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April 9, 2012

Project Life 2012 | Week Thirteen + A Project Life Giveaway

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Thirteen.

Hello vacation week. Specifically hello Disneyland week.

To tackle our vacation within Project Life I decided to just pick seven photos for the week. There’s a ton of different ways I could have approached this (including adding in a bunch of inserts to include more photos and words). I actually liked the challenge of choosing just seven photos. I went with one from each day – one that I love for one reason or another. I’m definitely going to do some other sort of album/photobook to document the complete trip – not sure on that format yet – I’ll most likely tackle that after Week In The Life.

I’m also participating in a big Project Life giveaway today – more details are available at the bottom of my post. Please note that because these items ship directly from that this giveaway is open only to US residents.

Here’s a look at Week Thirteen:

For the journaling I used my For The Love Of Days Journal Cards die cut with the Silhouette. I decided to just hit the basic highlights with my journaling here – I’ll go more in-depth in the main album/photobook I create.

The “love” frame is from 4×6 Sentiment. The “This Is Awesome” is from This One.

Can’t seem to get enough of those glitter letter stickers from American Crafts.

For The Love Of Days Journal Cards. Edges rounded with the Corner Chomper.

Here’s a look at the For The Love of Days Journal Cards after they have been traced using the Silhouette software.

You can watch a simple video about tracing PNG files with Silhouette Studio here.

Since there are eight 3×4 slots I decided to include on additional photo.

The “Great Adventures” sticker is from the Miss Caroline line from My Minds Eye. Still loving those Happy Days Wood Banners.

I used the For The Love Of Life Journal Cards and cut it on the Silhouette using vellum. The “I heart today” is from my I Heart Stories set. Photo was stitched onto the vellum using my sewing machine.

I’m feeling totally satisfied with this treatment of our trip in this album. Really like how the journal cards came out and I like the simplicity of the week. I’m sure I would of liked it if I added in more photos too, but I like that this hits the highlights.

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 13

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.

GIVEAWAY | One person will receive a Cobalt Binder, Cobalt Core Kit, Cobalt Cardstock, and Big Variety Pack of Photo Pocket Pages from Becky Higgins LLC. Please note that because these items ship directly from that this giveaway is for US residents only.

TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Friday, April 13. The winner will be posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items this week.


  • 1.
    SusanB said…

    Love the approach you took for the Disney part of your project life pages. And thanks for the chance to win!

  • 2.
    Anne T. said…

    Those journaling cards are awesome. Really wishing I had a Silouette right now. Glad you guys had such an amazing time. Thanks for the chance to win. I already have these products, but I have a friend who would absolutely love them. Fingers crossed.

  • 3.
    Michelle B said…

    I am finding it hard not to want to print every picture I take during the week! And a vacation week certainly makes that harder. I like how you printed a picture for each day – great idea! And I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of your Disney pics! I hope you have a great week!

  • 4.
    AmyW said…

    Looks like a great week in Disney. Lots of memories! Thanks for the chance to win the PL :)

  • 5.
    Janna U said…

    Just starting Project Life and haven’t purchased a Core Kit yet. Fingers crossed!

  • 6.

    looks like your family had a wonderful time at Disney! i love that you limited your project life coverage to one photo a day – that had to be challenging! thanks for always posting so much inspiration!!

  • 7.
    Alison said…

    I love your new journaling cards! Can’t wait to try them out on my Cameo. And thanks for the chance to win!

  • 8.
    kim said…

    would love to do this one for my 19 year old with all the pictures from her first year away in another country for University…sigh…

  • 9.
    Mrs. V said…

    I like how it is such a nice, clean layout, and it looks great side-by-side. Your trip decisions will help me with future weeks with similar big events. A good reminder that sometimes less is more!

    What a great giveaway as well!

  • 10.
    sonya said…

    Love your pictures! I also love project life and the Cobalt kit would be a nice addition to my PL stash. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 11.
    SandyB said…

    I love what you did wih the journaling cards. I would love to win this kit! thanks for the chance to win!

  • 12.
    jengd said…

    Those cards are fabulous! Thanks for the chance at the core kit I’ve frequently considered getting!

  • 13.
    Lisa Hankins said…

    I’ve been wanting to order this so badly! Thanks for the chance to win this core kit. I’m definitely wanting to jump into project life with you!

  • 14.
    Cheri said…

    Your Project Life pages are always so beautiful. I’d love to give this a try!

  • 15.
    Paulette said…

    how about a Canadian with a US address? ( winkwink…) love what you do with your Project Life Ali, thanks for sharing!

  • 16.
    Naomi said…

    I am going to enter this on behalf of a friend — would love to win it.

    Just also have to say that your work with the Silhouette is like magic. Love the posts where you’ve used it for the PL!

  • 17.
    christen said…

    i love the way this turned out! i think it’s hard to decide how to handle a different week and this is fabulous.

  • 18.
    Allie.Duckienz said…

    I am in NZ but want to enter a friend who lives in the States. She has six kids and hasn’t done much scrapbooking lately. Thanks for the chance.

  • 19.
    Mandy said…

    What a fabulous spring break memory with your kids!

    Thanks for the opportunity for the Project Life giveaway!
    Have a great week.

  • 20.
    HeatherC said…

    We just got back from Disney too…I chose a quick slide in album so we can enjoy the photos, but want to do some other pages or a smaller album so I can tell some longer stories. Your new pl layout is so fun …love the cut outs. Would love to be entered in the giveaway …thank you!

  • 21.
    Susan Ringler said…

    Whoa, nice start to my Monday! The journaling cards really make me want to run out and buy a Silhouette!!! And I have been wanting to do Project Life, so a chance to get started is a special chance! Have a great week.

  • 22.
    Katie O said…

    Love Disneyland! Would love to win this for my sister to get her started on Project Life. Thanks for the chance!

  • 23.
    Diane said…

    Disney is just awesome! Using the silhouette on For The Love of Days cards is beautiful – what a nice touch. Thanks for the chance to win a Project Life!

  • 24.
    Thaleia said…

    Neat use of the Silhouette! So wish we could do Disney:) Just starting PL but using my current stash for now, lol.

  • 25.
    Susan said…

    Absolutely love this spread. Maybe it’s the simplicity of it. I adore your love of days journal cards and they make me want a silhouette. i guess i could just overlay them over a piece of paper (digitally) for the same effect – yes? thanks so much for the project life giveaway – i’ve been considering joining in for the fun beginning june 1 – would be a great beginning.

  • 26.
    Shari said…

    Love the simplicity of this week!

  • 27.
    LindaF said…

    Great idea for the spring break layout. A simple approach with the pictures that mean the most!

  • 28.
    katie said…

    Love your documentation of Disney. Great pics.

  • 29.
    Peggy said…

    What a great opportunity, thanks for the chance to win. Love your approach, simple but fun and I love the journaling cards cut on the silhouette.

  • 30.
    Tina said…

    Would love to start project life! Thx for the chance.

  • 31.
    Nita said…

    I’ve been flip-flopping over whether PL is for me or not. I love all the inspiration I see on blogs. I guess winning would be the decision maker for me. Thanks for the chance

  • 32.
    Tara said…

    I love how you documented your trip to Disney in your Project Life album. Thank you for the chance to win the Project Life products, I LOVE this process.

  • 33.
    Kim Mears said…

    I have been doing Project Life, and was trying to decide how to handle our massive number of vacation photos from our weekend away this weekend. I like your approach. Reading your post I realized that I only need to pick a couple of those photos for PL. I can do a separate book for the rest. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before. It is so obvious! Thank you for your post and reminding me to keep it simple!

  • 34.
    Jackie K said…

    Each week I see your ideas and slowly I’m realizing that this is so do-able! Especially love the silhouetted days of the week journal cards.

  • 35.
    Carrie O said…

    Those cards are fabulous! Thanks for the chance at the core kit.

  • 36.
    Lori said…

    Great post today–lots of inspiration! And LOVE that Cobalt kit–those blues would be perfect for scrapping my three boys!

  • 37.
    Wendy said…

    Love the format of the week’s layout & love the journaling cards – convincing me I NEED a Silouette… Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 38.
    Margaret said…

    I love Project Life! Thanks for the giveway and I have the perfect person to give it to!

  • 39.
    Julia M. in MI said…

    wow! what a great giveaway?!?! thanks for the chance to win!

  • 40.

    I adore the daily journal tags!

  • 41.
    judi said…

    so want that silhoutte, been seeing so many amazing things done with that!

    highland, in

  • 42.
    Sarah S. said…

    Love how you can keep it simple with just the right amount of embellishment. Thanks, Ali!

  • 43.
    Joeynumber41 said…

    I love the cobalt edition!

  • 44.
    Cindy McDannold said…

    Would love to win a Cobalt Project Life…thank you.

  • 45.
    bunny said…

    wow, great giveaway ali, thanks!

  • 46.
    Susan said…

    I think I’m finally ready to give this a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 47.
    Sherry Ecklen said…

    I am loving the way you use your files on the silhouette. And I am a huge fan of project life. The cobalt edition is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 48.
    Lorinda said…

    Thanks for sharing all your talent Ali. I’ve really been enjoying watching your Project Life articles and introducing Silhouette into your scrapbooking.

  • 49.
    Brooklyn said…

    I love the die cut cards! It makes me want a Silhouette :)

  • 50.
    kris said…

    ooooh!! how I would love to have cobalt for next year!!