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July 15, 2013

Project Life 2013 | Week Twenty-Six (Includes June Day In The Life)


Welcome to Project Life 2013 | Week Twenty-Six (June 24 – June 30).

Ah, hello love.

I’ve been a little quiet in this space because I’m deep in finishing up layouts and content for Hello Story. Week Two begins today and there are a couple days left to join if you’re still on the fence (closes on the 17th).

Here’s a look at Week Twenty-Six:


As always you can click on the image for a larger view.


Word art on the photo of Simon and Aunt Liz playing chess is from This Is Classic.


The “we are ___” card is from my Fill It In 3×4 Card Package and is printed on Fredrix Print Canvas (an 8.5×11 sheet of canvas that you can run through an ink jet printer).

Letter stamps for “missing lily” are from Hero Arts.


The package includes a printable PDF for easy printing.


I used my Day In The Life 6×12 Layered Template set and Day In The Life 6×12 Photo Collage Layered Template Package again this month for documenting my day. You can read about that adventure here: Day In The Life June 2013.

And of course the Just Awesome Stamp Set makes an appearance again inside an Avery Tab along the edge of the 6×12 page (orange ink is Tim’s Spiced Marmalade).


On top of the printed 6×12 layered template I added these awesome vellum letter stickers from Amy Tangerine: Life Yes, Please Amy Tangerine Sticker Book. They remind me of those old Mrs. Grossman vellum letter stickers from long ago – anyone else around long enough to remember those?


I put in a new order for 6×12 page protectors yesterday so I had to improvise for this one by cutting down a 12×12 page protector and closing off the side with some Bella Blvd washi tape (simply fold it over). Pretty sure I first saw that idea from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.


And speaking of washi tape, I wanted to share with you this cool storage piece that was sent to me from Adrianne at All Ready Memories. I know lots of you have MANY more roles than this, but it’s a great solution for holding at least this many in a way that you can actually see the roles you’d like to use.



The diagonal stripe card is from this great little package of 4×6 and 3×4 cards from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection. The circle stickers on the photo to the left of that card are from a 12×12 sticker sheet from that same collection. “Hello Summer” stamp is from Kelly Purkey’s June/July kit at Simon Says Stamp.

On the photo of Woody (Aaron’s dog) I added a Messy Daily Line (saturday) before printing.

On the top right photo I used a white gel pen right on top of the photo. Thank You Friend word art was used on the photo of Simon and his friend Ben.


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.
    Marie-Pierre said…

    For those who are on the fence for Hello Story, I can tell you that the first week was already worth A LOT!!! I loved it and I am not the only one. :) Thanks Ali!! Your work is always beautiful and your personality is like a sun ray for us.

  • 2.
    Loydene said…

    I’ve been around long enough to remember that the Mrs.G. vellum alphabet were an innovation!

  • 3.
    laura g. said…

    just finished my PL 2012!! looking forward to starting 2013..have some vacation time next week…having to do some medical tests so i figure my ‘reward’ for getting those done is to work on my PL!! love how you closed off the page protector with washi tape…a neat idea to use on any 6×12 page!!

  • 4.
    Jo-Anne from ZA said…

    Ah WOW Ali I just wanted to say your HELLO STORY workshop is just SUPER AMAZING and I am enjoying every second of it!!

    You had some doubts about your video tutorials but let me just add that they are working super well for me. Your content is so descriptive and full that I am never left in any doubt as to how to complete the tasks. I really have to commend you on that Ali!

    WELL DONE on all your hard work and dedication that you have put into this workshop and in fact all the tasks that you tackle and a BIG THANK YOU for sharing it with us!

    Now let me get back to class:-) Yippie so excited!

  • 5.

    I had to improvise with an insert last week too! Guess it’s that time of year for Project Life reorders. :)

  • 6.
    Kathy P said…

    Ha ha…..I still have some of those Mrs. G vellum alphas in my stash (even though they won’t likely stick)!!!! More great inspiration here today!

  • 7.
    Susan said…

    For those on the fence for Hello Story – jump over!!!! I am in awe of the content of this class! I’ve already listened to most of Week 2 and I’m so inspired. You WILL NOT be disappointed. Always inspiring Ali – thanks.

  • 8.
    Jennifer K said…

    Totally relate to your journaling about craving quiet and then missing everyone when they aren’t around. *sigh* I think it’s about balance, and also what’s going on in one’s life. But I really don’t know the answer.

  • 9.
    k8 said…

    um – I may still have those Mrs. G’s vellum stickers in my stash (she said, with no shade of shame…..).


    • ….
      Tinka said…

      I, too, am unashamed to admit I still have Mrs. Grossmann’s vellum letter stickers in my stash! Quite a lot of them, actually, thanks to a friend who used to own a scrapbook store which closed about 8 years ago!!

  • 10.
    Kimmie said…

    Another week of Project Life! It’s so hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the year already.

    Ana and Simon are looking so grown up. Simon, especially, in that photo of him in front of the laptop. Awwww…

  • 11.
    Megan Anderson said…

    I love the washi technique! I use it a lot since I saw it in 31 Things (I think that’s where it was, at least). I’ve also grown to like closing cut down pocketed page protectors with colored staples when washi doesn’t work design-wise.

  • 12.
    Natalie said…

    Hey Ali:

    I noticed you use numerous project life kits in your project life books (instead of just sticking to one core kit, etc). I think it would be awesome if you posted a list of numerous companies that sell different varieties of “Project Life.” For example: Studio Calico or the Kelly Purkey Kit you used in this post.

    I would like to subscribe or get numerous kits like you have done but I am having a hard time finding the kits before they are sold out (For instance the Kelly Purkey kit is no longer available).

    Thanks Ali for all the great inspiration!

  • 13.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    This looks awesome, Ali! :)
    It’s always a hassle when you run out of the page protectors that your after to use for a project, but this turned out great anyway, and adds a little variety!

  • 14.
    mandyb said…

    hi ali
    thanks for these PL updates…just wondering where you got that wide washi tape from???

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’m pretty sure those came in a kit (Studio Calico) at some point. The brand is “mt” and they have it on Amazon:

  • 15.

    Thanks for the reminder to keep my PL album ticking along as well as my other projects… Hello Story….which is awesome by the way.

    Always love your PL layouts, can always find inspiration in them.

  • 16.
    Wanda Miller said…

    I truly love your blog and your honesty about life:) keep up the inspiration!! I would love to take the class but can’t this time. My husband is being furlough because of our “wonderful” (not) president/people in charge of our government. Maybe you will offer it at another time when money isn’t so tight. I will just keep on enjoying your blog and dream one day I might have one myself:) thanks again for your blog!!!!! Wanda

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