Monday, January 7, 2013

And Project Life Begins!

I have avoided the whole Project Life thing.  I have been envious of those who have done it but I've stayed away...didn't want to make that kind of commitment.   I don't always have the "sticktoitiveness" that one needs for a project such as this. I usually start out strong and then lose interest half way through!

My good friend, Donna Gibson, announced recently she was selected to be on the Design Team for Becky Higgins.  She will primarily be doing digital pages that she will later get printed using Becky's products.  I have loved Becky since she was a childless newlywed.  I loved her clean style of scrapping...I loved her contributions to Creating Keepsakes magazine and I was lucky to take a couple of classes from her over the years.  Anyway, Donna and some other friends and I started talking about Project Life and I got really interested.  I think I probably would have been better off doing the digital version BUT no....I have decided to get my hands dirty with paper and glue!  Not that digital is easier but at least you don't have the mess and it doesn't take you 30 minutes to find that little jar of buttons that would be perfect, you know?

Anyway, I have finished my cover page as well as my first week spread.  I will do my Project Life least that's the goal!

So here.....without further ado are my first pages.  I can live with them....I think as I get going the flow will be a bit easier and hopefully I can work a bit faster.

This is the cover page.  Most of the papers are Oh Scrap! papers.  The photo is just a filler photo...want to get a better one of the kids and me....or my husband and me...still need to work on that.
Here is my cover: 

The "Make This Year a Great Year" was a digital stamp from Katie Pertiet that I cut out on my Cameo.  The arrow shaped journaling card was from the Silhouette store and I just adjusted the arrow a bit.  I added a sticker, some twine and a button because I just have a hard time doing flat sometimes!
 "'Heart' Life" is from a digital stamp cut on my Cameo, too, by the great Ali Edwards.
I love her hand drawn designs and they cut well on the Silhouette. Isn't it great?

The 2013 is chipboard I had that I painted and embossed with some Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.  I let it bubble up in places to give a bit more texture.
"Here" is another cut from the Silhouette Store.

 Ok, so after all that I finally got to Page 1 and 2 documenting some of the happenings of week 1.
Here is the left side of the page and so sorry for the DO you get good photos through a page protector???
And the right side:
It's a start....know what I mean???

Happy Crafting!


  1. Susan,
    First let me say, I've avoided Project Life for the very same reasons, my "sticktoitness" gets lost in real life most of the time. I also admire those that do it. I will keep a good eye on you and see how it goes this year maybe next year I will take the plunge.
    Thank you for all your advice on the cameo. I did order it from Amazon. I'm so excited I just had to there was no stopping me this morning after I saw Christina's card from Creations with Christina... so delicate I was amazed. I will probably have many up coming questions.
    Thank you again...

  2. I love those pages! They don't need to be ultra fancy, better this way and just the right amount of elements and fun!

  3. Well, first of all, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS layouts!!! LOVIN' that "Live Life in Full Color" and the "life" written in script and connecting with the heart!!! Just beautiful and right up my alley!!! :D

    Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love!!! Hope you had a great holiday with family and loved ones!!!!! *hugs*

  4. You are off to a great start...wonderful pages. lot of fun!!

  5. I think you've got a great start going on, at least you have pictures in yours...I don't have that!

  6. SUSAN!! These pages are FANTASTIC!! I'm glad I looked at them after I submitted mine so I wouldn't be intimidated. =)You're going to have the bestest album at the end of the year. I'm so proud of you and happy to have a PL buddy!


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