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Project Life® 2020 | Title Page + January

Project Life® 2020 here we go. 

If you followed along with me last year you know that I was super happy with my switch to both a  9x12 album and to documenting monthly. My plan is to follow that same structure again for 2020 and continue using products from the Stories By The Month™ kits along with my stash. 

You can check out my completed 2019 album using this same format here

Here's a look at how my album begins and a look at what I chose to do for January. 

For my 2020 title page I used a  12x12 sheet of Grafix Plastic that I cut down to about 7x12. I don't have a reason why I made it smaller than 9x12, I just did. 

On top of that piece of plastic I added a whole bunch of fun number stickers from a variety of past releases and projects. I loved diving into my stash and using up stuff I already have in my stash. 

I used large  cork numberspuffy number stickerslight blue puffy numbersa white chipboard set of numbers, and small number stickers.

Next up I printed out one of my favorite photos from last year of the kids jumping on the trampoline as my opening photo. On top I added chipboard and word/phrase stickers from the January Stories By The Month™ kit. 

Love creating little sentiment stacks like this - feels a little like writing a poem. 

I've done a variety of intro pages over the years in my past Project Life® albums. You can check out my archives for past ideas: 2019 Intro Page2018 Title Page, and my 2017 Title page which also includes a look back at previous years within that post. 

Moving on to January: 

January was a fairly quiet month here because of my surgery (hysterectomy + tubes + one ovary removed). That said, there were still all kinds of stories that popped up when I looked back through the photos that I did take. I love how the photos help me to literally see the stories we were living for any given month. 

The start of January includes a full page photo. For this I looked through the photos I had taken and picked this one to represent what this month "felt" like to me. I planted those amaryllis bulbs back in early November and they bloomed in mid-January. Before printing out that photo I added type along the outside edges using Photoshop. On top of the photo I added the "fresh start" chipboard from the January kit. 

Next up I added a 6x12 insert to hold a few photos and sentiment two cards I really liked. I included a photo from when I was in the hospital and finally got to use the "this is hard" wood veneer that was included in a past Story Kit™ (I think the theme was "tough" if I remember right). 

On the back of the 6x12 insert I added a couple more 4x6 photos. On top of each of those I added awesome puffy rainbow stickers from Elle's Studio + a word phrase sticker from the January kit.  

My next insert is a 3x8 that holds a typed story highlight things from the month. I painted a piece of 3x8 cardstock using pink paint, let it dry, and then ran it through my We R Memory Keepers typewriter

Love the imperfections of the type. Here's a closer look:

Along the bottom I added the "just happy" chipboard piece from the January Stories By The Month™ kit. 

On the backside of that 3x8 I added two of the 3x4 cards from the January kit and added a rainbow in-between. 

For the last page this month I used the page protector that holds all the 3x4 photos. I used two journal cards from the kit paired with various photos from the month. I added more of those  Elle's Studio Rainbows + the black and white word phrase stickers.  

Here's a look at how the whole thing came together via video: 


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11 thoughts

  1. christyj says…

    Love the painted journaling card and the title page. I'm trying both.

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  2. carri says…

    Love all the numbers, the stamping, the painting.....and all the rainbows! Such a fun start to the year. I bought paints etc. over a year ago and they still sit in the drawer - I will need to make an effort to dig those out!

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  3. bookemper says…

    I love this. I think I may have to use your title page for my birthday this year...50....I'll use up a lot of those numbers that I have been hoarding. I switched to monthly this year and I am really looking forward to it.

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Oh yeah! That would be so cool!

  4. Jeannew says…

    Just awesome! Love the colors and crafty play and big pictures and rainbows!

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  5. kimnorment says…

    I love this! I want to do the title page too. It looks great. I always love your work!!!

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  6. MommaBeth says…

    Great start to 2020!!! Looking forward to seeing how your album unfolds this year, your work is always so inspiring. Loving the monthly focus!

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  7. labellaluke says…

    Love this so much. I love your style and your creativity. Inspires me every day. I'm sure you know about this already but I discovered a paper punch that matches your 9x12 album size. It is such a nice addition to adding pieces outside of the page protectors. I found it on Amazon: Chris-Wang Adjustable White 4-Hole Paper Punch Puncher for Binder Planner Inserts - 10 Sheet Capacity - 6mm Hole Diameter - Benchmarking & Scale Design (No.0121)

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Oh cool! I don't have that! I'm going to check it out.

  8. clwil says…

    Hi Ali, are you still planning on sharing your pages from Jan - April or is this now part of the SBTM subscription? thanks

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Still planning to share - just haven't had a chance to catch up yet!

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