Friday, May 13, 2016

Project Life {April 2016}

Last weekend for National Scrapbooking Day I was able to get my April pages and one layout completed. That's a lot for me, because inevitably, as quickly as I get started, I falter with the final touches.

For these pages I grabbed a bunch of old and new supplies and got to work. I no longer worry about keeping my photos in chronological order, instead I categorize them by topic. The front is about having Epilase eye surgery, girl time, and cats with a box. I used cards and embellishments from one kit along with a stamped card I made.

The back page focused on what currently had me pumping my fist in the air, listening to my first audio book, and three things that I became obsessed with during the month. I used old and new filler cards and then stamped a couple more.

Since my pages go into an album that has layouts, I've always used the front and back of one single pocket page for each month. It gives me the freedom to have them be completely different if I don't have or want the supplies to match. I've been thinking I might stop creating full size layouts because they haven't been inspiring me as much and so that means I could have each month's pages face each other. Decisions, decisions. ;)

If you do Project Life, do you make the all of your pages for the month or week match or treat each side as it's own project?

cards and embellishments - Blinks of Life
stamps - Oh, Harriet - Feed Your Craft, check box and lines - Kellie Stamps
ink - Slate - Simon Says Stamp

cards - Tiny Victories by Brandi Kincaid for Kelly Purkey, Messy Box
stamps - Oh, Harriet - Feed Your Craft, AM to PM - Kellie Stamps, Studio Calico
white puffy alphabet stickers - Seven Paper
die cut tab - Scored Tabs Stamp & Cut - Clearly Kelly for Hero Arts
flair - Tiny Victories by Brandi Kincaid for Kelly Purkey
ink - Slate - Simon Says Stamp, Teal - Heidi Swapp


  1. Great approach to categorizing your pages, Elise! Love how these turned out! :)

  2. I don't do Project Life, so technically I can't answer your question. However, I've been thinking about PL a lot lately. I don't think I'd have to have it all match, as far as product goes. So I would treat each month, or week, spread the same. It would be different for me. Great stuff here, love your spreads. I've been wanting to read that book. Michelle t

  3. Your PL pages are always a delight Elise!
    So fresh and clean and unique!!
    I feel compelled to include as much info as I can in my pages and sometimes I have to resign myself and give up on the esthetics

  4. So many things to love about this one! Including the planner shot of course! For me not exactly matchy-matchy but coordinate.

  5. I treat each page separately- that way if I happen to have 1 page for the month, or 3... I don't need to stress!!! You know I adore your style. The 'I'm obsessed' one is a FAVE... Looks brill!!!!

  6. Fabulous pages. I'm not a project lifer, but do want to incorporate pl styled pages for those smaller stories. I really like the idea of not keeping them chronological and lumping similar together. I think it's been my stumbling block for never including them in my albums. Thanks for sharing such a brilliant idea.

  7. Your pages are always so perfect.
    I like that you have breathing room to your photos as it really focuses on the pictures first then the journaling and embellishments

  8. Just lovely Elise. Love the clean look, colors and photos. And I spy Stephen I am wondering if its a new release.

  9. Boom! loving the flair. You always bring it together so well x


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