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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).