Project Life® 2014 | Week Thirteen


Remember last month when I shared Week Twelve that included a full-page 12 inch x 12 inch photo? Here's the companion to that page that also incorporates another 12 inch x 12 inch photo enlargement (and finishes up the rest of our Kauai vacation).

For this spread I used an Add-On Project Life® Kit from Studio Calico called Guten Tag.

I also created a 6 inch x 8 inch photobook of this adventure that you can see here.

Here's a look at Week Thirteen:


One of the things I included this week was one of the Project Life® small envelopes. These are great for storing additional papers/items that you might not want to cut up to fit into the pockets.


I love taking a really big photo (printed here at home on an Epson R2000 printer) and adding just a few embellishments. The wood ampersand is from the main Hello Hello Project Life kit.


The small envelopes include a 4 inch x 3 inch pocket on the outside - great for another photo or a journal card.


The second page of the spread includes a few more vacation photos paired with photos from when we returned home. I like the balance between the two on the top and the two on the bottom.


I seriously loved this cork piece. All kinds of cool stuff could happen with that. I went simple and created an oval and journaled on the inside.



  • Don't be afraid to cut up or punch those 3 inch x 4 inch or 4 inch x 6 inch cards. Make them work for you and your stories.
  • Consider limiting your color palette for a week and stick with only black and white embellishments (and maybe add in one other color like the light blue letter stickers used here).
  • If you haven't ventured into adding enlargements to your Project Life® here and there it's really a fun way to mix it up and add some additional visual interest to your albums.


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.

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12 thoughts

  1. Rina says…

    Ali, l love it as always with your work. In particular I want to celebrate your use of a 12x12 photograph that is not chopped to fit the page protectors. Sometimes I cringe just a little when I see glorious enlargements taking second place to a page protector and getting the chop! The blue is worth a celebration too!

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  2. michelle t says…

    I love the 12x12 pic and your subtle but meaningful embellishment. That cork piece is wonderful. Very lovely spread. I loved your photo book and your pics of the trip were so beautiful. Just everything from your documentation of the days with your family to the very scenic sights. Beautiful photos. Michelle t

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  3. Susan says…

    Great PL pages; love the big photo in a real 12 x 12 protector - It reminds me that I've taken the 'breaking up a big photo into pieces' a bit far and that I can go back to just a big photo for PL and it will be really good. I also love that creature of habit card - super cute.

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  4. Dawn F. says…

    Thanks for ending with some brief notes/action items. It gives me something to think about when planning my pages.

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  5. Christine says…

    I'm really liking the Action Items/Ideas lists after the post. Thanks for adding those.

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  6. Lindsey says…

    I love this. Seriously love.

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  7. cindy b says…

    Ali, may I ask what your ISO is set at when you blow up those pics to 12x12? they don't look grainy at all.. they ROCK!! Thank you!

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    1. Ali says…

      These are iphone photos taken with my iphone5.

  8. Mikki says…

    Beautiful and inspiring layout. I love what you did with the big photo.

    I purchased a pack of the Project Life pocket folders and I found that they were very hard to flip once they were in the binder. Have you had that issue? Any suggestions?

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  9. laura g. says…

    i love that you didn't cut up the large photo!! I think it's a waste of a beautiful photo to cut it up to fit into a pocket page protector. I did that a couple of times, then decided it reminded me of the early scrapbooking years when we cut the pics into octogons, triangles, etc. what were we thinking? :)

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  10. Taylor says…

    Love this spread! I really like the pocket idea for things like tickets and such. Cute.


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  11. Debbie says…

    Love this layout!

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