Katie's Project Life 2013 | Week 3 + Week 4

Welcome to Katie's Project Life 2013 | Weeks Three & Four.

Wow-- this project rocks! I am so enjoying putting it all together.

This week was all about adjusting back to work and real life after being gone for CHA. Peter's family came for a visit for the weekend so I needed to put my living room back together after the big paint job. I am loving the white.

I used my cursive typewriter to journal on the card next to Paolo and I. Love that thing. I found it at Goodwill for $2.

The "hello sun" is from Ali's Hello Summer 3x4 Life Boxes. This time rather than using the Silhouette to cut it out I just added the PNG file to the photo and printed it with Photoshop.

The two yellow journal cards are from Pebbles Seen & Noted 3x4 Journaling Cards.  They are so fun.

The "Hello Beautiful" is a file that came with the Silhouette Studio Software. I was playing around with the new Silhouette Sketch pens (the pen replaces the blade so instead of cutting it sketches the design) and loved how it turned out so I decided to slip it into a pocket this week. I LOVE those sketch pens. I am so excited to try out all of the colors, including the glitter and metallic ones.

Here's a look at Week Four:

It was Mr. Simon's 11th birthday this week. I can't believe he's 11. Where does the time go? He was 7 when I started nannying for him. It's been so special to watch him grow these last 4 years.

I also had a great week of thrifting, and found a great little grey typewriter. I added Ali's "this is love" from The This Is Love Brushes and Stamps, because of course, I love typewriters.

On the photo of Anna, I added these cute ombre stickers from Studio Calico's new Sundrifter Collection.

The "pie" stickers are from Dear Lizzy's new Lucky Charm collection (available soon).

We went to a fun to bar on Saturday night that had mason jars for the glasses and vintage suitcases and cameras for decorations. So fun!

The "cheers" is from Ali's Joking Around Brushes and Stamps.

IDEA | Add two 3x4 cards (these are from the Seafoam Core Kit) to a 4x6 photo using Freckled Fawn Pink Airmail Washi Tape. The tabs to open them are from October Afternoon's Farmhouse and 5 & Dime Word Sticker Sheets.

Inside the flaps I put two 3x4 photos on a 4x6 canvas in Photoshop, printed it out, added the cards with washi tape and then journaled on the back of the card for the corresponding photo. It turned out really fun, I will definitely be doing it again. It's a great way to add some hidden journaling and hide some crazy photos from our night out on the town.


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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.

31 thoughts

  1. Marie

    2013-02-15 08:43:44 -0500

    Hi Katie! Thanks for sharing your PL. Your layouts look great;, I love the way you put everything together.

  2. Maggie R.

    2013-02-15 09:02:03 -0500

    Love seeing your PL pages, Katie!

  3. Carolyn Carter

    2013-02-15 09:27:53 -0500

    Hey Katie,
    LOVE seeing your LO's for the PL! They are wonderful and very inspiring. Thanks for your tip at the end with the 2 3X4's over a 4x6, super cool.
    I think I need to buy Photoshop so I can write on and do stuff to my photos!

  4. Kim Bolyard

    2013-02-15 09:30:12 -0500


    Do you print all of your photos at home and what printer do you use? I want to be able to print as I go so I dont have to wait and be able to use different size photos from 3x4, 4x4, etc....any helpful hints to accomplish this.


  5. Peggy

    2013-02-15 09:42:42 -0500

    Great layout and I love that idea with the hidden pics/journaling. Went right onto Pinterest! TFS!

  6. Heather V

    2013-02-15 09:47:10 -0500

    I am loving your Project Life, Katie! The putting the photos and journaling behind the flaps thing? Genius.

  7. Crystal

    2013-02-15 10:16:15 -0500

    Katie, your cat is so handsome. I want to kitty-nap him!

  8. Yolanda D

    2013-02-15 10:49:35 -0500

    WHAT! A CURSIVE TYPEWRITER!!! Now that is just cool! Loving the colors and feel of your week four.

  9. Angie Blom

    2013-02-15 10:59:18 -0500

    great pages.. love the awesome flip photo feature.. you are doing great.. keep them coming. xx

  10. Trina

    2013-02-15 11:32:24 -0500

    I'm loving your PL life pages, Katie! So glad you are sharing them here on Ali's site!!

  11. Lawrenbc

    2013-02-15 12:19:49 -0500

    Fantastic post Katie! Love what u did with the washi tape. Excited to go try out my sketch pens on my Silhoutte too!!! Thx for the inspiration!

  12. Wendy

    2013-02-15 13:36:25 -0500

    Your PL is awesome!!! I love how you added the 3x4 cards over the 4x6, like little doors:) super cool idea! May need to try that!

  13. Kim Ellett

    2013-02-15 15:06:43 -0500

    Absolutely beautiful!!! I am wondering as I've found cool typewriters (maybe not quite so cheap, but...) but I hesitate to buy them because I don't know where to get ink! Where do you go for your typewriter ribbon supply???

  14. JC

    2013-02-15 15:22:35 -0500

    Genius! Love the hidden photos and journaling. Can't wait to try that!

  15. Holly

    2013-02-15 16:00:51 -0500

    Looks good!! Project Life is so fun :)

  16. Melanie J

    2013-02-15 17:23:10 -0500

    Hi Katie! It has been nice getting to know you through Ali's blog - great work on the PL album! I have a question for you and Ali - I really enjoy using an old typewriter that I found at a yard sale but haven't been able to find anywhere besides Amazon.com to purchase the ribbon for it. Do you have any inside tips on a good site to purchase typewriter ribbon?

  17. Lynn Wigren

    2013-02-15 19:43:15 -0500

    Tell us more about your typewriters - I've never heard of a "cursive typewriteer" The one in the photo looks so cute! Do you collect typewriters?
    Great pages!

  18. Christine

    2013-02-15 23:06:35 -0500

    Katie your pages are fun to look at. Thanks for sharing.
    I am on the lookout for a cursive typewriter :)

  19. dawn

    2013-02-16 16:38:27 -0500

    Thanks for sharing your pages katie, I love them. Your living room is beautiful!! So glad your having fun with Project Life and trying new things!!

  20. Christine

    2013-02-16 20:38:09 -0500

    Love looking at your pages and seeing how you pull them together, so inspiring. I love the 3x4's that create that door effect. Amazing!

  21. Brittany

    2013-02-17 08:10:46 -0500

    Hi Ali,

    Love your projects... great inspiration in all of them!!
    How do you print your photos (3x4 and so on for project life)? Do you use any special programs & or printer?

    I am in the market for a new printer and program. I have used
    persnickety prints before, but was unhappy with quality of prints.

    Thanks so much!

  22. Megan Smith

    2013-02-17 13:37:18 -0500

    Katie - You are rockin' PL! Love looking at your pages! And I would kill for your living room - but with a 14 month old, I don't see that happening. ;)

  23. Jonnelle

    2013-02-17 22:13:32 -0500

    Love that typewriter, I haven't heard of a cursive one, will be on the lookout for one!
    Love your PL pages.

  24. Louise

    2013-02-18 15:57:21 -0500

    Hey Kate
    Love the way you use a variety of materials so creatively. You have a unique way of describing each page. Looking forward to seeing more.

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