Project Life Update: March, April, May

6.15.2015

Okay, people. According to the reader survey I never finished telling you about (answers to the first half here), only a few of you hate my Project Life updates. I figured if a lot of you said you hated these, I would stop doing them. But you didn't, so sorry to the 31 people who aren't fans, but this is still happening.


I know it seems insane that I'm still making time to work on this with all the craziness that's going on in my life, but I don't think you guys really understand how much I love scrapbooking. I love it a lot. Also, it's something I feel I'm good at. I'm really proud of my scrapbooks and like sharing them with people.

Below are the pages I made for March, April, and the beginning of May! (You can see pages from January and February here.)

For those who need a refresher, Project Life is a type of hybrid scrapbooking where you use photo pockets to insert pictures of various sizes and mix those with journaling cards. Check out the Project Life website here for more info. You can do physical or digital Project Life depending on what you like. Mine is a 6x8 size.

I've gotten a few questions about this on my first post, so I'll answer it here for those who are wondering: How do I print my pictures?

I currently print my pictures one of three ways: Shutterfly, Persnickety Prints, Walgreens. 

I did Shutterfly most recently because I got a code for free prints and I was already buying something else so shipping was not a factor; Persnickety Prints caters to Project Life folks and offers prints in many different sizes, along with cardstock prints and other things like that, plus the quality is amazing; Walgreens makes the worst-quality prints, but it's cheap and easy, and I don't have to wait for shipping. My ultimate goal is to buy a home photo printer, but those are expensive so we'll see.
^^^Wondering what the blank 18-week picture is? Long story short, I lost the battery charger to my point-and-shoot, and so I can't get that picture off my camera! I'm hoping we unearth the charger during packing.

^^^That black-and-white picture of Jordan and I is a 4x6 size. I cut it in half and used both halves in the 3x4 spots.

^^^I made those "Currently" 3x4 cards in photoshop and printed them on cardstock.

So that's what my book looks like so far! Are any of you doing a Project Life book or any other kind of scrapbooking? I love getting ideas from other people, so send me any links or ideas that you use in your own scrapbooking. Thanks!

Any questions about Project Life? Leave them in the comments or email me!
Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

I really love this and think I want this to be my new thing when we are all set up next year!

The Lady Okie said...

Yay! You totally should!

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn how to do this! I miss the days of printing pictures...mine all just sit on my computer unless I need to print one out for a frame. You want to come to WI and help me do our adoption profile book?! Lol

Brandi said...

I did one for 2014 in a project life kinda of way, and there were things I liked about it...and I wonder if I did more of it if I'd like it more (and feel better at it). But, I still like having books printed (most recently via Artifact Uprising). I've done smaller books that way, for trips and whatnot, usually as gifts for family (and then I print one for me), and I like the look of them. But I do like the versatility of including other things beside just photographs. I get really inspired by other people's scrapbooks (the blog Stephanie Makes especially at the moment) but I feel like I can't replicate it on my own. It feels like scrapbooking is definitely more expensive. It gets crazy!!

Andrea H. said...

Love these pages! Scrapbooking is one of my fave things as well, but I've been out of the groove with it for way too long. I need to get back into it. I actually made a framed scrapbook page for my dad's father's day gift this weekend and I think it re-ignited my scrapbooking flame :)

Ashley said...

So beautiful. I love the simplicity of Project Life! I wish I wasn't a poor college kid so I could afford to do this! Lol.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I really like your scrapbooking. I love to see how you put it together and all the little memories that get added. So creative. I should really do one next year.

Heidi Sullivan said...

I have been scrapbooking digitally for about 5 years and recently switched to digital Project Life. Love it!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

Once I finish my current scrapbook, I'm jumping on the project life book train asap!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

These pages all look SO great! I love how you made your regular size print photo (4x6) work in two slots of the page! Smart girl! I spent yesterday afternoon working on a scrapbook from when we were dating each other (I'm putting all our letters back and forth and such together in one spot). I started it last year and made great progress... then I got distracted and somehow a year passed, haha! I'm working on finishing it now!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

I just love that you do this! I REALLY need to be better about printing pictures!

Charlotte F said...

It looks amazing. You're right, you're ggod at this thing! What amazing memories that will make.

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

I really like the 4x6 of you and Jordan that you cut in half to fill 2 spots on the same page. I also really like the Currently cards!

Erin LFF said...

I love these! :) You really are creative/talented and I like that these are so unique. I honestly haven't seen anyone else do it this way!!

Amy said...

i'm a little jealous of your gumption (yesss) to get this done! I would loveee to do project life!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

You are adorable. And these are my favorite so BYE to those 31 people.

Sarah @ Sometimes Photojenik said...

I feel like I need to start doing this because I love having scrapbooks but you very well know how much I don't like scrapbooking. This seems like an easier way to keep up on all of it and I'm headed to their website right now to check more into it. I know I've visited the website before and I can't remember what I thought of it. My main question for you- on those "currently" cards, what kind of stuff do you put?? Also, is that your handwriting or a typed font? Because I LOVE it

Cassie Eliya said...

I'm planning on starting these once our little bit is here!!!! SO FUN!

The Lady Okie said...

The actual "currently" that's written at the top is a typed font. The other stuff is my handwriting.

And for the currently cards, you can put whatever. I usually put things like "reading, wearing, watching, loving" OR I just put "currently" at the top and leave the rest blank so I can write whatever I want. I think in the post there were pictures of two different kinds of currently cards. I can send you the jpeg file of the ones I made if you want to print some yourself :)

The Lady Okie said...

Awesome! I would like to try out the digital version at some point. It would probably save me lots of time, but I do love doing it by hand too!

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

Did you like Artifact Uprising for printing?

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

You should do it Sarah! I had my friend bring me a Project Life all the way to Myanmar and I haven't regretted it one bit!

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

Project Life is EPIC!!! So much so that I neglect real life for Project Life. ha!

It's fun to see your pages! I'm glad you can print some things on cards tock from home. I have of course included washi tape in my book and really like it.

We are headed to Bangkok this evening and as soon as we got home to pack I started taking pictures and one of them was pictures of my Project Life book so I can upload them while we are in Thailand. =)

Laura @ Making Baby Provence said...

I'm considering boycotting Shutterfly! I can't figure out how to download the pictures back to my computer/phone that I loaded on there. Occasionally, I want to have them as my backgrounds. Does that make sense?! Do you know how?

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