Project Life; 2014 Cover Page


I've been doing Project Life since about the middle of last year or so, and I love it.  I've tried the traditional scrapbook before, but (quickly) gave up on that, as it was too much work for me.  But Project Life is a whole other story.

It's a much simpler approach to scrapbooking.  You can make it as simple or as involved as you want.  For the basics, all you need is a 12x12 binder, some photo pocket pages, photos, and a core kids or some fun cards to put in the pockets.  All of these basics can be found at Michaels and on Amazon (and hey, you can use 40% off coupons on them at Michaels!).

You can do it however you life.  Document your every day life, your goals, your vacations, make it into a baby book, etc.  Mix in some journaling with the photos so you can remember those special moments.  There are endless options.

I've also signed up for Studio Calico's monthly Project Life kits... they come with some super fun embellishments that I love sticking into my layouts.  If you're interested in signing up for that, go here.  :)

And so here is my very first page for 2014.  My cover page..

I put on some of my resolutions, and a recent family photo.. I also put where we are located, because who knows if we'll be living in the same place come next year.  ;)  Brightened it up with a few embellishments and some fun cards.

This set of ultra fine point permanent markers is one of my favorite things.. I love the color selection... and they write so well!

I don't know if I'll do one spread a week, or combine two weeks.. I'm thinking I'll just end up 'going with the flow'.. as I don't want to feel pressure to do this, and want to keep it fun.  More than likely, I'll probably do 2 weeks at a time.. unless it's a really busy and fun week with a lot going on.  ;)  I plan on sharing my spreads when I get them done each week or every other week.

Do any of you do Project Life?  If so, leave a link to your spreads in the comments.. I'd love to take a look and leave you some love!  :)


  1. This is super cute! What a real great first page. It looks really fresh. This for sure looks like something I could keep up with.

  2. Wow! Your pages are absolutely adorable so far-- I can't wait to see more. I've always wanted to try Project Life. It seems like a much simpler version of scrapbooking and I like simple! Okay, and from a fellow pen addict, you've gotta tell me-- how amazing are those pens? I seriously am appalled that I don't have them yet. ;) I love me some pens!


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