Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

Cultivate a good life and record it.

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 I have plans for them, but I haven’t used them yet. Digital is so much easier/faster for me, and with five kids my time is limited, so fast is good.

How do you use Project Life?

I use Project Life as my main form of documenting all the photos we take as a family. I work chronologically and I like to work a month at a time. I prefer to wait until a month is through before I start documenting those photos. I like to go through the whole month and plan out my pages. I don’t focus on a photo a day or even a week at a time. If there is one particular event where I took a lot of photos and I can’t narrow it down to just one or two, I’ll just create a page for the entire event. The single, random photos that don’t really share a common theme, other than just being a part of life, get put together on pages.

How often and where do you print your photos?

I’m going to wait until I have an entire year done before I print and then I plan to print as photo books. I have a vision of beautiful photo books for each year lined up on my shelves. One day.

How do you organize your photos and supplies? 

I organize my photos by year and then by month. I organize my PL supplies by kit name and love to use the .pdf card reference sheets to make it easier to dig for what I need. I use the Photo Pocket Pages reference sheet the most. It helps me to have all the templates to quickly look through to decide which will work best for my photos.

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

My biggest tip for Project Life is not to stress on what the “right” way to use it is. There is not one right way; you just have to do what works for you.

Inspiration from Jaime

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2-page layout using the Football Themed Cards. Left page is Design Y (modified) and right page is Design W.

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Layout featuring the Strawberry Edition and Design Z.

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2-page layout featuring the Maggie Holmes Mini Kit and Just Add Color Photo Overlays. Left page is Design W and right page is Design C.Jaime1

Layout featuring the Daydreamer Mini Kit and Design U.

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Layout featuring the Happy Edition. The template used is Design B, rotated 180 degrees.

COMMENTS

9 Responses

  1. Leslie says:

    You did a beautiful job, your pages are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mary says:

    Love your style, Jaime. Very clean and coordinated!

  3. Sheryl Pyle says:

    Do you take all of the cards from the different kits out and store them in different ways. I still have mine in the original boxes and think maybe I need to get them out.. Thanks so much.

    • Jaime says:

      These are digital pages using Digital Project Life, so the cards all live in my computer. I think I would store them in much the same way if they were physical cards, though. I keep my cards together as kits on my hard drive. If they were physical kits, I personally would still probably keep them together because the cards within a kit all coordinate so well together.

  4. Devra says:

    Love the pages. Your photos are so vivid. Do you use a photo editor and where do you get them developed?

    • Jaime says:

      Thank you so much. I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to do basic edits on my photos, but I don’t spend a ton of time editing.

      Also, these are digital pages that I haven’t printed yet. As soon as I have a year completed, I plan to have an
      entire book printed. I did have some single pages printed through Persnickety Prints awhile back, and was very pleased with the quality.

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