Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

Cultivate a good life and record it.

Jan

18th

CHA sneak peek!

We are just days away from our annual industry trade show – typically known as CHA (since it is put on by the Craft & Hobby Association) but this year known as Creativation! This event is not open to the general public but rather is an opportunity for retailers and other industry “insiders” to gather and see all of the new products and trends in the craft and hobby market. It’s so fun for us to show off designs that have long been kept secret and also meet with retailers large and small to gain insight on what they are seeing from customers in their stores, what performs well for them, and what hopes they might have for future products in their stores. All of this information is incredibly valuable for us as we move forward and grow our brand and company — it’s always been important for us to consider the feedback from our customers but equally important for us to listen to what retailers have to say.

We’ll be sharing more in-depth details of these new products directly from the show, so be sure to follow us on social media for loads of behind the scenes antics. Until then, take a look at the new goodies we’ve got coming and a few new designers who have joined our Project Life® family!


Knick Knack Edition

The eclectic mix of retro patterns and colors in the Knick Knack Edition are the design genius of Kristin Nohe Juchs – one of our newest designers! From buttons to bows and cameras to glasses, the icons throughout this kit will remind you of times past and the charm that all of those knick knacks possess.


Awesome Edition

As I worked with Shawna Clingerman to design the Awesome Edition, I was transported back to the bedroom of my youth — it was filled with a variety of rainbow wallpaper patterns and pink shag carpet. Awesome, right? This kit is filled with bright colors, icons, and word art that will make you smile and fill your album with cheery bits of design.


Garden Party Value Kit

Let’s welcome Esther Longmore to the Project Life family by throwing a party . . .  a Garden Party! The delicate design work and color palette depict springtime delight with fruits, umbrellas, flowers, and more. The cardstock embellishments also have gold foil accents.


Hopscotch Value Kit

Childlike fun is the star of the Hopscotch Value Kit designed by Shannon McNab. Whimsical icons of kites, bicycles, butterflies, and swings will transport you to the playground where games are played and memories are made. The cork embellishments are also reminiscent of the outdoor textures.

COMMENTS

40 Responses

  1. Ria says:

    The new AWESOME = just awesome.
    Hope they are in the Netherlands soon.
    Love, Ria

  2. Tiffany says:

    Still hoping to see a Birthday Value Kit.

    • Raqual says:

      I too would love more birthday options. Apart from Christmas which you have covered well I have the most birthday pictures. Some bright themes and pastel themed birthday for PL would be awesome.

  3. Theresa says:

    Hi kari!
    wondering if there will be any new colors for the 12 x 12 faux leather albums?
    Thanks!

  4. Erika says:

    These new kits are awesome! Hope we will see them in the PL App’s line up very soon :)

  5. Minerva says:

    This is so very cool! I just love it! I will definitely be buying these!

  6. Genny Salgado says:

    Ahhh! I love them and want them all!

  7. Melanie Darcy says:

    Any new albums coming??

  8. Olivia says:

    Would love to see some more neutral colors (less kid themed) for everyday life. Those of us who have teenagers and/or boys would appreciate some navy, grey, black , tan, neutrals with less kid themes as a unique option. For many of us who started with Project Life our children are older in high school or college and we are documenting our daily life too.

    • Jen says:

      I agree the first thing I thought when I saw all of these was are they aiming towards teenagers? Guess I will have to go to Ali Edwards or someone else with a minimal style. Glad I’m not alone in this desire for more neutrals.

    • Carol says:

      Olivia–you read my mind! I feel like I’ve made your exact comment to Becky and team (who are all awesome btw) many times–but the same colors keep showing up in these kits; especially those pinks and pastels which do not work for teenagers and young adults. I’ve leaned toward Cathy Zielske for this exact reason but she’s only designed one Vakue Kit. I wish “youngish” colored kits would be balanced with something that works for teens.

    • Jen R. says:

      Olivia, I agree wholeheartedly! I feel like the designs are different , but the colors are so similar from collection to collection. I just do not use pink, and it seems as if most of the collections are heavy on pink. Becky, I would love to see some neutrals and some new color schemes!

    • Natalie says:

      I definitely agree! I can’t see using these kits with my teenagers and/or boys and I’m running out of kits that fit this criteria. I’d prefer more minimalist design and neutral color schemes.

    • Sean E says:

      Me too! I’m a guy scrapbooker with two teenage boys. Less pink and purple!

    • April says:

      I agree as well. I love Project Life, but am running into the same issue. I need more neutrals. My kids are 13-20. I have very different things to document now than I did 10 years ago. Wonderful things! Life is good in all of it’s stages!

    • Megan says:

      Olivia,
      I thought the exact same thing! These all look like they are going to work for a younger/teenager instead of a mom of 2 like myself. I guess I prefer the more modern kits. I also have a son and would like to see more blue/grey/black/navy color options. I’ll keep checking back for new releases/kits but while very nice looking these don’t appeal to me.

    • Jennifer K says:

      I thought maybe I was the only one! I love Project Life, but always wish there were kits with not necessarily just neutral colors, but more muted natural versions of colors that go well with lots of outdoor shots. And patterns on filler cards that are less bold/trendy/distracting/busy (they often overpower the photos). The bold trendy patterns and all the pinks (and purples) are a “sometimes” scrapbooking thing for me (like dessert is a “sometimes” food) that I occasionally enjoy, but the other I described, I would be able to use a lot more often!

  9. Kristin Basbagill says:

    These look so great! I can’t wait to see these in the App. When are they expected to be added?

  10. Linzie says:

    I can’t wait!
    I have a Request!
    More overlays for the app please!!!
    I would love to see more words, shapes, and thin frame boarders!
    Also a photo layout for the 12×12 that you can fill with ONE picture.
    Thank you so much! My kids life is all easily documented thanks to these amazing products, and ease of use!

    • Julie says:

      Hi linzie

      You can add only one photo to a 12×12 layout using the collage section not the template section -) cheers Julie

  11. Connie says:

    These all look great! I’m always excited to sed new kits! Looking forward to seeing them in the PL app.

  12. Tammy B says:

    The Knick Knack collection would be awesome to scrapbook my old school photos! They would fit right in with those 80’s pictures! 😄

  13. Cathy says:

    Love them all! I hope they will be available SOON in the PL APP!

  14. Laura says:

    Hi – the new kits are beautiful especially Awesome. However I agree with some of the above comments. I’d love to see a PL set done by Liz Tamanaha or Cathy Zielski and have it all done in black, gray, and white. I find many of the bright color sets (while I love them and still use them) take away from the pictures and story telling.(especially if I’m doing a book with all black and white pictures.) Keep it simple and keep it all vertical and also please have an equal number of each card. Really don’t need a bunch of title cards either but I love 4 x 6 journal cards.

    Love, love, love Project Life,
    Laura

  15. Claire says:

    The new kits are very nice, but it seems like they’re just a variation of past kits. My husband and I are both retired and like to travel, especially in Europe. I’ve exhausted the Vintage Travel and Cinnamon kits. How about something new with an old world theme? I would like to see more variety in the kits.

  16. Sharon says:

    I have to agree with the above comments as well. The kits look all the same to me. Too ” cutesy” for my taste. I would love to see a kit WITHOUT phrases and words written on the cards. Maybe just designs or more journal type cards. My favorites have been Cathy Zielske’s , the Heather Bailey kit ( for girls) and the very first kit, The Cherry kit ( pretty designs and not overwhelming). Please make more like these!

  17. Karen T Stout says:

    Totally love the Knick Knack collection. As a kid of the 70s and 80s, we were into the funky retro. Can’t wait to use these! And I also love the cork embellishments in the Hopscotch. I love theses collections and can’t wait to use them. They are a great kickoff to spring. Now, if only I could get into the CHA this weekend since I am here in Phoenix, (kick in evil laugh).

  18. Isabelle says:

    Suggestion: I would look at the hit show FIXER UPPER and take some color cues from her remodels. I caught up last night on a few episodes and look at the neutrals she uses on walls and for decorating – taupes, grey, slate blue, with a few hint/pops of color. That would be a great kit with less cute designs and sayings. Make a kit with more style elements and aesthetically mature/neutral.

  19. Tina says:

    I love the embelishments and would LOVE to see embelishments in the app.

  20. Christine Kiehl says:

    Outstanding new fun! I am so loving the new cards! They are going to be a delight to scrap my grandkids books with! Thank you for taking the time to share the new goodies!

  21. Kari says:

    I could not agree more with Isabelle…..Fixer Upper color palette for those of us whose children are grown, and are documenting life, but in a less “cutesy” way!

  22. Victoria says:

    OH MY WORD – I cannot wait to get my crafty mitts on these in the UK! x

  23. Rita says:

    Still hoping to find out that you’ve made a stand alone computer program for Project Life. :)

  24. Tanya Napier says:

    I’m loving these new kits! As a child of the 70’s, I’m excited for the throwbacks. Great job, as always!

  25. Jennie says:

    Thanks for these sneak peeks! I have to agree with many of the comments above. These sets are super cute, but with a family of 2 teenage boys and a pre-teen girl, I have kind of moved past cute with our scrapbooks. I’d love to see less pink and more muted colors. The sea foam edition was one of my favorites, I’d love to see another one like that. I love the colors on the Bridgeport childhood edition too. Thanks for listening to our input! :)

  26. Pam says:

    I love the bright colors and pinks. I have a back log of 20 years of ” girl” books to work on.

    I would like to see some sets that would be perfect for genealogy – all pictures / documents I have from 1800’s are black, white, ivory brown. Mostly not wanting to use ” too modern” of sets with the very old pictures/documents.

  27. Judy says:

    I agree with so many of the other scrapers. I’m 70 and started using Project Life as a way to catch up on my pictures. It has worked so far! I have six albums done so far. I scrapbook by date order for the year and put trips in there own albums. Would like to see cards for trip albums. How about making less cards in a kit and having the same card go horizontal and vertical on the other side. The cards I use most often have been from the seasons pack, the holiday edition and the small themed card packs. Hope to see some cards for us older scrapbookers. Thanks.

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