Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

Cultivate a good life and record it.

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 committing myself to a particular format for my yearly Project Life. I am currently using the following core kits: Jade Edition, Coral Edition, and Baby Edition for Her. I also print some Digital Project Life cards. I use different page protectors: Design A, Big Variety Pack 1, Small Variety Packs 2 & 5, and Envelope Variety Pack. Other supplies include corner rounder and Becky Higgins journaling pens.

How often and where do you print your photos?

I use my DLSR to take most of my photos and I use my iPhone with a camera app. I order through Costco online as I have a large batch to print, usually once a week. In addition, I use my home printer as I need more photos or different sizes of photos for convenience. I have two printers: Epson Artisan and Canon Selphy. For printing photos, I use Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper for my photos and I use Epson Presentation Paper Matte to print Project Life digital cards.

How do you organize your photos and supplies? 

I only print out the photos I intend to use in Project Life. My photos are organized on my computer with Lightroom. To organize all my scrapbooking and craft supplies, I use what I like to call a craft cabinet. Before I turned it into storage for my craft supplies, it was an entertainment center. I have a section dedicated for just my Project Life kits.

What are some of your tried and true tips for Project Life success?  

I love the simplicity of Project Life! I could never scrapbook as many photos without this system. I enjoy the instant gratification of an album that is being completed as I go about filling pockets with photos and words for my family to enjoy our memories.

Inspiration from Erin

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Erin’s beautiful and inspiring workspace.

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Project Life cards and other supplies are right at hand and organized by kit in her Raskog cart.

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Layout using the Just Add Color Edition – exclusive to HSN (no longer available) and available in digital format HERE. Photo Pocket Page HSN 2 is shown. A similar digital template is available – Squared Away Template 2.

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2-page layout featuring the Baby Edition for Her.

EStewartMar1aLayout featuring the Polka Dot Party Mini Kit. Right page insert is Design H.

COMMENTS

27 Responses

  1. Beautiful pages! The photos all go together so well, which is something I always struggle with. These pages look so fresh and colorful!

  2. Tami says:

    I love the combination of digital and paper work flow. Could Erin share how she made her card divider tabs? I’m sure it’s simple, but I’m totally craft challenged. That’s why Project Life is perfect for me! Thanks!

  3. Angie F says:

    Will the “Just Add Color” Edition ever be available again? I LOVE it and missed out while it was on HSN. Pretty please?? :)

  4. Teresa says:

    what is the container for the cards, in the cart. Where did you get? And where did you find 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 index cards to label, I love that it looks so neat and clean!

  5. LB says:

    such fun pages and love love that cart..I so need one

  6. Rhonda says:

    Super cute pages!!!

  7. Julianna says:

    Did the white card dividers come from somewhere or did you make them?

  8. Danielle says:

    Lovely organization! Where did you find the clear organizer for the core kit?

  9. I see she has some of the Strawberry cards over her desk…by far my favorite edition next to midnight and kiwi :-). xoxo

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