Project Life® 2020 | July

Decided to go simple with my July documenting in my 2020 Project Life album.

As I was working on this project I was thinking a lot about how I'm currently loving this project as a way to capture pieces of the month. It's totally not a record of everything we did, but an overview. Right now an overview is feeling just fine. 

Here's a look at how it came together in my album:  

This month I decided to go directly to my Instagram account and copy + paste text from some of my longer posts. I pasted the text onto digital journal cards that I adjusted in Photoshop before printing. On some of the cards I added some messy stamping using stamps from the July Stories By The Month kit. 

In July I participated in Everyday Explorers Co. Positivity Passport Challenge. I decided to simply write down one good thing that happened each day within the notebook using a brush pen. It came in a little clear pocket and I used a Power Punch to punch holes so I could add it to my album. 

It was really fun for me to do a words-only project for the month.

My second insert for July included two full page photos printed at 8.5 inch x 11 inch. One is a photo of Anna from one of our adventures - on top I added one of the chipboard pieces from the July Stories By The Month kit. Along the edge I added an Avery Index Tab

On the other side I paired a photo with some journaling on a 8.5 inch x 11 inch canvas. I used a couple digital word art pieces from the 2020 July Stories By The Month Digital Kit

Here's a look at the spread without the inserts: 

On the "July Memories" card I repeat stamped "so darn fun" to add a little "something" to the card. On top I added a word/phrase sticker that says "embracing imperfection." I added a couple more chipboard shapes onto a couple photos on the second page of the spread. 

Here's a look at how this month came together: 


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6 thoughts

  1. KProffitt says…

    I LOVE that you included your Positivity Passport IN the album like that. SO good. I had the best time doing that in July. Thanks for the inspiration! XO!

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  2. JanelleRD says…

    Ali, beautiful layouts, thank you for the inspiration!

    Question: Do you see yourself using 2 9x12 albums to document the year? Or was 1 enough last year?


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    1. AliEdwards says…

      I was able to get it all in one last year and am hoping for that again this year.

    2. JanelleRD says…

      Thank you for your reply. I ended up reading your blog posts last night and I think I am going to try 9x12 for 2020. Thanks again!

  3. jgaibler says…

    Ali I have really enjoyed watching how you put together PL spreads in a 9x12 album. I haven’t even started 2020 yet, but think I’m ready to change things up and try it! I thought I had read somewhere earlier this summer where you mentioned other 9x12 album colors may be coming out this fall. Is that in the works at all? Thank you!

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  4. nickbor34 says…

    I like graphics and text works with meaning. I recently found a resource that publishes non-standard short texts on various topics. It can be your psychological state or abstract concepts. Young people should appreciate this content. Reading graphics and text will help you make the right choice.

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