Project Life® 2014 | Week Sixteen (Studio Calico Project Life® Kit)


Say hello to Project Life® 2014 | Week Sixteen (April 14th through April 20th). You can check out all the new kits for June (called Hello Hello) over at Studio Calico here: Scrapbook Kit | Project Life® Kit | Card Kit.

Never underestimate the power of the pen.

Maybe I should also say, "never underestimate the power of pink." I actually have a draft post in progress talking about my developing interest/love for the color pink.

Pink + gold = even more fun.

Pink + gold + a whole lot of handwriting = Week Sixteen.

Here's a look:


Writing on photos. Writing on journaling cards. Writing anywhere I can add-in a few more words. I really liked being really "loose" and "playful" with my pens this week.

Pink pen is a Distress Marker from Tim Holtz (color is Picked Raspberry). Super fun to work with this pen for writing out some of the journaling this time - love that it has two tip sizes.

Black pens are a Medium Slick Writer and a .03 Precision Pen.


I had a really hard time photographing this spread. I think it was a combination of the time of day, the weather, and something seems to be up with my lens creating a blur in the upper left corner consistently. Might be time for a new lens.


I've got a new set of digital art coming out soon that will include the "God Bless" sentiment above.


This was the week of Easter. Because I already did a layout that included more photos and the longer story from Easter I was fine with just adding in one/two photos here.


The little pink letter stickers in this kit are awesome.


I used another one of thoseSimple Stories 3x4 Photo Flips to hold the circle embellishment. I used a 2-inch circle punch to remove that from the filler card.


To keep it in one place I stapled it with the Tiny Attacher.

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Great example of being more playful with my pens and using the space and lines in the photo to add words.


  • Get out those pens and use them! Get playful and mess around and think more in terms of "art-journaling" vs. "scrapbooking." If you think in your head you are "art-journaling" then you might just give yourself a little more freedom and permission to play with your words.
  • Is there a color you resist? Consider embracing it and see where it takes you. I've been warming up to pink slowly but surely over the last few years. Purple might be next.


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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.

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