Hello Crafty Friends!
Did you see our new Project Life cards on the blog yesterday? They are such fun designs!
Today Guest Designer Sarah is sharing a couple of Project Life page spreads using these cards. I hope you find memory keeping inspiration!......
This year I decided to go all in with my pocket-page scrapping and do Project Life as it was intended - to document life! I find that in the past I’ve only scrapped the ‘big moments’ of life and not all the in-between bits. I also spend much longer than was intended on every pocket-page spread I do. But this year will be different! I’ve decided to document all 52 weeks of 2017 in a Project Life album. Some weeks might only have 1 page with a couple of photos, others might have 5 or 6 spreads! The point is I want to use up all the old pocket-page cards I have lying around and document what an ordinary life has to offer.
So without further ado, my first project is a title page for 2017. I created this using the ‘All About Me’ collection from Project Life. It’s such a fun, bright collection and I thought it would be perfect to start the New Year with.
I wanted the year ‘2017’ to be the focus of this page so I set myself another challenge - no photos! The result is a simple page that focuses on the New Year ahead - I even jotted down a few goals for the year. I also paper pieced the Prima doll Audrey onto the page. It’s my first time using the Prima Doll dies and I have to say I love them! No more fussy cutting for me!
After creating my title page it was time to get down to it and create my first spread for week 1 of 2017. I used the gorgeous ‘Be Fearless’ collection from Project Life and had enough photos to do a double page spread. On the left I used the earth tone cards and on the right I decided to opt for some sparkle!
The first page documents a new baby girl that my friend gave birth to recently. Isn’t she precious?! I wanted to use a layout that allowed vertical photo placement, however this presented a problem - almost all of the 3x4” cards were also vertical and wouldn’t fit in the horizontal places! So I fixed this by cutting some cards up - like the ‘Oh Darling’ sentiment and the gridded background with the dandelion - and layering them over other cards. Not only did this solve the problem, but I love the depth of layers it gives!
For the second page I kept the layers to a minimum because I think the gold foil and glitter pages speak for themselves. This page is a bit more mundane - it celebrates a nice dinner at home with my husband and a recent ATC I drew. But I love that something so ordinary can be remembered so beautifully!
Thank you for joining me today