Thursday, January 2, 2014

Project Life 2014 + Blog Circle

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My 2014 Project Life Title Page done with the 
Digital Project Life Coral Edition kit.
Ahhhh, the New Year. Filled with the promise of a fresh start, healthy habits and good intentions. I spent New Year's day relaxing with my family, finishing up my December Daily project and planning for the new year.


And how I plan to document 2014 will be through Project Life again. I began Project Life in the spring of 2013. I was looking for a way to do something with the hundreds upon thousands of photos I had been taking. What was the point of it all if these photos just sat on a hard drive somewhere never to be printed and seen?

Then I discovered Becky Higgins and her simple scrapbooking style called Project Life. Finally a way to scrapbook that made sense to me. Print photos, put in book, make a note, done. I think I can handle this!

I am all caught up with 2013 and looking forward to starting 2014 in a fresh, new way for me. I'm going to attempt to follow the weekly format. This should be an interesting experiment for me since I had the hardest time editing down my photo selections in 2013. I did not document in the weekly format in 2013, but rather by the event. So, I allowed myself to spill over to multiple pages for one days activities (ahem, 3rd birthday party). 

In 2014 I will also be attempting to do several layouts via Digital Project Life. I dabbled a bit with the digital version of scrapbooking in the fall of 2013 and fell in love. I would love to hone my skills and have a bit of freedom to create pages while lying in bed or up at the cabin for the weekend without hauling out all the supplies. (But, don't get me wrong... I love my supplies!).

I just purchased a Canon Pixma Pro-100 photo printer that can print up to 13"x19" prints so I can print out my digital Project Life layouts and just slip them in to the album like another page. Instant gratification! (Look for a blog post in the very near future about this beast of a machine. I love it so far!)

In order to hold myself accountable to all these Project Life good intentions, I joined a blog circle of fellow Project Life addicts. Each month we will link to each other's work and encourage you to check out their blogs, too. I can't wait to see what all these lovely ladies do in the coming year. Please make sure to click around the blog circle and check out all of the amazing work going on in the digital Project Life arena. This month I am linked to a fellow Seattle-ite, Ashley from life, love and lens


For the next stop on the blog hop head on over to 


18 comments:

  1. I love the way you have converted the photo to B&W and balanced it with the grey 'life'-card.

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  2. Gorgeous page. I love all of the happy color. We're almost neighbors. :) I'm in Puyallup! Looking forward to seeing your future pages.

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    1. Hiya, neighbor! Looking forward to seeing your work, too.

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  3. Your title page is beautiful! Love the colors. Can't wait to see more of your work this year.

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    1. Thanks! Happy to be a part of this blog circle with you. Cheers!

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  4. I can't wait to see your digital skills evolve this year! It is so fun to look back to the beginning of 2013 to see how my style has changed.

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    1. Thanks, Stacy. It certainly is addicting.

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  5. "What was the point of it all if these photos just sat on a hard drive somewhere never to be printed and seen?" yes!! oh and i am a bit jealous about your printer... ;)

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    1. Hi, Anika. So happy to have found the right medium for using all these pictures. Happy to "meet" you.

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  6. Love this page, and the coral kit! I bought some of the journaling cards and papers from it, it's really fresh looking.

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    1. Coral is just awesome, right? And Midnight... and Seafoam... and Sunshine... well, you get the idea.

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  7. Great job with the page. Love the colors and the balance. Looking forward to se more work from you! Think I need to dig in to the coral kit.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, Anna Rose! Yes, dig in to coral, it's beautiful!

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  8. LOVE that page. Its so cheerful!

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  9. Beautiful title page! I love that family photo. I do 90% of my project life-ing in bed :)

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  10. I love your use of color with the black and white contrast! Super cute picture of your family too :) I do a lot of my PLing on my bed too :) Ok, as cold as it's been, I've been doing it IN bed under the covers! lol. I look forward to getting to know you better through your layouts this year :)

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  11. that's been my issue. how do I narrow down photos? I don't do the weekly format - I do event or everyday happenings.

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