At the beginning of the year, I started weekly Project Life in a 6×8 album. About mid-March I realized that size didn’t allow the amount of space I wanted to feature our photos. My kids are young and active and I take a lot of photos. So I moved back into 12×12 and accepted that my current enough was making digital layouts on my phone using letterglow, the project life app and Ali Edwards digital products.
My constant challenge is the desire to include bits and pieces of everyday life in their paper form into my album. The idea of adding these elements in between my double page 12×12 weekly layouts came about around the same time Heidi Swapp released her Storyline products. Genius!
This new flow allows me the space and opportunity to document stories embellished with everyday bits when I want to.
On Father’s Day I wrote a note to my husband and wanted to document those words in a more creative fashion. The title “Dad stories” is part of Ali Edwards June digital kit. I added my words onto a journal card from a previous story kit tucked it into a library book pocket.
This page will be sandwiched between the respective week’s Project Life spread and the backside will be space to store the boys handmade cards for my husband.
I love collecting the little bits of life and this new flow is sparking my creativity!
The last week of school was super busy!
I am thankful for the teachers Dylan had this year and the friends he made. I am thankful for his school principal who prioritizes connecfion and parent involvement. The school does really feel like one big family. And I am thankful for a break from the school routine and the new pace of summer!
Projecf Life week 23 completed using Ali Edwards June digital kit, the project life app and the letterglow app.
This year was our first year camping with friends. We meet the Gallo and Berry families through Dylan’s sports teams and our families have become great friends. And we had SO MUCH FUN! Our boys woke up and immediately began playing with the other boys. Any game played with a ball! Hitting the baseball in a make shift baseball diamond near the tents was an instant favorite. Each morning we packed up wagons and made our way to the beach. Dylan loved search for sea shells. He and I took a long walk along the shoreline and found a few crabs and a starfish. Observing how he enjoys nature and respects wildlife brought me joy. Jacob and daddy played in the sand and each day buried Jacob up to his neck in sand. He got a kick out of everyone seeing him in the hole he dug and there was sand in every crevice of that boy. Each night we finished the day with a campfire and s’mores. There was discussion about how to toast the perfect marshmallow and proper childcare ratio. My heart was full of love each day for the memories we were creating!
Ali Edwards FUN story kit was the perfect way to document the story of this trip. I added photos and embellishments and my favorite filler card into my weekly project life spread. And created a journal card with the digital tags to document the story.
Here is how it all turned out.
And side by side
This was the spot over seven years ago that I went to celebrate positive pregnancy test and reflect on the unknown journey that lay ahead. looking at the water I felt BRAVE which morphed in the months and weeks to come. in those moments I felt fear and panic and becoming a mother. I was concerned about the mental health jeans that my family brought to the table and the perfect June Cleaver jeans that my husband brought. how would they mix and would it be my fault if the kids were a mess? becoming a mom made me nervous but by the water in the very first minutes of knowing I was pregnant, I only felt BRAVE. the water calmed my mind, the rocks grounded my feet and I bravely embarked on this new adventure.
What I love about this spread is all the color! Spring to me symbolizes new life springing up with bright and vibrant flowers and Ali captured these spring colors perfectly.
I love a month that starts on a Monday and I love digital weekly project life spreads made completely on my iPhone 6. I take all my photos with my phone, edit them with the app Pic-Tap-Go, add Ali Edwards’ digital filler cards and embellishments via the app Letterglow and then put them within the layout in the app Project Life.
Here is the photo of my before editing. I didn’t love that light pole in the background so I cropped it out, brightened the photo and then imported it into the Letterglow app to add the digital chipboard.
Here is the photo after all that. I left a little space at the bottom of the embellishment because the Project Life app doesn’t seem to be true to exact 4×6 size.
Here is another example. I lightened the photo in Pic-Tap-Go and then moved it Letterglow to add the circle chipboard. I love this sassy face and how he rolls his feet outward when I ask him to pose for a picture.
Here is the finished product with a subtitle along side the “hang out time” chipboard reminding me this was Jacob’s zoo field trip.
I think I have always know how much I enjoy digital scrapbooking but now I feel like I am truly embracing it and LOVING it!