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Project Life 2015 | January App Pages

Project Life App Layouts - January | Made with the Strawberry Edition, Seafoam Edition, and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App | Project Life CT member Julie Love Gagen

Remember when I announced I was on the Project Life Creative Team and I was super excited because my role was to work with the iPhone App to make my quick and easy (and affordable!) scrapbook pages for my digital album? Ya, I do too. And yet – while I’ve shared my pages regularly on Instagram – I’ve never shared them here. Not at all. And it’s May!

It’s time to change that.

Over the next few weeks I’ll catch you up – month by month – on my Project Life App pages. Here’s January.

Project Life App Layouts - January | Made with the Strawberry Edition, Seafoam Edition, and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

January Pages – Detail

One of the biggest “ah-ha” moments I’ve had with the Project Life App was the moment I realized I didn’t have to write on every journaling card. You see, in the Project Life system there are two cards: filler cards (meant for filling space) and journaling cards (meant for adding text).

Project Life App - January 2015 | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

First Week in January | Made with the Strawberry Edition, Seafoam Edition, and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App

It’s probably the engineer in me (play by the rules, this is the “right way”), but I always feel like – if something is intended for a certain purpose, it should be used, expressly, for that purpose.

But there are no rules in art. And this is my art.

Project Life App - January 2015 | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

Second Week in January | Made with the Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App

It took me MONTHS to realize this point of fact. But, I’ll tell you – if it weren’t for my work on the creative team, I never would have taken the time to realize how flexible this app can be. And I certainly wouldn’t have ever realized how beautiful the spreads could be.

Project Life App - January 2015 | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

Third Week in January | Made with the Strawberry Edition, Seafoam Edition, and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App

Our Winter Vacation

One of the awesome things about digital work is that total page count is actually a lot more flexible. Which means – when you go on a trip, you can make a bunch of spreads of that trip, without overwhelming the book.

Project Life App Layouts - January | Made with the Midnight Edition, Seafoam Edition, and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

This year, for the second year in a row, we traveled to Florida to visit Chris’ parents. We aspire to go annually because, well, it’s cold and unpleasant to be in New England ALL winter and a little break, with some much needed sunshine and Vitamin D, does our souls some good.

Project Life App - January 2015 | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

Our January Vacation | Made with the Seafoam Edition and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App

I love looking at all of the bright sunshine, mixed with the whites, neutrals, and pops of color from the Seafoam, AT Plus One, and Strawberry Editions. And because it’s digital, I can use the same cards over and over and over again.

Our January Vacation | Made with the Strawberry Edition, Seafoam Edition, and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App

Our January Vacation | Made with the Seafoam Edition, Midnight Edition, and Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit in the Project Life App

I’ll tell you: there really is something to this app. The convenience of digital and the output is truly stunning. The results are definitely some of my favorite Project Life spreads – ever.

And I did it all in one evening.

 

For more on my Project Life albums, check out this category here on the blog, follow me on instagram, and come back here on Wednesdays to see all the kits I’ve used so far this year (hint: it’s different every month!).

 

xoxo,

Julie

 

3 Comments

  1. Jennifer says

    Hey Julie. I was excited to have stumbled across your site. This is a great article. Quick question. In your last layout image there is a turquoise honeycomb looking filler card. Can you let me know what kit that was from? I don’t see it my Seafoam or Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit.

    Thanks
    Jennifer

    • Hey Jennifer!! Thanks so much for visiting my page! The card is one of the First Page Cards in the Seafoam Edition on the Project Life App. When you’re in the app, go to the kit and scroll down all the way. It’s one of the last options. 🙂

      And thanks for commenting! I totally forgot I made these pages and I was about to print my 2015 book without them. WHOOPS!

  2. Jennifer says

    Thank you so much Julie. I totally missed that card when I looked in my Sea Foam kit. Yay! I think I was just so excited, and maybe a little overwhelmed, as this past weekend was my first time using the app and I purchased a few different kits. 🙂

    I have bookmarked your site. I love these posts.

    Chat soon.

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