2014 Digital Project Life - June 29 - 12

A couple of days of June fell into my second Project Life book for the year, but I don't really care too much about that. I'm calling this book July through December anyway.

I changed things up for the second half of the year. I'll be using my templates, and no cards/papers/embellishments. Just photos and text. I want to get my memories into a book, and I just don't want to be spending so much time on daily documenting anymore. I want to have time to do the "fun stuff" like traditional layouts, themed pocket and mini albums, and cards. So, sorry these pages will all be pretty boring, but I'm planning to share them anyway in case anyone who reads this truly wants to know what life is like for us :)

Here's the first spread for my July to December book:


Some photos blurred for privacy

I chose my Pocket Template 2 because I didn't have too many 4x6 photos for this period. My font is one I purchased that is no longer for sale, called DJB Bailey, by Darcy Baldwin. Her shop retired recently and I'm glad I scooped this one up. It's the perfect handwritten font!

Here's a closer look at the left page:

We visited some friends at the end of June, so I included a photo that captured all four of the kids in the backyard. Austin started swim lessons, and we started a family movie night tradition that I hope will stick.

The right page:
 
On this page I added a scan of some artwork that Austin brought home from daycare. I had a few random photos that I stuck in, some with a little bit of text to describe what is being shown in the photo. In order to add the text to some of these, I just created some simple 3x4 and 4x6 templates that I can use to insert the photo and text quickly, flatten, then drag into my main template. They're a bit "unfinished" at the moment, but I may share them in the future with you guys.

I really like the clean and simple look having no papers or cards gives to my pages.

Project Life is an amazing and simple scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. While I often use products created by other designers, I attribute my love of pocket style scrapbooking to Becky and Project Life, which is why I always refer to my pocket pages as Project Life. For more information, please check out Becky's website. If you're new to the blog and you'd like to scroll back through my past few years doing Project Life, you can find all of my Project Life related posts here.  In 2014 I switched to the digital Project Life format, which you can find products for here. 

2 comments:

  1. I have transitioned into more simple PL pages, too! It wasn't a conscious decision, just sort of happened over time. I actually do like the look, but feel bad that my huge collection of PL kits is going unused at this point.

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    1. Yeah, I hear you. I have a pretty big number of (thankfully partial at this point) kits in physical form and I bought several of the digital versions of at least the journaling card packs. I do still like to scrap special layouts so I figure I will use the cards on those or sell off the extras eventually. I'm kind of trying to let go of the "i have to use all of this stuff!" mindset. It's hard!

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