Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Project life

I recently purchased a Project Life kit, which is an amazing product.  I am not going to really explain what it’s all about, as there are so many sites where you can find that information already out there (try Becky Higgins for starters!).  Just know that it is amazing and I am prepared for it to essentially revolutionize the way that I keep track of my photos and memories!

I am starting my official PL album in 2012, but I couldn’t resist playing with it a bit to scrap some of my Christmas photos!  This layout is all about the preparations that come before Christmas – baking, decorating, and generally being jolly!
I used a “G” page protector by Becky Higgins and I cut my own journaling cards and title card from papers I had in my stash.  Corners were all trimmed with a Fiskars corner rounding punch (love the look of the rounded corners!).  I created my little 4x6 collages in Photoshop.  I also managed to get my bear of a printer to print on my title card, and then attached a little ornament I picked up for half off at Target (50 cents!  Flat ornaments make great little cheapie embellishments and the holiday merch is on sale everywhere right now!).
Overall I am happy with my layout, however I might go and redo my journaling cards, or at least one of them – I feel like the layout is a little too bland in the middle and it needs an extra punch of color in there somewhere!219
While I was playing, I also created this little journaling tag to include in another Christmas themed layout – a few of my favorite things! I cut out a 3x4 card and rounded the corners, then wrote the text out in PS and printed on my card.  After hunting around in our piles of gifts, I managed to find some logos from some of our favorite gifts and glued them right on!


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