Project Life | Week Three

Project Life | Week Three was pretty much all-about-the-birthday-celebration.

I'm blurring out any faces of kids that aren't my own.

UPDATE | As of writing this post yesterday afternoon, Project Life kits were back in stock at Amazon.

This week I wanted to include a few more photos so I took one of the extra page protectors (there's a few extra after putting in all the weekly titles) and cut it in half.

Did I say yet that I love this process?

Left side:

Right side:

The blue star came off the goody-bags. I stapled it to the page protector using Tim's Tiny Attacher.

Here's a look at the page protector I cut in half:

I added a small file-folder label along the edge.

Here's a look at the back side of the inserted 1/2 page:

Last week someone on Facebook asked how it was going getting the family involved with the journaling and picture taking?

This week I included handwriting from Simon and Chris (and a few scribbles from Anna) when they answered the question "what was your favorite thing about your (Simon's) birthday party?"

As you might have noticed we all had the same favorite thing.

UPDATE ON WEEK TWO | Here's a look at a Long Journaler I added to my Week Two:

The words added were taken directly from this blog post.

I received a really nice note from MaryAnn last week showing me some images from her Project Life last year where she included the Long Journalers from Designer Digitals. Here's a look at a page from MaryAnn's 2010 album:

She also uses my Days & Months Hand Drawn Brushes on many of her photos.

Project Life is a product created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The album kit is available for purchase through Amazon. If you live outside the US check Becky's site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life here.

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  1. bitxuverinosa says…

    I absolutely love this album!

    I wish I had the patience for such a long project...

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    1. Maggie says…

      I'm thinking I may start doing it with past years so that I'm not tempted to "collect stuff" and overprint. I think I will lose some of the "live", but will gain some sanity. ??? Still mulling this.

  2. New Digital Product Releases | 01.29.2011 | Ali Edwards says…

    [...] You can see how I’m using these in Project Life at the end of this post. [...]

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  3. Cynthia says…


    I just finished writing my first long journaler (and I always have to laugh at myself because I feel like a freaking genius for getting it to put inside my project life book. I am also including an 8.5X11 printout each week of a local, provincial, national or international story each week (context as to what is happening in our world). When our son turned 16, I did 365 days of being 16 which was a blast. I used your brushes for the days on the photos and kept up with it by setting aside a little time each day. PL is great because it is so flexible. I absolutely love your fearless creativity and ingenuity and can't tell you how much I appreciate what you bring to the scrapbooking community at large and my own memory keeping in particular. Thank you so very much!!

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    1. Cynthia says…

      You are so welcome! In reading your post for Week 4 I love how you have switched it up yet again. Thank you! The simplicity is wonderful and the effect so inspiring and freeing...I really appreciate how you keep showing/teaching us that the little things are really the 'moments' in life and that the crafting of these everyday routines/activities/glimpses are what bring gratitude, joy and thankfulness for what life is really about.

    2. Ali says…

      Just wanted to say thank you for this really nice comment Cynthia!

  4. molly kane says…

    I am so excited to start Project Life!
    What are your thoughts of your photo printer? I am considering getting one.

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  5. Kelsey says…

    Ali, everything you make is full of life, and absolutely lovely.

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    1. Kelsey says…

      P.S. I love how your page protectors are partitioned into sections. Where can I find some of those?

    2. Ali says…

      Thanks Kelsey :). Those page protectors are part of the kit that you can purchase through Amazon. You can order just the page protectors here: