Bechy Higgins

Cultivate a goal life and record it.

Nov

20th

welcome to the all-new BeckyHiggins.com!

Friends! We can hardly believe the day has come that we can finally reveal our shiny & new website and shop! I have so much to share, so many features I want to point out, and yet — wouldn’t you know it? Guess what’s ALSO happening today — the same day that we launch our […]

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Nov

14th

in the spotlight – Heather Burris

We’re getting close to the end of the year, but we still have a few more Creative Team members to spotlight! We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know more about Heather Burris. Heather, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I’ve been a scrapbooker for almost ten years, but I discovered Project […]

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Nov

11th

project life by stampin’ up!

  We announced our partnership with Stampin’ Up! back in April of this year, and we’ve been thrilled with the products that have resulted from this partnership – as have many of you! We’ve heard stories of new demonstrators excited to finally have the ability to share our products and solution-based system with their friends while […]

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Nov

6th

6×8 album inspiration by jen lake

  Not many people reading this will have had brain surgery like customer Jen Lake… but we all experience our own challenges, hurdles, and journeys. So in essence, we all relate to Jen in a way. Today we’ve invited our 20-something friend to share how she has documented her unique journey using the Project Life® 6×8 system. […]

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Nov

4th

in the spotlight – Nicole LeBlanc

  It’s time to introduce you to another Digital Creative Team member! Enjoy getting to know Nicole LeBlanc and learning more about how she uses Project Life to document her life. Nicole, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I’ve been using Project Life to document our lives since 2012.   How do […]

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Oct

30th

new 6×8 page sets in the shop!

  This week has been a fun one, hasn’t it? We wanted to make sure to finish out our birthday month with a bang! We’ve got another bunch of new products in our shop today that were introduced on HSN a few weeks ago, but you can grab the 6×8 Page Sets and the coordinating Themed Cards […]

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Oct

29th

introducing the playful edition!

  We’re delighted to share the newest collection of Project Life® – and the newest designer that has been added to our wonderful line-up of talented artists! This is Muffin Grayson, and this is the Playful Edition! Muffin designed this whimsical and fun collection. Isn’t she darling? You can learn more about her HERE. The Playful […]

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Oct

29th

amazon uk

  Today we’re excited to let you know we are now offering products through the Amazon UK shop! We hope this will make it a bit easier for our customers in the UK to gain access to more of our products. We have a limited number of products available to begin with but plan to expand our product […]

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Oct

28th

new themed cards in the shop!

  We’re adding to our collection of Project Life® Themed Cards by adding six new sets that are super fun! Each set is unique – some are single-sided, some have the same artwork on both sides in horizontal and vertical orientations, and some are double-sided with duplicates – so make sure to read the product descriptions in the […]

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Oct

28th

studio calico november kit – walden

  Warm + rich tones fill the November Studio Calico Project Life® Kit – Walden. Perfectly designed to fill your fall pages with just the right touches, you’ll love the cards and accessories that have been hand-picked this month! All of the cards + embellishments in the Studio Calico Project Life kits coordinate beautifully with each other, taking […]

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Oct

27th

new value kits in the shop!

  Happy Monday! This is our last week of birthday month celebrations, and what’s a celebration without new product releases, right? Today we’re sharing all-new Project Life® VALUE KITS! Most of these new Value Kits were seen a few weeks ago when they debuted on HSN, but today we’re thrilled to let you know they […]

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Oct

24th

catch up with project life

  Big Picture Classes is teaming up with some avid Project Lifers to share some of their favorite tips in a new class called Catch Up with Project Life. The class is filled with ideas from organization to working in batches and how to keep your Project Life® scrapbooking FUN! With that in mind, here […]

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Oct

23rd

digital flash sale

  Hey, hey! I’ll keep this short + sweet. We’re doing a FLASH SALE today! It starts at 12:00 noon Pacific Time and goes until 8:00 PM Pacific Time. Save big, big, BIG on DigitalProjectLife.com! What’s a flash sale? A sale that is crazy awesome and lasts for a very short period of time. Just 8 hours […]

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Oct

21st

becky’s handwriting font

  Alrighty, so how do you get this font? You can find it in our digital shop at DigitalProjectLife.com – specifically HERE! How much is it? Given that it’s our 5th Birthday, we’re selling it for just $5! Anyone who purchases fonts might think we’re crazy for making it this cheap, but we are happy to […]

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Oct

20th

life lists

  Last year I taught an online course at Big Picture Classes called Project Real Life (no longer available). Something special we did for my students in that class is create a set of cards with the theme of LIFE LISTS that was available to those registered in my class. These cards provide a super […]

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Oct

17th

pinners conference + giveaway

  We’re half-way through our monthlong 5th birthday celebration! The party continues as we have more surprises up our sleeve, which you’ll continue to see over the next couple of weeks. Like … new product announcements and a couple of things you didn’t see coming (we love a fun surprise!). For today, how about a giveaway!? […]

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Oct

16th

2015 creative team call

  It’s that time of year again when we begin the search for our next Creative Team. It’s hard to be too excited about it because we completely adore our 2014 team (as we do our 2013 team and our 2012 team) … they are talented storytellers, brilliant photographers, and have the biggest hearts. We […]

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Oct

14th

inspiration from our creative team – october

  Hello, Fall, and hello, October!! With our birthday month in full swing, October is always a favorite month around here … celebrations, changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and the rush toward holidays abounding. For those of you who are just starting to heat up for the “summer,” you’re probably ready to say goodbye to the […]

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Oct

13th

brand-new app update!

  It’s been almost one month to the day since the Project Life® App debuted in the App Store and we have loved seeing all of the pages you’ve shared and the reviews you’ve left for us. Last week there was an update to the app to address a few glitches that came about with […]

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Oct

10th

project life giveaway!

As we carry on with our month-long birthday celebration, today we’re in the mood for a giveaway! This is how it works: In the comments below, leave your first name + city + state / country + which Project Life® Core Kit is on your wish list. This weekend we will randomly select FIVE lucky customers to […]

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Oct

9th

where women create – business

  I am super honored that the editors of Where Women Create – Business reached out and wanted to feature me and our business in their latest issue of their gorgeous and inspiring publication. This was such a fun opportunity to share more behind-the-scenes insights into how David and I decided to start a business, […]

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Oct

6th

project life on HSN again!

  We’re thrilled to let you know that Project Life® is coming back to HSN – and it’s more exciting than ever because the products are brand new! This is the very first opportunity to snag these items before they show up in retail stores and even on our own online shop. Our friend Lisa […]

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Oct

3rd

digital project life in the digi files this month!

  Today you’re hearing from Kari. Before I turn it over to her, just a quick word for those of you who are new and don’t know who’s who around here. Kari is my assistant, my right hand, the wind beneath my wings… (maybe that’s taking it too far – ha!). But seriously, she’s the […]

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Oct

2nd

be a part of our new office!

  You may have caught our big news that after 5 years of running this company out of our home, we are excitedly anticipating a big move in the next couple months. A new space. An admin space. Not a retail location. Just a place that our little team can carry on doing what we do […]

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Oct

1st

kicking off birthday month

  Happy October! Today is the day we kick off a month-long celebration because it’s the 5th birthday of Becky Higgins (the company)! We have some pretty exciting things that will have October jam-packed full of surprises, new product releases, giveaways, and more! To get this party started… a couple of things: No. 1 – Flash […]

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Sep

30th

studio calico october kit – the underground

  The beginnings of fall are here with the October Studio Calico Project Life® Kit – The Underground. With leaves and pumpkins and the mention of “sweater weather,” you’ll practically smell the apple crisp baking while you work on your pages this month! Studio Calico Project Life kits are filled with cards + embellishments that coordinate beautifully, taking […]

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Sep

22nd

project life app celebration

  Late Wednesday night, the Project Life® app went live. You guys, thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support. We have been overwhelmed in the most wonderful way by your comments, praises, expressions of gratitude … and right now there are nearly 200 written reviews in the App Store alone! Thank you for […]

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Sep

19th

in the spotlight – Linda Roos

  We know that all the buzz right now is on the Project Life App, but we also appreciate that Project Life® continues to be available in other formats as well — physical and digital (aside from the app). Having options is the best! Choose what suits your needs best. Today we’re thrilled to share […]

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Sep

17th

Project Life App is LIVE!

  Friends! Today is the DAY! It’s here! The Project Life® App is live!! I bet you have some questions about the app, so let’s dive in to some Q+A! Q: I don’t really care about the rest of this post. I just want to go GET THE APP! What’s the link? A: I have […]

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Sep

16th

in the spotlight – Donya Gjerdingen

  It’s time to introduce you to Creative Team member Donya Gjerdingen! Donya, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I began memory keeping with Project Life in January 2012.   How do you use Project Life? I primarily use Project Life to make weekly spreads. Occasionally I’ll have a week without […]

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Sep

11th

calling all graphic designers

  We are very fortunate to have worked with amazing designers for the past five years. These are the folks who have done the actual graphic design on all Project Life® products. Their gorgeous designs end up in your scrapbooks! I wanted to let you know that we are always open to working with more designers — variety […]

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Sep

9th

Inspiration from our Creative Team – September

  Welcome, September!! We’ve had a fun + busy month around here and are sailing into fall with the hopes of cooler weather around the corner. Speaking of cool, have you seen what our Creative Team has been up to? These girls keep bringing the inspiration! I love seeing the variety in their submissions each […]

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Sep

8th

Celebrity Week at Michaels!

  I am honored to be part of the big Celebrity Week happening at Michaels this week! I’m in good company with Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart, Isaac Mizrahi, and more! (No big deal.) You can see the line-up of crafting celebrites HERE – and you’ll see the big promotions they’re doing all week, too! […]

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Sep

3rd

6×8 family photos album

  When creative team member Krista Faulkner shared her 6×8 family photo album project with us, we knew we had to share it with you! Beautifully simple in design and easily assembled, this project is the perfect way to display all of those professional (or not-so-professional) photos from a given time period, event, or an […]

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Sep

1st

project life on american airlines

  Hello – and happy September! Something pretty exciting is happening today and every single day throughout this whole month. Project Life® will featured be on American Airlines! Say what?!  What does our little scrapbooking company have anything to do with one of the world’s biggest airline companies? I’ll explain. A while back, American Airlines […]

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Aug

29th

studio calico september kit – poet society

  You can’t help but want to Seize the Day when you see the new Studio Calico Project Life® Kit – Poet Society. The warm fall color palette and one-of-a-kind cards and embellishments will make you feel like curling up with your photos and products to work on your albums as the air begins to cool down […]

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Aug

28th

retirement sale – now 50% off!

  Hi friends! You may remember that we’re in the middle of a huge Retirement Sale happening right now in our online shop. We’re SO pleased to see you taking advantage of these awesome bargains and today we’re slashing the prices down even more! Why? Like I said before — Out with the old, in […]

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Aug

26th

in the spotlight – Rachel DelGrosso

  We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know Creative Team member Rachel DelGrosso today! Rachel, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  2014 will only be my second year documenting with Project Life. I followed Ali Edwards’ journey for years, wanting to take part, but it wasn’t until I became pregnant with my son […]

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Aug

21st

the most epic version of hide + seek we’ve ever done!

  Feeling like today should be an awesome Thursday? We sure do! Most of you know that we’ve been doing something pretty fun with our customers for a while now. On social media it’s called #BHhideandseek. Once in a while (sometimes twice a week), we arrange to have a Project Life Core Kit placed in […]

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Aug

18th

inspiration from our creative team – august

Summer came + went in a hurry here, and my kids have been back in school for two weeks now! While it’s always sad to say goodbye to vacations and sunburns, late nights and sleeping in, there’s something so wonderful about the routine that comes with a new school year. It feels a lot like New […]

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Aug

15th

save big with our newest summer specials

  We’ve been discounting products all summer long with our bi-weekly Summer Specials, and you’ve been saving 25% when you take advantage of those sale items. With summer coming to a close and the back-to-school rush hitting home for so many, we’re introducing our last bunch of Summer Specials. *sniff* Don’t worry – we’ve got some exciting […]

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Aug

14th

in the spotlight – Sheri Horton

  Sheri Horton is one of our Creative Team Alumni (from 2012 – our first team) and is now part of our Digital Project Life Creative Team! Enjoy getting to know more about her today. Sheri, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I have been documenting everyday life since 2009. When I started on this […]

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Aug

12th

app questions & answers part 2

  A couple weeks ago we answered a few of the major questions that were being asked about the upcoming Project Life® App (see that post here). Today we’re addressing even more of your questions. Please keep in mind the app has not yet launched, so much of what you’re wondering about will all be […]

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Aug

8th

heidi swapp project life products now in stores and in our shop!

  We were thrilled to share the news that Heidi Swapp and I have teamed up to bring you a perfectly fun line of Project Life® products designed with Heidi’s signature style. Today we’re equally excited to show you the entire group of products right here in one place. All of these products are exclusive to Michaels Stores, […]

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Aug

5th

project life + heidi swapp!

  Yep – this is happening! Most of you know Heidi Swapp, so I imagine many of you don’t even need further explanation about how exciting this collaboration is! What most of you may not know is that we have actually been personal friends since the year 2000. We were introduced to each other by Nanci […]

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Aug

4th

retirement sale!

  What a FUN way to kick off a brand-new week with big, BIG savings!! Many of you have been “with us” from the beginning. This October marks our 5th birthday of the company, if you can believe that, which means some of you know all about those very first editions of Project Life®! Today […]

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Aug

2nd

looking for new products? we’ve got you covered!

  We are now in the month of August and for many of us, summer travel and kids home from school means daily routine inconsistency. Personally, I love the extra family time, having my kids around more, being on the road with my family, visiting cool places and cool people. And then … I’m really ready […]

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Aug

1st

shiny + new summer specials!

  We love sharing our Summer Specials with you every two weeks and hope you’re taking advantage of the 25% savings on a variety of awesome products. We’ve got a new group of goodies on sale starting today. From now through August 14th, you can grab the Flea Market Mini Kit, Big Variety Pack 1 of Photo Pocket Pages, […]

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Jul

31st

in the spotlight – Krista Noorman

  We’re pleased to spotlight another one of our Creative Team members and share in a very special giveaway. Let’s get to know more about Krista Noorman! Krista, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  This is my fourth year using Project Life and I love it more each year.   How do you use […]

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Jul

30th

app questions + answers

  Last month we officially announced that the Project Life® App was on the way. That’s all it was — an announcement. TODAY I wanted to actually tell you about the app. Honestly, the most effective way to show you what the app does and how it works would be for me to … well, […]

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Jul

29th

meet + mingle re-cap

  We recently had the opportunity to meet + mingle with about 120 Project Lifers. Our team organized the gathering to happen on the Franklin Covey campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, since we were already in town for the Stampin’ Up! convention. This gathering was our opportunity to connect with customers, share our Project Life […]

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Jul

28th

studio calico august kit – sandlot

  Remember the days of childhood spent down at the Sandlot with your best friends with the newest Studio Calico Project Life® Kit! Filled with bold + graphic designs, this kit is sure to be a home run! The cards and embellishments will mix beautifully with each other to create perfectly coordinated pages. Studio Calico Project Life kits are […]

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Jul

22nd

in the spotlight – Kelly Mobley

  Today we’re shining the spotlight on one of our Digital Creative Team members. Enjoy getting to know Kelly Mobley! Kelly, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I have completed two years of Project Life – documenting every week with a two-page spread and I recently started my third year, 2014.   How […]

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Jul

19th

grab the latest summer specials!

  It’s time for a new bunch of Summer Specials! Every two weeks this summer we are hand-selecting products that will be discounted 25%. Starting today, we’re offering all things Cherry Edition – the Core Kit, Album, and Dividers – at a 25% discount. In addition to the Cherry Edition, you can save on the Great Outdoors Themed Cards–to document all of those summer […]

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Jul

15th

lessons from cherice’s story

  It’s not the news anyone would want to get on Christmas morning—or ever! But for my friend, Cherice, it’s what happened last year. She and her family were out of town for Christmas when they got a call that their house had been broken into. Along with the annoyance and trouble of having possessions […]

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Jul

14th

inspiration from our creative team – july

 featured layout by Donya Gjerdingen featuring the Great Outdoors Themed Cards. We’re almost halfway through July already … how can that be? Summer is flying by here in the U.S., and we hope you are enjoying the many adventures that summer can bring along with all of the added photos and documenting that are a part of the season […]

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Jul

11th

in the spotlight – Jen Geigley

  We’re so happy to share another of our Creative Team members with you. Today the spotlight is on Jen Geigley!   Jen, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I have been scrapbooking for years, but I have only recently begun using Project Life. Last fall, I took a trip with […]

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Jul

7th

“I fell in love instantly!”

  We so appreciate your letters, emails, and social media comments that share your experience with Project Life® – thank you, friends! Once in a while we like to share one, and today we are sharing these sweet comments + photos from Diana in South Dakota, USA. Hi! I am not sure if Becky will ever […]

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Jul

4th

new summer specials

  Today we have some new Summer Specials for you – five hand-selected products that will be discounted 25% for the next 2 weeks! Just in time for you to start getting your summer photos into an album, we’ve marked down the Sunshine Edition Core Kit and coordinating Designer Album. In addition, the Envelope Variety Pack is […]

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Jul

1st

meet + mingle on july 18

Hello, hello! Wanted to let you know about a couple of things that are coming up this month. Stampin’ Up! Convention For any and all of you who are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, you know what I’m talking about. It’s Convention time! And I’m super excited that I’ll be joining that party with you guys now that our company has […]

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Jun

27th

in the spotlight – Denise Beatty

Denise, how long have you been using Project Life® to document? How do you use Project Life? I’ve been using Project Life for a year. I use it to document my life on a weekly basis. I tell the story from my perspective, but I include all the events that happen in our family’s life. How […]

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Jun

26th

more value kits coming soon!

  A few weeks ago we introduced you to our new product line of Project Life® Value Kits coming to retailers this summer. We shared three different kits with you at that time and today we are delighted to share sneak peeks of six more! We will have all nine of these Value Kits in our online shop VERY soon, and […]

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Jun

24th

in the spotlight – Erin Stewart

  Erin, how long have you been using Project Life® to document? How do you use Project Life? I started a Project Life album in 2012 to document weekly. I currently use Project Life weekly (Monday-Sunday) in my yearly album and monthly (by birthday) in the baby album. And I say currently because I am not […]

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Jun

20th

introducing our summer specials!

  Get ready to save big all summer long in our online shop! Every two weeks, we will be discounting a handful of items for you to enjoy at a 25% savings. We’ve even created a new “Summer Specials” category in our shop so you can quickly and easily see exactly what is marked down – sweet! […]

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Jun

19th

project life for kids

  Most of you are designated “family documenters.” That’s my role, too, and I know many of you relate. One thing I want to put out there as a friendly reminder is that those of us with kids old enough to do memory keeping should be encouraging them to do so! No sense in keeping this […]

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Jun

17th

my visit to persnickety prints

A couple weeks ago, my family trekked north and landed in the beautiful state of Utah for several days. We were there for family. I have a couple brothers and their families who live there, and my parents (who live in Maryland where I was born and raised) were there visiting as well. Family time is […]

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Jun

16th

inspiration from our creative team – june

 featured layout by Annette Spaniel using the Plus One Mini Kit and 3×4 Grid Cards. With summer upon many of us here in the U.S., it is a season of lazy days, extra travel, more time together with our children, and lots to memories being made. Family vacations, reunions, and celebrations are cherished times where lots […]

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Jun

11th

app announcement

  Ahhhhhh! We can officially announce the Project Life App! This is really happening. And I’m not just announcing it … I’m shouting it from the roof tops! Well … not really. This is just me on my computer – writing to you on your computer (or phone). But it’s all the same, right? This […]

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Jun

6th

in the spotlight – Jaime Ward

  We’re introducing you to another one of our Digital Project Life Creative Team members today – Jaime Ward! Jaime, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I’ve been using Project Life consistently ever since it became available in digital form. I also have a physical core kit and sheet protectors, and […]

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Jun

5th

azure edition giveaway!

  We’re teaming up with Lisa Bearnson, Maggie Holmes, and HSN to bring you 3 chances to win Project Life® goodies! Lisa will be back on HSN next Wednesday, June 11th to share Project Life along with other products during the Paper Crafting Stock Up Sale. You can watch her on air at 1:00 AM, […]

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Jun

3rd

lots of new products in the stampin’ up! annual catalog

  Today is the day that many have been waiting for … the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has arrived and it’s filled with lots of new Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!® products! In addition to the Everyday Adventure Collection and other products that were released in May, we have three new card collections that have […]

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May

31st

in the spotlight – Autumn Nguyen

  Today we’re introducing you to another one of our Creative Team members, Autumn Nguyen! Autumn, how long have you been using Project Life® to document? How do you use Project Life? I’ve been using Project Life since January of 2010. I initially used it to record my pregnancy, but that did not go well because […]

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May

29th

studio calico june kit – hello, hello

  Say Hello, Hello to the June Studio Calico Project Life® Kit! The cards and embellishments included this month infuse a variety of design styles while maintaining a cohesive look … just like you’ve come to expect from Studio Calico. The die-cut ticket washi tape is extra fun and the color palette is perfect for […]

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May

27th

creative team inspiration – stampin’ up!

  Just a few weeks ago we introduced you to our first Project Life® by Stampin’ Up!® products since announcing our partnership with Stampin’ Up!® in April. The response to these products has been overwhelmingly positive and the excitement continues to build as we get even closer to our full product launch in the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 […]

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May

26th

new product – value kits

  We’re excited to introduce you to our brand-new Project Life® Value Kits! Filled with 4×6 and 3×4 cards just like you know and love from our other products, our Value Kits contain 180 cards in a more “disposable” packaging helping to make them even more affordable than ever. Each kit contains 30 4×6 title […]

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May

22nd

in the spotlight – Camille Robinson

  Today we are introducing another member of our Digital Project Life Creative Team … let’s get to know Camille Robinson! Camille, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  Approximately six months or longer and have been enjoying every minute of it. How do you use Project Life? I use Project Life to […]

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May

12th

inspiration from our creative team – may

  May is a month where scrapbooking and photography take center stage with National Scrapbook Day and National Photography Month. We hope you enjoyed the NSD celebrations on May 3rd and would love to have you join in our weekly photography challenges all month long. This week our prompt is #favorite – learn more about […]

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May

9th

in the spotlight – annette spaniel

  We just love introducing you to each member of our creative team so you can learn more about them, their process, and their story! Today we’re sharing more from Annette Spaniel! Annette, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  I started using Project Life in January of 2012. This year, 2014, is […]

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May

8th

new goodies coming to hobby lobby

  We are delighted to share with you a brand-new product that was designed exclusively for Hobby Lobby stores by Crystal Wilkerson – the Aqua Edition Core Kit! Filled with graphic patterns and lots of inspirational quotes + journaling prompts, you’re sure to love the color palette and versatility of this awesome new kit. In addition […]

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May

3rd

celebrate national scrapbook day with us!

  The big day is finally here … a day set aside to scrapbook and share and save big! inspiration To start, it’s called National Scrapbook Day for a reason – it’s a day to scrapbook! Most of us have loads of photos and plenty of supplies, but sometimes we need a little “nudge” to […]

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May

1st

project life by stampin’ up! products now available

  A few weeks ago, we announced our partnership with Stampin’ Up! and we were thrilled to hear so many of you were just as excited about this new product line as we are! We have been so impressed by their team and the quality of the products we’ve seen from them and know you’ll […]

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Apr

29th

in the spotlight – Julie Long

  We’re excited to share another creative team spotlight with you. Today we’re getting to know Julie Long! Project Life, how I love you. I never knew how much I would {heart} pocket-style scrapping. I began scrapbooking in 2002, first as a paper scrapper and then all digital by 2007. In 2009, I jumped aboard the […]

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Apr

28th

national scrapbook day is this saturday!

  This Saturday, scrapbookers around the world will be celebrating and documenting a hobby that most of us are passionate about. I’m excited to be a part of the Big Picture Classes “National Scrapbook Day 10k” event along with many other fantastic teachers who have been a part of my life for years now as […]

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Apr

28th

studio calico may kit – camelot

  The month of May brings the end of the school year for some, the “real” beginnings of Spring for others, and the Camelot Project Life® Kit from Studio Calico! With lots of fun embellishments and exclusive card designs, this kit is sure to be a favorite of many. Don’t miss the chance to grab yours […]

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Apr

18th

in the spotlight – Juli Jones

  We’re excited to share another creative team spotlight with you … today we’re getting to know Juli Jones! Juli, how long have you been using Project Life® to document?  The first Project Life kit I purchased was actually not for me; it was a gift for my sister. It was the very first Cherry […]

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Apr

17th

inspiration from our creative team

I simply love seeing how our Creative Team is using Project Life® to document their lives each month. Many are recording their day-to-day adventures in 2014 while others are tackling “older” photos and projects. Most of them are keeping things super simple with photos + cards + handwritten journaling while others are incorporating a bit […]

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Apr

15th

project life by stampin’ up!

Hi guys! Exciting, right?? I know. We are positively elated to share this announcement with you, and we hope this news causes many little happy dances across the world. Some of you know exactly what’s going on with the picture at the top of this blog post and some of you are not yet as […]

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Apr

11th

don’t get mad. get the camera!

Several years ago Claire was “helping” me with a little project where we were putting little fuzzy craft ball things in a glass jar for something. I turned around for a second and *CRASH* … which was immediately followed by a gasp from both of us. Claire had bumped the glass jar off the table […]

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Apr

10th

in the spotlight – Jenn McCabe

  Many have noticed that when we selected our new Creative Team this year, we did not include any members who are specifically working with Digital Project Life. The reason for this is we actually have a full creative team that works specifically with Laurie at digitalprojectlife.com helping to create inspiring pages with every new product that is released in digital […]

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Mar

29th

studio calico april kit – bluegrass farm

  With April just around the corner (how can that be?), it’s time for Studio Calico to reveal their newest Project Life® kit – Bluegrass Farm. It’s filled with fresh spring colors, fun accessories, and beautiful 3×4 and 4×6 cards … many by some of your favorite American Crafts signature designers! Don’t miss your chance […]

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Mar

28th

exclusive products coming to ALL michaels stores

  We’re so happy to let you know that the end cap of exclusive products that we shared in this blog post will soon be available in ALL Michaels Stores! You can expect to see all of these goodies around March 28th – today!  

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Mar

27th

in the spotlight: Bobbi-Jo

  Today we’re sharing the first post in a series of Creative Team spotlights that will continue through the year to showcase the fantastic team members who are creating + sharing their work with us each month. With each post we will spotlight one member of our team – they will be answering questions about […]

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Mar

20th

project life is coming back to HSN

  We’re delighted to let you know that Lisa Bearnson is bringing Project Life back to HSN next week on Monday, March 24th. It was almost exactly one year ago that Lisa first appeared with Project Life as Today’s Special Value, and we’re immensely grateful for her talents in sharing our product with so many […]

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Mar

18th

an engagement story

  Let me tell you why these are two of my favorite people on the planet. Karolyn has been one of my very dearest friends for about 15 years now. We’ve shared many laughs, many tears, good times and difficult times. Through it all – Karolyn’s positive energy, charitable spirit, super fun nature, and a […]

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Mar

14th

2 photos on 1 print

  Written by Laurie Pecotte – our Digital Project Life Director. In the Project Life® system, the 4×6 pockets are designed for 4×6 photos and the 3×4 pockets are designed for the 3×4 PL cards where you write your journaling notes (or flip the card over for a filler design). This is the original intent […]

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Mar

11th

creative team – march 2014

  Our creative team continues to inspire us with their storytelling, photography, and everyday documenting. We are simply delighted to see their submissions each month and hear the stories of how Project Life® is helping them achieve their goals for recording their stories – past and present. Some are working on photos of current events […]

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Mar

4th

the albums i use

  Hi friends! I am super excited because I have revamped ALL of the albums in my home office and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to share pictures with you! (Coming soon, of course.) All of my 12×12 albums are now the Project Life® Cloth Albums – and they’re in these colors – Sunflower, […]

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Mar

3rd

digital strawberry edition!

  It’s been two months since we announced our newest products at CHA which means digital releases are just around the corner! We know many of you are anxious to download the newest digital products, so keep an eye on the blog and social media for updates on when products are available. All new product […]

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Feb

28th

studio calico march kit – office hours

  It’s time for another dose of awesomeness from Studio Calico! March brings the Office Hours kit and it’s filled with one-of-a-kind journaling + filler cards and a variety of embellishments to inspire your creativity and help you beautifully document your memories. Whether you are a current subscriber, have decided to begin a subscription this […]

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Feb

27th

shopping cart FAQ

  Have you heard? Our shopping cart is now LIVE! We’ve been working on this for quite a while and we’re pleased that it is up & running and people are already happily receiving their orders. The other day I invited you to ask questions since this is brand new for all of us. We […]

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Feb

21st

before you had kids, you had a story

As documenters, we have a myriad of stories that we are recording in albums so our families and generations to come will know and understand who we are, what we love, why our various relationships are important, and how we lived our lives day-to-day. One story that can be easy to overlook is our personal […]

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Feb

18th

master class in melbourne

  Two weeks ago I announced that I was going to be touring around Australia next month. Last week I announced that Heidi Swapp and I are coming together for a Master Class event in Melbourne. Today I’m pleased to share more details about that Master Class because registration opens tomorrow – and tickets will […]

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Feb

11th

australian tour details

Last week I announced that Heidi Swapp and I are traveling to Australia next month to visit several Spotlight store locations. Today I wanted to follow-up with more detailed information that will help our Aussie friends – and any others who might be traveling there during the time of our tour – have a better […]

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Feb

10th

creative team – february 2014

It’s time once again for us to show off what our creative team has been up to! We love having a team full of inspiring ladies who are using Project Life® – just like so many of you. They are documenting their everyday, going back to older photos, and even starting in on new projects. […]

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Feb

7th

cloth albums on sale

  You might remember that right now we’re in the middle of our hugest sale ever – it’s a Blowout Sale only on Amazon.com and the prices are slashed like crazy on many Project Life® items. We’re simply clearing out some inventory to make more room for new stuff … and it’s exciting! By the […]

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Feb

6th

recipes are back!

  Sooo … wanna know how I’m now organizing and keeping my recipes these days? With my new 6×8 Project Life® album – of course! We are pleased to introduce something NEW that we’re doing around here. We’re giving you the digital files for Project Life Recipe Cards! For free. Because we love you. And we […]

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Feb

4th

we love our customers down under

  I have so much excitement to share with you today! Friends in Australia … I’m coming to see you!! Together with Spotlight and my dear friend Heidi Swapp, we are all thrilled to announce that we will both be traveling to Australia in March to support Spotlight National Craft Month. The two of us […]

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Jan

28th

Project Life coming to Jo-Ann stores soon!

Found this photo with the help of google, but boy does it look cold at this location! We are delighted to announce that Jo-Ann Stores will soon have Project Life products on their shelves in about 250 of their stores! Not only will they be carrying a variety of our existing products {see list below}, but they […]

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Jan

28th

studio calico february kit – sugar rush

Every month, Studio Calico creates a beautiful Project Life® kit and reveals the full kit on their website on the 27th – at noon for subscribers and at midnight for all to see. February brings the Sugar Rush kit and it’s oozing with charm and candy-colored goodness. Available as part of a subscription or an […]

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Jan

27th

amazon blowout sale

Hold on to your seat. This is big. There are a handful of Project Life® items on Amazon that we have marked down significantly. Why? With so many new products pouring in all the time, we need to clear out some “old” inventory to make room for all the new stuff. Here’s the deal: There […]

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Jan

23rd

cinnamon edition on HSN tomorrow

  Our dear friend Lisa Bearnson will be back on HSN tomorrow – January 24th – sharing Project Life® along with other products on her “Papercrafting with Lisa Bearnson” show. Specific broadcast times will be 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 6:00 PM Eastern Time. One product that she will be sharing is the Cinnamon Edition, […]

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Jan

20th

creative team inspiration – january 2014 edition

  A new year brings a new Creative Team and we are thrilled to share our first snippets of inspiration from them today! We love their focus on simplicity while remaining true to their personal styles and creativity. Each of these girls is unique in the way she chooses to photograph, journal, and bring her […]

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Jan

18th

new products at michaels

  If you follow me on social media you’ve already seen glimpses of what’s now in many Michaels store locations. We’re really excited about these new items and wanted to take this opportunity to share all of those product images with you so that you can know what to expect. Here are some important things […]

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Jan

17th

CHA photos

  In yesterday’s post we shared a couple videos from CHA (I’m pretty partial to the second one that really shows how much fun we have). Today we’re sharing one more chunk of fun from our experience at CHA – particularly in booth #2626. Kara was there, camera in hand, and capturing bits and pieces […]

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Jan

16th

CHA videos

  I’m really excited to share 2 videos with you from CHA. The first is me walking through the new products that we debuted at the trade show. Remember that anyone can view our catalog. There’s a link to it from our homepage and I also blogged about it here. The catalog (and my overview […]

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Jan

13th

project life catalog

  The CHA trade show is still going on right now. Our booth has been busy, and we have very much enjoyed visiting with retailers, designers, partners, and industry friends. We realize many of you would love to be there to see everything in person, so we’re trying to bring the show experience to you […]

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Jan

6th

CHA is this weekend

  CHA = Craft & Hobby Association. The trade show – which I think they’re calling a “Mega Show” now? Maybe? – is held in Anaheim, California, on January 10-14. It is for exhibitors, buyers, retailers, designers, and other industry professionals. It is the place that our company has physical presence. The photo above was from […]

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Jan

3rd

studio calico january kit – copper mountain

Once again, Studio Calico has put together a beautiful Project Life® kit for the month of January. Copper Mountain is the newest release, and it’s filled with rich colors, graphic patterns, touches of woodgrain, and an overall cozy feel. Available as part of a subscription or an individual purchase, their monthly kits are filled with […]

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Jan

2nd

project real life starts in one week!

Pictured above: Looking at one of of the 12 layouts I created during the class last year. In PRL, the focus is heavily on cultivating a good life, but we also do a little scrapbooking – one week per layout, based on the theme of that week. Back in October I announced that my Project […]

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Dec

27th

setting up a project life album

A brand-new calendar year is just around the corner! I know many of us are reflecting on the past year and also thinking ahead to some new goals for 2014. Many of us are resolving to document life – whether it be digging into boxes of old photos, catching up on the past couple of […]

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Dec

24th

holiday greetings

  Merry Christmas, friends. We are indeed so grateful that YOU are a part of our story. May you enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones, regardless of what you’re celebrating. Relish in the traditions. Soak in the family time. Reflect on 2013 with a thankful heart – even if it’s been a tough […]

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Dec

23rd

tribute to creating keepsakes

Many of you know Creating Keepsakes was my career for 12 years before we started Becky Higgins LLC in 2009. Right now the final issue of the premier scrapbooking magazine is in print. This is the end of the beloved “CK era” – and I am forever grateful that I was so fortunate to be a […]

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Dec

20th

HSN giveaway

We wanted to make you aware of a huge sale on Project Life products going on at HSN right now – just in time to get you ready for the New Year with everything you need to start a new album or continue with the documenting you are already doing. You can see all of […]

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Dec

19th

new product announcements – supporting products

This is the 3rd and final blog post today that announces the all-new Project Life products that will be officially launching at the CHA trade show in a few weeks from now. Be sure to check out the 2 posts before this where we shared sneak peeks of the 2 new Core Editions (yay for […]

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Dec

19th

new product announcements – mini kits

Our new product announcements continue! This post is dedicated to the brand-new Mini Kits we’re releasing. The designs come from 3 of your all-time favorite brands and my “industry sisters” in this work we do – Elizabeth Kartchner, Amy Tan, and Maggie Holmes. As a reminder, a Project Life® Mini Kit comes with 100 cards […]

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Dec

19th

new product announcements – core kits

Surprise!! Today we are announcing all of our brand-new products that will be launching at the CHA trade show in January! We’re breaking up the announcements into 3 blog posts just so it’s not completely overwhelming in one big giant post. In this first post, I’m tickled pink to introduce you to two brand-new Project […]

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Dec

16th

rak giveaway

In our family – like many of yours – we have been very focused on serving others this holiday season. As parents we’ve been pondering quite a bit about how to serve, who to serve, and when to serve. A flood of ideas have come to us and it feels like just about every day […]

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Dec

13th

We like you back!

  Today we hit a milestone – 50,000 followers on my Facebook page! I want you to know how much I appreciate that you trust me enough to show up on your smart phones and tablets and computers via social media every day. I strive to share helpful information, creative ideas, insightful tips, and anecdotal […]

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Dec

12th

my course is available for free this weekend!

  We have a holiday treat for everyone! My creativeLIVE course Scrapbooking with Project Life will be looping on my Facebook page (Becky Higgins LLC) this weekend – starting tomorrow! This is available to anyone, anywhere in the world, as long as you can access Facebook.   What you need to know The broadcast will run […]

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Dec

10th

announcing our new 2014 creative team!

Today is a very exciting day around here – and most definitely for 15 very special women as well. We announced in yesterday’s post that the 2013 Creative Team is now ending their chapter of regular sharing on my blog, but they are forever a part of the Project Life family – and now they are […]

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Dec

9th

creative team inspiration – december edition

I hate to even say this out loud, but today we will be sharing the last batch of inspiration from our 2013 Creative Team. *sniff* I imagine that many of you have used their work to help you along in your Project Life® journey this past year – whether trying a new way to fill […]

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Dec

6th

studio calico class + giveaway

We are excited to let you know about a class that our friends at Studio Calico are offering called Day by Day – a year long class filled with tips and inspiration from the Studio Calico Creative Team. The class is open for registration now until December 31st with class starting on January 1, 2014. When you […]

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Dec

4th

interview questions for a child

I don’t know how it happened, but I blinked my eyes and our oldest is now 11 years old. Last night our little family was sitting in a restaurant for Porter’s birthday dinner and I thought to get out my notebook and ask him a bunch of interview questions. I didn’t prepare anything in advance. […]

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Dec

3rd

creativeLIVE re-cap

I haven’t been blogging very much this past month. Why? First of all – October was jam-packed. It was our birthday month, so we planned, prepared, and produced a blog post for every single week day during that month. Soooo much fun. But we did need a little breather after that. But the even bigger […]

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Nov

21st

holiday newsletter ideas galore!

Hi guys! We are still going strong at creativeLIVE. Hope you’re watching! In other news, can you believe the holidays are already upon us? Remember: We have a (baker’s) dozen of darling holiday card templates to choose from right here in our Freebies section. I’ve asked our resident editor, Erin, to share some creative ways […]

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Nov

19th

creativeLIVE is this week!

Hi, everyone. First of all – thank you for your enthusiasm about our shiny new website! And thank you for your patience, too, as we know some of you are missing (and asking about) past blog content. It hasn’t disappeared, I promise. We still have it. It’s coming back. Like I said, it’s a bit […]

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Nov

18th

website re-design!

Well HELLO there! Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Our website just got a facelift! Please click around. We’ve cleaned up quite a bit (yay for less clutter), so please note that we haven’t migrated all of the website and blog content over just yet; that takes some time. And since we’re in […]

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Oct

31st

wrapping up birthday month with a bow

I’m not sure that we could have packed more into the month of October. Whew! I want you guys to know how much I appreciate the love & support you continue to show. We adore your sweet notes. We are thankful when you share Project Life® with your friends. We are in awe of all […]

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Oct

30th

our biggest + best gift yet

{giveaway winners} I am delighted to announce the following winners of Monday’s Project Real Life giveaway! Please email kari@beckyhiggins.com to claim your seat. Awbree Caton in Rehoboth, Massachusetts Kelly in Bozeman, Montana Ginger B. in Paragould, Arkansas Anita in Otterup, Denmark ….. I think we can all agree that October has been a pretty rad […]

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Oct

25th

tips for family photo shoots: guest kara layne

I think by now most of you know how much our team means to me. We recently added another new addition to the team – Kara Layne. She’s our new in-house photographer and she is not only crazy talented with the camera, but I feel my creative wheels spinning just being in the same room with […]

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Oct

24th

project life coming to A.C. Moore stores

THIS JUST IN. We’re delighted to let you know that if you have an A.C. Moore store close to you, you will soon be able to purchase Project Life in all of their stores … as early as tomorrow! They have some big things planned for the launch of Project Life including giveaways on their Facebook […]

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Oct

24th

digital exclusive: the remembrance edition

Today – October 24th – would have been Jonathan’s 44th birthday. Jonathan is my oldest brother who fought a valiant fight against cancer, but last September his mortal chapter came to a close. Going through that experience was most definitely heartbreaking for those of us who love and miss Jonathan. Certainly I know that most […]

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Oct

23rd

teaching on creativeLIVE!

Visit the official course page to see the full promo video here: http://cr8.lv/beckyspl Well, there you have it! Today I am pleased to announce that I am joining forces with creativeLIVE to bring scrapbooking education into countless homes across the world – live!  { gulp } Yesterday via facebook, twitter, and instagram I mentioned that with […]

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Oct

22nd

tune into HSN on october 23 + 24

I know there are lots of exciting things going on right now. Just a quick reminder — Don’t forget Lisa will be back on HSN this week sharing some new Project Life® bundles along with a repeat showing of Just Add Color in limited supply. Head over to her blog if you want to see […]

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Oct

22nd

the return of Project Real Life

Quick random fact and item of business, then we’re jumping into serious FUN today! The random fact? This is officially my 1,500th blog post. I started blogging 6 1/2 years ago. If you do the math … well … it’s a lot of blogging.  ; ) ….. We wanted to say Congratulations! to these 2 […]

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Oct

21st

digital project life – tips from an expert!

Happy Monday! Today I’m pleased to have another guest post by another invaluable part of our team – Laurie Pecotte! Each person on our team is a dear friend to us and insanely talented. Laurie is no exception. She makes so much magic in the digital department and actually, she runs our sister site – […]

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Oct

18th

throwing a project life party!

We are delighted to announce the following 4 winners from Wednesday’s giveaway: Angie in Madisonville, Louisiana Roni in Missoula, Montana Alyce in Chiba, Japan Erin B. in Winnipeg, MB, Canada Please email brandi@beckyhiggins.com to claim your new core kit! ….. A few weeks ago, our friend Candice Stringham hosted a Project Life® party for a […]

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Oct

16th

project life on HSN … again!

I know that there is a tremendous amount of news happening this month during the month-long birthday celebration, but we just can’t hold back. In one week from today Project Life® will be coming back to HSN … again! You will want to tune in on October 23 (6:00 p.m. ET) and October 24 (8:00 a.m. ET). There are […]

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Oct

16th

brand new: the coral edition!

Another day of our exciting birthday month means another fun announcement. In fact, we have a brand-new Project Life® Edition to tell you about. Say what!? Yes – it’s true. An actual, physical Project Life Core Kit (and all the coordinating pieces) – that will be available in both physical format and digital format very, […]

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Oct

15th

personal yearbook – digital exclusive

As our month-long birthday celebration continues, we are so delighted to share something special with you every single weekday throughout the entire month of October. Today is special indeed–not only because we’re halfway through the month now but because today we are releasing a brand new product in digital format. It’s the Personal Yearbook, and […]

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Oct

14th

creative team inspiration – october edition

I always look forward to seeing the submissions that our creative team sends in each month – they are filled with beautiful photography and stories of life – current everyday life as well as filling pages that recount past experiences. I’m always inspired by their work and enjoy sharing that inspiration here with you! As […]

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Oct

11th

enter our holiday card design contest

It’s time to close out the second week of our birthday celebration with another exciting announcement! Before we get to that, we’ve got  4 winners to announce from the quote book giveaway that we announced in Wednesday’s guest blog post by our editor Erin. The following will be receiving two of the quote books she compiled: 1. […]

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Oct

10th

organizational tips for home: guest post by brandi

We have another guest post today by another fantastic person on our team! Some of you know that Brandi manages our Customer Service (which is why so many of you know & appreciate her) and she is also my Project Manager, which means she oversees several inboxes, keeps all the submissions organized, and helps with […]

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Oct

9th

for the love of meaningful quotes: guest post by erin

Today’s guest post is by someone who is a fresh face to most of you. Erin is our in-house Editor, and while she is settling in as a part of our team, I’ve actually known her and have considered her my friend for some 15 years. As long as I’ve known Erin, she has always […]

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Oct

8th

freebies galore!

What would a birthday celebration be without party favors? We’ve lined up a whole lot of awesome for you today in the form of free downloads! You can find all kinds of goodies on our Free Stuff page, but today we’ve added Album Labels and Mobile Backgrounds in most of our newest designs.   Make sure you share […]

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Oct

7th

a chance to be on our creative team!

Happy Monday! We’re still partying around here because as most of you know … October is birthday month for us, and we are celebrating all month long! We are excited to kick off week 2 with more awesomeness. First item of business: Let’s announce the 4 winners from Friday’s post called RAK Giveaway! Project Life Overlays […]

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Oct

6th

one last update on AutoShip mistake

Hi everyone. We have just one last update on the whole HSN AutoShip situation and then I hope that’s the end of it. If you did not purchase the AutoShip product from HSN back in March, this won’t really be of interest to you. But posting these updates on my blog will hopefully reach as […]

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Oct

4th

RAK Giveaway

It’s time to close out week 1 of our birthday month! Can I just say … I am so grateful for the love, support, and loyalty I have felt from so many of you this week. The whole idea of celebrating our company’s birthday with you all month long was to share the gift of […]

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Oct

3rd

the most precious gift

The other morning I went into the kids’ bedrooms to wake them up and noticed that Claire (our 8-year-old) was sleeping with her baby quilt, which she hasn’t really used in a while. In that moment, it was like a total rush of gratitude that poured over every bit of me. I found myself soaking […]

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Oct

2nd

share your love for Project Life!

We know many of you have been following Project Life® since the first kit was released in 2009, and we’re thrilled that you are here celebrating with us 4 years later. A lot of you are newer to our brand + products and we’re delighted that you have found Project Life to be a solution […]

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Oct

1st

a mistake, an apology, a resolution

NOTE: This post was published Monday evening (Oct. 1) and there is now an important addition to American Crafts’ message at the bottom of the post as well as a personal note from me, both which were added later that same night. ….. Hi friends! First of all – thank you tremendously for your excitement […]

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Oct

1st

birthday month kicks off today!

Happy October! It’s always been my favorite month – and it happens to be the birthday month of our company too! Today is the first day of a month-long celebration that we have planned to share with you – our beloved readers and customers and new friends too! Each weekday for the entire month of […]

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Sep

30th

4th birthday celebration starts tomorrow

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Sep

27th

Another position at Becky Higgins LLC

  Déjà vu, right? In case you missed it a few weeks ago, I announced in this blog post that we’re hiring. There were a couple positions in particular that we’ve been looking for – a Web Developer/Graphic designer position, and someone to help with some creative assistance. Things are progressing for both. Today I […]

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Sep

27th

Q&A with digital expert Laurie Pecotte

I recently received an e-mail from a customer (Hi, Susan!) with a question about some digital aspects of Project Life®. I thought her question might be one many of you have, so I’m having our resident digital guru, Laurie, answer her questions here so you all can benefit. Take it away, Laurie! ….. Like many […]

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Sep

25th

see you in salt lake city!

Hey guys. Hope everyone’s enjoying this week so far. I wanted to let you know that I will be making an appearance at the Deseret Book Salt Lake Downtown store which is on the south side of Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s next Friday – October 4th. Are you thinking what I’m […]

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Sep

19th

making a halloween mini album

Today I am a guest over on the very adorable eighteen25 blog. The month of September is jam-packed full of Fall and Halloween inspiration on their blog. If you’re not already familiar with that, check it out. There are some really fun projects that will get your creative, decorative, DIY, domestic wheels spinning! And by […]

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Sep

17th

the “Just Add Color” edition available TODAY!

Today is the day! Lisa Bearnson is on HSN (Home Shopping Network), and she will be selling some fun scrapbooking products, including several Project Life® items. And specifically … we are so excited that Lisa will be showing the JUST ADD COLOR Edition! You really should tune in and watch the product in action and […]

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Sep

16th

connecting families and strangers with Project Life®

We love when you share your personal stories about Project Life® – how it’s impacting your life and how it’s bringing you closer to your family and sometimes helping you connect with seemingly complete strangers. Jessica in Oregon e-mailed us about a couple recent experiences, and we thought it’d be fun to share her love […]

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Sep

14th

creative team inspiration – september edition

Are you ready to be inspired? Our creative team is dishing up another full course of delicious design work this month and I can’t wait for you to see what they’ve been up to. As usual with our monthly creative team sharing, we’re including just one glimpse of what they are sharing on their own blogs […]

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Sep

12th

new product arrivals on amazon!

I’m going to be short with my words, but abundant with the picture-sharing today. Just in case you’re not following my social media sharing (I give immediate updates whenever something new becomes available), here’s an overview of a lot of the new products that have arrived to Amazon recently. Each link will take you directly […]

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Sep

10th

HSN: one week from today!

A couple weeks ago we announced that Project Life® was coming back to HSN … this time with a twist! You can check that blog post out if you missed it. The name of this new collection that we designed exclusively for HSN is called the JUST ADD COLOR Edition. On many of the cards, […]

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Sep

9th

We’re hiring!

This is a very fun post for me to publish. A company hiring someone? Um. Big … whoop? It wouldn’t seem like such a big deal, but it is for us. Let me back up. We started our little company nearly 4 years ago. Since then we have seen an explosion of growth, for which […]

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Aug

27th

a new twist on Project Life® coming to HSN

Ummmm. Guess what? This is only a teeny bit exciting. A twist. To Project Life®. Because you have thousands upon thousands of pictures – and this is one more album you can complete in a SNAP. What’s not to love about that!? It’s still the super simple Project Life system we love, but the twist […]

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Aug

21st

tips for photographing children’s artwork

Many of us are getting back into the routine of back-to-school for our kids. Just a reminder that as we are often flooded with artwork and projects and papers and over-sized, dimensional items that simply don’t fit into a scrapbook … the tip is simply to TAKE PICTURES. I’m guessing your follow-up question to that […]

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Aug

16th

overcoming memory loss with project life

I’d like you to get to know Jackie, a Project Lifer who shared her story with us – and we feel sharing this will inspire many of you as we head into the weekend. In her own words … here’s Jackie Wood: In 2011 I woke to eight years of memories gone, a diagnoses of […]

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Aug

13th

creative team inspiration: august edition

It’s time for our monthly Creative Team sharing … YES! As usual with the monthly offering of inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life® albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s name and it will take you to their blog where they […]

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Aug

8th

stories of home – the end result

Can you imagine with me for just a moment? Imagine you came across a book that had picture of your grandmother’s home from 20, 40, 60 years ago. She photographed the little table in the corner with a hand-crocheted doilie and a lamp passed down from her own mother. She photographed the kitchen sink filled […]

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Aug

7th

online class: project life lessons

As you know, every person’s Project Life® album is completely unique, because every person’s life is completely unique. There are countless ways to assemble a Project Life spread, there are countless ways to organize your Project Life supplies, and there are countless ways to photograph, journal, and design the stories of your life. That’s what […]

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Aug

7th

giveaway: jo totes

Jo Totes offers a range of bag sizes and styles – all allow you to carry your camera body and extra lens (or more) with you everyday. Each bag is padded, and they all include lots of pockets and adjustable interior pads so that you can carry your handbag items alongside your camera equipment safely. CUTE, right!? We […]

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Aug

1st

stories of home

Hello, first day of August. So friends – how is your story-telling and life-documenting going lately? I was recently scrolling through my pictures and reflecting on our Summer. Our family has really enjoyed the change of pace, the break from an early alarm clock, the chance to travel and enjoy extended family, and other opportunities […]

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Jul

31st

giveaway: stuck on you

It’s a little hard to believe, but many of us have back-to-school on the brain … because it’s that time again! I’m happy to share this giveaway with you, as those of you with school-aged kiddos will likely be interested. Stuck on You® has labels for everything your child owns. Name labels, clothing labels, shoe […]

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Jul

30th

I’m going to ScrapFest!

Back in the day, I used to travel around to conventions, consumer shows, and other events like CKU (Creating Keepsakes University). I have met thousands of you in the classes I taught through the years, and I value those memories teaching – and learning from you! I can’t remember precisely how long it’s been since […]

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Jul

29th

brand-new Project Life® digital templates

There are 2 things I want to be sure you know about: 1. Our big 20-30% off sale is ending Wednesday (don’t miss the chance to save BIG!) 2. We have brand-new Project Life® templates available now in digital format – yes! ….. Because this is exclusively an Amazon.com sale, the best way to help […]

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Jul

29th

Project Life® comes back to HSN

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I wanted to share something with you that I’m pretty excited about. You might remember that my dear friend Lisa Bearnson returned to television in March and she featured Project Life® as the “Today’s Special”. The TS is always a big deal because it’s the best value and usually […]

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Jul

26th

weekend tid-bits

Hi guys! As most of you know, we were gone this week, showing off all the new products at the CHA show in Las Vegas. I did lots of photo-sharing on facebook, twitter, and instagram. If you missed that, you can click on any of those links and catch up. ….. { video of new […]

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Jul

22nd

digital project life + guest book!

Happy Monday! I’m actually headed to Las Vegas for CHA. If you love behind-the-scenes, be sure you’re following me on either facebook or twitter or instagram (your preference; my content is the same across the board) … because this week I’ll be sharing scenes from our experience there at the trade show, which is unfortunately […]

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Jul

19th

CHA + michaels exclusive core kits

Well, we are officially done announcing all the new products that are launching at the CHA – Summer (Craft & Hobby Association) trade show in Las Vegas next week. They’re now calling this show Create -n- Connect … but regardless of what they’re calling it, we will be there. I will personally be there at […]

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Jul

19th

new product reveals – supporting products + full summer catalog

Yes, it’s the last day of new product announcements – but NO, this is not the last blog post of the week.  : ) Let’s soak in everything you see here and then … check back later today where we are going to finally SHOW you the 2 exclusive editions we designed for Michaels! *knuckle […]

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Jul

18th

new product reveals – plastics

We’re not even close to wrapping up this week of exciting product announcements. The fun continues and today we’re focusing on all the new “plastic” items. All the Project Life® cards provide the color, the mood, the themes and prompts and style. But the plastics part of the Project Life family are equally essential to […]

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Jul

17th

new product reveals – themed cards

I  still love the fact that anyone can pull an entire album with just these items: The cards that come in a Project Life® Core Kit are the perfect amount for an entire album and that’s what I call solution-based product. This is as simple as it gets. With the ever-growing concept of slipping photos […]

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Jul

16th

seeing the everyday

I recently had the very special opportunity to share a pivotal childhood moment in one of my very favorite publications – Seeing the Everyday. The editors (incredible gentlemen!) even flew across the country to meet our little family and spend some time in our home while Brad the photographer captured some glimpses of our time […]

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Jul

16th

new product reveals – mini kits

Our big week of new product announcements continues. Today I’m focusing on 4 brand-new MINI KITS that are new to our product family. If you’re not familiar with the concept of a Project Life® Mini Kit, these little boxes that hold 100 cards (in both 3×4 and 4×6 sizes) are designed to either A) go […]

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Jul

15th

new product reveals – core kits

We are thrilled that today is finally here because TODAY we are launching our big week of new product announcements! (Eeeeek!) This is always so fun for us, because there is so much time & effort that goes into every product we make and to finally be able to SHARE the awesomeness? Just makes it […]

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Jul

12th

giveaway: online class with ali edwards

We are pleased to tell you about HELLO STORY – 12 weeks of creative storytelling techniques with Ali Edwards – a fantastic teacher and my friend of many years. This is her latest online class that began on July 8 (it’s not too late to jump in!) and runs through September 29. Class fee is […]

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Jul

10th

visiting home

I will always be grateful for where I grew up. Brunswick, Maryland is a quaint little railroad town that sits on the Potomac River just an hour’s drive northwest of the nation’s capital – Washington D.C. I was born and raised there until I left for college at age 17. We make our way back […]

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Jul

9th

creative team inspiration: july 2013 edition

This is one of our absolute favorite times of the month. It’s Creative Team sharing time! As usual with the monthly offering of inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s name and it […]

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Jul

8th

want your story to be known?

photo by Deb Duty Most of you reading this are Project Lifers – folks who are cultivating a good life and recording it – and using Project Life® to bring it all together. We think that makes you pretty special, and we think that your experience should be shared nationwide, and in your local areas […]

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Jul

1st

massive sale on “older” editions + inspiration!

In case you haven’t heard, most of our new products are now available in many, many stores – large and small – spanning across the country. Project Life will also continue to be scattered throughout the world, as there are several retailers and multiple countries who have (and will soon have) our products. And … […]

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Jun

28th

studio calico july kit + add-on stamp set

The product reveals and July kits have arrived at Studio Calico and we’re delighted to let you know that this month there are more Project Life kits available than ever before which means you can grab the Valley High Project Life kit today – with or without a subscription! There are loads of benefits for […]

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Jun

25th

project lifer: trisha harrison

I recently stumbled across someone on instagram that intrigued me. Trisha’s way of documenting life – and her simple use of our products – struck me. So I reached out to her. I asked if I could share some of her inspiration with my readers. And I also asked her why on earth she didn’t […]

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Jun

24th

behind the scenes at american crafts

Last week we spent a very blessed week with my most of my family – my parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. It was an Allgaier Family Reunion at Aspen Grove. We kicked it off by participating in the American Fork Half Marathon and 5K and then all week long was just the best time […]

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Jun

20th

studio calico subscription + bonus kit + GIVEAWAY

Project Life was designed to be a solution … a way to simplify the scrapbooking process. With no more than the basics {Album + Core Kit + Photo Pocket Pages paired with your photos and journaling}, you can create beautiful scrapbooks with little skill and little time. YES! We’ve also discovered that some people still […]

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Jun

20th

project life at michaels – Q+A

There has been so much enthusiasm over the initial launch of Project Life at Michaels – it’s exciting! You’ve had some questions about the release and we’ve received some additional information about Project Life arriving this week in 700 Michaels locations, so I wanted to pass this along to you straight away! ….. Q. What […]

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Jun

19th

project life at michaels

Yep. It’s really happening. Project Life at Michaels. Right now. This week. Here’s the scoop! WHERE? About 700 Michaels stores will begin carrying Project Life. This is not all store locations at first, but it’s a lot. If you’re wondering if your local Michaels will be carrying our products, simply visit or call that store. […]

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Jun

18th

silhouette inspiration

Last month I shared 7 Tips for taking silhouette pictures. I also issued a challenge and invited you to submit your silhouette photos so that we could share our favorites here on my blog. Thank you for sharing with us! I could look at these all day. I love seeing you play with your cameras, […]

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Jun

14th

guest post: coming together to create a gift

The following is written by Danielle in Australia. We are honored to share this with you too. Grab a tissue. ….. I’m an amateur photographer (and Project Lifer) who is always looking for more photography practise, so when our friends asked if I would photograph their wedding recently of course I said yes.  Geoff & […]

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Jun

13th

rad dad mini album inspiration

Last week we introduced you to the Rad Dad Edition – a brand new set of themed Project Life cards that are perfect for Father’s Day projects or everyday scrapbooking. What makes this edition extra unique is that is available exclusively in digital format. Of course you don’t need to be a digital scrapbooker to […]

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Jun

12th

new product arrivals + closeout sale

The day we have all been anxiously awaiting has finally arrived – we have lots of brand new products available NOW on Amazon! If you follow me on social media you know that I have been sharing individual product links as each item appeared. There has been a lot of sharing in the past 24 […]

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Jun

10th

creative team inspiration: june 2013 edition

As usual with the monthly offering of creative team inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s name and it will take you to their blog where they each share more details, more information, […]

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Jun

7th

digital exclusive – rad dad edition

Happy Weekend! { first item of business } I totally get why some people don’t use social media. And that’s completely cool. So for any of you in that boat … if you’re not following any of my social media { facebook | twitter | instagram } … holy moly. Please be sure to at […]

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Jun

6th

project life at archiver’s

Today we are reaching another milestone in Project Life history. Our products are now arriving to all Archiver’s stores across the country! If you don’t know already, Archiver’s is the largest scrapbook retailer with more than 40 locations across the U.S. We are thrilled to know that many of you now have another option when […]

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Jun

5th

road trip journaling

Summer time often means road trips. On our recent road trip between Arizona and southern California, I found myself completely humored by every other thing Crew said from his 4-year-old perspective. Gone are the days that he even falls asleep for longer than 15 minutes on the road, so we were lucky enough to hear […]

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Jun

3rd

hobby lobby shoppers/winners

Today’s the day! Remember when we announced the contest? You guys weren’t messing around. In fact over 300 of you submitted a photo of you + your personally autographed product for a chance to win 1 of 10 prizes. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the undying enthusiasm! I think Hobby Lobby was probably […]

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May

17th

Store Finder now LIVE!

The graphic below shows the large retailers that are – or will be – carrying Project Life. We are also very, very pleased to have so many independent retailers carrying our products across the U.S. as well as several countries across the world. And we will continue to carry our products on Amazon as well. […]

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May

14th

end of school year gift idea for coaches + teachers

A couple Project Life customers shared with us how they’re saying THANK YOU to special coaches + teachers in their life, now that the school year is wrapping up for so many. ….. Terri in Texas created this End of Season Mini Album and had this to say: I wanted to share with you the […]

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May

13th

creative team inspiration: may 2013 edition

As usual with the monthly offering of inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s name and it will take you to their blog where they each share more details, more information, more pages, […]

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May

9th

giveaway: celebrate every day

In my freshman year of college I met a girl named Jaime. We lived on the same 4th floor of the dorms. Sweet as can me, talented as ever. Over the years (has it really been nearly 20 years!?) we have stayed in touch and I have loved seeing Jaime blossom in her passion for […]

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Apr

30th

aspiring designer charlotte

Say hello to Charlotte. She is a 13-year-old Project Lifer with plans to use the new Honey Edition that is coming soon. Charlotte recently emailed us and this is too precious not to share (with her permission, of course). I’m Charlotte. I’m 13 years old and I’m from a small town in England called Rotherham. […]

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Apr

30th

giveaway: children's book

  Is this a random giveaway – or what!? Actually … the author, Dr. Altman, is a friend of ours and when he told us about this book he was working on, I knew it would be fun to share with my readers – as many of you have little ones at home. Don’t Stick […]

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Apr

29th

childhood mini kits – creative team inspiration

With the recent sale that we had on our Childhood Mini Kits, we know that many of you now have these goodies in your hands. We wanted to share a little extra inspiration to encourage you to open up those boxes and dive into using these fabulous products! A few of our creative team members […]

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Apr

26th

giveaway: freckled fawn washi tape

We have a giveaway today, and I’ll let Freckled Fawn introduce themselves – and their giveaway.  : ) ….. Freckled Fawn manufactures and sells lovely embellishments. I’m AesaLina “Doe” Compton, the creator of FreckledFawn.com. I use Project Life grid cards and Freckled Fawn washi tape to add a little personalization to my Project Life pages. Last […]

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Apr

24th

mini kits, big picture.

Last Summer I introduced the Project Life Childhood Mini Kits in THIS post, including a video. I got all philosophical and really dug into in explaining the purpose behind my product development – and how these little kits evolved to be. If you haven’t seen the video, I encourage you to check that out. You’ll […]

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Apr

23rd

kids documenting their own life

There are two main uses for the Project Life Childhood Mini Kits: 1) Mini Album: The 100 cards that come in a Mini Kit + your photos + a Project Life Mini Album. 2) 12×12 Album: The cards that come in a Mini Kit can be inserted throughout the full-sized 12×12 pages that go in […]

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Apr

22nd

huge international giveaway

We are delighted to let you know that our friends at Scrapbookers Inner Circle – who offer Project Life products to our customers in Canada, Europe, and so many other places around the world – are kicking off 12 days of massive giveaways leading up to National Scrapbooking Day on May 4th. So get this: 12 […]

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Apr

22nd

childhood mini kit sale + giveaway

We’ve been very excited for this. It’s going to be a fun week of more inspiration! Everyone loves a good sale, and we’re super excited to be offering 20% off all 3 editions of our Childhood Mini Kits from now until Saturday, April 27. There is so much goodness packed in these Mini Kits. We’ll […]

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Apr

18th

giveaway: vuezz

VUEZZ was created so people could afford wonderful pictures of what/who they care about, to be hung in places that are important to them (our homes). VUEZZ was designed to be modular – allowing for easy shipping, setup and storage. VUEZZ also allows you to change the way you like your pictures displayed. This video […]

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Apr

17th

got old photos?

Yep, I thought so. Me too. Most of us are sitting on old photos. Photos from our childhood, photos from our parents, our grandparents. And if we’re lucky, we have photos even older than that. Ideally, I think it’s best to get them all scanned. Share them with family (another reason technology is so amazing). […]

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Apr

16th

have i done any good?

Part of cultivating a good life is making love’s labor a part of your everyday. We live in a world that continues to cause heartache. It just does. Sometimes the heartache is very personal, very private, very close to home. And as we’ve experienced yet again yesterday by what happened at the Boston Marathon, heartache […]

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Apr

15th

project life can save the world.

Stating that Project Life can save the world … maybe that’s a little dramatic. But humor me for just a moment. There was an article in the New York Times that was published about a month ago. One of our readers/customers brought it to our attention, and for that I am very grateful. It’s called […]

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Apr

12th

shutterfly photo book inspiration

Last weekend I checked off a huge to-do on my never-ending list: I completed our 2012 family yearbook! As you may remember, I do our family yearbooks in the photo book format on Shutterfly and make a copy for us as well as each of our 3 kids. I seriously can not wait to get […]

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Apr

11th

shutterfly has new project life editions!

Last year we announced that the Clementine Edition and Turquoise Edition were available as photo books at Shutterfly. We answered lots of your questions about this new option in this blog post (please note our digital products are now available at AC Digitals rather than jessicasprague.com as was listed at the time). The fabulous Brandi answered […]

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Apr

9th

hand prints tradition: an update

Ah, the beloved hand prints. (Yes, the acrylic paint wiped right off our office counter-tops.) WHO | This is a family tradition we began over 9 years ago when Porter was a one-year-old, and we have carried on with this for each of our 3 children ever since. WHEN | Every year – around the time […]

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Apr

8th

creative team inspiration: april 2013 edition

As usual with the monthly offering of inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s name and it will take you to their blog where they each share more details, more information, more pages, […]

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Apr

5th

wrapping up our mini album love fest

Okay – so holy moly. I’d like to think that we shared oodles of Mini Album inspiration with you this week but I think I’m bordering on bombarding you! We have shared 20 ideas for Mini Albums. Some created by readers and customers like you. Some from our Creative Team. Some from my personal friends […]

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Apr

5th

mini album inspiration: this is me (boy)

The post before this one shows 15-year-old Ele’s Mini Album. This is her 13-year-old brother Thomas. His goal in life is to be famous, so today – I am making him famous. He is famous for being one of the coolest kids on the planet. He is kind-hearted, good-natured, hard-working, smart as a whip, athletic, […]

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Apr

5th

mini album inspiration: this is me (girl)

We’ve had family with us all week. Such a party. We love when they come. And … we’ve been in the midst of another party called the Mini Album Love Fest (*wink*) … so you can imagine that there was no way I could resist encouraging my teenage niece and nephew to whip up their […]

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Apr

5th

mini album inspiration: 40th anniversary

I have this friend Allison. If you follow me on facebook or twitter, or instagram you may have noticed the big Texas sheet cake filled with my favorite chocolate mint brownies that she delivered to us this week? Yeah. Allison. As in Awesome Allison. But you know why else she’s awesome? Allison and her family […]

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Apr

5th

mini album inspiration: honeymoon

Creative Team member Teresa Victor – typically a digital scrapbooker – took one of our Mini Albums and other Project Life goodies that she already had on hand and quickly created an album to record her memories of their honeymoon from several years ago. She shares: A few years ago, I printed out several dozen […]

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Apr

5th

mini album: building a house

Kelly – Australia writes: I was first inspired to complete a mini album when I saw Petra Corcoran’s Road Trip mini album and I began brewing a plan. This week that plan came into action. I wanted to put together a photo book for our house build photos but I knew I wanted to included […]

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Apr

5th

mini album inspiration: ABC school project

I absolutely love the recent assignment that Porter and his fellow 4th graders completed. They were studying the American Revolution and they had to create an ABC book, using their 4th grade knowledge but presenting the information so that 1st graders would understand what they’re reading. In fact, every 1st grader in the school received […]

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Apr

5th

mini album inspiration: recipe book

Looking for a great way to store all of your tried & true recipes? Mini Album to the rescue! Creative Team member Ashley Bennett shared her approach for putting together a beautiful album of her favorites using the Midnight Mini Album and Olive Edition of Project Life. Ashley shares: Growing up I loved to bake […]

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Apr

5th

mini album inspiration: birthdays

Dawn in California is using her Project Life Mini Album (20% off through the end of today, Friday) to document her grandson’s birthday celebrations each year. Dawn says, Love the flexibly of the smaller albums. Project Life has allowed me to easily document our life – love it!  

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Apr

4th

mini album inspiration: a teacher's memories

We love what Haley in Utah did with the Kiwi Mini Album! In her own words: I taught 2nd grade for 9 years. I finished my last school year 3 months before my son was born and then quit. I didn’t start taking lots of pictures of daily life until he was born, so unfortunately […]

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Apr

4th

mini album inspiration: family visits

From Kimberly in Australia: I am a Canadian living permanently in Australia and recently had my mother come for a 4 month visit. My youngest was starting kindergarten so Grandma needed to be here. We had a wonderful and very busy visit. One of the things I wanted to do for her for this trip […]

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Apr

4th

mini album inspiration: vacation & toddler themes

This email is from Robyn in Indiana: I love these mini albums! I created a vacation album using the Kiwi Mini Album and a few cards from my Cobalt Edition as well as some other pieces. I seriously put the album together in about 3 hours and added journaling later. ….. I also have the first […]

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Apr

3rd

mini album inspiration: favorite quotes

Creative Team member Rebecca Cooper has a love for quotes and a passion for keeping things simple. She chose our Midnight Mini Album (20% off thru April 5) and created a beautiful quote book filled with some of her favorites that she has collected over the years.  By using a mix of Project Life cards and printed […]

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Apr

3rd

mini album inspiration: retro childhood

Creative Team member Lorimay Barba is going back to the past with her mini album project. She says, “I decided to use some of the Olive Edition that I had left over for this. I have so many childhood photos, but there are some that really revive a certain memory I had of my childhood. […]

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Apr

3rd

mini album inspiration: valentine book

Candy in Washington uses her mini album to hold the “love list” she makes for her children. Each year, Candy writes down 14 things she loves about each child and includes a photo of each child. The Project Life mini album is perfect for her to keep everything in one place for her children to […]

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Apr

2nd

mini album inspiration: travel

I love a good success story. Check out this experience, as shared by Anna in Loma Linda, California. My husband and I went to 4 major cities in Europe (Paris, Venice, Florence, Rome) for about 11 days in March 2011. In 2012, when I was pregnant with our first child, I put together digital scrapbooks […]

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Apr

2nd

mini album inspiration: pets

Jennifer in Illinois shared with us what she did with the Cinnamon Mini Album (20% off thru April 5) + the Wellington Mini Kit. Keep in mind that the Wellington Edition was designed to be a “Childhood Mini Kit” – and you’ll see inspiration for that childhood theme soon – but there’s still enough flexibility […]

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Apr

1st

mini album inspiration: wedding guest book

What: Wedding Guest Book Who: I pulled this together for our friends who just tied the knot – Abbie + Jacob Where: This was at the entrance of the wedding reception Why: It’s a tradition to have guests sign in upon arrival, but how FUN is it in this format of combining pictures of the […]

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Apr

1st

mini album love fest

Happy April! And Happy SALE! Some people like to celebrate April Fool’s Day. We like to celebrate an awesome sale for our awesome customers. Today through Friday of this week we have ALL of our Mini Albums 20% off! This applies to all customers, all over the world. Customers in the U.S. can find our […]

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Mar

29th

Giveaway: Ruby Bloom Boutique

So did you see Lisa Bearnson on HSN selling Project Life? Didn’t she look amazing every single segment, with all those darling outfits? I definitely thought so. What’s really kind of fun is that most of what she was wearing was from Ruby Bloom Boutique, which is run by our friend Loni Stevens and located […]

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Mar

27th

slowing down

Last week we were able to get away as a family – just the 5 of us – and head to the middle of nowhere for some much needed down time. We went to a dude ranch in southern Utah (and seriously … driving there, you really are in the middle of nowhere). We played […]

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Mar

25th

it takes a village

That’s it. It’s over. Project Life had its tv debut today. And I just got word – almost everything Project Life has sold out. In less than 24 hours. The only items left at the time of me posting this (24 hours after it all kicked off) are the Project Life 18-pack Journaling Pen sets […]

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Mar

25th

3 “mini” sets available today only on HSN

So many of you watching & shopping today. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the warmth + support + enthusiasm that continues. I wanted to share real quick about this whole AutoShip option on HSN today. About half of you who are ordering the Today’s Special are opting for the AutoShip. Smart. You’ll […]

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Mar

24th

welcome to Project Life

  hello + thank you There are many of you visiting my site and my blog today that are brand-new to me, my brand, and Project Life. And I want to extend a very warm welcome to you! You likely just learned about Project Life from watching HSN. I’ll come back to that in a […]

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Mar

22nd

project life HSN free download and giveaway

Last week we shared the news that the Blush Edition and the Jade Edition will be the two kits available when Project Life makes its HSN debut on March 25th and yesterday we shared several more images and plenty of information + inspiration to have you all ready for Monday morning. To add to the excitement, […]

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Mar

21st

HSN: loads of info

We’ve been sharing bits and pieces of information over the past few weeks about Project Life making its television debut on HSN this coming Monday, March 25th, but today we are sharing more images + more information + more inspiration to get you extra excited for what is coming in just a few short days. […]

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Mar

20th

organizing plastics

If you’re gathering quite the collection of “plastics” (Page Protectors, Photo Pocket Pages), you’re probably ready to get them in some sort of order. That’s me for sure. I was starting to feel like if my plastics were better organized and therefore more accessible, it’s just a more convenient and smarter system. Right? So this […]

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Mar

19th

new digital releases happening now

Back in December we introduced you to AC Digitals – the new home of our Digital Project Life Products as well as the one place online you can find digital collections from the American Crafts brands. We are thrilled to let you know that we have already started to release our brand new Project Life […]

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Mar

18th

Feeling behind?

We received this email, and with Stephanie’s permission, I’m sharing it with you today. ….. Dear Becky, I’ve actually been meaning to write for sometime. I have been in love with your products after my bestie introduced them to me starting with the release of the Amber Edition. (Yes, I mark years by Project Life […]

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Mar

15th

for our international friends + giveaways!

Hi there. Happy Friday (and for some of you it’s already Saturday)! I realize most of you reading this are in the United States. Hello to you too, of course! Feel free to keep reading, but this post really is particularly directed to our customers, readers, friends outside the U.S. That’s really my main message […]

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Mar

14th

instagram = 10K

Well, this is a little crazy. Nine months ago I initiated my “public” Instagram profile (I even blogged about the momentous occasion) and today we reached 10,000 followers. A little earlier I posted this graphic: It took all of a few minutes to reach 10K so here is the latest graphic I’m sharing: This is […]

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Mar

14th

What will be on HSN?

March 25th is fast-approaching and we are super excited to share with you today the two brand-new Project Life editions that will be available that day for a screamin’ deal. The Blush Edition and the Jade Edition. Both of these are coming to stores in May but this is your very first opportunity to pick […]

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Mar

14th

giveaway: clean color video tutorial

 We’re doing a little giveaway today for Clean Color! Clean Color is a workflow video tutorial designed to show you Erin Cobb’s image editing process from beginning to end. There are three versions – one for Full Photoshop, one for Photoshop Elements & a brand new one for Lightroom. In addition to the comprehensive videos you’ll […]

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Mar

13th

Scrapapalooza

This is so fun. Heather and her friends met up in Quincy, Washington recently and she shared the following email with us (which I am passing along – with permission, of course). ….. Dear Becky, My best girlfriends from college have been scrapbooking together for several years now. For the past 9 years, We’ve been […]

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Mar

11th

creative team inspiration: march 2013 edition

As usual with the monthly offering of inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s name and it will take you to their blog where they each share more details, more information, more pages, […]

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Mar

6th

Giveaway: oh shoot! beginning digital slr photography

I’ve known Candice Stringham a long time and this girl can shoot! Photographs, that is. She has an eye. She has the talent. And she’s happy to share that gift with others who aspire to take better pictures. We’re giving away 1 seat in Candice Stringham’s upcoming class Oh Shoot! Beginning Digital SLR Photography Class begins […]

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Mar

4th

win it before you can buy it – digital giveaways

As we shared with you back in December, all of our digital Project Life products are now available at AC Digitals – along with the products from many of the American Crafts brands. As soon as we shared all of our brand new designs coming in May, many of you asked if they would also be […]

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Mar

1st

how to set up a baby album

There are a few ways to to look at this post: 1. I have a friend who would love this as a gift. 2. I have a baby and want to document their life along the way. 3. I’m going to have a baby soon and this would be perfect for me. 4. I have […]

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Feb

27th

9 years: a success story

Nine years worth of memories. Pictures and stories filling albums to the brim. A huge burden off her shoulders. Check! Title Pages for all 9 years + current 2013 albums We love stories like this. Cathy in Florida has experienced something that so many others have. In fact, when Brandi from our team first saw […]

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Feb

26th

scrapbooking without words

Sometimes you want to create pages or even an entire album just to showcase pictures from a particular occasion or theme. Sometimes you want all the focus to be on the images. While I highly encourage photos AND words, I totally get that sometimes, no words are needed. We recently found out about how newly-married […]

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Feb

25th

Project Life is coming to HSN!

We’re all kind of freaking out around here. This is something we’ve been dying to reveal for quite some time … because something like this is many months in the making. But the time has finally come to tell you, friends, that Project Life is making its debut on television – exactly one month from […]

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Feb

22nd

studio calico offer!

I can honestly say that we’ve never shared a giveaway quite like this. And I’ll specify to say that this is a free-offer-with-purchase kind of giveaway. This isn’t for just “someone” or even ten someones. This is going to 100 of you! One. Hundred. Let me back up for just a moment, because I know […]

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Feb

21st

travel album inspiration

Creative Team member Petra Corcoran recently took a crazy fun road trip with her family and chose one of our new Mini Albums (Midnight) and Childhood Mini Kits (Wellington Edition) to document her journey. Her mix of gorgeous photography to capture the details of their trip, maps to document their mileage and daily travel, and […]

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Feb

20th

giveaway: digital project life class + digital kit

In January we announced that Jessica Sprague created and offered a Digital Project Life self-paced class. It has helped countless people figure out how easy it is to use the digital elements of Project Life. I’ve had a few of my personal friends even tell me that they took the class and they’re totally sold on […]

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Feb

18th

Olive Edition – everyday inspiration

We’ve shared lots of Olive inspiration with you over the past few days – heritage pages, a mini album, a wedding album, a fun origami project, and even digital pages. Today we’re sharing everyday inspiration for scrapbooking the bits + pieces of our lives. Project Life was created as a solution to simplify the memory […]

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Feb

17th

digital inspiration with the olive edition

Olive Edition inspiration continues. Yep. We launched our Valentines Day 20% off sale on Thursday, we’re taking it through Monday night … and as you may have noticed, we have been sharing DAILY inspiration so that you can see so many fun possibilities with the gorgeous Olive Edition, designed by Heather Bailey. Not only is […]

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Feb

16th

playing with the Olive Edition papers

Project Life is a memory-keeping system that is smart, simple, and solution-based. We all get that. But Project Life is also eye candy. Awesome designs and colors and patterns … by awesome designers. We are so grateful to each of them for how they have infused their awesomeness into each unique edition of Project Life. […]

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Feb

15th

Project Life wedding album

Raise your hand if you still have yet to get your wedding pictures into an album. Creative Team member Teresa Victor decided to finally tackle the wedding photos she had sitting in a box for the past 5 years with the help of our beautiful Olive Edition – which is currently on sale for 20% off through […]

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Feb

14th

Olive Edition on SALE + a giveaway!

Happy Valentines Day from our little company to YOU! We know that many of you are just as in-love with the Olive Edition as we are. Heather Bailey really nailed it with her ability to intertwine the most beautiful floral designs with modern chevron and cool ledger journaling cards – everything that makes up the […]

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Feb

13th

project life for heritage photos

When it comes to memory-keeping and doing something with our photos, most of us think about the hundreds or thousands of recent digital images from our life. But what about those heritage pictures that so many of us are fortunate to have inherited? When it comes to preserving those photos, I am definitely a fan […]

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Feb

11th

creative team inspiration: february 2013 edition

As usual with the monthly offering of inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s name and it will take you to their blog where they each share more details, more information, more pages, […]

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Feb

6th

explaining project life

So you’re new to Project Life. You keep hearing about it, but what exactly IS Project Life? Most of you know, some of you still remain curious. Well, here’s a short video that will give you an overview of how it came to be and what this memory-system actually IS. I explain it very candidly […]

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Feb

4th

giveaway: scatter sunshine

I received this box of happiness for my birthday back in October. Everything yellow. Everything is useful and/or adorable. And the personal note included was my favorite part. It came from Lisa, a dear friend in my life. She truly is one of my favorite people on this planet. I have so much respect for […]

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Jan

30th

an inspiring story of scrapbooking past events

Raise your hand if you feel like you have some “catching up” to do with your scrapbooking. I totally get it. And so does Kelli, a customer who recently shared her experience with us. She uses Project Life for documenting the here & now and is keeping up with that, but she has been sitting […]

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Jan

29th

giveaway : the history project

It’s an online class. By Kerri Bradford. Who is passionate about documenting your life story. And she wants to help others. And I love her for doing this. Check out the class and her intro video HERE. And HERE is a follow-up blog post that explains a little more since the class started. If you’ve […]

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Jan

28th

monday motivation

I just wanted to pass along something that one of my Project Real Life students shared with us. Apparently this is a poem that was found written on the wall in Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta or something. I haven’t done the research to know more about the details, but it doesn’t really […]

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Jan

25th

we want to see your pictures!

If you follow me on facebook or twitter you know that I regularly share PHOTO ideas. Ideas for documenting ordinary moments. Ideas for capturing everyday happenings. Ideas that I hope will inspire you to take pictures that maybe you wouldn’t have thought to take. But we should. Because all the little things are part of […]

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Jan

24th

project life advice

I love that there are so many approaches to using Project Life – and documenting life in general. I know many of you have really settled into a rhythm with how you use the product and we are so pleased to see and hear about little bits and pieces from you every day. Emails, testimonials, […]

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Jan

23rd

giveaway: sugarwish

Okay, this is a sweet gift idea and you don’t need a special occasion. I tried it myself. Darling website. You only need to know the receiver’s email. The receiver will get an email that directs them to the website where they choose their candy and fill in their shipping information. Each Sugarwish is filled […]

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Jan

21st

creative team inspiration: january 2013 edition

This is the first official Project Life Creative Team inspiration post from our brand-new 2013 team. As usual with the monthly offering of inspiration, I will share just one glimpse from each of their respective Project Life albums. And then – whenever and wherever you want to see more – just click on the person’s […]

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Jan

18th

giveaway: scrap inspired

Remember Monica from our 12 videos of Christmas? She is offering one free seat in her online class called Your life…Inspired. Class begins today and runs through the end of this month. Your life…Inspired is an interactive class where you will receive 2 weeks of daily inspirational emails, 5 actionable prompts to inspire you, and […]

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Jan

17th

coordinating AC cardstock colors

As you know, we have offered 3×4 and 4×6 Textured Cardstock packs for all of our already-existing Project Life editions. If you’re not sure why they’re awesome, check out this blog post. Some are sold out and some are still in stock. We do not have plans to make more of any of those, especially […]

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Jan

16th

CHA re-cap

We just had a pretty remarkable experience at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) trade show in Anaheim, California. So many of you followed our adventures via social media (facebook, twitter, instagram) but if you’re not on any of those … you don’t have to miss out. Just click on any of those links for […]

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Jan

11th

new products Q+A

First, a quick note to say HELLO!! to all newbies here on my site. I know most of you are long-time readers but we’re seeing a huge influx of blog visitors recently so welcome, welcome to all of you who are new to my site, my products, my brand. Please note that right now on […]

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Jan

10th

mini albums

Hi there. Exciting week around here for sure. We’re headed to CHA in Anaheim to exhibit in our first-ever booth at a trade show (eeek!) and we have also been receiving a ton of new products this week! If you’re not following me on facebook, twitter, or instagram you may have missed all of the […]

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Jan

9th

this is what it’s about.

Catherine Davis on our Creative Team made this little video to capture what Project Life means – and how it is valued – in her family. I have no words. The video speaks for itself. Okay, I do have words: Is that the cutest thing – EVER!? You guys know I was a big puddle […]

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Jan

7th

introducing new products + designers

I have been bursting at the seams to share all of this with you and now, with CHA being this week, I can shout it from the rooftops!! A few quick notes before I dig into all the new releases. 1. What is CHA? I realize some of you are familiar with CHA – and […]

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Jan

3rd

learning how to do digital Project Life

One of the beautiful aspects of Project Life is that we offer the designs and products in a few different formats so that you can choose what works for you. Some people want the physical products to use with their physically printed photos. Some people want to create digital layouts in Photoshop. Some people want […]

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Nov

4th

gratitude: a family project

Project: Framed poster. Participants: Everyone in our little family. Topic: Gratitude. Supplies: Frame (ours is 20″ x 28″), poster board, letter stickers, pen. This here is the very beginning of a family project that will be ongoing throughout November. Introducing the theme: Earlier this week we talked with the kids about gratitude. I shared this […]

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