I used Photoshop CS6 to create the first two layouts and the Project Life App to create the last two (which I have made smaller and put them side by side). The kits used in creating these layouts are: Project52, Kraft Edition, Plus One Mini Kit by Amy Tangerine, and Once Upon A Poppy by Sarah H. Graphics.
I finally got the 2014 summer vacation book completed. It’s been submitted to Shutterfly for an 8×8 soft cover book. This will be my first soft cover book so I’m really excited to see how it turns out. I had a free coupon from World Market for an 8×8 book. I ended up having to pay a little bit more for it because I had over 50 pages. The free book was only for 20 pages.
I created the book in Photoshop. I used digital kits I purchased and kits downloaded free. After creating individual pages, I uploaded to Shutterfly and simply drag and drop onto the book pages. Here are a few pages of what will be in the book:
Couldn’t decide if I wanted to go completely digital or paper so decided to stick to hybrid. I purchased the Project Life 52 digital kit so that I can use it both digitally and print for when I need/want to create a paper page. My title page was printed and so was the first page of week 1. The rest are done either with the Project Life App or with Photoshop.
I also used a journal card from the Project Life Maddie Holmes kit, Winter Theme Cards from the Project Life App, and houses from Far Far Hill.
I’m very happy to be done with writing out my resolutions. Now I just need to buy a new 3-ring binder for my 2015 Project Life. I looked at Micheal’s collection of binders a week ago and almost bought one for 40% off but decided to wait. I’m going to go back and get that binder because I keep thinking about it. This year I’m changing from solid color binders to something flowery and colorful.
For my first page of the year, I made this 3×4 journal card to write resolutions on. I decided to share the file so that you can also write resolutions or do something creative with it. The download comes with a PNG 3×4 journal card and a SVG cut file which will look like the image above minus the writing. To download, click HERE, or the image below.
Created this layout for my This Is Me binder. This Is Me was a class I took a couple of years ago at Studio Calico. Basically, the instructor provided prompts and scrapbooking ideas to get you inspired. The title (This Is Me) is however you want to translate it but the scrapping/documenting must have everything to do with you, not your family or friends . For me, it was sort of a personal reflective kind of scrapbooking so I choose to focus on almost everything I did/was/believed before I became a mom (because we all know, motherhood leaves no time for us to be who we really are) and a few things here and there from the present.
I used the digital kit collab freebie by Just Jamie, Little Butterfly Wings, and Quirky Heart called, M3. The photos were random Instagram screenshots and the fonts used were Sea Dreams and Hobo Std.
My 2nd grader started school this week so I get all the time in the world to spend with just my 7th grader. She doesn’t start school until next week so it’s a full week with just she and I. It’s been a long time since I’ve had her all to myself and I cherish it. This morning I’m having her help me with her Project Life book. She’s cutting out Instagram printouts that I printed and prepared yesterday and organizing them into her book. One day, in the far off future, she will love going through her book.
I’ve created another WordPress blog for just Project Life stuff. It’s on the right navigation under “Other Places.” I hope to spend more time posting my Project Life layouts, finds, tutorials, and everything else related to documenting life there, so please visit often. 🙂