Q: Can you tell us more about the timing of when Project Life will actually ship?
A: It will realistically be around the first of the New Year, which means our chances of seeing those kits show up on our doorsteps before Christmas are slim to none. If you are giving Project Life as a gift this holiday season, I would suggest you print a picture of the product and make a card. Or … even cuter … roll the picture into a scroll, tie a pretty ribbon around it and put that in someone’s stocking.
Q: Any way to save on the shipping costs?
A: I’m not a fan of the shipping costs either. Pretty reasonable for some areas and pretty crazy for other (international) areas. Unfortunately it is what it is. We will continue to look into our options. In the meantime, I highly recommending you finding out which of your local friends might want to combine their order with yours so that you can save on shipping that way.
Q: Are all of the page protectors in the Project Life kit divided?
Q: Do you sell just the page protectors?
A: No. I designed these specifically for this product because the page protectors, the photos, the journaling blocks are work together very specifically and with purpose in Project Life. But never say never. If there’s a lot of demand for just the page protectors, I’ll definitely consider that for down the road.
Q: Where can I find envelopes for those free holiday cards that I downloaded on the Project Life page?
A: Remember, you can find anything on the Internet. Do a google search for envelopes. In years past, I have had a hard time finding envelopes that fit a 4″ x 6″ print really well but this year it’s easy to find them at our local WalMart, for example. Finding 5″ x 7″ envelopes has always been easier because that’s closer to a classic invitation size so even your local office supply store should carry those. If you have a great online source for 4″ x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ envelopes and would like to leave a recommendation in the comments, go right ahead. I’d love to know where everyone gets their envelopes.
Q: I love the beautiful home in the background of your introduction video with your friends.
A: Okay, so that wasn’t really a question … but I did get several similar comments and just wanted to say that was my friend Karolyn’s house where we did that impromptu video (and very impromptu testimonials). We all stayed at her house for last weekend’s girlfriends retreat that I mentioned. Since I was showing the kit to my friends for the first time anyway, that’s how the idea came up to just film it with the purpose of sharing that on the website.
Q: Can you tell us more about the digital Project Life?
A: Making this into a digital product is something I have wanted to do for a long time (and you’ve been asking for it), so I’m really excited that the Project Life digital product is in the works. I can give you nitty-gritty details a little later, but right now we are still ironing out some details. You have to remember that having a product manufactured has a relatively long production time (which is why you can buy it now even though you wait several weeks to actually receive it), whereas a digital product can be turned around and created in a much shorter time frame. We plan on launching the digital Project Life some time in December. Of course you know this is the place to stay tuned for all the updates & information.
Q: The overall look of Project Life isn’t really masculine but that’s what I was hoping for. Do I have a choice?
A: Not this time. In a perfect world, I would have several designs to choose from for Project Life. I had a very small window of opportunity from the time that I resigned from CK to getting everything rolling with the manufacturing of this kit, so there was no time for designing multiple options. (Great idea for next time.) The graphic designer and I tried to come up with something that was versatile and pretty broad for how the kit can potentially be used (families, individuals, adults, children, etc.).
Q: Can we see example layouts of Project Life put to use?
A: Absolutely. I’m working on putting some together. We’ve just been completely focused on getting everything set up and launched properly so that you would have an easy time getting around on the site, learning about the product, and placing an order without problems. So yes, I’ll get to the more fun stuff soon I hope.
Q: When you say “we this” and “we that”, who are you referring to? I know you’re not with CK anymore, so are you affiliated with another company now?
A: I will soon introduce you to the awesome folks who have made Project Life possible, but since it’s getting super late and I super-dooper need some sleep … I’ll just quickly tell you that the Becky Higgins LLC “we” includes this amazing, hard-working husband of mine and me. That’s it.
Fun anecdote: This picture was from last night. Project Life was launched and hit the ground running yesterday before I even announced anything. We were working like mad (with my brother, who is our web guy) to get the details refined and the shopping cart functioning smoothly. David and I already had tickets to the traveling tour So You Think You Can Dance so we peeled away from our computer monitors long enough to go enjoy the show & grab a bite to eat. It was a great date. Product launch and all.