Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Project Life 2011 detail shots

In my last post I showed a video of the first 6 months of Project Life 2011. I wanted to share with you some of the detailed shots as promised. The main reason I wanted to show you these is to have a visual understanding of how simple it is to alter the journaling and filler cards a little. I didn't want Project Life to be a burden so I wanted to complete it as quickly as possible with as little thought as possible. I batch processed a lot of the journaling cards so they were already stitched, doodled or jeweled. These are a few simple ways to alter them. What are your tips for quick alterations? I'd love to hear. Share a link to your blog in the comments so other can see too.

Here I added a 6x12 American Crafts page protector to put my Mother's Day card in. I love Project Life because now I have a spot to store all those items you really want to keep but you don't know where to put them.

I used one of the filler cards as an extra journaling card. As you can see I'm a really big journalling fan. Don't you just love Lisa's jumpsuit? 

More journaling on the filler cards. There must have been a lot to say that week.

Doodling on the filler cards and some jewels added too.

I laminated the movie tickets. It was the first time Kevin and I had been to the movies in years. It was the King's  Speech. (Fantastic.) It turned the tickets a bit brown but you can still see the words. I hope this will help preserve it a little longer. I know if I hadn't it would have already faded.

This is a divided page protector from American Crafts. I inserted the invitation as well as extra photos from the week. I love these for my regular albums too.

The plane ticket in the divided page protector. I don't know how long that will last. Maybe I should have photocopied instead or scanned it.

Here's the divided page protector in the album. You can't even tell it's there until you go to turn the page. They fit perfectly with the Becky Higgins page protectors.

Extra pieces of memorabilia. An art exhibition we went to, a Valentine's card and an information sheet from school.

Jewels and doodling

My hospital bracelet. I also love this photo of me taking the washing off the line. It's not often I get to  have a photo of me doing such a boring daily task. Thanks for taking that Kevin.

In the top right corner is the FREE photo program photosheet. This one uses 4 photos 3x2. You can use any size combination you like. I often print 2 photos 2.5 x 3.5 using this program. They fit perfectly in the smaller pockets for Project Life.  It is excellent for printing at stores who charge a ridiculous price for doing this for you. I'll be printing a lot of my iPhone photos using this program this year. 

I love this page. It has my dentist invoice (yuck), a note from kindy and a fuel receipt which I had to photocopy as I know it wouldn't have lasted if I hadn't of. I lived where it was 42 degree Celsius during summer and those carbon receipts don't last long in the heat . Lots of the things which will be fun to look back in years to come.  Can you tell how much I love Project Life? I'm so excited about it. It is sooooo good. So simple. So easy.


  1. Great job! Project Life can be so daunting! You rock! Thanks for sharing your work. It looks great!-Amanda

  2. Oh my goodness...you have been busy.
    your book is fabulous. I love that you have done a lot of journalling...it tells your story!

  3. Thank you for sharing. I am just getting started with Project Life so I am always looking for inspiration. And I just bought the same page protectors from American Crafts. Glad they will work with PL.

  4. love your project life=! I'm planning to use these supplies to mix up with my kids' album. looking forward to more of ur posts

  5. I really like all of the journaling and all of the extra embellishments.

  6. Love the project life, just not sure how you had the time to do it. It looks amazing i love it. thanks for sharing.

  7. Great project! Love Penny

  8. So cool that PL is working so well for you! Great job!


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