Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my Project Life® process. Since Project Life® is my primary method of memory keeping, I am always looking for ways to help me stay caught up and up to date. One of my favorite tips is to keep it simple. I’ll walk you through my process of how I choose to do that for this spread, yet still have fun with stamps and embellishments without overwhelming my photos. Let’s get started.
I always begin a spread by choosing my photos. I printed them all out at home on 4x6 photo paper and trimmed them if necessary.
I laid out my photos on my page protector to get an idea of how the spread looks as a whole. My favorite page protector to use is an altered 12x12 Design A page protector. I recently got the Fuse tool and it is a game changer. It saves me so much time, is easy to use, and is perfect for pocket scrapping since my ideal page configuration has two 4x6 pockets and eight 3x4 pockets. I simply fused two of the four 4x6 pockets to create more 3x4 ones.
Once I laid down my photos, I went through my journal cards and chose some that I think would match my spread and complement the colors.
To adhere some of the transparency circles from the Pop Art scrapbook kit to one of my 4x6 photos, I used an old xyron sticker maker. This would ensure that the adhesive would be applied evenly and I wouldn’t get odd, uneven patches of adhesive showing through. I love how the transparency circles add whimsical pops of color to my photo.
I also wanted to use some labels on my spread. I stamped various labels using the Label stamp set on plain white cardstock. The Color Theory inks were perfect for creating colorful and vibrant labels yet still keeping the stamped images clean and crisp.
After stamping, I cut out the labels using the coordinating labels dies and my Big Shot.
The labels are the perfect size for Project Life. I used a few of them on my cards and photos and added a bit more stamping and journaling.
On another journal card, I wrote my journaling and stamped a sentiment using my stamp set from the Pop Art Project Life kit. The puffy plus sign adds a little dimension and highlights the various pops of green on other parts of my spread.
And here’s my finished spread! As you can see, I kept it fairly simple with a focus on my photos and words. I also used the labels and a basic circle shape throughout my spread to help unify everything. Hope this shows you that simple doesn’t have to be boring and you can still play with color and have fun! Thanks for joining me today!
Supplies: Pop Art Project Life kit – stamp set, journaling cards; Pop Art Scrapbook Kit – washi tape, circle transparencies; Haring – journaling cards; Hockney – puffy sticker; tools - WRMK Fuse; stamps – Labels by Hello Forever; metal dies – Labels dies; ink – Color Theory, Versafine; pen - Muji