Project Life 2012 | Week Nine

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Nine.

As you can see, I'm still keeping it really pretty simple. There's not a lot of extra decoration, but I did have fun with an enlarged photo as you'll see below.

For my insert this week I cut a Design F page protector in half.

"This is life" is from my Sentiment 4x6 Boxes, cut using Vellum on the Silhouette.

Letter stickers on the card that documents the time it takes me to drive to Anna's school are from Pebbles.

The "Him/Her" card is from my Two Things set.

I actually printed that one and the Random Fact 001 card on the same 4x6 piece of paper:

The "today" and "loving" cards are from my Life Sentiment Vol.1 cards. The "fabulous" card is from the Smash Blank Journaling Pad.

I've loved seeing how Kelly and Elise have done pages using full page photos in their Project Life albums. Finally took a photo this week that felt like a good one to experiment with (partly because of encouragement from both of them after seeing this photo on Instagram).

I printed it out here at home as a 12x12 (on Epson 13x19 paper) on my Epson R2000 and then cut it down with my trimmer.

Last week I saw something on Pinterest that I knew I wanted to replicate: words on vellum.

Dear Silhouette, I love you.

I used WorldWin Transluscent Vellum, ran it through the Silhouette, rounded the edges with the Corner Chomper and then cut the 4x6 in half to fit into two smaller shapes.

FREE DOWNLOAD | Download the Diane Ackerman quote here as a Studio file.

I used a Precision Pen to write on my photos.

And I so often love what's left over on that cutting mat:

Even after scrapping off all those letters:

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 9

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.

67 thoughts shared

  1. Tina

    2012-03-06 20:41:48 -0800

    It brought tears to my eyes to see that quote by Diane Ackerman.It fits the intentions behind my 2012 OLW (focus) so well. I already had seen it on another blog, and earmarked for inclusion in my PL album as well as my OLW project. No cutting machine here, though, so I will have to figure out another method of display.
    Thanks for sharing the pen information- I was just looking at Sharpie paint pens at Office Depot today!

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  2. sarah

    2012-03-06 22:27:46 -0800

    thanks so much for sharing that silhouette file, ali! it's awesome.

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  3. Monica

    2012-03-07 06:41:42 -0800

    I love your Project Life this week, as always!

    Quick question, I'm also using InLinkz to link to supplies. I really want to link to your digital stamps that I use but I can't get InLinkz to recognize any images on designer digitals. Yet I see that you've linked there so I was wondering if there is a trick I'm missing. Thanks for any help you can give!

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  4. MarieP

    2012-03-07 07:19:51 -0800

    The photos and words are great but I loooooooove the boots-tights-skirt combo you are rocking in the enlargement!

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  5. cortney

    2012-03-07 08:56:00 -0800

    hi Ali. thanks for all the great inspiration.
    i see lots about lack of sleep at your house; we've been there. for the littles, i do "the relaxing thing:" where I start at their toes, and say "relax your toes, relax your ankles, relax your shins, relax your calves..." all the way up to their brains. I take both hands and firmly hold each part so they have that extra sensory element along with my words. Then they don't ususally ask me to lie down with them, and are relaxed enough to drift off, especially if I go slowly.
    For my own roaring brain, I have a trick that I learned from an amazing yoga instructor 10 years ago that I STILL use! She said to imagine a marquee or highway sign, and inscribe a word that's worrying you on it. then visually cut the sign in half and let the pieces slide to either side. You do this for each worry in your head, and if something keeps coming up, then put it back on the sign, bisect it, and keep going. I think it's like making a list before you go to bed, except no lights, no writing. It's an interesting meditation. Oh, and I've heard other people use this technique except visualize a little boat with your words on it, and send it downstream...I wish you sleep!
    (OLW: unruffled)

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  6. lory

    2012-03-07 14:58:08 -0800

    Hi Ali,
    I love the way you tell stories and I was searching for one of your articles where you write about inlinkz, I would like too use Inlinkz manager but I don't know how could you help me?

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  7. julie k

    2012-03-07 23:44:01 -0800

    Thank you for staying true to your style on this project. Love how simple yet creative it always turns out!

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  8. Leslie

    2012-03-08 00:50:24 -0800

    Hello Ali, thank you for inspiring me and for posting where I could get some of the materials you used, especially the pocket pages! Thanks again and God bless! :)

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  9. SarahT

    2012-03-08 02:39:34 -0800

    Your kids are cool...I only like butter on my pancakes and waffles too :o) I'm 34...It's almost always been this way...

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  10. melanie britt

    2012-03-08 10:31:08 -0800

    Thank you for keeping this project up. Helps me stay motivated.
    Here's my week nine and I'm all caught up... woot.

    * edited 08/11/14 04:39AM
  11. Debbie S.

    2012-03-08 12:13:45 -0800

    I love it. And love your true style...simple, not what I would think of as "decorated." Really inspiring Awesome big photo/quote...words aren't enough! Wow!

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  12. Molly

    2012-03-09 08:22:08 -0800

    you are wonderful!

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  13. Right now » Imene {LifeIArtIPhotography}

    2012-03-09 10:39:04 -0800

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    * edited 08/11/14 04:39AM
  14. Margie S

    2012-03-10 02:45:22 -0800

    Hi, I always enjoy stopping by to check out your PL spread for the week! I have a question about the page protectors that you trim. I love the idea but still can't get myself to do it. So, my question for you is do you cut it so you can still use the part that you trim off? And if so, what have you used it for? I'm thinking you could adhere it on to another page protector as kind of a flap or something (not necessarily for PL, but maybe). Thoughts? Thanks!!

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  15. Mallory

    2012-03-11 16:11:59 -0700

    Love the big photo! Was it as easy as trimming 4x6 and 3x4 sections? Did you use a ruler and pencil first?

    * edited 08/11/14 04:39AM
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  17. Kendra

    2012-03-12 09:35:32 -0700

    Ahhhh, validation.
    Simon & Anna, you rock! I don't like anything on MY pancakes or waffles but butter, either! :-)

    * edited 08/11/14 04:39AM
  18. Candice Harrington

    2012-03-17 13:45:21 -0700

    Not sure what you do with the rest of the F inserts when you cut them, but I keep the right hand side and cut it down the third column and punch holes for a second mini insert... Does that make sense? Here's a picture:
    Makes me feel less wasteful since I get two inserts out of it (even though that third row is kind of a waste). Just thought I'd share.

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