Project Life 2014 | May & My Ah-Ha Moments About Project Life

Yes! After geeking-out for the past Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, I can honestly say I haven’t had this much fun scrapbooking in a long time! I just blew by 5 months of stories and photos I’ve wanted to share quickly, creatively and easily in a few days!

For some of the stories, mainly the ones about the kids, I’ll go deeper and build separate pages for their individual albums. Pages that different design-wise. But for our main family album, I simply love this process of combining multiple stories and photos on a single page to get the memory captured AND THE PAGE DONE!

That was the Ah-Ha moment for me.

I’ve never forced myself to capture more than one story or idea on a single page. I’m so use to a single event on a single page, like my page from February. Y’all witnessed how it didn’t work and I quickly returned back to multiple stories on a page.

I think I was initially worried. About how to choose papers and embellishments that would work for so many different types of photos. Worried about the photos and if only using 1 or 2 would “show” the story I wanted to “tell”. And worried that it certainly didn’t look like what I’ve done for so many years.

I was really worried for nothing.

Because:

  • I used different design tricks, like alternating between black and white or colors photos, to pair different embellishments and papers together.
  • The process required me to dig deep, simplify and find + use the best photo. Which, in return, required me to make a conscious effort to take less photos. And honestly, that’s not a bad thing either!
  • And while I will continue to use different page designs for the kids’ albums, I like not having to second-guess the design.

And there you have it folks! My six month long assessment of the Project Life process. A process I’ve tried to avoid ever since Becky Higgins introduced the idea to the scrap-o-sphere. Becky, you’ll always be my hero!

Here are my April – May pages.

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My pages are pocket-style but they’re unique in that I use a layered frame over all of my pages. I prefer this style because I can play with the layering of my photos, journaling cards and embellishments. It adds an extra level of drama while coordinating the different photos and pieces together. And I call my pocket-style pages The Window System Templates.

The Window System is a full 34 templates with different pocket-style arrangements. Some have areas for very large, show off photo areas. While others are perfect for smaller photos and journaling details.

And this weekend, the entire system is on SALE in a huge way!

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This is the perfect time to grab the entire Window System for 34% OFF.

Or pick up the newest sets or sets you’ve yet to add to your collection for 30% OFF. 

If you use them for your pocket-style scrapbooking, link me to one of your favorite pages in the comments. All that do will receive a special gift from me. 😉 Shh. It’s our secret.

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