Project Life Step by Step

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:

Project Life Step by Step - Decision InspiredNext 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.

Project Life Step by Step - Decision Inspired

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.Project Life Step by Step - Decision InspiredThen 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.

Project Life Step by Step - Decision Inspired

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.Project Life Step by Step - Decision InspiredAnd 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:

Project Life Step by Step - Decision Inspired

Project Life Step by Step - Decision Inspired

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 :)

Cat xx

3 Comments on Project Life Step by Step

  1. cristi
    March 29, 2014 at 6:55 pm (3 years ago)

    thanks for sharing! no matter how hard I “try,” I can’t keep up w/ plife – something always manages to get in the way. lol… 😉

  2. Sandra K
    April 5, 2014 at 2:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your process description! It’s so interesting to see how other people do it :)

    By the way, I’ve got a little something for you on my blog, if you’d like to join in 😀 But you don’t have to, of course 😉

    Have a nice Saturday!
    xoxo Sandra

    • Cat
      April 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Sandra!! Thank you so so much for picking my blog :) I’ll get right on that list…


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