08 January 2012

Project Life Week 1

Hopefully, every Sunday I will be able to do a little "showing" of my Project Life pages for that week :)
Week One is complete and I am totally in love with this style of documentation.  I can't even call it Scrapbooking or art journaling because it's something so different.
Project Life totally works for me and my life right now and I am so excited to continue on with this project.
Welcome to my week one:

I have had a few questions about Project Life and I will answer them the best I can (for only having done this for 2 weeks so far).

Q:  Where do you get the materials for Project Life?

A: I bought my page protectors and Clementine "core kit" from Amazon.  To be honest, if I do this again, I probably won't even purchase a core kit.  I have enough paper around and photos to use up all of the space.  However, for a first timer the core kit is really helpful and helped me understand Project Life better.  I have bought some little extra things like a date stamp and other 2x4 papers from Etsy.  There are a lot of cute printables and ideas on Pinterest.  You can check out my PL pinboard for some ideas.

Q:  Is this project time consuming?

A:  I have had no troubles at all trying to fit this project into my schedule.  I am a "right now" type of person so I like to work on it my pages each day.  I usually do this at night, and it may just be editing a photo or doing some quick journaling as a reminder.  Last night, Saturday, I looked at everything I had done throughout the week and then I worked on tweaking  few things to make it more cohesive and a bit more "blinged out."  I have spent maybe 15-20 minutes on it each night.  I have read on other people's blogs that they like to save everything and dedicate one day a week to put it all together.  Whatever works for you, do it!! 

Q:  Where do you print all of your photos?

A:  Like I mentioned previously, there are a lot of coupon codes for Snapfish and Walgreens where I can get my photos in an hour.  I use them only if I can get my prints for free :)  I started out by going through my iPhoto and finding filler photos that I may want to use throughout the year to journal on or to use as a header photo.  Since that is a bigger order, that is what I used Walgreens for with my free coupon code.  I just got ink for my printer yesterday and it was heavenly to be able to print my photos right here at home.  Other than that, I have my Instax which works PERFECTLY for all of the 2x4 sections on my pages :)

Q:  How do you type your journaling onto your photos?

A:  I use Photo Shop Elements.  I definitely don't use it to it's full potential but it was a  great investment and takes my photos to the next level.  Highly recommend it :)

Ok, that's all I got right now :)  Again, I have only just started on this little Project Life adventure, and I am sure I will learn more cool things as the year goes on.
I love it.
Thanks for checking out my pages!!


Would you like to know more about Project Life? You can read all about it here. You can also check out more of my Project Life pages right here!


  1. I was so excited about your last post on this that I purchased it on Amazon too! I'm still waiting for it to arrive and I'm dying waiting :( I have all my pictures and everything ready from week one though so that when it gets here I can whip it together. Thank you so much for writing about this!! :) Good tips too!

  2. Yay Chelsea!!
    Please be sure to come back here and leave me a link so I can check out your pages when you add them!!! I am so excited!!! xo

  3. I got my kit a week or so ago and did my whole week today...I think I am FOR SURE going to like this better than 12x12 layouts...here is my link showing my first week


    thanks for the inspiration...I'd never heard of Project Life before you posted about it...

  4. i always enjoy looking at your art janel! :)

  5. Now this is a scrapbooking project I might be able to get on-board with. I am very intrigued!

  6. What a fantastic idea! I have to ask: what has your total investment been on this so far?

  7. I love it!

    P.S. just making sure you got my email with my shipping info for the planner?

  8. I sent on the info and your planner has been shipped :)

  9. oh man, I saw your pins on pinterest and started to look into project life. I love the idea! Luckily it's still very early in the year so I think I'm going to try to catch up this week. Thanks for the info on the kit! I was thinking of buying it but have tons of paper. I love the colors in the clementine kit though...

  10. Thanks for the information! I think this looks SO cool but a little complicated, so it helps to know how it works. :)

  11. Oh my gosh!! That is so cool. I've never heard of this, but I love the funky look of your album. So cool!!!

  12. This is neat-o! I might hafta try it out mahself!!


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