Project Life 2015 - Jan 1 - 15

Today I'm sharing the first half of January in my 2015 Project Life book. The date range wasn't planned to be exactly 1/2 of the month, rather, I just felt like working on a spread. So I printed out all my pictures...and then I was stumped.

It was like I'd forgotten how to pocket scrap with physical product. I didn't understand it. I'd done fine with my cover page. I pulled out some of my Project Life cards and put them in the spots they should be in, but I didn't know what to do then. I knew I didn't want to just do cards and photos. I wanted something creative on the page. So I walked away from the layout for a couple of days.

And then along comes Wonderful You, a new collection (including papers and elements, pocket cards, and number tiles) from Amber LaBau. The colors in the kit are just

So, like my cover page, I decided to do a hybrid layout. And I loved it. I got to combine my love for touching product with my love for digital scrapping. Will every layout be hybrid? Probably not. But it definitely gave me that burst of creativity I needed to complete this spread.

Here's a look at the entire spread:

And a closeup look at the left page:

For my title card, I took one of Amber's Monthly Frames and layered it over one of the Wonderful You Papers. After printing, I added the number tiles to mark the start of 2015.

Here's a look at the right page:

The card on the bottom right was made with one of the Wonderful You papers, and a "right now" element from the kit. I just cropped the paper 4x6, and added the element as a stamp. 

I needed a journaling spot on the 4x6 card with the weather screenshot, so I used a stamp I had ("School Paper" from River City Rubber Works) to create lines, and wrote write over the pretty pink splotches.

It felt really nice to have a completed physical pocket page again. And I really loved mixing in the digital designs to create it.

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 used the digital Project Life format, which you can find products for here. Or you can design a page using the brand new Project Life iOS app.


  1. Love these pages! And I love that you're doing a more hybrid style - that's what's inspiring me now!

  2. I love your 4x6 card with the book covers. How did you do it?

    1. I just saved the cover images from the web and printed them small.