We’re about mid-way through 2011. Most of you who are using the Project Life system for preserving memories (whether it’s the physical kit or the digital option) are plugging along with documenting your memories — day by day or week by week or month by month — however you’re choosing to use it.
Some of you are going chronological. Some of you are getting your childhood pictures into a book. Some of you are doing thematic layouts and throwing chronology out the window. Even if you’re less-consistent and have added pictures just a few times this year? That’s super! Everyone is just in their groove, doing their thing. Documenting their story. And loving it. Today I’m sharing some fun stuff for all you Project Lifers.
1. Check out the new display of Project Life glamour shots! Go here to see the rotating pictures. Do you see yourself? We did our best to include most that were submitted so if you don’t see your picture I am sorry. Anyone is always welcome to submit their Project Life glamour shot to firstname.lastname@example.org, any time. We love your pictures! Seeing all these pictures sorta kinda makes me weepy.
2. Project Life Layout Ideas. Check out the newly-updated IDEAS section of the Project Life page for some cool inspiration on a variety of ways to use Project Life. The product is far too versatile to be put into a “this-is-how-you-do-it” box. Have a look. Be inspired! And don’t forget about the awesome Project Life Community, where live inspiration is flying around every day.
Have a look at how Cathy used these digital card designs in her own Project Life album here (including a video tutorial) and here and here. This post is Cathy’s initial jumping-into-Project-Life-share. Very cool.
4. Digital elements from Ali Edwards. First of all, if you’ve been hiding under a rock and have missed what Ali is doing with her personal Project Life album, she has a whole ARCHIVE on her website of weekly blog posts, loaded with pictures and details to inspire you. If you’re new to working with digital/hybrid scrapbooking elements, Ali provides all sorts of helpful information, videos, and how-to here.
Ali also has the widely popular overlays that are such a clean yet fun touch for your photos.
Check out her Days + Months Title And Journal Overlays, 365 Days Photo And Journal Overlays, and her Story Overlays which are all particularly cool for Project Life. If you’re interested in seeing all of her overlays (there are a lot and they’re very, very cool), go HERE.
5. Project Life Additons from Kerri Bradford. Kerri is the guest designer of the very popular Turquoise edition of Project Life and now she’s offering a few extras for those that want to add to the fun. Not only can you use these designs to cut with a digital craft cutter such as Cricut or Silhouette, you can also use the PNG files to add the elements digitally–like a frame around a photo. Learn and see more here.
So fun, right!? For sure. And you know what’s even more fun? A big, fat GIVEAWAY. Let’s do this! Leave your first name with city + state (or country) and tell me what you want. Cathy, Ali, and Kerri are ALL giving away several sets of all their stuff. So specify what you want from the following choices:
A. Cathy Zielske’s Journaling Cards (set of both 3×4 and 4×6)
B. Ali Edwards’ Long Journalers (both volumes), and all 3 Overlays sets shown in this post
C. Kerri Bradford’s additions kit
The next blog post will announce a whole bunch of winners (several winners each for A, B, and C) … and … you’ll get the latest news about 2012 Project Life, including the winners of the design contest! Yes, we have two winners.