Project Life is everywhere these days, in many shapes and forms. Whether you create full Project Life albums, a few Project Life inspired layouts/spreads here and there, or even simply working Project Life style products (such as Bella's new Daily Details papers) onto your everyday layouts, there are so many ways to incorporate this popular style into your designs. We are asking our designers to be inspired by Project Life, and show us how they work that inspiration onto their own pages.
“Happy Fall”, by Stephanie Buice.
My Cousin is always sending me the cutest pictures of her boys and I thought this was my perfect opportunity to get to scrap them. I'm not sure what I like most about doing PL spreads. If it's the fact that you can tell so many different stories in one page or that you can use the entire layout for one special event. The grid pages always make me happy though so I knew I was going to dive right into my Bella stash and fill those pockets up. For this layout Bella's Thankful collection matched her pictures perfectly, and all the cute embellishments made it come together effortlessly. I love fall and it's captured at it's best in this collection.
Thankful: Turkey Tacks, Borders, Alpha+Bits, Cute Cuts, Chipboard Icons; Finally Fall: Cute Cuts; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Brown-Cream; Designer Tapes: Chevron Combo, Polka Dot Combo
“Give Thanks”, by Jodi Wilton.
For this Project Life layout, I wanted to focus on a four square grid style layout. I started with four of the same sized squares- each with a different pattern from the Thankful Collection. I then began to use each square as a mini-layout, adding pictures, and embellishments along the way. I love the overall cohesiveness of working in a grid, and I find a layout comes together so much faster when working this way!
Thankful: Perfect Day, Homey, Turkey Tracks, Bountiful, Burlap, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Crochet Hearts: Orange; Button Market: Pickle Squares; Flags: Thankful 2
“Project Life Week 43”, by Katherine McElvain.
I so enjoy doing Project Life, and this month I wanted to use all the cute little Bella Blvd pieces to help show off the Halloween pictures from last month. It is fun to embellish and journal on the Bella Daily Details cards. And although I had Halloween on my mind, I always like to use product for how it is not intended. Therefore my favorite altered card on this spread is the "October" 3x4 card that I was able to use as a title card for a concert that my husband and I went to. The band is Blue October so I added "blue" above the October that was already printed on the card, then I used some glitter tape to cover the Halloween bat above the word "concert" letter stickers that I added below. I also altered the "Today is Candy Day" Bella Paper Pieces card. I cut off the top and sides so that it would fit into a 3x4 sleeve. And of course you never want to throw away a cute little Bella piece so I added the top of the card that says "October fun" above a photo. It's so great when things work out that way!
Trick or Treat: Daily Details, Happy Halloween, Paper Pieces; Snapshots: Borders, Paper Pieces; Daily Chevies: Arrows Gulf; Baby Boy: Borders; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Black-White, Yellow; Simply Simona Chipboard Numbers: Oreo; Designer Tape: Jail Bird, Ice Stripe