First of all, a Project Life update: If you are a U.S. customer and tried to place an order in the last couple of days, you noticed the shopping cart was temporarily unavailable. Everyone’s orders are safe & sound. Please note that the shopping cart is available again. We apologize for the inconvenience.
WE HAVE NOT SOLD OUT. Happy Project Life ordering!
You guys. Seriously. Thank you so very much for your Project Life orders! Incredibly exciting to see so many of you enthusiastic about this movement of preserving pictures & stories in a much simpler format. So many of you who are so ready to let go of the “creative pressure” that happens with traditional scrapbooking. So many of you who are seeing this as something you want to share with others who need a solution too.
Speaking of sharing … my fanatical spray-painting post the other day took up so much room on my blog that it quickly shoved an important post out of the way. In case you missed it, it’s worth repeating. Because I know many of you would love to give the gift of Project Life this holiday season, but you know that the kits will not quite arrive in time … I have a solution.
Download this picture. Print this picture. Put it in an envelope or box or picture frame. Put it under the tree.
Sharing this in 2 sizes. Take your pick.
4″ x 6″:
5″ x 7″:
I would like to introduce you to a few lovely people. Say hello to the folks who helped bring Project Life to … well, life.
Say hello to Lori Whitlock.
Gorgeous, isn’t she? Lori is the graphic designer behind most of the products that I’ve developed over the past couple of years. Most importantly, she is the graphic designer behind Project Life. She is so good at taking my sketches & rambling descriptions & ideas and turning it into actual, real design. She is responsible for the look & feel of Project Life. And you can find Lori blogging here: lorilynnwhitlock.blogspot.com
Say hello to Andrew Allgaier.
Andrew is witty & charming & smart & entrepreneurial & sharp & attentive & creative all wrapped into one. He is my youngest brother (can you tell I’m a proud big sister?) and the genius behind my web site. Like Lori, he is so great with interpreting what I see in my mind’s eyes and making magical things happen in web land. He built this site that you’re looking at now. And he’s helping a lot of other clients build their sites, their companies, and most importantly – their brands. You can find him @ andrewallgaier.com and follow him on Twitter here.
And for your half-time entertainment … Andy & me back in the day:
Say hello to Taylor Shupe.
A family friend for many, many years (I knew him when he was a little punk) Taylor is now all grown-up and a business smarty pants. Without Taylor, there would be no Project Life. He is responsible for getting these kits manufactured, as he is the liaison between us and the folks in the factory. (You should hear him speak Mandarin!) He is running a successful business called Isis Dei (you’ve gotta check out their funky laptop sleeves & accessories) and Taylor is also helping other clients grow their businesses with his mad production & product management skills. More information on that found @ impcor.com.
Honorable Mention: Say hello to Kevin Allgaier (a.k.a. my “techie” brother)
So everything I said about Andrew holds true for Kevin. Seriously. I come from a crazy-talented family. All 5 of my brothers are just so darn smart in their respective fields. And Kevin’s field is information systems. Technology is not only his work but his play. He’s obsessive … um, I mean … passionate about technology. More than anyone I know. So the reason for this honorable mention? Kevin was the final push for me (us) to get our first digital SLR camera in 2002. Kevin was the main influence for me (us) to get our first Mac computer a couple years later. Kevin has taught me a LOT. About technology and life. Oh, and he did that awesome video tutorial found in the “Free Holiday Cards” section HERE. He’s on the web @ kevinallgaier.com and on Twitter here.
Thanks for letting me gush a little about these fine people. I’m just so proud to work with them & learn from them. And I’m so grateful for their invaluable contributions to Project Life. Without them, Project Life would not have happened as quickly as it has.