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inspiration from our physical creative team – may 2016

May Creative Team Inspiration

As I spent some time going through each of the submissions this month by our Creative Team, I was so impressed with the ability of each of our team members to take the most amazing everyday photos. I am continually inspired by the angles they use to take their photos and the ability to make the ordinary look so extraordinary. We each have the ability to take photos using the device in our pocket and I hope we will remember to photograph the seemingly ordinary things and events in our lives so we will always remember each and every moment. The moments may not always be the best moments, but they are a part of us and a part of our story. Project Life is the easiest way to document the everyday!

Today you’ll be seeing pages from the girls on our team using our physical products. Our other Creative Teams have been hard at work creating inspiration from our digital products and Project Life App, in addition to our Project Life for Stampin’ Up! products. And, of course, you can follow our social media channels to see even more inspiration from our team members and others using Project Life. No matter which products you choose to use, Project Life is here to help you simplify the process of getting your stories into albums. Remember that the 3 core Project Life components and nothing else are really all you need to get started. Album + Project Life Core Kit + Big Pack of Photo Pocket PagesThat’s it. All products used in the pages below include direct links under the images for your convenience so you can see more.

Good news – You can now click on each of the photos included in this post and a larger photo will pop up so you can really see all of the gorgeous details! We hope you will dive right in and enjoy a new dose of inspiration as you continue on your own Project Life journey!

Steffie Van den Akker Creative Team MayLayout by Steffie van den Akker. Layout features the Design A Photo Pocket Pages and the Picturesque Edition, Project 52 2016 Edition (color digitally altered), the Currently Edition, Man’s World, and plain white cards!

TLeakeMay1Layout by Tara Leake. Layout features Photo Pocket Page Design A and Design K, Digital Grid Cards, and the digital Cottage Living Kit – she recolored the cards slightly to coordinate with her photos! Tara also added some Studio Calico wood veneers and stamps! She used the 5X7 Vertical Page Protector for her insert.


Layout by Trang Nguyen. Layout features the 6X8 Design 3 and 4 Photo Pocket Pages and the Southern Wedding Core Kit.


Layout by Stephanie Ryan. Layout is done using the Design A Photo Pocket Pages and the Kiwi Core Kit.


Layout by Megan Rose. Layout features Design A Photo Pocket Pages, Everyday Edition, title card (from Becky Higgins Project Real Life class on Big Picture Classes), “thank you” journal card cut from an enclosure in a Persnickety Prints order.


Layout by Leigh Odynski. Layout features Photo Pocket Page Design A and the Currently Edition.


Layout by Kory Woodard. Layout uses 6×8 Design 4 Photo Pocket Pages. Cards come from the Midnight Edition, Favorite Things Edition, and Strawberry Edition.


Layout by Kaitlin O’Connell. Layout uses Design W with the insert Design H. The Midnight Edition and the September Skies Edition Core Kit along with the Favorite Things kit were used to complete these layouts.


Layout by Diana Sanchez. Layout features the Design H Photo Pocket Pages. All cards are from the Currently Core Kit.


Layout by Debra Tuffner. Layout features Design A Photo Pocket Pages, Currently Edition Flair, Die Cut Shapes and Filler Cards; Project 52 2016 Edition Filler and Journal Cards; Everyday Edition 6×6 paper pad cut down to a 4×6 card and an Everyday Edition Journaling Card. She also used the Project Life Date Stamp for dating the photos as well as wood veneer pieces and washi tape from Studio Calico.


Layout by Constanze Wirtz. Layout features Project Life by Stampin´Up! 07 and 09 Photo Pocket Pages and the Currently Core Kit and Currently Overlays.


Layout by Emily Coe. Layout features Design A Photo Pocket Pages as well as the Everyday Core Kit and the Sprinkles Embellishments.


Layout by Azzari Jarrett. Layout features Design C Photo Pocket Pages. She modified the pages using the Fuse Tool to create a 9×12 page. Cards are from the Currently Core Kit. In addition, she stamped the date with her Project Life Date Stamp.


Layout by Annelie Maddock. Layout features the Design G Photo Pocket Pages. All filler cards and journaling cards are from the Currently, Confetti, and Everyday Core Kits.


Layout by Alena Honeycutt. Layout features the Design C Photo Pocket Page, cut in half; cards from the Currently Edition Core Kit, My Story Themed Cards, Everyday Edition Core Kit, and the Hello Baby Boy Stampin’ Up kit. She also used the Design A Photo Pocket Page.

A few of our Creative Team members like to add embellishments here and there, but you will also notice that many of them like to keep it simple. Whatever your style, we hope you will continue along your journey of documenting whatever moments mean the most to you!


7 Responses

  1. Michele says:

    Love that we’re able to see the photos up close now, THANK YOU!!!! I’m inspired and constantly in awe of others’ creativity!

  2. Laura says:

    Oooh you’re making me drool over that Currently core kit! Love these posts every month!

  3. Mary says:

    Just wondering whether Becky has ever considered square corners for the card kits? I prefer to keep my photo corners square and don’t like seeing them behind the rounded cards in the pockets. When using the app, I can square everything but I have many physical kits that I am not using because of the rounded corners. Just wondering???

  4. Cheryl says:

    Does anyone have a tip on how to keep their cards/photos from sliding out when turning the pages. This seems to be more of a problem for me when I use the 12×12 pocket pages. I have tried washi tape on the corners but not happy with the look. Any suggestions? Thanks so much! I love PL!!

    • Molly Ashton Molly Ashton says:

      A few ideas in addition to the washi tape… Clear Avery Labels to stick over the top of an opening, use a small stapler to put a staple into the top of the opening of the pocket page, or adding embellishments that may add thickness to the cards to help them stay in place.

  5. Tracy says:

    Thanks so much for the ability to make the photos larger. I’ve often tried wanting to see more detail and been frustrated. :-)

  6. Christine_B says:

    About Steffie van de Akker’s page. Not everyone could read your journaling because it is in Dutch, I can because I’m Dutch.
    Just wanted to let you know you and Mark are in my thoughts. Going into surgery is never easy but especially not eye-surgery when they tell you you might become blind. This must be a horrible stressful time for you all and I hope that this last surgery will be successful. I’m going to follow you on Instagram so I can send you support, I too have had many eye surgeries and they are no walk in the park.
    Sending you lots of healing lights and a lot of courage!