Project Life 2012 | Week Forty & Forty-One

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Forty & Week Forty-One.

This week includes a bit of life at home and a bit of life on the road in Ireland.

Rather than include lots of my Ireland photos I just added a few - knowing that I'll be doing an album featuring more of them (and more of the story). I felt like it was enough to show what was happening without duplicating all the details.

I also find that when I'm in a hurry to just get stuff in the pockets simply adding text to the photos is an easy path forward (vs. messing around with adding lots of other embellishments or handwritten journaling).

The "Hello Everyday Life" 3x4 card is part of a free download you can access on Becky's site here.

"Hello Glorious Day" is from my new set of 3x4 cards: Awesome Story. I printed both cards on photo paper.

Word stickers are from Heidi Swapp: Definition Stickers and Sentiment Stickers.


For Week Forty-One, where I was traveling the entire week, I decided to just go with two full page enlargements (again because the details of the trip will be documented in a mini-album).

These two 12x12 photos came from my iphone. Amazing that they can be blown up this big and still be decent quality. Love that. I printed them here at home using the Epson R2000 and 13x19 photo paper.

One thing I really wanted to show here was the contrast between the city and the county - the man-made and the natural. It was definitely an intentional choice in going with these two photos.

I added one small embellishment (and a date stamp to show the week) - a printed travel quote from this digital set: Travel Quote Strips.

For this embellishment I just re-colored it in Photoshop, printed on photo paper, cut around the edge and stapled in place.

You can learn more about working with my digital products in my free series of posts here.

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 40-41


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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.

28 thoughts shared

  1. tiffany h.

    2012-10-26 03:54:57 +0800

    Your two photo layouts for week 41 are amazing! Love the idea of including pics of a trip although making a mini book with details and more pics. Once again you have given me another fabulous idea to try in my PL album. THanks for sharing!

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  2. Melinda T

    2012-10-26 04:06:26 +0800

    wow! stunning photos!

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  3. Allison M.

    2012-10-26 04:09:40 +0800

    Love it! Great choice of photos for Week 41 - just stunning!

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  4. Cheri

    2012-10-26 05:44:49 +0800

    12x12 photos - WOW! Such impact.

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  5. slmnontec

    2012-10-26 07:08:12 +0800

    Why did you decided to cut it into the segments instead of just using a 12x12 photo in a page protector? Just wondering?

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  6. J3SS1C4

    2012-10-26 09:07:39 +0800

    Those 12x12 photos are amazing!!! They have such an awesome impact!! I'm surprised they were phone photos... They look so stunning! The countryside is so beautiful!

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  7. Rina

    2012-10-26 09:51:23 +0800

    Awesome week 41. It is a lovely technique for weeks where there is not much to report. Thanks Ali

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  8. libbywilko

    2012-10-26 18:28:43 +0800

    I love seeing how you approach your PL pages ! Thanks for sharing your weeks with us... Love the Ireland photos... We need some of that green grass, it's so dry here in Brisbane.

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  9. Debie Grace

    2012-10-26 18:56:22 +0800

    Pretty photos!

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  10. Terri

    2012-10-26 21:11:58 +0800

    I'm convinced I need an iPhone just for the camera. Great layouts!

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  11. Leigh

    2012-10-26 21:33:19 +0800

    Gotta love that an iPhone took the cityscape and countryscape photos. Amazing!

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  12. kelly

    2012-10-26 21:42:20 +0800

    i love the ireland photos. Such precision with your cutting! Very impressive. and....great to have you back. Missed your posts. Happy, Happy Friday!!

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  13. Pidgen

    2012-10-26 22:47:18 +0800

    I obviously need a phone -- so I can take better pictures! lol. ?!? This is awesome.

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  14. Patti L

    2012-10-26 22:59:30 +0800

    Love! Loving big pictures lately. Love the beauty in traveling! Awesome, as usual.

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  15. Cindy

    2012-10-27 00:48:50 +0800

    Wow, I just realized that the year is almost over - week 41 already! Amazing layouts and I really love the way you cut up the 12x12 photos. Beautiful photos.
    I'd love to go on one of these trips, but I don't think Asia is the trip for me, maybe the next one.

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  16. Carrie C

    2012-10-27 01:02:41 +0800

    Love love love the two contrasting big photos.

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  17. Fiona

    2012-10-27 04:22:08 +0800

    I love the pop of orange in week 40, and those huge photos are amazing. Would love to see them in real life. That picture of Anna in tutu is just so cute :)

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  18. Marie

    2012-10-27 04:53:14 +0800

    What a great idea these large 12*12 photos! Well done!

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    2012-11-15 10:08:36 +0800

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  20. Shirsha

    2012-11-29 17:51:27 +0800

    Hi Ali, I am looking to start PL in 2013...your pages are such a huge inspiration. I have never even scrapbooked in my entire life but wanted something to document memories physically...hence starting with PL in 2013...Love what you do with your project.

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    * edited 08/11/14 07:57PM
  23. jennifer olson

    2013-07-23 04:40:09 +0800

    Jennifer olson

    Can you tell me how many pictures did you take in Ireland and how much was the planes tickets too

    * edited 08/11/14 07:57PM
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