February 27, 2015
Welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop from Practical Scrappers! If you hopped here from Wendi’s blog you are in the right place! If you’d like to start at the beginning you can pop over here and hop through the whole list.
I’m Monica and this is Scrap Inspired! If this is your first time here, welcome, and feel free to poke around a bit. You’ll find lots of Project Life, Disney, and Scrapbooking inspiration. Want to keep up with all that is Scrap Inspired? Sign up for inspiration in your inbox!
And now it’s time to scrap your stash. Today I’m talking about using up those embellishment sets.
- Design Inspiration: When I saw this layout by Cindy Tobey I was drawn to all the triangles. It reminded me of a set of cardstock diamond embellishments I had. So I decided to frame my photo with diamonds similarly to how Cindy used triangles in her layout.
- Color Inspiration: I knew I wanted to tell the story of my husband’s obsession with super hero t-shirts so I went with super hero colors on my layout.
I started the design by laying out the diamonds I had. Then I traced the shape onto some pieces of patterned paper to add more diamonds as well as color to my layout. I also traced the shape onto a couple of Project Life journaling cards. To add a bit of dimension I decided to use pop dots on a few of the diamond shapes. I also backed the diamonds with patterned paper so that the cut outs would really shine.
It took a bit of playing around to get it all looking cohesive, but I love the end result!
I finished by adding my title and journaling as well as a few enamel shapes to bring a touch more interest to a few of the blank diamonds.
My husband is not seen quite as often in my scrapbooks simply because I don’t have as many every day life photos of him. So I loved that I could finally scrap a story that spoke to who he is right now. Because he truly is my own personal super hero!
Thanks for stopping by Scrap Inspired! Next up on the hop is Kristy! I’ve included a complete list of blog hop participants below in case you get lost along the way!
Blog Hop Participants:
Wendy C www.stampingrules.com
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February 25, 2015
After my success with using the Project Life app for my December Daily I decided that it would be the perfect way to document my entire 2015. Especially since I had so much trouble keeping up with traditional Project Life in 2014. And I am LOVING it!
My plan is to work on this as I have time and then download a few months at a time to my computer. At the end of the year I plan to just print them in a Shutterfly book. Can’t wait to see it all come together!
I’m using a similar process to how I did my December Daily. Especially when it comes to how I add journaling to non Project Life cards.
Since I’m using a calendar card to showcase which weeks I’m documenting I decided to write a phrase on each 4×6 title card.
I adore the bright colors in the Honey Edition. What I love even more is how specialty cards like this basketball card blend right in.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love using photo collages to document our stories. The beauty of the Project Life App is that I can make photo collages right inside the app! Love that!
All the photos are phone photos, and I’m keeping it super simple. Only way to keep up with the documentation in my world!
And that’s January done! Yippee!
February 19, 2015
I love Project Life. I love sharing Project Life ideas…except when I can’t get myself motivated to actually do my Project Life scrapping.
In 2012 and 2013 I managed to keep up with Project Life as the year went along. But in 2014 I…didn’t. In fact I didn’t even start until late February. I got caught up…and then I stopped in early March. And that was it. I did nothing more with 2014. I barely did any scrapping at all in 2014.
Recently I watched as my son started going through my scrapbook albums every evening. He liked my Project Life albums the best. And the fact is, I do to. For the first time in a long time I wanted to get that album done.
Luckily, I had a scrapbook weekend on the books, last weekend in fact. I made it my mission to get that album done. And I did! In one day I finished my 2014 Project Life album. Now, I did have an uninterrupted day to do so. But I do have a few tips to help you bang out your Project Life album quickly!
How to Scrap 10 Months of Project Life Quickly
- Don’t worry about documenting every event or every photo. Just use your favorites.
- It’s ok to skip the photo editing step. Just print those photos as is.
- I often like to use photo collages to get more photos in my album. But in this case I went with full size 4x6s. Keeps things quick and easy!
- Limit the number of 3×4 photos you use. But if you want to use a few this PicMonkey tutorial may help you print them out faster.
- Keep your journaling simple and don’t feel the need to tell every story. Sometimes the photos speak for themselves.
- Use the 3×4 filler cards liberally. Once again, there’s no need to tell every story.
- Skip the embellishments. The Project Life cards are beautiful, let them shine in all their simplicity.