3 Ways to Rebuild Digital Project Life Cards

I’m in love with Gene Wilder. Blazing Saddles. Willy Wonka. Young Frakenstein. That Gene Wilder.

My poor, innocent kids are often subjected to his quotes from movies recorded years ago. Of course, they have no idea who he is (even the Willy Wonka reference points them to Johnny Depp, which is not a bad thing at all).

But when I try to entertain them with “My name is Frakensteen!”, yes I’d like them to laugh. A lot. Because it’s HILARIOUS!

I need a better audience.

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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.

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Project Life 2014 | April: The One Stop Shop Planner I Use for Project Life

Hello April! If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been geeking-out all this week about Project Life. Catch up with January, February and March posts too.

April was the month where I finally sought out the help of a tool to document and track. Basically, something that kept me from giving up on Project Life because I couldn’t possibly keep track of the moments I know I wanted included in our albums.

But y’all know me! A separate planner that required some type of commitment or system was completely out of the question. Because:

  • I can barely remember where I threw my bra the day before.
  • I’m a busy mom, business owner and creative. I already have enough planners and notebooks and iPhones and apps and doo-hickeys.
  • And if I were to use anything, it’d have to meet other needs. I like stuff that’s multi-talented.

Considering all the above, especially the part where I can’t remember where I hoisted my bras the day before, I thought I’d never find the PL Planner that worked for my busy life.

Luckily the answer was already in front of my face!

PL_DAP-3

 

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Project Life 2014 | March: So That One Event Thing Didn’t Work; Back to OCD Details

Time for another edition of Project Life 2014 catch up. So after completing the January and February pages, I returned to mixing fleeting moments with the bigger events too.

While the single event on a page worked for those photos, I realize I can’t work quickly and most through the stories if I stick to a single event on a single page. That’s the way I’ve approached pages in the past. But I realize, this process requires letting go of the old way!

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How to Quickly Hide Clutter from Your Favorite Photos

You and I shoot a ton of photos. And unless you’re a Stepford Wife, I’m guessing you have some clutter in the background of your photos too!

Piles of laundry. Somebody’s shoes. Bunches of toys. Or if you’re outside, a tree, an electrical pole, some random stranger’s boob (or butt). Trust me; I say this with authority because some awkward strangers rear-end, clothed of course, is always photo-bombing my photos.

And I despise it!

But who has the time to extract the awkward photo-bomber out? Or remove the tree? And most times, I want to include the toys! Perhaps they’re less obvious but still show that I’m not a Stepford Wife.

Well in today’s Q&A Wednesday video, I’mma show you how to hide the clutter in your photos. It’s a fancy yet easy trick I’ve used for years. Except no one can tell unless I point it out! And now you get to learn some of that voodoo I do!

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