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.
"Lagoon Day", by Wendy Sue Anderson.
I have a habit of taking way too many photos during family outings. For instance, when our family went to a local(ish) amusement park last spring, I took dozens of photos on my camera, and another dozen or so on my phone. Were they all necessary? Nope. Does that matter? Nope. I printed a bunch of them because I knew I could use some pocket pages to hold them, so I could tell the story without having to choose only a few photos. The “Family Forever” collection was the ideal choice to scrapbook this event – the colors, phrases, and images coordinate perfectly!
Family Forever: Happy Home, Family Photo, Borders, Family Rules, Mom & Dad, Family Game Night, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Candid Cards, Paper Pieces; High Five Alphas: Brown-Cream; Designer Tape: Red Chevron, Yellow Chevron; Button Market: Red Flowers
“2013”, by Katherine McElvain.
Sometimes being behind on a project may work to my benefit. That is the case with my 2013 Project Life book. Being far behind, this month I finally created my title page for the book, and because the year was over, I was able to include a collage of photos from 2013. I used Photoshop Elements to collage a group of photos in four 4x6 rectangles by color story. I then created four 3x4 boxes, each to match the color story of the photos above and below. I included a number on each section to create "2013".
In order to make the 3x4 elements I first covered chipboard numbers with designer tape, trimmed it down, and then added a variety of old and new stickers as well as flowers, and again trimmed to shape around the chipboard.
On the numbers that were the negative, I simply layered stickers on coordinating pattern paper, positioned so they would show through when the chipboard was mounted. At the finish I traced with black ink around the numbers to make them stand out a little more. I like the result of the rainbow of images and papers. When I look at the first page of my Project Life book it gives me a peak at all the colorful happenings that came though out the year.
Family Forever: Sunday Brunch, Borders, Treasures & Text; Molly: Sparkle & Shine; Play Date: Chasing Rainbows; Sand & Surf: Paradise; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Cotton Candy, Freestyle Saltwater, Freestyle Pickle Juice, Freestyle Banana; Designer Tape: Various; Miniatures Stickers: Various; Alpha+Bits: Various