Project Life | Week 2 + Linky is live!

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Project Life: Week 2

Yay week 2!  As you can see my corner rounder arrived this week so from now on the spreads will all be matchy matchy.  At this early stage I’m still not overwhelmed with creative inspiration…..but that’s where you come in!  If you’re posting your Project Life spreads on your blog, then join my weekly link-up so I can get intimidated inspired by your mad creative skills!

I’m still loving the little Canon Selphy, to get the 4×3″ pics I’m using Adobe InDesign for my layouts and cutting the printed images by hand.  I think a rotary cutter or guillotine will be my next purchase, any recommendations?

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Project Life| Cover & Week 1 + Linky anyone?

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I cannot stand the thought of paper scrapbooking, it’s just not for me, however  I LOVE photos and so any amount of time spent on embellishments, cutting, gluing etc rather than on the images is time I’d rather not spend. A pocket scrapbooking system such as Project Life is perfect for me.  Basically, PL is inserting your printed photos into pockets and journalling as much or as little as you’d like onto 4×6 or 4×3 cards.  Read about Project Life on the official website here.  You can get as fancy as you like or keep it simple.

What I’m using;

  • I ordered my binder, inserts and core kit online from Craft House but PL is now stocked in Spotlight so is very accessible.  This year I’m using the Midnight Core Kit and Midnight Album and have a Big Variety Pack of inserts so I can vary my layouts
  • I take my pictures on a Canon 550D , usually with my 50mm lens or my Samsung S4 and edit using the VSCO Cam app
  • I print my pics at home using a Canon Selphy 4×6 dedicated photo printer.  Yes, the cost per print is more expensive than printing online or at a store, however my PL project would be very short lived if I had to order my prints in a bulk lot – it just wouldn’t happen.
  • I’m doing one spread, total two sides per week and after 5 weeks I have managed to keep the momentum going and am up to date!
  • My week runs Sun-Sat so I spend a few minutes here and there throughout the weekend to get the past week in the album.  It really doesn’t take too long to do each layout but you have to take heaps of pics throughout the week otherwise you might get a wee bit stuck {I was struggling this week}.
  • I started before Christmas which is weird timing as it would have made sense to start in the New Year, but the whole point of this exercise is for me to document Nixie’s first year, so, away we go!

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Project Life 2014 album front page

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Project Life: Week 1 

If anyone wants to do a linky let me know and I’ll host it!  Would love to see what you guys are up to with your albums.