One Little Bird-Project Life 2017 Week 5

Hello again!  Today I am sharing Week 5 of my Project Life album for 2017.  This week is all about the stories and words.  This year my focus in all my memory keeping is to tell more of our family’s stories.  Every time I sit to scrapbook I want to think first about the story and second about the products and embellishments.  I want the stories to drive my design and not leave the stories to fit into what is left after I design.

With stories in mind I first laid out my photos and considered the stories that I wanted to tell this week.  I also considered the stories I wanted to tell that I did not have pictures for.  For example, I considered any quotes that I wanted to include or moments of gratitude that I would express.

Next, I opened my digital journal cards and first looked for cards to add my journaling.  I knew I only had one space for a 4×6 card so I looked for that card first.  Looked for a card with multiple colors that I could build my spread from.

I added my journaling to the 4×6 card then looked for 3×4 journaling cards.  When I considered 3×4 cards I did not worry about color because I knew I was going to re-color the cards based on the color palate of the 4×6 card.  I only looked for lots of journaling space to add my family’s stories for this week.

After adding all my journaling and stories to the 3×4 cards I could start filling in the extra spaces with filler cards.  I knew I wanted a circle design on the left side of the spread so I re-colored a 4×6 card from another collection to match the spread.

Finally, I looked across the whole spread and used embellishments to balance the colors across the spread.

I made sure to repeat these embellishments across the entire spread to add consistency and balance.

I also considered balance in dimension of embellishments.  The left side of the spread was looking a little flat compared to the right side so I decided to add more dimension to the journal card.  I cut the “Happy Mind Happy Life” card 2x then popped up the sentiment with foam squares.

I love the final spread.  I love the balance of color, dimension, and embellishments.  Most of all I love the words.  I love the moments and memories captured.  I know that years from now when my memory of this time begins to fade I will be so grateful for the words, stories, and details.  Give this a try on your next spread.

Have a beautiful day & go out and make memories!

Products Used: All Things Considered Journal CardsScoop Journal CardsDialogue Scrapbooking Kit.

Project Life 2016-Week 3

Hello scrap friends!  Here today to share with you my week 3 of Project Life!  This week I decided to add a little more color but still stuck true to my style of minimal embellishments with a focus on the story.  I love how it turned out!

Here is a look at the final layout…



How fun? Right? To get an idea of how this layout came together you can check out my video below!  Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!


Project Life 2016 Week #1

Hi friends!  I am here to share my first week of Project Life for 2106.  I so love this project and I am so excited to document our family’s story through this project again this year.  Since the first week of January was just a few days I just did half a spread.  I used goodies from the One Little Bird digital shop.  Here is a look at the final layout!



Products Used:

2016 Calendar Cards

Postscript Journaling Cards

Weekly Edition Journaling Cards

Thrive Elements

Agenda Elements

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!



Project Life Title Page 2016

Hi friends! Welcome to 2016! Today I wanted to quickly share a peek at my title page for my 2016 project life album.  I do many different types of scrapbooking but I feel like this project is most dear to my heart.

I want to remember the everyday moments, the messy smiles, chubby handed hugs, the silly little songs and stories.  These are the things that we so quickly forget.  I have done project life for 5 years and I can’t tell you how much my family loves to look back and share memories of big birthdays and the little everyday moments.

If you have never done a project like this before I encourage you to start.  You don’t have to do it just like me, or anyone else.  Do what works for you!  Wether it is a picture a day or a monthly spread, just start collecting everyday moments, document them and you are on your way!

Here is a look at the title page!  I used cards from Clique Kits, One Little Bird and a few other goodies from my stash.  I stuck with a simple color scheme to bring the page together quickly.



Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned for project life spreads and process videos coming all 2016!  If you have any questions please let me know!  Have a beautiful day & go capture some everyday perfection!