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Project Life 2015 | March App Pages

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

This post is part of a series on my Project Life Creative Team work. For more on Project Life, visit BeckyHiggins.com. For more on my work, check out this category. Click these links to check out my January and February pages.

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means – more Project Life App pages! I love this day of the week, mostly because I love sharing this work. If you missed last week’s post, be sure to read through my photo editing and layout process! It’s definitely worth the read.

Project Life App Pages – March

This month I played with some really fun new kits in the Project Life App and I did some different, and really fun, things.

Project Life App - March 2015. Made with the Boys Rule Value Kit, the Super Cute Mini Kit, the Teen Girl themed cards, and the Playful Edition | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

First, this month the Boys Rule Value kit was released. I have to say: I’m totally in love with this kit! If it was in a white color scheme, I would consider using it every month. Honestly, it’s so fun and BLUE and boyish (which is my life!) that it really suits the colors – and photographs – of our lives.

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

First Week of March | Made with the Boys Rule Value Kit in the Project Life App

And, honestly, the graphics are SO fun!

Project Life App Tip | If you don’t have enough photos for a full two-page layout, you can always use some of the shorter page layouts. White space can offer a good break in the midst of a larger book.

Documenting Kid’s Art Projects

When the Playful Edition was released in the app this month, I knew immediately that I had seen those colors before and I knew exactly what had to be done. You may recognize this layout from a previous post I wrote entitled Memory Keeping in the Palm of Your Hand.

We this month entirely trapped indoors because of all of the snow piled up outside. It’s amazing to me how much snow we have STILL in April. Needless to say, the time indoors forced us to get creative with some art projects for the boys.

And because I LOVE kids art, but really don’t have a place or a reason to save it all, I decided to take pictures of everything they made and toss it all into the Project Life App (with a little editing in PicTapGo App to match colors).

HOW FUN IS THIS?!

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

Second Week of March | Made with the Playful Edition in the Project Life App

Project Life App Tip | Take pictures of the things your kids make and store them in a layout with some coordinating cards. It saves a lot of space and still gives you the essence of what they created.

And it’s just SO much cleaner – and neater – than saving all of the art. Of course, there are other options for preserving art in Project Life. And, for that, I would recommend heading over to Bunkhouse Creative to check out fellow Creative Team member Awbree Caton’s awesome work incorporating children’s art into her Project Life spreads (also check her out on Instagram).

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

Third Week of March | Made with the Teen Girl Themed Cards in the Project Life App

Maybe it’s obvious, maybe it’s not, but for this layout I changed it up a bit and focused more on documenting the things that I loved this week, rather than the things I did. It’s a slight difference, but the pictures and the tone certainly show.

Project Life App Tip | If you want to make a layout and don’t have a lot of photos to work with, consider taking pictures of things – like coffee, favorite snacks, or things you purchased. You may find that stuff like that actually gives you a better capture or reference to a memory than a photograph of a person or an event would.

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

Fourth Week of March | Made with the Super Cute Mini Kit in the Project Life App

I can’t get over how much I love the colors in this month’s work. Honestly, I can see a difference in the construction of my layouts already. This Creative Team gig has been great for my life documenting! But, like anything else, improving on a skill has more to do with the time and effort you put into something than anything else. Of course working with gorgeous products in a convenient app helps too.

😉

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