Now that I’m back in the swing of things with Project Life, I’m busying Pinning layout inspiration, free printables, and tutorials for different techniques that translate will to pocket pages. I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite Project Life posts and resources (with links directly to Pinterest to make it easy for you to save for later).
Some Project Life Resources:
- I contributed to an ebook from Big Picture Classes that goes into sharing more stories in your Project Life pages. It is called Project Dig Deep (this is an affiliate link for Big Picture Classes. I will receive a small commission for purchases made through this link) and can be found here
- I’m also a part of this group Pinterest board that has hundreds of Project Life inspiration pieces…freebies, tutorials, and (of course) layouts
- In addition to my super simple Design A PDF you’re welcome to download, this Project Life planner looks pretty comprehensive and includes multiple layouts, which will help out those of you who use non-Design A Project Layout pocket pages
- Kristin shares some tips for taking Project Life on the road…and she has a hundred other places to find Project Life inspiration
- Now that I’m going to be more flexible with my layouts, I’m loving the idea of having an extra page at the end of each month with thumbnails of random photos from the month!
- Tips for organizing your Raskog for Project Life
- Megan’s Project Life posts have tons of tips (I am copying her style in my Project Life posts from now on!) on how to tell more stories, include different types of embellishments, and essentially find your voice with Project Life
- Here’s how you can go back and scrapbook previous years of your life Project Life-style without losing your mind
As for more layouts…
Project Life (Year 28) Weeks 12 – 15
Week 12: May 26 – June 1, 2014
So this is the first week of 1 page layouts and while it doesn’t come close to including all the photos I took, it includes the ones that got printed out…Including the photo of my haircut that made me look a lot like my aunt and the photo of Rintu passed out under Alex’s bike in the living room. Classy.
Story Tip: Using a journaling card (like the Currently List shown above) on a weekly basis will help you capture what is really going on in your week…these photos don’t really say much considering I didn’t include any other journaling…
Week 13: June 2 – June 8, 2014
This layout is all about embracing color. Purple, electric blue, pinks, and a ton of other colors. Colors and our BBQ.
Story Tip: If you can’t take your badge home from an event, make sure to get a photo of it for your layout! Alex and I went to an open access event at the “Grand Canyon of Orange County” this week and I couldn’t take the badge home so Alex suggested we get a photo of it to include. I think it’s better than including the actual badge!
Week 14: June 9 – June 15, 2014
I’m back to trying to keep my layouts more cohesive looking this week. Blue is an easy color to use during the summer months since we spend so much time outdoors. It was great that this week’s date card was blue so it made it easy to match the rest of the journaling cards.
Story Tip: Don’t be afraid to add strange things to your layouts! That popsicle stick is from my popbar in the photo in the lower left-hand corner of the layout. I used some soap and water to clean it and simply slid it into the pocket with a journaling card. Other items to consider: napkins, takeout bags, fortunes from cookies, lids from yogurt/ice cream, beer bottle labels.
Week 15: June 16 – June 22, 2014
If it wasn’t for the date card at the top of this layout, I would’ve assumed this week’s photos belonged with the previous week! This is when Alex and I knew we were addicted to kayaking (and soon paddleboarding) and spent our weekend on the water in Dana Point. I had a triumphant lunch hour where I was able to run an errand and make it through the In-n-Out drive through and back to my desk in an hour. Seriously, I deserve an award. If you follow Overland Equipment on Instagram you’ll be seeing the photo in the lower right-hand corner of the layout hitting the feed this week. If you own an Overland Equipment bag, tag your Instagram photos with #MyOverland and you may see your photo featured on the Overland Instagram account! The backpack I’m wearing in the top photo is the Summit1500 from Teton Sports (Amazon Affiliate link), which is a great day pack.
Story Tip: Get on a different level. For the photo of Rintu on the balcony, I got down on the floor and shot through the chair’s legs. I could’ve asked Alex to take a photo from where he was sitting, but capturing the two of them and some of the plants on the balcony (you can see a closeup of that pot in this pathetic tutorial) tells more of a story.