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 &

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Our national holiday has arrived! It’s time to celebrate around the world as we declare our love for scrapbooking this weekend with a slew of exciting events. And first on the list is a SALE: Save 30% off everything in my shop now through Monday! I also have a new kit this week! Without further ado, may I present Hello, Darling: This beautiful kit has a retro vibe and it’s full of little office inspired ephemera bits. Inside this collection you will find 16 beautiful papers and 53 elements including things like doodles, flowers, frames, labels, word art and notecards! And during the Sweet Shoppe’s NSD sale, you’ll find this collection on sale for 30% off! There is also a coordinating set of Hello, Darling

After the Rain & When Skies are Gray

After the Rain & When Skies are Gray

This week, I wanted to try a little something different! I’ve had the idea for a long time to do a Heart Art collection about rainy days and depression. And seeing as I just released a kit all about rainy days (Drip, Drip, Drop), I thought, “What if I were to use the same colors for this Heart Art pack?” That way, you can not only mix and match pieces from each pack, but if you wanted to use some coordinating realistic elements, like flowers, you’d have that option, too! So, I created the Heart Art : After the Rain papers: And the Heart Art : When Skies are Gray elements: So, for example, Madja was able to use several elements from Drip, Drip, Drop

Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

I was born and raised in Florida and I never knew the beauty of spring until I moved to Tennessee after college. Wow! Let me tell you–if you want to see a beautiful place, make a trip to Knoxville, TN at this time of the year! I’ve made a kit to celebrate a love for “all things spring.” Here is Breath of Fresh Air: Here is a beautiful page from Jenn (who actually is not much of a fan of pink!): And Laura ditched the pink altogether and made a boy page with this new collection! I love this soft and simple page from Judie: And here are some lovely pages from the Babes and the talented girls on my creative team: You’ll find Breath

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

Baby, It’s Cold

Baby, It’s Cold

Well, we are almost to the middle of December already! Where has the time gone?! This week we are wrapping up the December Joys collection with it’s final installment, a bright and cheerful kit entitled Baby, It’s Cold: There is also a set of matching December Joys : Baby, It’s Cold Note Cards: Here are some lovely layouts from the girls on my creative team! First, here’s a beautiful one from Susanne: Alina: Madja: Here is a beautiful layout from Amy that uses several pieces from the entire December Joys collection: All these goodies are on sale today for 20% off! I hope you’ve enjoy using this collection to record your favorite December memories. I’ve been using it myself in my December Daily album! And,

Let it Snow

Let it Snow

Last week Holly & Ivy, the first kit in the new December Joys collection, debuted. This week, things are getting chilly with the the second installment in this collection, Let it Snow: There is also a matching set of of Let it Snow : Notecards: This collection was designed so that you could mix and match pieces on your pages to your heart’s content! So, the alpha and countdown cards that were released last week perfectly coordinate with this new collection, as well as the note cards and Holly & Ivy kit. I hope you find this useful as you work on your own December projects. Next week I’ll be back with the last kit and set of note cards in the collection! Here are

Holly & Ivy

Holly & Ivy

Introducing the first kit in the December Joys collection, Holly & Ivy: There is also a set of coordinating notecards: A set of coordinating countdown cards for documenting your December (or any month of the year—I made them to be neutral in the hopes that you would find that to be more useful): And a coordinating alpha pack that includes six versatile alphas: Here are some pretty layouts from my creative team using the new collection: I hope you enjoy scrapping with these new goodies or stocking up on some old favorites! Be sure you make a little time for YOU by relaxing with your favorite hobby during this crazy time of year. Happy Scrapping!

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

Thankful for This

Thankful for This

Hello and Happy Saturday! I have a sweet treat for you on this lovely November day! It’s still warm and sunny where I live, but I remember those crisp, beautiful mornings from when I lived up North. It puts you in the mood to drink something warm and wear something cozy, doesn’t it?! Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays! Mmm, the food. I’ve created a kit that I hope captures the spirit of the season: falling leaves, time with family, pumpkins… Here is Thankful for This: There is also a set of matching Thankful for This : Notecards: Here are some beautiful pages from the girls on my creative team! First, here a beautiful page from Susanne: Madja: LeeAndra: Maria: Jude: And the