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.


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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.

58 thoughts

  1. mindy

    2013-02-21 01:08:35 -0500

    love your pages! i am SO behind...oh well :) i also love to print right on the journaling cards. liz at paislee press has a great tutorial plus a download to help make printing on journaling cards so easy! anyways just thought i would share :)

  2. Glenda J

    2013-02-21 01:53:18 -0500

    So inspirational! I love the colours and the fabulous little details.

  3. AnneE

    2013-02-21 02:46:45 -0500

    Pardon me for beeing, crude. But... you have excelent taste in men. Just saying :-)

  4. Alida

    2013-02-21 04:51:46 -0500

    Vellum, yes (I also happened to rediscover it recently).Your page is so full of light and can I call it transparency? Love that last photo of Anna and a little bit of you, and also that the photo's of your new friend are just glimpses at this stage. Beautiful moment btw. And the quote is AWESOME.

  5. libbywilko

    2013-02-21 06:43:24 -0500

    Such a lot of happy this week ! I love it, may the smiles, hugs and laughter continue to grow and blossom for all your friends and family. Congratulations on making a new friend who makes YOU smile so much

  6. Jo-Anne from ZA

    2013-02-21 08:52:40 -0500

    As USUAL - AWESOME pages!! Your pages are so inspiring went out and bought the Canon camera, Epson R2000 printer and Elements 11. Not good for the back account but REALLY GREAT for the SOUL:-)

    By the way your Man is gorgeous:-) You GO girl!!!!

  7. Melissa

    2013-02-21 09:01:34 -0500

    Don't let us scare the new guy away! We're very friendly and we promise to behave--unless he doesn't treat you right. Happy you're having some fun with someone new.

  8. Debora Prass

    2013-02-21 09:06:20 -0500

    Loved the idea o vellum over an image you like but can´t exactly show! Beautiful pictures and design, as always. You are my inspiration for my PL!

  9. Theresa

    2013-02-21 09:09:56 -0500

    How awesome would it be if you were to design a Project Life Kit!! Pretty please make that happen! It would be beyond amazing. Loved everything about your pages!!

  10. Elizabeth*S*

    2013-02-21 09:15:52 -0500

    It's a happy inbox when you share a PL week! And LOL you know us sooo well...your friend is hawt! WTG! ;)

  11. Jo-Anne from ZA

    2013-02-21 09:16:36 -0500

    Oh Ali i forgot to ask you on your 'A conversation with Anna' page how did you 'stretch' the top photo of Anna over the 2 boxes in Photoshop? I did purchase that template but it originally comes with 4 photo layers and would like to sometimes just have 3 photos for variety.

    Thanks a million!

  12. Becky

    2013-02-21 09:23:17 -0500


    Printing on different paper really didn't cause any problems with your PictureMate Show? I was thinking of doing that, but the manual had this big warning about not printing on anything other than Epson paper, so I was rather leery. Have you done it very often? Thanks for any additional insight!


  13. Paula

    2013-02-21 11:13:11 -0500

    Tears of happiness for you - I must be having an emotional day, but just very happy for you!! Wishing you and the kids the best, thank you for the gift of that quote.

  14. orange gearle

    2013-02-21 11:16:09 -0500

    #1. very cute friend
    #2 love Ben Folds Five
    #3 what a lovely week you had!


  15. Megan @ The Nerd Nest

    2013-02-21 11:58:29 -0500

    Simon looks so grown up in the photo of the kids laughing! Love this week's spread, as always.

  16. Nena

    2013-02-21 12:43:17 -0500

    I have a question for you. How do you reconcile the fact that you have a "family" PL album but 2 children? Perhaps you live in the now and don't worry about how the kids will choose to be the "keepers" of your creations in the future. I really don't want to be a digital scrapbooker but folks say that it's easier AND they simply print multiple copies of what they create for each of their children. What do you think about this?

  17. Nena

    2013-02-21 13:48:01 -0500

    Wow. You are quick!!! THANKS!!! Your response really does validate my inclination towards enjoying the process and letting the future just happen a la "Don't worry, Be HAPPY."

  18. Raylene

    2013-02-21 14:15:15 -0500

    Love the Photo of Anna used for the week marker . . . upper left hand corner. When I did PL with Becky's core kit, I made mini 6x4 digital "layouts" for each top left corner. I found the regular ones too plain! It was a blast! I guess my digital streak won out as that was the only year I did the pocket album.

  19. Cortney

    2013-02-21 14:39:48 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    Really love all the PL inspiration. I'm on year 2 of the project. A while back you had a tutorial for placing two portrait photos into a landscape canvas (yielding 2 3X4s). I looked in the tutorials tab, and no luck. Can you help me find it?
    Thanks for all you bring to us!

  20. northcarmen

    2013-02-21 17:59:16 -0500

    What an amazing quote. I so needed that today. And I am also very happy for you regarding your new friend. :) :)


  21. Brittany

    2013-02-21 18:58:49 -0500

    Hi Ali,

    What program do you use to size your photos?

    Thanks so much!

  22. Andi Walsh

    2013-02-21 22:55:40 -0500

    Lovely layout!!! I consider PL pages layouts. They are telling a story, and have photos. Which is a major accomplishment.
    The new dude.. I am recently divorced (although the divorce took 2 stinking years!) and have a 'friend'. People try to call him my boyfriend and I have to explain that we are getting to know each other, hence friend. After being with one man for 20 years, dating and boyfriends seem so strange to me! Life is an adventure..

  23. Jesa

    2013-02-22 01:10:03 -0500

    Soooo happy for you Ali. To think not long ago it was a very different story. Also glad for your new "friend" you deserve to be happy! Thank you for always sharing a peek into your life. :>

  24. Laura

    2013-02-22 07:24:20 -0500

    The photo of the two kids laughing, precious, It also is one of those peeks into what Simon will look like as a young man, you can see for just a second, which you captured in your photo. By the way, are you dating Adam Levine...?

  25. Mallory

    2013-02-23 17:08:44 -0500

    I love how you and Katie are doing the "idea" with this year's PL. Great way to keep it fresh and inspiring as always! :)

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