one | behind the scenes on designing a project life edition
One of my absolute favorite aspects of my work is all the back & forth with each designer, brainstorming and tweaking along the way … always resulting in something we both feel really good about. You’ll love the sneak peek inside how Elise’s mind worked while designing this already-wildly-popular-before-it-even-comes-out edition of Project Life. Elise Blaha Cripe is the designer behind the Seafoam Edition, which will be available in about a month – along with the new Olive Edition, designed by Heather Bailey. Elise just posted a behind-the-scenes look at how she came up with her design scheme and color palette.
two | 2 fonts dear to me, available for you
Many years ago … LONG before Project Life … I was known more for my creative lettering. Creating Keepsakes even developed some font CDs with all my handwritten lettering styles (most of you probably know this). For one of those font CDs I suggested that we add a couple bonus fonts to the collection. I asked 2 of my brothers to put pen to paper and hand over their handwriting so that we could turn them into fonts. This wasn’t random. They both have phenomenal handwriting.
Jonathan was an architect and engineer before he passed away just a couple months ago – and his handwriting is an indication of that profession. From the time I was a little girl, I had huge admiration for his perfect handwriting. All of us who knew Jonathan’s handwriting revered it as a form of art. My brother Steven also has pretty amazing handwriting for a guy. It’s just as particular as the way he carefully spreads his peanut butter to the very edge of the bread.
Both of these fonts are available to anyone who’s interested. CK Sketch (by Jonathan) and CK Simple (by Steven) are just $1.99 each and 100% of the proceeds will go to Jonathan’s family through the end of January. So tell your friends to go snag these awesomely special + way affordable fonts. Many, many thanks to my friends at Creating Keepsakes for offering to do this.
PS – You’ll see links to both of these fonts on my blog sidebar, toward the top.
three | launch party for project dig deep
There’s a new eBook that is launching this week, brought to you by Big Picture Classes – and the focus is on discovering and sharing deeper stories within your Project Life system. It’s called Project Dig Deep. I have a little introduction in the front but I wasn’t the one pulling off this project off. Hat’s off to the editors and contributors who drummed up an incredibly inspiring collection of Project Life pages.
Right now there is a launch party going on at Big Picture Classes, through Friday Nov. 30. Go inside the Project Life Community to find out more, participate in daily chats, get free daily downloads, exclusive coupons, and even awesome daily prize giveaways … including (you guessed it) a Project Life Core Kit.