Pocket Scrapbooking with Project Life

Cultivate a good life and record it.



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 reason I slowed down on the blog? You guessed it – creativeLIVE. Teaching a 3-day online course was an enormous project for me. Being on camera for 18 hours was a lot, but even more intense was the preparation that went into the development of the course. I’ve written and published 9 books to date. Teaching an online class with scale like this was equivalent to my experience of writing a book for sure. I can say the same for my other online class – Project Real Life – which will be starting again in January.

the creativeLIVE experience

That “creativeLIVE journey” took up a massive chunk of my time in November. And you know what? It was worth it. My experience with creativeLIVE was fantastic. All those people pictured above had something to do with the success of the course. My little live studio audience, the producers and staff at creativeLIVE … even David. Not pictured here are my awesome guest instructors – Kevin, Kara, and Kari. So grateful for everyone’s efforts, talents, and hard work. It takes a village to produce a show.

I am grateful for being challenged, being pushed outside of my comfort zone, and feeling your love and support. Thank you so much for watching and interacting in the live chat room and message board and for all your sweet notes via social media.

I’m asked a lot of questions about memory keeping and Project Life® on an everyday basis. This is my favorite thing about filming this 3-day course … is that now we finally have a comprehensive, in-depth place where most of those questions are addressed. In one course. Available to anyone. Anywhere.

For anyone who may have missed the course while it was live, no worries. It didn’t go away. That was way too much work to just have it come and go. Anyone can visit the course page on creativeLIVE at anytime. Right now and through the month of December, my course is on sale for $99, which … I’m just saying … would really be a fantastic holiday gift for anyone who would just love to do something with their pictures but doesn’t even really know where to begin. *wink*

your questions

We saw some questions floating around during and immediately after the show, and I figured I would address a few of those right here in today’s post.

Q: Do you know how many people tuned in to watch you?

A: I’m not really supposed to share numbers, but I can tell you it was many thousands. Yikes.

Q: Did your feet hurt while you were doing the show?

A: I was far to concentrated on what I was sharing than on how my feet felt, but it was a really long time to be standing, especially for someone who works sitting down most of the day.

Q: How did you decide what to wear (you looked great!)?

A: You’re sweet. I actually had a couple of dear friends (Jen and Karolyn) come over and rummage through my closet with me to put outfits together.

Q: Did you sleep well each night?

A: Not so much the first night before Day 1 of the show. I don’t get nervous very often, but quite frankly – I was nervous. I felt a lot of pressure (mostly that I put on myself) and just wanted it to go smoothly, you know? After that, I slept like a baby each night.

Q: How long did it take you to prepare all that info?

A: Honestly, this was a course that I can say was “years in the making” because I really drew from so much that I’ve done and experienced for many years as a professional in the scrapbooking industry. But when it comes down to actual tangible content development … from initial concepts to final presentations? Probably 2-3 months-ish.

photo pocket page reference

For those of you who may have missed something that happened during the live airing of my course, the suggestion was made by one of our live studio audience gals to have a reference sheet of all the Project Life Photo Pocket Page designs. This is something I had been meaning to do, but she brought this up on live TV, and I said, “Yes, we’ll make that happen!” right then and there, because – why not!? My amazing team got busy and by the next morning, we had that live on our site! 

So … if you’ve always been wanting something that shows all the PPP designs so  you can see them at a glance … check out our Freebies page because it’s there. And it’s yours! This is helpful in assessing what you have and what you may want to have on-hand, and it’s also nice for keeping your plastics organized. I prefer mine in an album (as shown on creativeLIVE and also in this post).

photo 3

coming soon

We have so very much in store for you in the coming weeks. One of the biggest things is that our shopping cart will soon be LIVE right here on our website – woohoo! We don’t have the exact date that the shop will launch because we’re in that “testing phase” right now to ensure that everything is running beautifully first. In the meantime, you know you can find Project Life products on Amazon, in large retailers, and in many independent local retailers. Check out our Find a Retailer page.

If you want to be sure you don’t miss out on any announcements, fun holiday ideas, or other inspiring content, social media is the best way to be in-the-know. Even during creativeLIVE, I was sharing behind-the-scenes happenings … including my pre-makeup look. Yikes. Simply follow me on facebook, twitter, or instagram and you’ll be first to know about the new shopping cart, product announcements … and I share plenty of other fun anecdotal inspiration too.

PS – Whoa. Nearly 50,000 likers on facebook!? We’re going to have to think of some way to celebrate when we reach that milestone. Hmmm. A giveaway or something. I’ll think on that.


13 Responses

  1. Lisa Johnson says:

    As one of those lucky studio audience members, I can’t thank you enough for pouring your heart and soul into those 3 days. I know it was hard on you physically (darn that head cold) and in other ways. But you excelled and succeeded in every way possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ♥

  2. Tiffany Hayden says:

    I loved watching the Creative Live show. How fun to interact with you via message boards. Thank you very much for the photo pocket pages reference page! This will be so helpful.

  3. Julie Staub says:

    How about giving away the Creative Live class download in celebration of 50,000 likers? Congratulations on an excellent course Becky! It was phenomenal!

  4. Sherri says:

    I really enjoyed your creative live show. I have made many memory books but your system convinced me to invest in the supplies so I and my 4 daughters will each make a mini album as our Christmas holiday activity. I would love to purchase the W and X design protector pages but have only found them combined with other pages. Will I be able to purchase them individually on your new sales site?

  5. Laurie says:

    Noticed the link to the retailers website…We have a retail location in Hurricane, Utah however it is not yet listed…guessing its due to the website changeover…how do we get it added so everyone in southern utah can pick up all of the project life line for Christmas?

  6. Sue says:

    Becky, I love your new blog look and very excited for your on-line store too! CreativeLive was amazing, I watched as much as I could live, and I plan on buying the class this month. I have been doing PL since the beginning, but still learned tons and tons. Many congrats to the whole team, you did a fantastic job :)

  7. Kim Lockhart says:

    The Creative.live event was great. I am not new to scrapbooking but I am new to Project Life. I am a convert and I am bringing my sister and best friend with me! Thanks for sharing so much of your experiences.

  8. Ana Liza says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Creative Live event!
    You, the guest instructors, hosts and live audience were great. I learned so much and not to mention learn a lot too. The message board was like a teleprompter with all the comments, questions, greetings, fun banter and jokes….love it!
    This is how I want courses to be…informative and fun :) THANK YOU so much for sharing your knowledge and passion to us.
    I am sure there were a lot who were inspired, motivated, converted and enlightened.
    Looking forward to your shop on this site!

  9. denise goodman lachowsky says:

    Who knew that i could totally fill a whole mini album about a fabulous 3 day event at creativeLIVE?
    Besides the photos all 8 live studio audience members took, i had plenty of journaling taken straight from this blog and 2 others who were in the audience. Fill the pockets in with 3 x 4 cards of autographs from the crew, hosts and my fellow audience members and i have an album full of memories that will make me smile everytime i open it. Thanx again

  10. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much Becky. I wish I could take you home, but since I can’t your class was very helpful. I am a collector of wonderful products, but haven’t been able to complete anything. I have never been able to afford your classes and can’t thank you enough for offering all your knowledge free on CreativeLive. I am still feeling overwhelmed by it all, but will make a commitment to do something every day. Thank you again.

  11. Christie says:

    I was lucky enough to catch the replays and after a few hours of watching, my 13-year-old son asked if I was “watching Becky again.” Then he said “Is she like the Michael Jordan of scrapbooking?” ;o) Yes, everything in my household seems to be related to sports ;o)

    Your class was terrific. I began watching because I’m a big fan…not thinking I’d really learn anything new. Boy was I mistaken! The content was amazing!


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  13. Natalie says:

    Thanks so much for re-broadcasting this class (for free!) this weekend. I was searching for the Plastics Reference Page mentioned above and went to the “Freebies” page, as mentioned. I couldn’t find it. Would you please re-post it or tell where to find it? Thank you so much! I’m feeling inspired!