Katie's Project Life 2013 | Intro + Week 1 + Week 2

Hey guys, this is Katie. I'm so excited to embark on Project Life in 2013.

It is a project that I've wanted to do for a while, and now I'm kicking myself for not starting sooner.

This is the perfect year for me to start this project because I will be getting married in September. It will be so much fun in 10 years to be able to look back at the everyday stuff that happened along the way leading up to the wedding.

I'm playing catch up already, so when I started I knew I wanted to make my intro page super simple. Just a few photos + words. I used Mod Podge to cover the plastic piece (that came with the 12x12 album) with some fun floral paper from Dear Lizzy's new Lucky Charm Collection and some pink striped paper from Studio Calico from a few years ago. The 2013 and exclamation point are Gold Rainboots Foil On Trend Chipboard Thickers from American Crafts.

I'm working out of the Seafoam Core Kit and Studio Calico's Project Life Kit.

Week 1:

The first week of January the kids were still on winter vacation, so we went on some fun adventures before they had to go back to school and I went back to regular work with Ali. I included a photo from New Years Eve, since technically it was past midnight when the photo was taken.

Peter surprised me by painting our whole living room + fireplace white. It's something I've been wanting for a long time so he scored major points on that one.

I really love yellow, so when I saw the yellow from the sun in the weather screen shot, I wanted to domino off of it and use it in any way that I could.

I added a few of Ali's new Hello Magic Brushes and Stamps to the photos of Anna and Simon.

The "Love You" on the picture of Peter is from Ali's new stamp set "Good Day"

I found the "Make Today Your Day" file on the Sillouhette online store, cut it out, and put some fun gold dotted paper behind it that Ali found at JoAnn's.

Week 2:

This week we were finishing things up before we headed to CHA. We flew down to Anaheim and went straight to Disneyland that day after arriving around 9AM. We ended up closing down the park. So awesome!

I added one of Ali's Arrow Sentiments to the photo of Anna, as well as using her Life Circles Stamps with Color Box's ink in Frost White on the photo from the Disneyland entrance.

We went to dinner with Elise and her husband Paul and Stephanie at Downtown Disney. It was delicious and so so fun.

I love Studio Calico's new Wood Veneer Speech Bubbles from the Snippets Collection. I stamped on it using Dear Lizzy's new rolling phrase stamp (available soon).

I'm super excited to keep this project moving along. I'm going to try and keep it low pressure by just reminding myself that even if I only get a few photos printed and a few words jotted down each week, It's more than not doing it at all.

So bring it on 2013...I'm ready for you!



Click on the images to link to the products.

Project Life is a product and a system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The core 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 here.

48 thoughts

  1. pam

    2013-02-05 13:21:14 -0500

    so fun! i'm just starting this year (and also kicking myself) so it's fun to see another first PL come together. what fun you & ali must have working on them together and sharing ideas/products etc.

  2. Brooke

    2013-02-05 14:31:45 -0500

    Thanks for sharing - love it! I would love to know what font you used for "Hello Beautiful White Living Room". Also what fonts does Ali use most often on her pictures? I am doing PL for the first time this year and love adding text to my pictures, but I'm having a hard time choosing fonts. Thanks so much!

  3. Peter

    2013-02-05 14:52:41 -0500

    Looks great Kate! Proud of you for starting what you love and working hard at it!! Love you!

  4. tracey moore

    2013-02-05 14:53:26 -0500

    Love it :) x

  5. Melinda T

    2013-02-05 14:58:30 -0500

    LOL, don't we all?!? Its hard to start, but once we do, its like, seriously, why'd I wait?!? Loving the yellow too!

  6. Heather V

    2013-02-05 15:53:02 -0500

    Thanks for sharing, Katie! Love your PL style.

  7. Abby

    2013-02-05 16:51:03 -0500

    Nice job! Love your style! I was wondering where you got the ampersand card from your intro page - I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. P.J.

    2013-02-05 17:05:56 -0500

    Thank you Katie for sharing your very special year with us. You are off to a great start.

  9. Brooke

    2013-02-05 19:29:13 -0500

    Thanks for sharing Katie. Love the stamping on the wood veneer. I also really love that you have Ali's writing on pics of her kids.

    Ali - Is it difficult to turn your writing into a digital file? Would love to have my hubby's writing on some of our photos.

  10. Sam F

    2013-02-05 19:34:49 -0500

    What a great start, Katie! Thank you for sharing! So looking forward to seeing more!

  11. Catherine

    2013-02-05 19:50:42 -0500

    Go Katie! Love it.

    P.S. Your living room looks gorgeous!

  12. Kelli W

    2013-02-05 20:44:16 -0500

    Looks great, thanks for sharing!

  13. EvelynB

    2013-02-05 21:38:18 -0500

    I loved how you stamped a small saying onto the wood veneer quote bubble. It gave me the idea to do the same on some fabric covered arrows I have. I tried misting them but didn't like the way it looked, so I think stamping a little saying using those cute date stamps is the way to go. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Deb

    2013-02-05 22:06:22 -0500

    Love it! I am taking a break from doing PL since I got behind last year after the move. Your layout makes me want to do one for 2013 :)

  15. Alida

    2013-02-06 00:18:29 -0500

    Welcome aboard Katie. Get used to people looking at you as if you're crazy when you say that you take photo's almost daily and print them weekly! SO SO worth it, all I can say. Especially love your cover.

  16. Carolyn HP

    2013-02-06 10:22:40 -0500

    So so awesome Katie! I love that your fiance commented on this post, so sweet. I was married last August and loved having PL as part of our journey. I hope you enjoy every moment and remember getting married is so amazing, but sometimes stressful, so remember to take time to yourselves to appreciate each other going through the process :)

    Love the yellow! Can't' wait to see more of your progress!

  17. Christine

    2013-02-06 15:03:24 -0500

    Love it all Katie!! I really love the dot paper under your “Make Today Your Day” Really wonderful job. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  18. Melissa Szalai

    2013-02-06 19:36:55 -0500

    Wow to work for Ali and have her as your mentor is a dream for most in the scrapbook world. You too also have a natural talent when it comes to putting things together. Great work!!!

  19. Nancy L

    2013-02-07 00:45:17 -0500

    Katie, so wonderful that you will be able to look back at this once you are married. I wish I had time to have done this when I was getting married and into our first year of marriage. That was in the days of traditional scrapbooking and I'm still scrapbooking odd items from my wedding day, let alone all the other bits and pieces that I've forgotten. There is something to be said of simplicity and getting the stories down. Great job!

  20. Jonnelle

    2013-02-07 10:48:50 -0500

    So awesome Katie! Love yellow also and how you used it!

  21. kelly libby

    2013-02-07 11:15:46 -0500

    I'm really looking forward to seeing your "Project Life". I'm a nanny, too! : )

  22. Debora Prass

    2013-02-08 06:38:05 -0500

    Love this! So cool to see you PL, Katie! tks for sharing!

  23. val

    2013-02-12 23:56:40 -0500

    love it. Looking forward to following along on wedding prep..

  24. libbywilko

    2013-02-17 15:35:56 -0500

    What a great start with PL :-)

  25. Wendy P

    2013-03-29 08:18:58 -0400

    Inspiring! Great job.

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