This week, to celebrate Project Life Lessons, the Big Picture Classes workshop I’m teaching with Elise Blaha Cripe and Annette Harring, which starts on Thursday, September 5, I’m posting a Project Life spread every day this week. Welcome to the Project Life extravaganza! Bonus: I’m giving away a spot in the workshop too. More information on that in the bottom of the post.
For now– Week 27: July 1-July 7
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Left Side: This Fourth of July layout was inspired by Ali Edwards‘s (now closed) Hello Story. I love working traditional layouts and class assignments into my Project Life spreads because it helps me learn and grow.
The base of this page is actually a 12×12 photo collage, printed by Persnickety Prints. I left spaces for the embellishments, so all I had to do when the page arrived was add stuff to the blank pages. I’m a big fan of this, because my paper cutter isn’t super precise, and grid layouts are always just a bit off when I make them.
I’m not big on holiday themed products, and so instead this whole page was made with the Kelly Purkey August / September Project Kit. You can make great holiday pages using colors and patterns to suggest the holiday. I used the title block to suggest a flag, arrows to suggest fireworks, and lots of red white and blue. I love that it’s more subtly themed, which makes sure that the stuff doesn’t drown out the photos.
We’ve also got a post on Light Graffiti if you want to create your own fun glow stick photos.
Insert 1, Front: I made a little layout to go with the Forth layout so I could sneak in one more picture and could add in journaling (a list of things that make up the Forth for us).
I ran out of small page protectors, so I cut a Project Life 8.5×11 page protector down. I’m all about making it work with what you’ve got.
Insert 1, Back: I included the week’s date range, as well as journaling about some of the random stuff going on in the Instagram collage to the right.
Insert 2, Front: This is just a big old 6×12 collage of tons of Instagram photos. This week had kicked off the start of the Big Picture Classes Phone Photography Project, so I had a lot of photos to work with! I love that these collectively just scream July. I’ll have to keep in mind for next time that this would look A LOT cleaner in the album with a white outline around the collage. But for now, I don’t really mind.
Insert 2, Back: A bit on why I’m a storyteller for Week 1 of Find Your Voice.
Right side: Photos from our long weekend: Jake and Eliza playing Frisbee golf with Jake’s brother Nick, putting together a puzzle and going out to eat with our friends, Jake going dirt biking with some friends and my grandpa Poppy (because he is the most awesome grandpa ever alive).
I love using striped paper for journaling. Love it.
And label stickers are always good for fitting in extra journaling right onto the photos.
How do you tackle holidays in Project Life?
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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be.
Supplies Used: Kits: Kelly Purkey June / July Project Kit, Kelly Purkey August / September Project Kit, Studio Calico June Project Life Kit; Embellishments: Kelly Purkey Shine On, Kelly Purkey Rise and Shine, Kelly Purkey Teal Letter Stickers, Kelly Purkey White Letter Stickers, Freckled Fawn washi, Crate Paper die cut, Amy Tangerine sticker; Stamps: Kelly Purkey Gold Star; Ink: Colorbox Ink Petal Point; Pen: EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.1-Millimeter Marker, EK Success Zig Memory System Millennium 0.8-mm Marker, red marker; Page Protectors: Project Life Design A, Project Life 8.5×11, Project Life 6×12, Project Life 12×12; Adhesive: Scor-Tape, Scotch Dot Roller, EK Success 3-D Dots Adhesive Foam; Photo Printing Service: Persnickety Prints Tools: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Craft Scissors, Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer; Other: Fabric heart.
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