Hi Friends! Today I'm super excited to bring you a guest post from mobile memory keeping expert Kelly Sill where she's going to teach you how to use my digital products in the Project Life® App and LetterGlow.
There are so many different ways to get your stories told - which is awesome and as it should be. You might love paper, you might love working on your computer or on your phone, you might type your journaling or you might write it by hand, you might print out photobooks, you might print at home or use an offsite printer. The most important thing is finding what works for you in the season of life you are in right now.
With December Daily® coming up I thought this would be a perfect time to have Kelly share her knowledge here in this space. She is going to take you step-by-step through this process via both video and an awesome handout that you can download by clicking here. Make sure to check out where to stay connected with her in the links at the bottom of this post.
USING ALI'S PRODUCTS IN THE PROJECT LIFE® APP
As someone who has been scrapbooking for almost 30 years, it sure has been fun watching how this industry has evolved. I can remember scrapbooking before we even bought our first Gateway computer, never even considering that my photos and stories would one day be documented using digital technology. Back then I was content just cutting my photos into hearts and stars, adding doodles and journaling with Micron pens and embellishing with stickers by Mrs. Grossman.
Fast forward to 2018 where we now have a variety of options from which to choose for our storytelling needs. Many of us are traditional memory-keepers. We love to touch and feel our papers and embellishments as we put our pages together. Some of us have taken the Elsa approach, singing “Let It Go” as we donated our physical products to good causes, only to embrace digital scrapbooking on our desk/laptop computers. Those of us who choose to document our stories in a hybrid format have the best of both worlds: we use our computers for some of our story-telling by adding digital word art or text to a photo, yet still add physical products our pages once they are printed.
Then there is the app-scrapper—the latest scrapbooker persona. App-Scrappers use mobile apps on their phones or tablets to create scrapbook pages and document their stories. But many fans of Ali’s shy away from this platform thinking they are not able to use her digital products on their mobile devices. But fear not my friends! Using the Project Life® app in conjunction with a few others WILL allow you to use Ali’s products on your mobile device and I’m thrilled that Ali asked me to show you the basics of how it’s done!
STORING DIGITAL KITS + PRODUCTS
Before you even begin to make a page, you need to store your digital kits where you are able to access them from your device. Storing them in DropBox or iCloud Drive are popular choices as you are able to easily navigate to these areas within the Project Life® App to select filler/journal cards. You can move or copy these files to your Dropbox or iCloud Drive accounts directly from your computer.
PLACING ALI'S CARDS INTO A PROJECT LIFE® APP LAYOUT
The Project Life® App is very intuitive and easy to use. The app is available for free in the App Store. If you are new to the app you can check out the free Project Life® App tutorials Becky Higgins has on her YouTube channel here. When using Ali’s products with this app you need to understand that only the filler and journal cards can be placed into a Project Life® App layout (we’ll go over how to use Ali’s digital embellishments such as word art stamps and digital chipboard on your mobile device in just a moment). I have some photos from a recent trip to Greece earlier in the year already dropped into a few Project Life® App layouts. I thought Ali’s 2018 Travel Collection would be the perfect kit to document these pictures with. The video below will demonstrate how to add Ali’s filler and journal cards to a Project Life® App layout, as well as how to add text to these cards:
In this video Kelly is using the 2018 Travel Collection Digital Kit.
USING ALI'S DIGITAL EMBELLISHMENTS IN LETTERGLOW OR PROJET LIFE® APP
Using Ali’s filler and journal cards within the App is pretty simple. But when it comes to using her other digital elements such as chipboard, stamps, labels, and stickers, we need to use another app in conjunction with the Project Life® App because the app does not support layers right now. There are several apps out there that will allow you to work with png files in layers, but if you are just starting out and want experiment using Ali’s digital products with mobile scrapbooking, the LetterGlow App is a great app to begin with. The LetterGlow app is available for iPhone in the App Store for $2.99 and is compatible with iPads.
The video below demonstrates how to add Ali’s digital elements to photos, create filler/journal cards, and place them into the layouts you create in the Project Life® App.
PROJET LIFE® SAMPLES
Since the Project Life® App was released several years ago, mobile scrapbooking has become the storytelling platform of choice for thousands of memory keepers all over the world. We app-scrappers love having all of our kits and photos with us anywhere we go, allowing us to scrapbook on the fly.
Now that you see how you can use Ali’s products on your mobile device, are you going to give it a try?