Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm Diving In

If you've been following me since last January you will remember that I tried my hand at Project Life, or The Moments In Between as I called it.  That lasted a mere 3 weeks.  Our local photo lab closed down for renos for 5 weeks, and I let that totally throw me off course.

Well I'm back at it.  Largely due to the fact that Scraptastic Kit Club has released a brand new, super fun Project Life collection of cards, stamps, flair, and other fabulous little bits.  I fell in love with the product, and was especially inspired by the way I saw others on the DT using the kit.  Here is what I did a couple of weeks ago (it's been so crazy around here I haven't had the tim to post it until today, sorry).

Because I only jumped on the bandwagon late in the game I have not used the June Kit from Scraptastic, which sold out before reveal day, by the way.  Instead I used an older Scraptastic kit that I loved, but had only bits and pieces left.  That's another great thing about PL, it allows you to use up a collection almost in it's entirety, as you don't require large pieces of paper or cardstock, and there is always room for bits and pieces of embellishments throughout the page.  This kit featured the gorgeous Pink Paislee Portfolie collection.

Left Side:

 The only "issue" I have with Project Life is photographing the layouts.  The pape protectors create such a glare when photographing and sometimes the image itself looks warped.  The only alternative that makes sense to avoid the glare would be to lay each piece out separately side by side to make it look like it was in the protector and photograph that way.  That system is far too much work in my opinion, and would be much less effective for me as I generally photograph my layouts outside on the front step for better light.  Can't you just see me running all over my front lawn chasing down little 3x4 pictures and journal spots, haha.  Plus I figure my readers are intelligent enough to know what the photo really looks like in real life.  Thanks in advance for letting me off the hook on this one.  As you can see I'm really liking the EK Success label maker for this project.

Right Side:
Lots of journaling here, it's the most important part in my opinion, with some stamping using the Scraptastic Stamps that came in the June kit.  Ranger's Archival Ink is THE BEST for stamping directly onto your photos by the way.  Some tags from Chic Tags (perfect for PL too), and some bits and pieces of other goodies, and I'm done.

So who else is on the Project Life bandwagon.  I'd love to pop by and see how you are doing with yours.  Leave me a link, and I'll leave you some love.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks fabulous! LOVING the photos!

Cindy Fortin said...

You're doing a great job at it! Even for the photos ;-) It really is difficult to do and nobody seems to have find the magical receipe! And thanks for the laugh this morning: I pictured myself running after my PL piece of paper all around the neighborhood... Very funny! lol

It's always good to see new people jumping in the PL adventure. It's such a demanding project, we need other people to keep motivated!

You can see my PL here:

And I don't know if you like giveaways, but I have one running on my blog ;-)

Have a great day!

MelB said...

YAY!! So happy you are back on the PL bandwagon, I love PL. Your first spread is beautiful and I agree with you, journaling is so important. Hope you have a good pen! ;)

Nicole said...

Love the color combo of your spreads! Beautiful!