Project Life 2013 - Cover Page and Week 1

So, I kept saying that I was really excited to share my album for this year with you and because of my OCD tendancies, I wanted to wait until I had 2012 finished before I started sharing my Project Life from this year... so everyday for the next few weeks I'll be sharing a week's spread with you until we're caught up to where I actually am in my album... I've actually done a ton better this year at keeping up and I think it's because I've changed my focus and am not doing as many digital layouts as I have done in the past. I'm really enjoying the Project Life process and spending time in my art journal and learning new mixed media skills this year and doing Project Life hybrid has become my greatest joy. I really forgot how much I love playing with paper and just the fact that there are soooo many more options for designs and styles when I do hybrid... it really is the best of both worlds :)

For my cover page, I decided to finally use my digital Becky Higgins Project Life Clementine Core Kit... I don't know what took me so long but I just ADORE the colors and everything... I'm not surprised considering how much I love Lili, the designer of it. I also used a bunch of embellishments that I had gotten for December Daily... let's just say I had a LOT left over and will be using a bunch of it for many years to come LOL... plus, I got these really cute alpha stamps from Wal-Mart... aren't they fun?!

Project Life 2013 Cover Page
Digital Product
Project Life Clementine Full Collection
Project Life Life Quote Cards Freebie
2013 Title Cards by Emily Merritt
These Papers Are Super Festive by Allison Pennington
Kraft Alphas by Jacque Larsen
Alphabitties No. 4 by Traci Reed

Physical Product
We R Memory Keepers Page Protector
American Crafts Red Vinyl Sprinkles Thickers
SMASH paper clip
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and staples
ribbons and gems and felt flowers from stash
Alphabet Stamps by Studio G
Brown StazOn ink

The start of a new year and my baby boy turns 2... I wanted to be sure I included some quotes and stuff from the kids in my album, and not just the everyday stuff. I also wanted to record my One Little Word for the year... which I obviously haven't been doing such a great job with LOL... I started out the year using these week journal cards and writing everything we've done on the card for the week... but you see that after about 3 months I did away with them. I was keeping it in for consistency, but if you know my personality I like to switch things up quite a bit. :) I also used an x-acto knife to cut out the frame in the left side page, middle row, third pocket in... let's just say that I'm very happy to have my Silhouette cutting machine now, LOL!!!

Nom Nom Nom Journal Cards by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid
This Week Cards Monday-Sunday Version by Emily Merritt
Document Your Day Cards by Emily Merritt
Hark. Another Very Small Alpha by Allison Pennington
These Papers Are Super Festive by Allison Pennington
COLLAB: Winter Wishes by TLP Designers
Hello - Hi cards by Jacque Larsen
Randomly Brushed by Traci Reed
Alphabitties No 5 by Traci Reed
Violet {seeds} by Sara Gleason
Antique Frames by Lynne-Marie
The Toolbox Collection v.1 by Heather Joyce
The High School Collection V.1 by Heather Joyce
The Dry Ribbon by Heather Joyce
Life Quote Card by Ali Edwards
extras: washi tape from stash and PL Design A page protector

Project Color 3x4 cards by Jacque Larsen
XL Trashed Stencils Alpha by Traci Reed
Alphabitties No 5 by Traci Reed
Randomly Brushed by Traci Reed
My Artsy Life: Watercolour BUNDLE by Michelle Godin
DYY wordart by Lynne-Marie
DYY banners by Lynne-Marie
DYY blocks by Lynne-Marie
Word Arrows 2 by Designs by Lili
The Toolbox Collection v.1 by Heather Joyce
Hootenanny Complete Kit by Design by Dani
watercolor styles by Studio Tangie
washi tape and foam adhesive from my stash

Lastly, I printed up these 5x7 calendars by Little Butterfly Wings at The-Lilypad on white orange peel cardstock and put them in 5x7 Project Life inserts by Becky Higgins... I LOVE how they turned out and how they divide up my album by month.

DISCLAIMER: As a creative team member for the aforementioned designers, I have received their products for free in return for creating and posting projects (digital layouts, hybrids projects, etc). Some but not all of the layouts you see here were done as requirements for these CTs, please be advised that the product used was indeed received for free if I am on the designer's creative team. Any additional advertising that I may do for them or for the stores with which they are affiliated is purely out of my dedication to these designers and the wish to see their business succeed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



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