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December 23, 2010

2011 Project Life Now Available

I’m super excited to help Becky announce that Project Life is now available for 2011 through Amazon!

This year she’s got two options: Tourquoise or Amber. She’s also releasing additional page protectors and journal cards next week.

I’m going with the Tourquoise edition this year – totally loving the graphic look of the cards.

Here’s a look at where my Project Life from 2010 is currently living in my office.

For most of the year I’ve been using it to stash ephemera and notes and all kinds of good stuff. I’ve not kept up with adding photos – I need to do a big printing here soon. As you can also see, I’ve been adding 8.5×11 page protectors into the album to hold some of other bits of life that have come along throughout the year.

Also, if you’re interested in this kind of scrapbooking you should check out the newest Paperclipping Roundtable podcast: All Twelve Months.


  • 1.
    dawn said…

    Hi Ali,

    I’m so excited too, just ordered mine. So happy they had this one in stock already, love the graphic designs also. I’m planning on ordering the other one later next year and saving it for my next oldest senior year to hold all her treasured moments in. I’ve put my project life away this month to just keep up with my DD so after Christmas I will be busy finishing up both my albums. IT’s a HOORAY DAY NOW!!

  • 2.
    JennV said…

    I hope you can show us your book soon! Its so cool that you have been collecting ephemera. That is so much fun. :)

  • 3.
    becslb said…

    can you get this anywhere else? won’t ship to the UK and don’t stock it!

    • ….
      Brooke said…

      Hi Becslb

      Here’s a link to Becky’s FAQ section. Under “international” there is info about ordering Project Life if you live out of the U.S.

      This was on my Christmas wishlist this year, so I’m very excited to see what Santa brings!

  • 4.
    Chris Dukes said…

    I ordered mine today and am so happy to begin this in January. I would love to see your book, Ali!

  • 5.
    Sabrina said…

    Yep all ready got my turquoise. I’m giving the Amber version to a friend who isn’t a scrapper and having her first baby in January. I think it will be great for her to capture all the little things her baby does that first year.

    • ….
      Andi R said…

      I did this with last years version and it is my most favorite project. Just bought mine, love this, and it is a great idea for someone with a new born.

  • 6.
    DawnS said…

    Just ordered mine…I went with the Turquoise edition too (LOVE the graphic look of it). This will be my first year doing Project Life…any advice from anyone that’s done it before???

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I think finding a routine that works for you is the best advice :) . Some people print daily, some weekly, some monthly – others, like me, fall way behind with the photos but use it as a way to store pieces of life, things from your kids school, etc.

    • ….
      Erin said…

      The best advice I could give from my own personal experience is to get post-it notes or paper clip a blank page where you can write specific events/dates to help with the journaling. Life sometimes gets in the way and if you end up a few weeks/months behind in photo printing, your journaling won’t suffer. Good luck and HAVE FUN!!

    • ….
      Debbie said…

      This is my 3rd Project Life year..and I ordered the digital version this time….with a super sale price of around $64 dollars from Becky’s site. This way I can keep up with the journaling wherever I am…even at work :) and I can download directly from my phone. I will miss the ephemera…but I am also doing other “Ali projects’ this year. Project Life is more of a daily journal this time. Love the options available with this concept.
      The main thing is to just find something you can do!!!

    • ….
      Stacie said…

      Ali is so right about a routine or it is a little overwhelming to print and journal that much at the end…very doable though….in the midst as we speak! Love the idea of keeping it out like you have though Ali. Makes it a lot easier to keep up with the journal part and the ephemera part…my kids are very into that!

  • 7.
    MarianneG said…

    Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your 2010 PL Album! I love your display method! Need to think of a way to display my 2011 PL album…so that it’s not “out of sight, out of mind”. My PL album lived on my bookshelf this year…and lets say that I have a lot of catching up to do!!

  • 8.
    kryssi said…

    Wow, I ordered it last year but I like this year’s Turquoise SO MUCH better!! Okay, where do you get one of those cool chalkboards?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thrift store!

  • 9.
    Jess said…

    Feel like this is a dumb question… but what is Project Life? Is it like the Dec Daily, just for year-around??


    • ….
      Johanna said…

      That would be a good description :) I haven’t participated in project life yet (as it is so incredibly expensive to order it from Germany – the shipping costs more than the whole product package), but I am thinking of making it happen somehow next year. It feels a bit like a week in my life for a whole year, regarding what I might include in the album – scraps and pieces, ephemera. Just not as many in-detail photos and stories.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Jess – you find out a whole bunch more about it here:

      It can be daily or it can be really anything you want it to be.

  • 10.
    Glenda Fletcher said…

    Yep all ready got my turquoise. I’m giving the Amber version to a friend who isn’t a scrapper and having her first baby in January. I think it will be great for her to capture all the little things her baby does that first year.

  • 11.
    becslb said…

    Thank you Brooke! I didn’t realise how much it would cost to order and ship to the UK.. kind of out of my budget which is a real shame :( Looks fab though!

    • ….
      Debbie said…

      Would the digital version be less expensive?? The book would not weigh much or maybe there is a UK source for printing there?

  • 12.
    Gina said…

    I am also so excited! Bought my turquoise edition last night! I am a little behind this year as well but will catch up and hopefully do a better job next year to stay caught up! I am like you though, I have a big printing and journaling job a head of me! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for your inspiration through out the year!

  • 13.
    Lindsey W. said…

    I got the Project Life kit as a Christmas present this morning but I think I got the 2010 version. Is it year specific or will it work for 2011 as well?? 

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Lindsey – it’s not year specific – just a different design :) . Have fun!

  • 14.
    Birgit said…

    Hello Ali,

    I started out the with the same idea of adding 8,5×11 page protectors with school goodies from our kids and other fun everyday things but had to realize half way through 2010 that it won’t fit. I have kept up with the photos and some of the journaling and am curious if all of your things plus photos will fit in one binder – or are you planning on splitting it up between two or more just to have the freedom of adding the extra memorabilia? I would love to see how you solve the space “problem” -Thank you for all your inspirations – love them.

  • 15.
    Stacie said…

    Hey Ali!
    Just got mine ordered and am so excited to do this a second time around! I didn’t get last years until about October but had been working on a 365 anyway so had about 20ish pics from each month! I have been printing and inserting like a mad woman to get it done before the new one arrives and have done much like you have and added in American Crafts 10×12 pages and 6×12 pages to add extra stuff where I needed it. I have learned a lot about the process and will share in a few days on my blog some tips for making it manageable for next year if they help!
    Merry New Year!

  • 16.
    Kerry said…

    I have just had a look at this and it looks fantastic I may have to see if Mr L will get me my Birthday present early! xxx

  • 17.
    Lacey said…

    I have decided to try out PL for the first time since Becky has come up with this kit. I just got tired of not getting anything done and into albums-b/c I have so many photos and stories to share that it would be impossible to try to do every single photo and /or story the old way, in this digital age. I still plan on doing special photos/stories with the regular scrapbooking and mini books…I guess this would be the same way you are doing it too lol. I’m taking your advice Ali (the one you gave me, or should i say “ordered” ;0) me to do at the Bliss event LOL)…to document my life…and I think I have finally figured out a way :) Btw, would it be possible to see a tour of your new scrapbook/office room soon? :) Thanks for your continued inspiration :)

  • 18.
    angie blom said…

    I just got the one from last year.. it is my first year doing this project so I am very excited to start.. I love the journaling cards so I hope to maybe get some of them to put in my album and have additional journaling cards just incase… I can’t wait to see your finished album from 2010. thanks for all the info.. good to have it in plain sight so I don’t forget.

  • 19.
    annie said…

    Ali, off topic, but is that a “real” chalkboard on your wall? I have been looking for one, but cannot find one. I am guessing it’s an antique, am I right?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I found it at an antique/thrift store :) . It’s one of my favorite finds – love that orange.

    • ….
      annie said…

      Thanks, Ali! And Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • 20.
    Felicia Young said…

    Alie that is a good idea to add the 8.5 x 11 page protectors! I am going to us this idea for my 2011 project life. Thank You!

  • 21.
    Dannielle Raddatz said…

    Hi Ali

    i can’t wait to get my project life also. i ended up with the Turquoise also because of graphic look. hope you get 2010 complete soon :)

  • 22.
    Arlyna said…

    Hi, Ali! This one, I splurged! I thought I’d do this one to see how I manage. I had my Moleskine last year which includes photos and journals but got sidetracked towards last half of the year… Hope this will help keep me focused on recording our lives this year…

    It was a lot of trouble to order this though, even one that said would ship internationally would not ship to China! Managed to get it sent to US and I am pretty sure shipping to China would add to the costs! Hope it’s all worth it.

  • 23.
    Debbie P said…

    Hey! Thanks for sharing! I am trying to finish up my 2010 project life book right now. For 2011 I have several leftovers that I am going to use and try to clean out my scrapbook stash which is overflowing out of the storage boxes :)

    Happy 2011!!

  • 24.
    debbie said…

    I loved my project life. I printed my photos every two weeks and spent about an hour putting it all together every two weeks. I kept a small notebook and put a sentence in it to keep track of each days photo or event. I did my journaling cards when I put the photos in. Mid year instead of potd, I had so many “events” I just used the book to place those photos in. I still had my traditional Layout scrapbooking addiction but used only my favorites to make my layouts. I am all caught up with 2010, and can’t wait to use my AMBER project life. I hope all can get a chance to use this great product.

  • 25.
    Duckienz said…

    I really want the journalling cards from both sets to mix and match to make one. I am not overly keen on either album personally but I love the journalling cards. I may have to see what I can come up with myself :P

  • 26.
    Nikki said…

    I just ordered the amber and am psyched to get started. Finding that with 3 kids and 2 dogs, this kit will help me continue to record the memories without forgetting to cook supper!!!

  • 27.
    Ashlee Sharret said…

    I cant find the book anywhere. Amazon doesnt have them is ther anywhere I can get them?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Ashlee – they are only available through Amazon and are currently out of stock. There should be more available at the end of this month.

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