Hi everyone, I'm back again today to share some ideas that have worked for me with Project Life this year. I love that it gives me a chance to stamp + play with bits & pieces, so here are a few fun things to try in your next Project Life spread!
I am in love with the Design F page protectors by Becky Higgins. As they come, they are (1) 4x6" pocket at the top, and the rest are 3x4". This is great, but sometimes you have a 4x4" photo or 4x6" journaling card that you may want to use. Nobody ever said you couldn't cut your cards/photos, right?! In the above example, I cut the photo in the top right to 3x4", and adhered the rest of that photo to a 3x4" journal card before placing it in the adjacent pocket. This gives the illusion of a 4x6" pocket, and stretches this particular page protector to be used any way you like!
Maps are great to include in the pockets...here I used a piece of an old road atlas I picked up at an antique store for $4 (remember those HUGE road atlas' that your parents/grandparents had in their car?!). I placed it next to the photo of the market that we visited and used a gold star to mark the location. Notice that I cut this photo as well to make it look like there is a 4x6" pocket there. ;)
I am a BIG believer in making this project be about random, every day things in my family's lives...and that includes MUSIC! I was driving to work one morning, stopped at a light and realized I had (unknowingly) cranked the volume up way high to this specific song...and posted it on Twitter, lol. It was playing through my iPhone, so I thought to snap a screen shot (just press the button at the top of your iPhone at the same time as your round 'home' button...it will save to your camera roll!)...which was neat when I was looking for photos for the week, because it showed the date and time.
This photo above shows you that it's ok to fill those pockets with just about anything...I cut the numbers with my Silhouette, painted the 3 and 9 (it was my birthday) and sprinkled some confetti I had cut from scraps on my desk into the pocket. I used my sewing machine to seal the edges, and it was a fun way to 'play' a bit while documenting my 39th birthday. :)
With a husband who travels quite a bit for work, a full time job outside the home for myself and a 13 year old daughter...we text to stay in touch throughout the day. A LOT. ;) Snap a screen shot of a sweet/funny/memorable text from someone you care about and include it in your week. I even created/cut a frame that says 'via text' for that pocket.
Aahhh...Project Life wouldn't be the same for me without my stash of stamps. I have some favorites, and the alphabet seen in the above photo is on that list. I used it to stamp a quote I had saved on Pinterest, as it tied into the crazy week we were having. Just about every pocket that week had some stamping on it!
Finally, don't be afraid to mix up your page protectors!! This one above is from WeRMemoryKeepers, and I find the (3) 4x4" pockets across the middle to be a nice switch from the Design F. When I get in a rut, I switch up and pull a different sleeve for that week...I only do 1 page protector per week, so this works GREAT!
Hopefully I've been able to give you a few ideas on how to change things up a bit in your ongoing Project Life attempt...sometimes all you need is to change how you see things to give you the urge to dive in again!
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