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August 30, 2011

Project Life | Week Thirty-Four

Project Life | Week Thirty-Four

Welcome to Project Life | Week Thirty-Four.

Loved seeing the new Project Life designs for 2012 on Becky’s blog. Leaning towards Clementine, but I love some of the Cobalt designs too. I might just get both sets and combine the two designs throughout the year.

Project Life | Week Thirty-Four

This past week I was at Creative Escape in Arizona from Wednesday through Sunday so the photos you see here were taken by either Chris or Katie.

Project Life | Week Thirty-Four

The last couple of times I’ve gone out of town Anna’s gotten a fever. Both times we think it’s been teeth-related.

This week I decided to add some word art when printing the photos. The top photo includes a strip from the Everyday Life Sentiment Strips and the one on the photo of Anna is from the You Are Awesome set. If you’d like to read more about using word art on your photos check out this post: Getting Started With Digital Scrapbooking.

Project Life | Week Thirty-Four

Anna’s been interested in photos and glue lately. Gotta love that.

Project Life | Week Thirty-Four

This was on our table at the closing event for Creative Escape – it’s a promo for Heidi Swapp’s new line of products that will be coming out in early 2012. I loved the text-based design. I put a couple glue dots behind the envelope to keep it in place.

Project Life | Week Thirty-Four

Word art on the photos here include You Word Art, Life Is and You Are Awesome.

Pretty simple this week. I don’t feel like I told the complete story of the week, but that’s okay. Some weeks I’m more into it than others – the key for me I think is to simply be consistent – get something in there. I might end up doing a couple layouts to tell other stories from the week – Chris and Katie did a great job taking photos so I have a few more to choose from for those other layouts.


Project Life is a product created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces of the album kit (similar to the one I’m using) are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life here.

Comments

  • 1.
    karen said…

    hey ali, have you considered doing this project digitally next year? I just wanted to hear your thoughts in case you have. I know you collect items and put them in pockets but other than that, do you prefer doing this traditionally over digital?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      No. I won’t be doing it digitally. For me a big part of this project is the opportunity to stick stuff in the pockets – receipts, papers, etc. Totally happy going the traditional route with this project. I’ll likely do Week In The Life digitally next year.

  • 2.
    Marina D-K said…

    Hi Ali — I was wondering about how long it takes you to do an average week of Project Life? (Not including picture selection) It looks like you do a combo of handwriting, digital overlays, etc. What you do is so beautiful yet simple, but when I sit down it takes me forever…Any tips or tricks?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Marina – really not very long. The thing that takes me the longest is photographing and posting. I try to do a little every couple of days. I’d say maybe two hours total over the course of the week – actually it might be less.

  • 3.
    dawn said…

    Hi Ali, so glad to see your comment about the new PL 2012 albums!! I’m so excited and was going to ask you which one you liked. They both look great and I might just need to get both also.

    Your week is filled with cuteness and fun from your little ones. Looks like they enjoyed themselves while you were away. My favorite is about the apples/oranges your kids like, so funny. All your extra touches to the photos look great. Thanks for sharing.

  • 4.
    Erin Taylor said…

    Hi Ali, I love your spread this week. Sometimes simpler is better, isn’t it? I have a question about your new Shutterfly albums, if that’s okay. Can I still access your Celebrate Life (I think that’s what it was called) album through Shutterfly? It’s been on my to-do list for a couple of years, and I would hate to see it gone.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 5.
    Juli said…

    Ali – thanks for sharing! I think it’s great that Chris and Katie know how important the picture taking is and participate with you. I really love that Anna is becoming a scrapbooker too. Seeing her and Simon together melts my heart…what a special bond they have!

  • 6.
    Kris Weber said…

    I love this and think that I’ll start it next year also. I love that I’ll be able to keep it out on my desk, and just put in things that I do in my day to day life.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      That’s my favorite part.

  • 7.
    Annette said…

    Love the clementine one. Thanks for sharing your work. That orange juice and apples/ apple juice and oranges is so cute.

  • 8.
    Teneille said…

    Just wondering what program I need to have to use your digital overlays. I use iPhoto now. I always look forward to Tuesdays. I love to see your P365! Becky’s blog led me to yours one day and now I check it daily! Thank you for all the work you share. I am inspired!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Teneille – if you are wanting to use them on your photos then you’ll want a program like Adobe Photoshop Elements. You can download a free trial here: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopel/?sdid=FIIHP&skwcid=TC|22180|photoshop%20elements||S|b|8284013594

    • ….
      Teneille said…

      Thanks for the direction! I will check it out!

  • 9.
    Jessica B said…

    Ali, thank you for sharing this each week. I always thought I couldn’t do this because I just didn’t have time. After seeing what you have done all year and knowing how busy you are, I know I can do it! I can’t wait to buy by kit for next year.

    Thank you!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      You can do it Jessica! The key for me has been keeping it out in the open and easily accessible + posting here each week (definite accountability in that).

  • 10.
    Chrissy Hunyady said…

    I can’t wait to start next year! Uber excited about the Clementine album too. ;)

  • 11.
    Susan robinson said…

    I love the new pl kits as well!! I totally can’t make up my mind either. I really want to get this started after my daughters first birthday in October. Im working on completing her first year album and I thought it would be so cool to start project life right after. I just know her new kits wont be available yet. Really have to make up my mind on when and how I want to begin. I think I need to look a little closer at when she said they will be released and just start my album and insert everything later.

    I’m also so stuck on which design I like best… there is something in both I love.

  • 12.
    NatalieSpring said…

    I like your stamps “Who What When Where Why” and “This makes Me happy” on your layouts. I noticed that you’ve used them before on other layouts. Are these part of one of your stamp sets? Thanks.

    • ….
      Megan said…

      I saw Ali had not replied yet to you, so just thought I would answer. Those are already printed on the project life journaling cards. You can go to becky higgins website and see more. Hope this helps!

    • ….
      NatalieSpring said…

      Thank you, Megan! I had no idea! I do not have the Project Life cards because they are sold out right now. Thank you so much for the info. I’ll get some when Becky releases them this fall. Thanks!

    • ….
      Stacey said…

      They are from the Turquoise Edition, I saw on Becky’s blog that they are re-releasing them in October.

  • 13.
    Cele Schaffer said…

    I have been checking out your Project Life project-SO COOL! I also went to Becky Higgins site to see the new products coming. I was wondering if I wanted to do this for 2012, weekly, like you have been doing, how do I know what to order and how many core kits and page protectors to order for a years worth? It looks as though this Oct/Nov the new products are sold separately instead of all in one kit. This is confusing to me. I have never done this,so was wondering if you could give me an idea of what you might put together as an order so that you would have enough for the 52 weeks and not be worrying about items being out of stock. Did you order 2 kits last year at first? Does the whole year fit in one binder? I hope I am not asking too much- I could not find an e-mail address to ask Becky Higgins. Thank you so much for any advise- I also understand if your too busy. LOVE your blog and projects and of course love your sharing of your family. Also planning to venture into December Daily this year-never got to it last year.I have already ordered Simple Stories 25 Days Of Christmas kits from Stop and Scrap. You are awesome Ali!!

    • ….
      Stacey said…

      Hi Cele, I’m obviously not Ali – but I’ve been doing Becky’s Project Life since February so I thought I could help… I plan on ordering again to continue it and for the year I will be ordering:
      1) 2 binders (I add extra stuff like Ali and no way a whole year will fit in one),
      2)a core kit (probably Clementine),
      3) 1 pack of scrapbook dividers
      4) combination of pocket pages to total 60 pages (most likely a combo of Designs A & D to keep it simple)
      5) 6×12 page protectors for longer stories, I’ve used Ali’s Long Journalers and I love them http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/11343
      You can take a look at some of my weeks if you’d like…http://sleepyhead922.blogspot.com/search/label/project%20life
      BTW, December Daily is so much fun and Ali helps to keep you motivated throughout the month – you should totally go for it – I love my book from last year!

    • ….
      NatalieSpring said…

      I am also new to Project Life. This was really helpful. Thanks!

    • ….
      madeline St onge said…

      Stacey thanks for posting this, I am wondering if I need two albums or can do just one. I probably won’t add as much as Ali does

  • 14.
    madeline St onge said…

    Ali I am planning on doing this next year, question: do you fir a whole year in one album? Do you use the Albums Becky sells or something else

    OK that was two questions LOL

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Mine is going to end up being 3 albums most likely – I’ve almost filled two right now. I’m using We Are Memory Keepers albums.

    • ….
      madeline St onge said…

      Thanks Ali. Not sure how I want to do this now LOL

  • 15.
    madeline St onge said…

    That question is supposed to say Do you fit a whole year in one album

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