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October 27, 2013

Project Life® 2013 | Week Thirty-Six (Studio Calico Project Life® Kit)

Welcome to Project Life® 2013 | Week Thirty-Six (August 26 – September 1).

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 November (called Cuppa) over at Studio Calico here: Scrapbook Kit | Project Life® Kit | Card Kit

Here’s a look at Week 36:


Last week I shared my love of post-it notes for working through weeks in this album that I’ve not yet tackled. It’s been a good strategy for me.

I also like the simplicity of sticking with a kit (at least for some of my weeks). There’s something really great about being able to have fewer choices to make overall – I think it helps me stay focused on the photos and the stories (especially with products that lend themselves to helping get those stories told).


This week includes a lot about Anna. It was her first week starting at a new school. I was so excited for her to begin this new adventure.

This kit includes the 01, 02, and 03 cards. I cut each of those in half and placed them on top of three 3×4 photos. The top half of each card was used for the journaling on other 4×6 photos (stapled on with the Tiny Attacher).

My weekly title card includes awesome little silver stars and circle punched patterns from a navy blue + star 4×6 card in the kit.


I adhered the XOXO flag on top of a wood camera circle.


This kit also includes a great set of day of the week epoxies. I cut a bunch of them in half and added them to 4×6 photos.


Writing directly on photos with a Slick Writer. Word art added to my photo is from this set: Back To School Line Stack Brushes


The gold foil card that Kal designed is awesome. Almost put it in a frame instead of in this album.



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 it!

  • 2.
    Nirupama said…

    I always love to see how you use your SC kits. So cool how your journaling follows the lines of the photos too!

  • 3.
    dawn said…

    LOVE IT!!!

  • 4.
    Brooke said…

    Love the fun in these kits!! Admiring your handwriting, as always. I remember when I first got into scrapbooking I knew my best tool would be my handwriting.

  • 5.
    Paula said…

    Love how you documented this memorable week!

  • 6.
    Kelly said…

    You mean October kits, not August, right? :) Hope you’re doing well. Love seeing your PL layouts. Have a great day.

    • ….
      Kelly said…

      looks like I’m behind too… it’s actually November. Where does time go?!?!?!? :)

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Ha! Yep. Thank you – fixed that!

  • 7.
    Lisa W. said…

    As always………..loveeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  • 8.
    carine1234 said…

    it is such a great source of inspiration, can’t wait to go back home to work on my last weeks :) :)

  • 9.
    Evie said…

    Love how you journal directly on the photo…gotta try that!!! :)

  • 10.
    Debbie said…

    My kit will arrive in a few weeks. I think I will frame that gold card. A lovely layout Ali.

  • 11.
    Carolyn HP said…

    Love, love, love this week! I think what you did with the number cards is pretty cool – thank you for the inspiration Ali! Anna looks so sweet in her uniform, hope she’s still loving the new school!

  • 12.
    Anne-Marie said…

    Ok, so in July, over the course of one week I went from having every summer off to working 12 months, 60+ hours a week. Needless to say, the transition has been a tough one in so many ways, both for my family and me. So, to see someone else still scrapbooking August brought a huge smile to my face. I too am just putting the first days of school into my daily album. Thank you, Ali, for keeping it real and inspiring real working moms to keep at it. You are amazing and my inspiration to stay centered on what really matters.

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