Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Project Life!

I've been thinking about it for a while, and I finally decided to embark on Project Life.  I do enjoy making scrapbook pages, but I tend to make them rather detailed, so there is no way I could catch up in this lifetime. I decided that Project Life can document the present, and when I get the urge to make full size pages, I can work on pictures from the past.

I ordered a box of a variety of Photo Pock Pages from Amazon to get started.  I also wanted to get one of the Project Life kits, but they are out of stock until later this month.  However, I discovered it's easy to do this without the kit (although I still will probably get one in the future), and it's a great way to use some of my large collection of papers!

I cut "Week 25" with my Silhouette Cameo.  It's part of Kerri Bradford's Life Additions:  Weeklies collection.  I know I don't have weeks 1 - 24, but I decided to start this day since this week was the 25th of the year.  Most people seem to do double page layouts for each week, but I think I'll probably do single pages to start.  I can always do more when we have busier weeks.

What I'm loving about Project Life is how wide open it is and that I can really use all of my supplies.  Simple Stories has a lot of journaling tags in their collections that fit in well.  My Creative Time has lots of stamps that add a nice touch too.

This funny car is cut from the Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I also picked up a Smash Book Date Stamp to use throughout my album.  I love this journaling tag from Simple Stories.  Just perfect for Eric's first time on the road with me!

This awesome cut was designed by Lori Whitlock, and I purchased it in the Silhouette store.  Okay, now that I've finished explaining everything, I'm wanting to get started on week 26!

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  1. Katie ~ Oh this is just AMAZING! I LOVE ALL the detials you have added! From the journaling, the tags, the stamps but best of ALL the pictures! I am so EXCITED for Eric and you in this new journey called driving!!! I LOVE this whole idea of project life ~ I might have to look into it! I have to say that "Life is good" phrase ~ I LOVE, LOVE LOVE it! I also like that even thought you don't have the one kit you are using the paper from your paper stash! We ALL should be doing that! AWESOME ~ AWESOME job!

  2. I can't wait to see more.. Looks like u are going to be enjoying this.

  3. AWESOME job with your layout Katie!all the details and pic are FANTASTIC,great job!good luck Eric!!:)

  4. Love this layout. I bought the Amber kit a while back and have not used it yet. I too am so far behind and thought it would be a good way to catch up and not stress about it. Thanks for inspiring me to get started on my book.


  5. what a great idea! love that it's simple yet still decorated!

  6. I like this idea...like a picture diary. You must take pictures nearly every day? I wish I had taken more. Not sure I have something weekly to scrap about now. Great job on your page. Have fun with the new driver thing...makes life interesting!
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