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January 7, 2014

Project Life® 2014 | Title Page

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I’m starting 2014 and working on 2013.

And I’m happy!

This project still has my heart. I love looking back through the albums. Right now as I work my way through the last couple of months of 2013 I’m inspired. It’s fun. It fills me up. I want to do it so I’m making time for it.

Here’s a look at my title page for 2014 :

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Mixing it up a little this year having the photos of each of us in the 4×6 pockets + one photo of my One Little Word.

I’m not using a specific core kit in 2014. I decided that I have so many supplies here – including a bunch of cards left over from the Seafoam kit and products from past and current Studio Calico monthly Project Life® kits that I’m going to just use what I already have.

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On each of the photos of us I added a metal-rimmed circle tag + white letter stickers for our initial and age (for most of this year).

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On top of the gold foil on navy pattern paper (from the Blue Note Scrapbook Kit) I added three phrases from this sheet great sheet that was included in the Antiquary Scrapbook Kit. I stitched a square around the phrases with my sewing machine.

Hello Life 2014 is a PNG file available here that was traced and cut with the Silhouette. This set is on sale 30% off through the 10th along with all my other brush sets. You can learn how to trace my PNG files using the Silhouette software here.

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The “3″ is from a wood-veneer set that I painted white and stitched on top of a star pattern transparency and star pattern paper (both from Blue Note). Stars just make me happy.

The “Fly Me To The Moon” overlay was part of the Union Meadows PL add-on kit. I stitched that on top of some wood-grain pattern paper that was included in the Copper Mountain 4×6 paper pad and placed the transparent stars between the overlay and the pattern paper.

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And I’m still rounding corners using the Corner Chomper. I like it like that.

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I also started Week One last week and wanted to share a look at what I’m doing with my weekly date cards:

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Rather than using a pattern paper card for 2014 I’m going to use a photo in that top left pocket. Most weeks I have more than enough photos to select one that can include the date.

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I’m using this brush set that includes all the weeks of the year: Messy Weekly Lines Brushes (also on sale 30% off through Jan 10th). The package includes each week with the phrase to both the left and to the right so you can choose the one that best fits with your photo. The font I’m using for the date is Sentinel.

SUPPLIES | 2014 | TITLE PAGE

Click on the images to link to the products.

Here’s a little walk down memory lane with a look at my past title pages:

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Project Life 2013

Project Life 2012

Project Life 2011

Project Life 2010

Comments

  • 1.
    dawn said…

    Love the title page and new weekly card! Thanks for letting us know your not using a kit this time, was wondering about that. I’m using up my kits this time too, trying not to give in to another one although I have my eye on a couple.

    Happy Project Life 2014!

  • 2.

    Gosh now l feel inspired to finish my 2013 album. :)
    Really beautiful pages Ali and those weekly date cards are just the best !!

  • 3.
    Laura said…

    So inspiring, as usual. I am finishing last year, and beginning this year too. No pressure, letting it be fun when inspiration hits.

  • 4.
    Karen d. said…

    Beautiful! Great idea to use your supply stash. I thought about it but gave into the urge and bought the Kraft edition. Enjoy your work!

  • 5.
    Christen said…

    Love it!

  • 6.

    Love all of this! Your title page is gorgeous & I love the messy week lines – I think I may also try something similar. I bet they will look good cut with the Silhouette also!

  • 7.
    Megan said…

    Loving the look if this years project life! Can’t wait to see more!

  • 8.
    MK Hennigan said…

    Glad to see you are continuing Project Life. I have not been consistent with my documentation but I have decided to adopt your method of using the same page protectors for every week. Printing 4 large photos if I have them and filling in the smaller pockets with journaling cards etc. Finishing December Daily and beginning One Little Word.

  • 9.
    Debbi G. said…

    I am with you on using what I have. There are many pieces left over from each kit and every year I think I should combine all of them…then I get enticed by new kits :) And then I really would like to make up my own cards too. Love how each year changes and love this project!

  • 10.
    Curvedfeather said…

    Love the parallel form of the photos you chose for Anna and Simon… the accessories say it all and it gives a great balance without feeling contrived or overdone.

  • 11.
    Lisa said…

    Oh my goodness, Ali!!! Thank you for sharing your title page. It is super inspiring. **Your new weekly date card style IS TO DIE FOR!! I will be swooping up that set from Designer Digitals ASAP!! *AWESOME* xoxox

  • 12.
    Patti L said…

    Love the colors. I love stars too, they are gender neutral! I’m not doing PL this year, finding my own way in how I want to record memories. Trying to reduce constantly being behind the lens and editing pics, printing, then scrapping. This is the year of unfinished and waiting projects for me. I am going to try to scrap one photo a month to tell a story and see how that goes. I guess it’s just that purge feeling of the new year!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Love that Patti – and I’m working on a post about my year of finishing my un-finished projects too.

    • ….
      Susanne said…

      I did project life for 2 years now with a double-spread each week. I also decided to finish up these two album and not starting a new one now. I want to do something smaller this year, just don’t have decided yet, what to do.

  • 13.
    sireesha said…

    Hi…As usual I love ur style and way of recording ur memories.I am a beginner scrapper,greatly inspired by you.I would appreciate it if you could tell me ,which card stock is better to cut ur digital files on my sillheoutte,Ur cuts look very clean,And what settings you use for that cardstock..my cuts are not always clean ,and it discourages me a little.TY

  • 14.
    CJ said…

    So inspirational Ali, thank you for sharing your pages. You have inspired me to try harder with my photographs. Lately they haven’t been great, I need to raise my game a bit. It would be nice to start 2014 with better images, and you’ve encouraged me to do better.

  • 15.
    Sarah said…

    This past year, I used a photo as a title card a couple of times and loved it.

    Thanks for your continued inspiration.

  • 16.
    Michelle Allred said…

    I really love the look of the messy weekly lines on your photos. Can you tell me if those can be used with any programs other than photoshop? I dont have that software on my computer and usually just add text to my pics using Picasa. I would really love to start incorporating some of your digital items, but just dont think that a photoshop purchase is in my budget right now. Is there something else I can use?

  • 17.
    Melissa said…

    Ali, thank you for the continued inspiration when it comes to PL! I am in love with your title page and feel the same way you do about PL – it fills me up. I love sitting down to look through my albums and I am anticipating starting 2014. I started PL midway through 2013 and just love the thought of having a brand new year to start with and keep current. I can’t wait to work on my title page! Thank you Ali!

    • ….
      Laura said…

      Good for you, Melissa for starting mid-year. I have one year that I only made it to June, but I am so thankful for what I did complete.

  • 18.
    Alicia said…

    Love the new way you’re doing the title cards!

  • 19.
    Cele Schaffer said…

    Love your intro to 2014 page.Just wondering if the Hello Life 2014 silhouette die cut is glued onto a transparency before it goes into a pocket or if it goes in without bending into the pocket? Also if you do put some die cuts on transparencies, what glue do you use that won’t look bad from the back of the pocket page if you are wanting it to be the only see through in that pocket? I hope those questions make sense… Maybe you use a really thick paper for your silhouette cuts?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Cele – I just slide it in on it’s own. I most often use Bazzill cardstock for my cuts – I do have to be careful but not overly so. Most of the time if I’m adhering something to a transparency I’ll try to adhere something to the back too – or I’ll staple rather than using a wet or sticky adhesive.

  • 20.
    Fiona said…

    I love your title page! Such a lovely picture of you :) I like the way you’re doing your dates this year. I’ve been thinking of doing something similar, as I always have so many photos I want to include. I really enjoy that you keep sharing your pages with us!

  • 21.
    young said…

    Looks great! Such fun pics of the kids. :)

  • 22.
    Jess said…

    Look what a difference a year makes – Anna looks so much more grown up in the picture for this year! What a great way to start the year – may it be another awesome one for you :)

  • 23.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    I love seeing the comparison of your title pages over the years! Anna and Simon were so little in the early ones! So awesome! And you’re weekly cards look great! I’m planning on using your messy week lines as well for my title cards, but I never thought to use them over photos…

    I’ve decided to start my 2014 album even though I’m still finishing up my 2013 album as well… It shouldn’t be too hard to work on both at once when catch up is so easy :)

  • 24.
    Monica L. said…

    My favorite song from Sinatra!!! Love your title page.

  • 25.
    Kathy said…

    I’m using digital project life for 2013 and was working on my pages yesterday. I’m up to week 34 but dragging and dropping is pretty relaxing stuff and going through photos from a few months ago is very therapeutic and funny seeing what the kids were up to. I love the PL books with printed photos but space is an issue and also printing at home is expensive and going to the photo printing centre maybe twice a week, once to drop off and once to pick up I just got too far behind. The digital version is what I feel will work best for me but I love all the embellishments the traditional book can provide. As Karen Russell always says “it’s a cake issue” “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” I will be getting those weekly title brushes they look good and as you say you always have more photos for the week. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  • 26.
    Michelle t. said…

    I feel the same about my scrapbooking. It so has my heart too. I just pick a story/pics and go. Am intrigued by Project Life though. Oh, just received your Technique Tuesday Fun Flair stamp set and just love it! So relevant to my pages and pics and style. Having so much fun with them! Best scrapbook purchase ever! Thanks! Michelle t.

  • 27.
    Elle said…

    Love the new weekly card brushes – I have been using extra photos in that space for most of 2013 as I found the title card stumped me and made me not want to do the whole week, excited to use these brushes!

  • 28.
    Kristin said…

    Lovely Ali!
    I picked up the messy weeks brushes. For 2013 I used a combined title page with week, photo of the weather, via iPhone, and an outdoor photo.

    Am enjoying PL, and this month will help my mom finish her DD album. (Mine is “good enough”.)

  • 29.
    Nita K. said…

    Love this title page, especially adding the ages to the photos.

  • 30.
    Stacy said…

    Lovely!!

  • 31.
    Debbie said…

    Thank you for the inspirational postings this week. Love the idea of using up stuff on hand. It’s easy to become over whelmed with the excess of supplies. I lost my favorite uncle this past July, at the time of his death I wasn’t able to document that week. One week became two and so on. Life has a way of taking our breathes away and crushes are hearts. I’m not sure how to go back and finish that week. I decided to work backwards and that helped me complete two weeks in December. The hard stuff is tough to document.

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      Michelle t. said…

      I don’t do project life so I can’t give advice on that. (New to scrapbooking). But I do know that documenting, or scrapbooking or even journaling about difficult times is very hard. It will come. Pick up your supplies and photos and do what feels right at the time and don’t give up. Sounds like you have a great strategy in place. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Michelle t

    • ….
      Debbie said…

      Just put a photo of him, or the funeral program and leave that time until you can go back….or don’t go back. Looking at the times when I was in your spot and just having the “reason” for the silence in journaling says enough.
      And work backwards as you can….but don’t stop working with today and moving forward.
      This is not really a one year project, it is your life journey and there will be highs and lows….and that is life.

  • 32.
    Melanie said…

    I seriously gasped when I saw Anna and Simon’s ages. There’s no way they can be that old!

  • 33.
    Debra said…

    Thanks for sharing this and all the previous title pages too. I love comparisons. The date over the photo is a good idea. Inspiring as always!

  • 34.
    Tonya said…

    For 2014, my word {even though I’m not doing OLW – something had to give. :( } is Challenge. It’s perfect on so many levels and I’m incorporating it into my Project Life. The first challenge is using as much of my stash of supplies. I’m going to include the week dates in some different places and ways. Like everything, my PL’s have evolved over the last few years.

    Ali, Thank you for continuing to inspire and encourage. I hope you, Simon, Anna and George the Cat have a wonderful 2014!

  • 35.
    Tanya Watson said…

    what a great idea to use a photo for the date card, and using up your bits you already have, might have to do both of those next year – already started and got project life kit for this week…I love seeing your pages

  • 36.
    Jacqueline said…

    LOVE the Messy Weekly Lines brushes! Would you be willing to design a set for those of us doing monthly PL? Maybe something that uses the name of the month or “month one” or a combination of the two?

  • 37.
    Michelle t. said…

    Can digital things be printed and used on regular scrapbook pages or is it just for digital scrapbooks?

  • 38.
    kdanielson said…

    I absolutely love your word for 2014, I may borrow it. And comparing 2013 to 2014 Project Life I see so much growth in your amazing family! I am loving that you are using what you have, I have worked at this amazing store called Archivers and we are closing, so depressing. Each day at our store is like going to a funeral, the lives we have touched over our 7 years is a bit overwhelming, the connections, the joy, we love these customers. Our store motto, CHOOSE JOY! That one statement can change the world. I know that I can always stop by your blog for that push to take the next leap, thanks for being here!

  • 39.
    audra said…

    Thanks for sharing your awesome title page, I was looking forward to it!
    I’m so happy to hear you will be doing a post about unfinished projects (your comment above). I’ll be checking for that, as I have so many as well, and hoping to complete some this year!

  • 40.
    Cindy Koning said…

    Love how everyone is now adopting pictures as Weekly title pages! I have been doing that for a while now, and it makes so much more sense to me then using it for just a week number!

  • 41.
    Nicole said…

    Ali I love your title page! So beautiful. Love the colors too.
    Question for you- so you plan on doing day in the life and week in the life this year?? When’s the first one planned?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      No plans for Day In The Life right now but I will definitely be doing Week In The Life again. Not sure of the dates yet. Katie and I are having a planning meeting soon.

  • 42.
    Michelle said…

    LOVE that photo of you Ali. You are totally glowing and the happiness is oozing out of you

  • 43.
    kristen said…

    i know what you mean about this project still having your heart. i’ve never been so excited to work on a project for 52 weeks, and still look forward to what it will bring next. thanks for sharing your layouts!

  • 44.
    Iris Soscia said…

    Lovely and creative pages.
    isoscia@aol.com

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