Project Life 2012 | Week Twenty-Six

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Twenty-Six.

In case you missed it, Becky has a big update on her blog about upcoming Project Life product releases. Love seeing all those new page protectors.

This week I was really having fun writing directly on my photos with a Slick Writer (often combined with text printed on the photo).

Love the freedom of writing right on there - especially when I'd like to add more photos to the overall spread.

Here's a look at our week:

"Photo Love" is part of a new stamp set that's coming soon from Technique Tuesday. You can grab the digital version here: Photo Love.

"Happy Day" sticker is from American Crafts Fresh Squeezed Sticker Sheet and is paired with 1/2 a Tiny Label from Elle's Studio.

Added a little Elle's Studio journal card to the top of Anna's letter B worksheet.

That "sat" jounraling card is a new paper product that will be available to you very soon as a set from Technique Tuesday. Right now you can grab it as a digital file here: Hello Life Boxes.

Summer Outline Banner on that top photo.

Added a bit of computer text + a chipboard strip of text from My Mind's Eye on the photo of Simon and Anna running on the beach.

Rockyabye Mistable Alpha + Elle's Studio "oh happy day" on the bottom photo.

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 26

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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.

25 thoughts

  1. Diane

    2012-07-05 07:06:32 -0400

    thanks and Cathy are inspiring me to put more photos in my PL :)

  2. Marie

    2012-07-05 07:36:44 -0400

    Wonderful layout, again! Specially love the hand writing + text printed on the photos. I'll keep this idea in mind for my PL. Thanks a lot Ali.

  3. audra

    2012-07-05 07:57:06 -0400

    Love this week! I'm looking VERY forward to your new Technique Tuesday stamps!

  4. Linda

    2012-07-05 09:32:47 -0400

    Gorgeous layouts this week as always!! I love the way you put text on the photos, it always looks so amazing. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. Mrs. V

    2012-07-05 10:11:50 -0400

    I always laugh when you write about using pens to write on top of the pictures because until you point it out, I always think that it is either your font or one of the Designer Digitals projects that you have.

  6. Alida

    2012-07-05 10:42:50 -0400

    Great pages! Love how the colours work out. Is it something you keep in mind when taking photo's or does it just happen to work so wonderfully?

  7. Susan robinson

    2012-07-05 12:42:25 -0400

    another fantastic week! It makes me really want to pick up a set of those slick writers.

  8. Catherine at Design Editor

    2012-07-05 12:53:02 -0400

    Something about that "hello happy" card that I just love. Such a sweet pic combined with the type/handwriting/pennants. Nice!

  9. Melonie

    2012-07-05 18:47:14 -0400

    Always love your pics and PL pages but I especially love that pic of Anna double-goggled. So cute!

  10. Lynn Wigren

    2012-07-05 19:38:30 -0400

    Ali-I don't know if you follow The Mom Creative Blog but she had a link there to another blog and it shows how to create an Olympic event for Legos. I know Simon is a big fan - maybe a great rainy day idea. Here's the link

  11. Lisa W.

    2012-07-05 22:31:52 -0400

    Your "Ali touch" on Project Life is AMAZING, and always inspires me!

  12. Kim

    2012-07-06 02:03:35 -0400

    I'm going to have to try the Slick Writer. I like how you combine your handwriting with text.

  13. dawn

    2012-07-06 06:11:55 -0400

    Love this Ali, so many cute pictures and good memories.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  14. Mrs. V

    2012-07-06 12:38:57 -0400


    When I started Project Life for the first time this year it never occurred to me that I would actually need more than one album until I saw your post a while back saying that you typically have to divide yours into three albums. Do you have any tips on how you make a smooth transition between the albums. For example, do you split a weekly spread or have an end/starting page for each individual album?

    Thanks for always sharing so much about your process!

  15. Teri

    2012-07-06 14:32:52 -0400

    Photo Love could be my most favorite'st new stamp set. It makes my heart go pitter patter.

  16. Karen J

    2012-07-06 14:57:25 -0400

    I hope I read that correctly about the Hello Life boxes being paper journalling cards????!!!!??!!
    Very exciting (not very good at digital)!!!

  17. kate Adderley

    2012-07-06 23:10:33 -0400

    so love your PL , cant wait for the stamps and cards, when are they going to be availble please

  18. pidgen

    2012-07-07 21:33:00 -0400

    I'm curious about Anna's swimsuit in the lesson pic. Is she wearing a suit with sleeves? If she is I'd love to know what brand it is! Thanks! :)

  19. Pat

    2012-07-09 11:39:32 -0400

    I just thought, "Wow! Ali's handwriting matches her stamps!" DUH! :)

  20. Mallory

    2012-07-09 23:21:09 -0400

    Looks like the kids are having a fabulous summer. :) I love all the details that your adding to the photos. I'm experimenting with that more now to give me more room for more photos. This week ends my first album!! I'm so glad it worked out 6 months to one album. I'm not sure how to end it though. Did you ever complete your final page? I remember reading you were thinking of a whole photo.

  21. Allison

    2012-07-10 15:44:45 -0400

    Hi Ali - another amazing, inspiring week! I am absolutely loving participating in Project Life, but am wondering if you might have any tips on photographing the layouts each week. I am finding it a bit difficult to photograph the layouts with enough light, but trying to avoid a distracting glare on the page protectors. Any tips you have would be much appreciated! Thanks!

  22. Maria

    2012-07-16 23:55:45 -0400

    Hi Ali,

    I just love your pages and always seem to draw inspiration from them. I'm on my third year of Project Life, and this year have gone digital. I was inspired by how you add text to photos, and have done this a few times, and really love the effect.

    Can you tell me which font you use - the all caps one I see on these pages? And do you have any tricks to make the text condense together?

  23. Darcy

    2012-08-11 11:17:58 -0400

    Way cool stamps sets...excited to get to use them!

  24. Sharon

    2012-08-25 01:03:28 -0400

    Hi Ali, I just recently discovered the whole Project Life thing and love it. I've been scrapping the traditional way for years but life has gotten crazier and I never seem to find time to do it. I want to do PL, can I just start it in the middle of the year and then do weekly layouts from here on? Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous layouts with us!!

  25. having A baby

    2013-07-30 03:22:26 -0400

    Hello just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren't loading properly. I'm
    not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I've tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

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