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October 3, 2012

Project Life 2012 | Week Thirty-Nine

Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Thirty-Nine.

Lots of fun things happening on Becky’s blog this week as Project Life celebrates 3 years. Check back tomorrow for a giveaway.

I thought about a doing a week all about Simon right now. I might do that in one of the coming weeks – do one week that highlights Simon, one that highlights Anna and one that highlights me.

As you can see I ended up mixing it up, but thought it would be fun to do sometime soon.

One insert that holds a drawing Anna did at school.

Here’s an idea that I liked this week – if you have two photos from the same event next to each other you can essentially create “bookends” on the left and the right sides like I did below:

I used cut up 3×4 grid cards + washi tape (Freckled Fawn Yellow Airmail Washi Tape).

SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 39

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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.


  • 1.
    Marie said…

    I like the bookends, great idea! Thanks for sharing (and have a nice trip to Ireland!).

  • 2.
    Nina said…

    Hi! Absolutely love your style, I check your work every week. It looks so effortless! May I ask, have you decided already the kit you want to work with next year? Clementine or something else?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’ll be using Seafoam :) .

    • ….
      anna said…

      yay! i’m glad you addressed this question. thanks for answering as well ali. :)

  • 3.
    Anya said…

    Thanks for reminding me to highlight one person per week! I need to do that now, since I slowed down with PL :)

  • 4.
    Brooke said…

    Thanks for the bookend tip. I quite often have a group of “event” photos together in a block. I’m pretty sure that only I can see that block!

  • 5.
    Jessica B said…

    Love the idea of highlighting only one person each week.

  • 6.
    Gina K. said…

    I love these layouts! Love how you did the tomatoes. I just picked up some of your story cards at Archiver’s last weekend. Can’t wait to use them. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  • 7.

    i love your bookends idea!

  • 8.
    Nicole said…

    Love those ‘bookends’ and the shot of the tomatoes is cool too! Looking forward to tomorrow’s giveaway.

  • 9.
    Jen Demmon said…

    I love the splitting of the tomatoes picture. I know you do it regularly but every time I think I need to do it more often. thanks for sharing your project life with us.

  • 10.
    Lisa W. said…

    Your project life is BEAUTIFUL…and your giveaways are always SO awesome!! I purchased the clemetine never started Jan. 1st. (UGH life I usually do) so going to a crop this weekend. Always take lots of pictures, so some advice…do you think its silly to start it say maybee from this past June to next June? My daughter graduation from highschool in June so I thought maybee that would be significant maybee to back track and start there. What is your opinion? Thanks:)

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I don’t think that’s silly at all – people start at all different points in the year. Sounds great!

    • ….
      Rosa said…

      Lisa, I started this September and I am loving it, just start! it doesnt matter when :)

    • ….
      Alida said…

      Hi, I’m currently (along with a 2012 PL) doing a backdated PL album of 2008. I took a lot of photo’s then, and find it easy to fill the album. Just keep on taking photo’s even if you’re not working on your PL.

  • 11.
    ShellyJ said…

    wonderful as always! thanks for sharing.

  • 12.
    Rosa said…

    I love your style. One question, what font do you use to ‘caption’ your photos?

    • ….

      Rosa — I believe she uses Sentinel, which is a for-pay font, but Chunk Five (available from Font Squirrel) is very similar and free.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Yep – that’s correct, I use Sentinel.

    • ….
      Rosa said…

      Carmen, thanks so much!

  • 13.

    Ali, love the pages — the weekend rundown is great, and I really like the bookending idea. Curious what the source is for the HELLO sun on your tomato photo….

    • ….
      Ali said…

      That was from last month’s Studio Calico kit.

  • 14.
    Mindy said…

    i love your pages…sadly i got way behind & cannot see myself catching up. the good news is that i have everything i need to start fresh in the new year! i love anna’s drawing as my son (4) is drawing his smiley faces exactly like hers :) too cute!

  • 15.
    Linda said…

    Love the bookends idea!

  • 16.
    2boysma said…

    Love the washi tape and the splitting of the photo…so very cute! Thanks for investing your creative talents in Project Life!

  • 17.
    Vickey E. said…

    Love your idea of highlighting one person a week. You are so creative, love to see all your ideas.

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