I have each page protector in my album sticky-noted with the week number and dates so that I can easily pick a week to work on if I need to.
Once I have my photos ready, I trim them all and then go through my cards from my Studio Calico kits and my Project Life Core Kits…I also tend to end up making cards as well and have several blanks to work from. I use letter stickers and American Crafts Thickers a lot for my pages but do any journaling by hand. My favorite must have tools for hand lettering are: pencil, sharpie (fine point), Staedtler Mars Plastic Erasers and a drafting brush. I also use the Project Life Pens when I can find them on my desk…I think there are some other hands in this house that tend to use them as well. I plan my pages as I go and often will sketch little card ideas as they come.
Project Life® is a scrapbooking system developed by Becky Higgins. Project Life® products can be found online and in many craft stores locally. There are affiliate links within this post highlighting some of my favorite products that I use regularly for Project Life®.
Jul 28, 2014
Holy cow!! I’m in scrapbook heaven reading your post!! Beautiful work and you are so organized!!
Oh my gosh, your Project Life album is amazing! Your work is so meticulous and your ideas incredibly creative. I wish I could be as dedicated to keeping up with my Project Life album as you are . . . and P.S. your handwriting is so pretty!
This is gorgeous!!! What a fabulous way to capture the moments of life and have them to look on for years to come!!!
I love this! I bought the project life materials, but have yet to start my scrapbooking. I need to get on it. Thanks for the inspiration.
Oh my goodness – this project is incredible!! You are so talented and what a GIFT you are giving yourself and your family for generations to come!
Wow! I’ve seen the term Project Life around, but never really knew what it was – this is awesome! What a wonderful gift to have for yourself and your family to look back on!
Abso-bloomin-beautiful! Carrie, your photos are simply lovely and I am very impressed with your artistry. We just added an exclusive Project Life line to Stampin’ Up! and I’m excited to catch up on “memory keeping” after moving a few years ago in this wonderful new way. Thanks for sharing your talents and feel free to check out the new PL/SU choices here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=1800&dbwsdemoid=810
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