Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Project Life Introduction (re post from LPS Blog)

I thought I would share the post that I wrote up for Life Paper Scrapbook as part of Project Life Week 

First of all.. Hello My name is Michelle and I'm addicted to Project Life! I cant keep up with how many different projects I have started with this system, but it has changed my life! And today I am here to give a little run down of the concept. What it is, How it works, and the different styles you can play around with.

So for those of you who aren't familiar with this system Project life is part of the pocket page scrapbooking trend. Created by Becky Higgins, this solution-based approach to scrapbooking allows you more time to enjoy life due to its simplified process.

If used in its basic form it can be a very cost and time effective way of getting memories into scrapbooks, without the need for scissors and glue. BUT it can also be your creative outlet. You can add embellishments, patterned papers, stamping, paints, thickers, washi tape, sewing, staples.. The list of added extras goes on and on depending on your style.

So whether you're a veteran scrapbooker wanting a change in style, or a beginner wanting to make your photo albums look more prettier, or even a digital scrapbooker.. YOU can use this system!

If you are just starting out NOT TO WORRY!!
All you need to complete an album full of memories is a Core Kit, a 3 ring Album of your choice, a Big pack of Page protectors, your printed photos and a Pen for journalling.

To learn more about Project Life check out this video. All product details can be found HERE

If you are based in Australia and would like to start Project Life and need supplies Craft House have the entire range of products available HERE with new release products on their way!
(Craft House are based in NZ, Shipping is included in the product price and will be sent via DHL couriers. Super fast service!!)

And now for the photos. I thought I would give you an example of a few of the different ways you can tackle this system. There are so many more options out there so these are just a few.

Core Kit Only
This was a page from my first year of Project Life. Back then there wasn't any choice in extra products, and I wasn't as good at taking photos of layouts lol. But it shows that all you need is photos and cards from the kit.

Embellishments with Core Kit or other Paper products
This is a page I made back in February (its a favourite of mine) and shows my current style of Project Life as seen over on my Blog. I like to use the cards from the Core kit as a base then add embellishments from my stash to finish it off. Some weeks I may use a collection kit of papers/embellishments or a ready made scrapbook kit from one of the many kit companies. It all depends on what I feel like that week.

White Base cards with Stamping and minimal embellishments 
This is a layout made by Kellie Winnell. I LOVE how simple it is, and how the photos stand out so much better with a plain bright white background. How cool are her stamps!!

Printed Digital pages in Pocket page protectors
Created by Louise Beerens - Part of our Creative team. Love the mix of digital with some added embellishments prior to adding into the page protectors.

Digital Pages to be printed in Photobook form
Anne-Marie Cox does an amazing job with her digital layouts! I am in awe of ladies that can whip these up in no time!

Photos Only - No product
Check out Pink Ronnie - Rhonda is part of Becky's Creative team and uses only photos and text for her album. Amazing!

Smaller album size (Mini Album)
Petra Corcoran is also part of Becky's Creative team and has a blog post over HERE to show how you can incorporate Project Life into a smaller album. Perfect size for Travel, celebrations, birthdays and kids.

That was a long post, but full of ideas that I hope will help you on starting out or continuing on your Project Life journey. Thank you for joining me today, and staying to the very end.

Be sure to check out the LIFE PAPER SCRAPBOOK blog for a giveaway or two from our awesome Project Life Week sponsors Craft House Ltd

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