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May 27, 2013

Project Life 2013 | Week Twenty (Studio Calico Project Life Kit)

Welcome to Project Life 2013 | Week Twenty (May 13-19).

Each month during 2013 one of my Project Life weeks will be using the Studio Calico Project Life kit.

You can check out all the new kits for June (called Roundabout) over at Studio Calico here: Scrapbook Kit | Project Life Kit | Card Kit.

Totally loving the gold and orange/yellow pieces this month.

I like how having a kit can simplify the process. Limited ingredients = limited choices = less time spent on messing around with getting it “just right.”

For me the handwriting piece also keeps it simple. I like seeing all those cards filled with words from our week.

I also really like cutting up the journal cards. Here I cut this one vertically down the middle and then machine stitched around the edge.

My favorite thing I did this week was cut those circles from the journal cards. I like see-through elements so I’ll likely be backing them with something cut to the same size so it’s still transparent (at least that’s the plan at the moment).

That star stamp will get used a bunch I imagine too (you can see it on the “hello I’m tired” card. I definitely have a thing for stars.


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.


  • 1.
    Debbie said…

    Love this!! I’ve fallen behind and need to kick it into gear!!!
    So happy for Simon in his adventures!!

  • 2.
    alida said…

    Thank you Ali for always having fresh inspiration within your consistent style. Love the pink shoes too! And you look so much like Simon in that childhood photobooth snap:)

  • 3.
    Bambou Orchidee said…

    Happy to see your layout, inspiring as usual!

  • 4.
    Jo-Anne from ZA said…

    Hey Ali!

    Your little ‘Strawberry shortcake’ looks just too CUTE for words:-) love the pony tails!! Looks just like her Mommy.

    Gorgeous stuff as usual. Really enjoy your blog so much Ali. Thank you for all the sharing and inspiration.

    Have a magic day!

  • 5.
    Jo-Anne from ZA said…

    It’s a pity we can’t get the Studio Calico project life kits in South Africa:-(

  • 6.
    nicole prather said…

    one of my favorites you have ever created !

  • 7.
    Patti L said…

    Love the see thru elements as well! Need to be reminded that sometimes its just easier to write journaling and get it done! Constantly reminding myself of what I want this project to b for me… thanks!

  • 8.
    Maggie said…

    Oh how I adore seeing your PL pages. I find them to be so inspiring.

    CAN NOT WAIT for Hello Story! I just started going back through Y&T from like 3 years ago (I’m finally ready!) and am always so blown away by how much more you give as part of your classes. From the big things like the huge amount of content, endless inspiration and making sure we have technical tutorials as needed to the littler things like making the file names really descriptive and uniform so it’s easy to refer back and find exactly what you need. I so appreciate all you put into your classes to make them outstanding.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Thank you Maggie – that was really appreciated :) .

    • ….
      Jo-Anne from ZA said…

      Maggie – I second that!!

      Really enjoy Ali’s online courses AND you get EVERYTHING and all the help you need:-)

      There is not one of Ali’s online courses that i would not be inspired to do………counting down the days to the ‘Hello Story’ course:-)

  • 9.
    Elisabeth Costa said…

    Looks awesome!! Just did weeks 15 and 16…plan to be caught up by the weekend:)

  • 10.
    Kelly said…

    Hi Ali, LOVE the old photo. I am curious as to which one is you (?). On first glance I thought the middle girl was your daugther.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’m in front and that’s my sister in the middle :) – lots of family resemblance.

  • 11.
    Kary in Colorado said…

    I appreciate seeing how you use the Studio Calico cards. I haven’t been too excited by them and have considered stopping my subscription. Basically I was giving them a couple of months to see if they figured out what worked best (many iterations of calendars was not it for me). They’re improving very slowly, but when I see how you manipulate the cards, I am encouraged. I hope they realize what a benefit they have in you!

  • 12.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    What an awesome technique with the journalling card cut in half like that! The old photo and peak through elements are awesome!!

  • 13.
    Jennifer K said…

    Ohmygosh, such cool ideas Ali! Love the orange card you cut into a circle, looks like a big happy warm sun. And cutting the AWESOME card in half, that is super cool!

  • 14.
    Lori Kae said…

    Absolutely love what you have done! :)

  • 15.
    Candi Billman said…

    i love how you cut up your PL “awesome” card :)

  • 16.
    Sarah said…

    the little girl in the photo booth photo is definitely kin to Anna. there’s such a resemblance. Awesome discovery!

    As always your PL pages are so inspiring. love ‘em.
    Sorry about your wallet, that’s not good.

  • 17.
    vicki wooledge said…

    Love it! How did you do that photo behind “field notes”? Looks like a few pix put together….

    • ….
      Ali said…

      It’s a photo of a project for my new class this summer.

  • 18.
    Linda said…

    Gorgeous layout!! How do you get the cut out circles to stay in place in the pocket?

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