Project Life – Week One

Project Life – Week One

I am so happy to be beginning a new year of Project Life! I remember feeling rather defeated with my albums at the start of 2015. But despite the fact that my “scrappin’ to do” list is even longer now, I am SUPER motivated and SUPER excited to jump in and start off the year with a bang. That’s something that I really love about Project Life. You can make a fresh start at the beginning of every new year! Here are some things that I am looking forward to when it comes to this year’s album: 1. Taking my DSLR off the shelf. 2. Making my own digital cards (either from scratch or using digital kits). 3. Bringing in realistic embellishments to add a

I Haven’t Given Up on Project Life – Here’s Why

I Haven’t Given Up on Project Life – Here’s Why

I fell in love with Project Life at the end of 2011, just in time for the start of a brand new year. Despite many ups and downs over the last four years—and the fact that I am woefully behind in every album, except for the one that I actually finished—I haven’t given up on Project Life! And I don’t intend to, either. This is my style of memory keeping! The things that first appealed to me about Project Life appeal to me still. I love recording all the little everyday moments, not just the big ones. I love working on smaller canvases instead of on big, blank pieces of 12×12 paper. And I love how fun it is to put all these little things

How to Turn a Digital Kit into a Paper Album

How to Turn a Digital Kit into a Paper Album

Last month, I shared a little about my reasons for taking my Project Life digital in 2013 and why I loved the end result so much. A lot of that had to do with the quality of my prints. After hearing many good reviews of Persnickety Prints for many years, I decided to trust my entire album to them (and I couldn’t be happier with the results!). But just how did I turn a digital kit into paper cards for my Project Life album? There are a number of ways I could have done it, but I think that the method I came up with was both time and cost efficient, so I wanted to share it with you today! I would start off each

Taking Project Life Digital

Taking Project Life Digital

In January, I shared a little bit about my Project Life journey and what I’ve done in my albums over the last two years. At the time, I had not printed out any of my digital pages from 2013 to compare to my paper pages from 2012. But this March I finally sent them all off for printing—and I have to say, I am totally in love with my digital version of Project Life! I know I’ve been promising to show off pictures for a long time now… so, I wanted to begin by sharing one of my favorite two-page spreads! Over a year ago, I shared a digital version of Week 3 & 4 here on the blog. Here is what Weeks 3 &

My Plans for Project Life in 2014

My Plans for Project Life in 2014

I am embarking on my third year of Project Life in 2014, and the question I’m hearing most often from my friends is “What are you thinking of changing up this year?” Honestly, I am in such a state of limbo right now, it’s hard to think about it… First, I’m still working on wrapping up my project for 2013. I’m happy that I am already into November (especially since I anticipate that November was really light on the pictures. I think there might only be 2 pages for the whole month!). Here are my pages from Halloween, Week 44—woo-hoo! (Just click to enlarge): And with the December Daily album that I’ve been working on, the pages for December in my Project Life album will

Keeping Things Flat in your Project Life Album by Sarah

Keeping Things Flat in your Project Life Album by Sarah

Hi, everyone. Sarah, here! I have a new Project Life page to share with you today. For this project I used Simply Wonderful by Erica Zane, Studio Basic, and Sugarplum Paperie. This kit has so many awesome embellishments and amazing papers it was perfect for my Project Life page. I love using dimensional items on my Project Life pages but I worry a bit about the bulk, so I use them fairly sparingly. I do however try to add lots of texture using various paper elements and layers. I love the interest that just paper can create on page. For this first card I used the doily paper included in the kit, reduced to 6″x6″ before printing. I love the little bit of texture that

Tutorial : How to turn a Digital Kit into Paper Supplies by Sarah

Tutorial : How to turn a Digital Kit into Paper Supplies by Sarah

If you are anything like me, you’ve watched videos of paper scrappers working on their Project Life spreads. They bring out a collection of products, trim their photos, and set about creating their pages. I’ve always done Project Life hybrid, laying everything out on a canvas and then printing my photos and elements separately and then putting everything together and placing them in the pocket page. I love watching these Project Life scrappers and their use of traditional supplies. I loved their ability to move things around on the page until it suited them, and with the way I was doing hybrid, there was little room for change once things were printed. As I was watching a video this past weekend I got a brainstorm…

Project Life Inspiration with Tasha

Project Life Inspiration with Tasha

Hi! Tasha here (aka my2monkeys) totally excited to be bringing you the next Project Life inspiration posting. Just to share a little about my style… Iā€™m totally a hybrid Project Life scrapper. I love working with my digital supply stash, but I wanted to add more physical items to my album as well. Hybrid is perfect for that, plus I love being able to print my 4×6 and 3×4 cards at home and instantly put them in my album. Speaking of albums, in the world of pocket scrapbooking there are a variety of pocket pages by several companies in a range of sizes. I love working with the standard 12×12 size, yet sometimes I feel like changing it up a bit. This week, I have

Catching up on Project Life with Sarah

Catching up on Project Life with Sarah

Hi, everyone! Sarah here (you may know me as sarahbhb in the forums). This is my first post for Nicole and I’m excited to be sharing some Project Life pages with you. If you are anything like me, you are “behind” on your Project Life pages (I put behind in quotes because we really shouldn’t look at it as being behind… I love every moment that I have captured in these pockets, and even if I don’t get everything done that I want, I’m still collecting amazing memories). I know some of you are great about making the time at the end of each week to get everything in the pocket pages, but, unfortunately, I have not made that a priority in my life lately.

Project Life 2013 : Week 5

Project Life 2013 : Week 5

I got to play a bit last weekend after I finished my up my work for the week and I put together Week 5 for my album: (credits are here) I am really loving how easy and how fun it is to do these pages digitally… and I cannot wait to see them in print! I guess I’ll wait until I’ve scrapped to the end of March and I’ll send my pages off to be printed every quarter. If you have any recommendations for me when it comes time to print, I’d love to hear them! I think I know what I’d like to do, but I’m always open to change. Let me know your experiences!

Project Life 2013 : Week 3 & 4

Project Life 2013 : Week 3 & 4

I’m excited to share more of my digital Project Life pages with you today! I actually finished these pages last weekend, hot on the heals of Weeks 1 & 2. I was on a roll and having so much fun, I couldn’t stop! And now I have finished all of January—in one weekend! How exciting is that?! Here is Week 3! We were getting ready for our new dining room table (a Christmas gift from my dad!) and dealing with some sick puppies: (credits here) I have to say… I’m kinda addicted to how this looks, how easy it is and all the great kits I can play with… šŸ˜€ Here’s Week 4: (credits here) Most of the photos from this week are from a

Project Life 2013 : Week 1 & 2

Project Life 2013 : Week 1 & 2

So… indulge me a moment while I get long-winded with a little introduction here. šŸ˜€ I love blogging. I really do! I’m one of “those” people. But I hate blogging here. Ugh—I’ve made it such a chore! This blog has been a virtual newsletter from the beginning because I felt like if anyone wanted to read me ramble on about life, scrapping, quilting, knitting, painting and homeschooling, they could wander over to my personal blog. This was the Sugarplum Blog! Well, that idea might have been fine in the beginning, when I only had a three year old and a baby. These days it’s hard to make the time, especially when it seems my audience… is a bunch of spam-bots. Boo! So in an effort