Project Life| Cover & Week 1 + Linky anyone?


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.



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

9 thoughts on “Project Life| Cover & Week 1 + Linky anyone?”

  1. Oh I know a couple of NZ bloggers who are doing project life too
    I shall let them know to pop on over and say HI

  2. I'm doing Project Life too – started the weekly format last year (blogged about it for a few months then ran out of time to make the pages and blog about it!) 2013 is pretty much complete – I just need to go back and finish a couple of inserts for our holiday to Aussie and birthdays etc.
    This year I'm changing it up a little with 1 page for each week (but using the pockets that have 1 6×4 and 10 3×4).
    Love the look of your pages so far 🙂

  3. Looks great! I came across project life a while ago but haven't started with it yet, I'm hoping to get some supplies soon. I'm the same with the scrapbooking side of things, cutting out paper and all that is involved just doesn't appeal to me, I'm all for the photos!!

  4. Mmmm I think about doing this quite often… but haven't dont more than that yet! Looks like such a great tool 🙂

  5. I've thought of doing Project Life more than once however I decided to do another 365 Project this year.
    I will put Project Life on the list for 2015. Your album is already looking gorgeous!

  6. Hi Melissa, Great to see you've found a way that works for you to document, preserve and share your family memories. I have been an album maker for 16 years, and have used (& still do) many different forms for doing this – scrapbooking, digital scrapbooking, crush books, project life, frames etc – and get enjoyment from them all. For those project lifers out there, Close To My Heart have a range called Picture My Life (& their pages are of a great quality), but more relevant, is their medium organisers are just the perfect way to stash your PL cards. Cheers, Megan

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