Project Life 2012 | Week Two + Free Download

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Two.

I've got a free "one little week" download for you today that includes both a PNG and a Silhouette file (both are included in a zip file - for more on downloading go here).

Click here to download One Little Week.


Here's a look at Week Two:

Lots and lots of photos this week.

Sometimes it leans heavier one way or the other (more or less photos) and I tend to just go with it. My Mom was here with us from Tuesday through yesterday helping me paint my office. It was a big job and I'm so thankful she was here to help.

I used my new Rituals & Routines word art set ("Tuesday Ritual") on the bottom left photo. A Jillibean Soup Corrugated Heart is on top of some word art from my For The Love Of Love word art package. The little flag on the top photo is from Elles Studio.

For the insert this week I used a Design D page protector and cut off the outside pockets (I like when the inserts are smaller than the main pages for the week).

I loved doing the little 4x3 photos (tutorial available here) and including a couple vertical photos. I almost never take vertical shots (just not how I look through the lens) but since my Mom was here she shot a few with my camera. The photo of the crab I took with my iphone.

I really want to include a few more "peek through" elements like the one I did on my title page for 2012 throughout the year. The Silhouette works great for that - I was able to cut out this word element and stick it right in the pocket (download it for free at the beginning of this post).

The fact that you can't read it from the back doesn't bother me at all.

You might also notice that I placed two, 4x3 photos on one 4x6 canvas and added that into one of the vertical pockets vs. cutting them all out (and a good option for someone like me who takes more horizontal than vertical photos).

An Avery Self-Adhesive index tab along the edge of the insert. I don't add these every time I include an insert, but a lot of the time.

Notes From Today tag is from Elles Studio.

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 2

Click on the images to link to the products.

Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces used in my album 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 (including all the spreads from my completed 2011 album) here.

66 thoughts

  1. Monica L.

    2012-01-17 19:02:11 -0500

    Can't wait to have those page protectors to become available. I've been collecting memorabillia, writting notes in a blog to remember what happened during that day and still have pics in my camera that I didn't print yet until I get the page protectors. Every single time I see your pages I get more and more inspired with this
    wonderful project. Thanks for the inspiration Ali!!! :D

  2. Courtney

    2012-01-17 19:53:47 -0500

    Thank you so much for the freebie, Ali. I am planning on using it this week on my Project Life.

  3. Jenni Hufford

    2012-01-17 22:24:34 -0500

    really love that photo of you watching anna--- and i think it's so cool your mom took that photo. such sweetness on each side of the lens... and a really neat perspective of motherhood.

  4. Mallory

    2012-01-17 22:29:56 -0500

    Great week Ali! I especially love the photo of you watching Anna at ballet class. She looks so darn cute! Thanks so much for the freebie. :)
    Quick question: Do your page protectors stick to your photos and look smudgy? I constantly have to lift it off the photo when I want to photograph my work.

  5. kate adderley

    2012-01-18 04:55:27 -0500

    Hi Ali, once again your pages are just beautiful, love that George Washington Edwards has settled in and simon looks so happy in the photo, pets are just so wonderful, this is my first year doing project life and lm absolutely lovin it, l dont think l will ever do a 12x12 again, just maybe do a few 8 1/2 x11 and keep it simple, thanks for always sharing

  6. Sabrina Friduss

    2012-01-18 07:06:40 -0500

    Wonderful page Ali. You are inspiring as always. Thanks for the free download. I am sure I will be using it at some point!

  7. Carol Hinrichsen

    2012-01-18 08:48:26 -0500

    Thank you for the free download!

    I´m very excited to start project soon as it arrived!

  8. Heather Crawford

    2012-01-18 09:38:03 -0500

    Hi Ali..thanks for the download..I'm loving PL!

    I need some sports brushes..wish you would make some with sports sayings ..and I can't find anything for cheerleading? Got lots of sports pictures for PL, and would love to have some brushes or overlays or something for kids play baseball, softball, basketball, cheer, maybe one with all types of sayings or something? that would ROCK@ :)

  9. Sandra

    2012-01-18 10:30:33 -0500

    Ali, What do you do with the cut off piece of page protector? I suppose I am too cheap to "waste" something like that without knowing what to do with that piece. Maybe not creative enough...Just curious. It is a great idea though.

  10. Suz

    2012-01-18 11:34:17 -0500

    Lovely week in pictures + words Ali! Thanks so much for the free download! :)

  11. audra

    2012-01-18 14:49:38 -0500

    Loving your PL! Are you using a new/different date stamp this year? I like it. Also your "S" card, did you make that or did I miss the resource?
    Also, thank you for the free download!

  12. ANGI B

    2012-01-18 16:04:32 -0500

    thank you for the download Ali! you are so cool : )
    I've sprinting to a well-documented 2012 using the Project Life concept. I love visiting your blog to see your progress. So very INSPIRED by your process. I started week one and two

    I'M SO ENJOYING the process!

  13. Amy

    2012-01-18 17:57:32 -0500

    I just wanted to post my thanks for mentioning the 13x19 Epson paper! I have a big format printer and I don't know why it didn't occur to me to buy the big paper, but once I realized I could print out 9 4x6 pictures, or 8 4x6 and 2 3x4s = One Week of Project Life, I ordered right away! Also I noticed that you can get the paper at B&H Photo Video a big cheaper than Amazon with free shipping. Thanks again! Oh and thanks for the download today, now I need a Silhouette too! lol

  14. Nicky H

    2012-01-19 09:49:46 -0500

    Thank you for the freebie, Ali! I love seeing your PL pages every week. :)

  15. dawn clement

    2012-01-19 14:52:20 -0500

    thanks for the freebie! i love your brushes! especially the thick ones that i can cut with my silhouette. you keep designing them and i'll keep buying them! hope your 2012 is off to a great start! =)

  16. jill

    2012-01-20 07:50:21 -0500

    thank you for the freebie

  17. Joanne

    2012-01-20 22:29:17 -0500

    Love your project life! I have made my own version in previous years, but got a kit this year & love how easy it is! Just wondering if you have any more classes in the works (at big pictures) i loved yesterday & today, my favourite class ever!

  18. mom2triplets04

    2012-01-26 12:52:44 -0500

    Thank you.

  19. Deanna

    2012-02-06 09:37:42 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    You are so darn toottin' inspirational to me, just sayin' :)
    I have a cricut and the software Making the Cut, I was wondering if PNG files work with that? I haven't tried as yet. I have used your products in PS Elements 8 and love them.

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    2012-02-11 22:49:08 -0500

    Thanks for the cute download!

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