Memory keeping · Project life

Project Life Week 45

Week 45 was spent at home with sick boys. And also Jacob’s half birthday!

One thing I love about 6×8 albums is the 3×8 inserts. On one side I told the story about 4 1/2 year old Jacob. On the opposite side I wrote a summary of our week.

I documented in mostly black and white and this will be something I will do more often. I love how the embellishments pop against the black and white. I love how the story is the forefront. And I am digging this size album!

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Memory keeping · Project life

Project Life switch Week 44

This is my 4th year of doing project life. I am ready to change it up. Instead of waiting until 2018, I made the change mid year to 6×8. I love the smaller size!

The first week I completed was partially spent in Disneyland. I used Ali Edwards Day in the life kit to journal a few numbers specific to our trip. I love documenting this way.

I also used some of the Gather because the colors and sentiments matched perfect.

I am excited to document more in this smaller size!

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Project life week 46

This new album size rocks! Here is our week 46!

Dylan is doing indoor soccer for the first time. I am not a calm enough sideline parent to be a goalie mom! Wow that was intense! (Can you see my reflection in the photo? Kinda neat)

I journaled the story under the photo and you use the tab to lift up the photo to read it. This is one of my favorite tricks for adding more story without another page.

Jacob has been sneaking into bed with me early in the morning because his feet are cold! I am thankful to my mother in law who found bigger kid footie pjs to keep this kid asleep!

Dylan recently started writing “books”. I borrowed this one to make a copy before he noticed so I could include it in our album. These little handwriting bits are my favorites!

More project life to come this week. Thanks for Joining me!

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Digital layouts with Ali’s products 

Today I want to share a quick and easy way to make digital layouts using Ali Edwards products.  I use this work flow often for project life and will utilize it for December daily as well.  The apps I use are project life and letterglow. 

Here is the finished layout:


I start in the project life app using the 6×8 templates. The finished product on these layouts is 6×8 which allows me to slip it right into a page protector. (I’ll share a more hybrid approach tomorrow). 

Within the 6×8 template, I add the photos and edit them directly in there using the pic tap go shortcut within the app. 

I also add filler cards directly from my Dropbox. 

Finally I created a journal card within letterglow along with Ali’s digital stamp that I recolored to match the photos. 

I place that into the template and it is complete!


Hope this helps digital scrapbooking easy and fun!

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Disneyland 2017

This past week we visited Disneyland in an early celebration of my husband’s 40th birthday.  Here is how I documented the trip.


I used various Ali Edwards story kit journal cards and pieces to document our trip in 1 and 1/2 project life design A pages. 

My favorite pieces of the layout are the little bits that I saved like the hotel key and park tickets.

 

And always telling the story one journal card at a time!        

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AE August digital layout


Scrappy confession time … I have been so focused on documenting the big moments and the vacation moments I haven’t taken the time to document the everyday. The everyday is what I love about project life! 

By focusing on one photo and one story from each day of the week, I get to see my life recorded on the pages of my album. This spread started by throwing photos into the project life app template D. I transformed it into a colorful story filled spread using Ali’s August digital kit journal card as a spark to journal my story. I finished it off with a few digital embellishments like sprinkles topping a cupcake. Here is my week 31 Right Side Page. 

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New flow for weekly Projecf Life

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!