Project Life

I have been working on several different projects lately, one of which is Project Life.  I originally started out doing the digital version of this project and although I enjoy digital scrapbooking, I quickly realized that I would much rather do this album in the traditional form!  I guess my husband got tired of listening to me saying that I should have ordered the kit, he surprised me with it!  :)  I felt like a kid in a candy store! :)

Here is my cover page:
Switched out the 4 journaling/filler cards for individual pictures of each of us!

Used rub-ons for my title and added floss with a flower and a button to add a little bit of interest to the title page.

This project might seem a bit overwhelming but here is my approach towards making this a fun project.  These are also a few of the reasons why I din't want to continue the digital version.
  • I am doing a monthly review, not a picture a day.  I thought this approach would help alleviate any unnecessary pressure of trying to take a picture a day.  
  • I am adding additional pages, monthly recaps and even traditional layouts.  
  • I am including embellishments and incorporating stamping techniques whenever possible.  
  • I am also including digital overlays on my pictures.
  • I will be switching out the original Turquoise album to a We R Memory Keepers 3 Ring Binder.  I didn't care too much for the quality of the original album.
  • This project will not replace my traditional album however this year I will only concentrate on adding special events pages to my family albums and as well as to each child's album. 
This is a great way to get your family involved in helping you to document your everyday life.  I am very fortunate that my family supports my hobby so they are always on the lookout for picture ideas along with saving memorabilia for me.    

I hope this will help others who are on the fence about undertaking this project.  It is a great way to document everyday life!  I will load more pages keeps getting in the way of my hobbies! :)


  1. Hi Arlene!

    This came out very nice. How wonderful of your husband to go ahead and get this for you! He must have known what a great job you would do with it! You have a lovely family! :)


  2. Hi Arlene, I love how you replaced the filler cards for pics of your family, it looks wonderful. I have Project Life too, but am kinda doing what you are, no pressure. I am also adding tradional layouts and smaller pages in as I go. I really love the freedom that this allows and I don't have the pressure to scrap EVERY SINGLE PICTURE! Love your cover page!

  3. wow!! amazing love it!! i how it feels wen u wanna do so mani things at the same time and u have so much going on in ur head!! Too much to do so lil time lol!!

  4. Love the idea of Project Life and what you have done here! I have made it as far as incorporating divided page protectors into my regular scrapbooks! Haha!

  5. Project life is awesome! You are doing an amazing job!

  6. What a great project! And a great hubby surprising you like that!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm now a follower of yours.

    I like how you've altered the approach to the project so that it fits you and your family and your lifestyle.

  7. The monthly review seems much more practical. You have done a wonderful job on this January LO. Keep up the great work! Your dh rocks :)

  8. Thank you ladies! :) I don't need to tell you all how encouraging sweet comments can be...thank you for all the kind words and compliments! :) It truly means a lot to me.

  9. Arlene, this is cute! I love it! I am a new follower...thanks for visiting the Gina & Tisha's bunny hop!

  10. Wow! This is awesome, what a great hubby you have to have surprised you with such a gift =) I came across Becky's video on YT about this and was so tempted to buy it. Love your cover page. I would love to see more pages from this project. TFS!!!


    PS please check back on my blog, I gave you an award =)

  11. What a wonderful project, thank you for sharing. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Carol from

  12. You did a nice job thanks for sharing!!

  13. Wow!! What an amazing and wonderful project! I love your page and I love what you are doing with this album! I'm sure it will be a cherished piece for your family! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  14. super cute layout. I was here before but didn't have a follower on my blog. If you visit my blog look at the bottom left under creative links. Momo sent me and now I am a follower. I am looking forward to see what you come up with next. I am new to blogging and only have one project posted so far but feel free to stop by, look around and grab a button.

    Happy Crafting,

  15. Great start! Like you, I'm taking a different spin and just doing each spread as a week in review. The pressure of doing a photo a day is too great for me (tried last year and didn't make it) but, this is working out really well. Can't wait to see what you do next.


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