Saturday, October 11, 2014

Project Life - Week 39

In the Project Life world, people tend to document on a weekly basis. The first year I did PL, I decided that weekly was too much to handle and I went monthly instead. And I'm so glad I did. I eased into it. Because as a beginner, it can seem SO overwhelming to document each week. And it is. But now, two years after I began, I can't WAIT until Sunday night to document the week before. So it's ok to not do a weekly layout. I just feel like sometimes people need to tell other people that it's ok to do something a little differently and NOT feel like you have to apologize for it, you know?

The whole point of that yapping intro was to explain that each of my layouts is numbered 1-52 depending on the week of the year. I know this is weird since in real life we don't say, "oh that happened in week 13." It's weird, yet it also makes sense somehow. Ha....

So, without more rambling, here's week 39 aka September 21-27.

One of my favorite ways to add a little texture is to use digital paper behind one of my digital stamps and use a clipping mask (as seen in that scalloped circle). I'm sure I'll do a post on this in the future.

Design D is a little tricky to get to look right, so it's lucky that all my pictures happened to coordinate with bits of red in nearly every pic.
Ok, I lied. Ink post is next. ;-)


  1. I love your Project Life posts and wonder, is this a program you download to your computer? Or do you upload your photos online to create the layouts? Do you have to print the photos at home or can you order them in a book? I do a yearly Shutterfly book but I like this idea of a cuter option with more focus on daily life than I afford in my annual yearbook. Excited to follow the blog!

    1. Hey Stefanie! I'll answer your questions in more depth in future posts, but the short answer now is that it's not a program you download to your computer. I create every "card" individually in Photoshop then print them out. BUT they just released a Project Life app in the apple store that makes it possible to do it all on the app. Then you can print them out. I do believe they're planning on making it possible to design them all in the app and then order them into a book. So keep an eye out for that info. I think the app is less than $5. Look at the hashtag #ProjectLifeApp on Instagram for examples of what people are doing. I'm planning on doing a series of posts on where to start if you're a beginner and want to do it digitally. So stay tuned!