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Project Life 2013 | Week Six

Welcome to Project Life | Week Six.

Lots of Anna celebrations this week and a concert in Portland.

Some of you might notice that I didn't include all the photos that I included in my blog post about Anna's birthday. I've got plans to create a layout for the rest of those images.

The large chipboard 4 stitched onto the top left photo is from October Afternoon. Usually I use 4x6 cards from the Seafoam kit in that location but decided to mix it up with a photo this week.

The childhood Project Life mini-kit editions are not just for stories about kids. I used a card from the Wellington set this week ("good memory").

And yes, I have a new friend.

IDEA | Use a pocket within the pockets. These stitched vellum pockets from Studio Calico are a great fit for the 3x4 pockets. The package includes both kraft and vellum stitched pockets.

Chipboard banner is from My Mind's Eye.

IDEA | Print directly onto Seafoam journal cards. This week I chose to print a quote directly onto a journal card that included word art from my Quote This set. In photoshop I set up a new file sized to 3x4 at 300dpi. I added the words and the quotation word art. Before printing I added I temporarily adhered the Seafoam journal card onto a 4x6 sheet of photo paper and ran it through my Epson PictureMate printer. I usually recommend doing a test print first and then adding the journal card and re-running it through the printer.

The 8.5x11 insert included this week is the Conversation With Anna I did right around her birthday.

On the back I included a collage of four photos of Anna from each of her birthdays.

The Hello My Heart 3x4 card was printed on photo paper.

The pink "today" on the photo of Anna at her party is from Elle's Studio's new Day To Day line and the layered circle sticker is from My Mind's Eye.

Word stickers on the top right photo are also from My Mind's Eye.

IDEA | To partially cover up an image I used a piece of vellum cut to 3x4. I also stapled a banner from the top of a layered My Mind's Eye sticker to the vellum cover.

What do I use for my corner rounder? The Corner Chomper from We R Memory Keepers set at the 1/4 inch corner.

SUPPLIES | 2013 | WEEK SIX


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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.

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  1. Jenni Hufford says…
    02/20/2013

    the photo of simon and anna laughing is so awesome. love your PL as always :)

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  2. Neisa says…
    02/20/2013

    Vellum stitched pockets! Can't wait to add those. I have begun my first year with Project Life and love it, thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Marta V. says…
    02/20/2013

    Love the layout and all of the pictures. Your friend is mighty cute!!

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  4. Pidgen says…
    02/20/2013

    Ali, I feel really dumb asking this - but what does the "I" you've used a few times mean? I'm at a loss ... I love the quote, by the way!

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    1. Ali says…
      02/20/2013

      It's just a stylized use of quotation marks.

  5. Abby says…
    02/20/2013

    Great PL week ... and I agree with Marta V., above: he is mighty cute! Glad to see you happy!

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  6. Melissa says…
    02/20/2013

    Love all of this! :) Gorgeous layout this week Ali (as usual, of course, but this one is one of my favorites).

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  7. Heather Johnson says…
    02/20/2013

    So many awesome ideas this week, love it! You *almost* have me wishing I wasn't digital each and every week...but then I remember I am not that creative. Your weeks are so inspirational!

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  8. Leah says…
    02/20/2013

    Beautiful as always Ali - I love the vellum over the picture.

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  9. Ilona says…
    02/20/2013

    I love love love that picture with Simon and Anna! :-)

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  10. mel says…
    02/20/2013

    Another lovely week. I love the vellum pocket too. Want to give that a try.

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  11. Carolyn Carter says…
    02/20/2013

    Hello Ali,
    Love the "idea" of printing on a 3x4 journaling card by placing it on a 4x6 photo paper. I always wondered how you guys did that. Now I know lol. Your layout is very inspiring.

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  12. Megan Smith says…
    02/20/2013

    What concert did you see in Portland and which venue? Just curious...we were just at Crystal on the 8th!

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    1. Ali says…
      02/20/2013

      Ben Folds Five.

  13. JillT says…
    02/20/2013

    I always love the inspiration of your PL pages. This time, however, I have to thank you for a perfect quote. It came at a very dark time in my daughter's life and this helpless mom hopes it brings meaning to her today.

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  14. Polina Khoronko says…
    02/20/2013

    exellent!

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  15. kelly libby says…
    02/20/2013

    You're brave for sharing so much! I'm psyched to see you've got a "new friend". Dating totally freaks me out...but, I've just joined eharmony.That is soooo out of my comfort zone. It's good to see other women being open to new relationships. ; )

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  16. Alex says…
    02/20/2013

    Is it ok to agree that the new friend is very cute? :)

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  17. StacyK says…
    02/20/2013

    I love so many things about this layout! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques! Your comment "And yes, I have a new friend." tickled me...because you knew the questions would come. Smart.

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  18. stephanie says…
    02/20/2013

    LOVE how you printed directly on the card, i'm going to have to try that. also LOVE that you have a new friend, you deserve all the happiness in the world : )

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  19. Megan says…
    02/20/2013

    Congratulations on your new 'friend'! You deserve such happiness!

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  20. laura g. says…
    02/20/2013

    Go ali go!!!

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  21. Angela says…
    02/20/2013

    your new "friend" looks quite handsome!!! good for you Ali...enjoy a year of being open to new adventures!

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  22. Brooke says…
    02/20/2013

    Love all of your inspiration. Love the pocket within a pocket idea.

    I'm pretty sure I broke our last printer trying to print on a journal card! Please be careful to those trying.

    And congrats. Very happy for you.

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  23. dawn says…
    02/20/2013

    Hi Ali,

    I LOVE LOVE the first photo of Anna, she's so happy in it!! The one of her and Simon is cool too. Great stories and new ideas for this week, always fun to see your pages.

    p.s. I just sent you an email with questions about OLD layouts, so inspired by them still!!

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  24. Carole Hepburn says…
    02/20/2013

    as always fabulous - love the vellum pocket - very cool !!

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  25. Felicia says…
    02/20/2013

    You are awesome Ali and have such a generous spirit. Many Blessings!

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