So as I mentioned yesterday I am sharing my Project Life step by step process here today. I have had some requests to do so, and I am doing it in photos today to mix it up from my usual process videos for scrapbook layouts. I’ll probably do a video for Project Life at some point I’m sure. I do have my 2013 Project Life albums in a video if you fancy a wee looky
So first off I just want to apologise, the step by step photos were taken quickly on my iPhone, so the quality isn’t great. But I really wanted to take advantage of this particular spread so I needed to work with what I had. I will start this by saying that I took hardly any photos in week 9. Like maybe 4. And so planning a whole double page spread with that could prove tricky, and that’s why I wanted to share this particular one with you.
I always start by laying out my photos on top of the pockets and choosing where they go:
Next comes the cards, which usually come from Studio Calico’s current kit & the fab little 4×6 paper pad – this time was their Sugar Rush kit which is sold out, but their new one for April just went on sale. I sometimes add journalling cards from Elle’s Studio’s Monthly kit too.
You can see I added the letter stickers here before remembering to take my photo – oops! But that would be the first card I work on, and the first thing that gets stuck down.Then I add in all the embellishments and play around with where they’re going to go. Plus add in anything I forgot – like a background for that photo of my sister in the top right hand pocket of the right hand side.
I haven’t stuck anything down at this stage, just placed them where I want them. It often happens that when I do come to stick down things change a little anyway.And next I work on each card individually, sticking down and adding journalling. I go in order around the spread until it’s finished. It ends up looking like this:
You can see it looks quite busy now, and it’s not at all obvious that there’s hardly any photos! I find that having consistency throughout the spread really helps with that, and that’s where using a kit is really helpful. I know I often ad bits in from Elle’s Studio & Freckled Fawn’s Oh Deer Me kit, but I find they usually go very well with what I get from Studio Calico. So if you’re looking to find consistency in your spreads I really do recommend subscribing to Studio Calico, there’s some great bits in there. Each month is different, but kinda similar too if that makes sense. I feel its a bit like life, there’s some constants, but as with the seasons changing, colours change a bit as do what happens in life. Hmmm maybe I’m getting a little philosophical haha! But you get what I mean