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Project Life App Pages - May 2015 | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

Project Life 2015 | May App Pages

This post is part of a series as part of my amazing opportunity to be on the Project Life Creative Team this year. 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, February, March pages, and April pages. —   OH, friend! I feel like I’ve been denying the internet of some of my favorite FAVORITE project life pages of all time. It’s nearly a year later, and I just discovered that I stopped posting my Project Life App pages from 2015 in April. We have a lot of catching up to do! So, in addition to seeing this year’s pages, which you’ll find every Thursday from now until forever (because we are THAT FAR behind, friend!), I’m also sharing pages from last year. The awesome thing about these pages, and the reason I’m SO so excited to share them, is because about halfway through the year I really hit my stride in terms of pulling it all together. It …

02-FEB-Week6d Project Life 2016 | Julie Gagen | Project Life App Pages

Pocket Page Thursday | Disney Project Life App Pages

This week I’m sharing two spreads from our short trip to Disney. I didn’t take a lot of photos this trip, and that was partly because I wasn’t feeling well (okay, let’s face it, I was surprised that I even made it there), and partly because it was such a short trip, I truly wanted to just be a part of the experience. To revel in the moment. After all, let’s face it, for most of us, we’re lucky if we get there just once. And while we hope to go back again someday, it’s not in our near future. It’s not in our annual plan. It’s not even on our radar as a possibility, like ever. So capturing this experience meant a lot to me, but the act of being a part of it, the essence of the trip, the smiles on the boys faces, their favorite things, their most memorable memories, was far more important than getting the same photo on each and every ride. So I set aside my DSLR and opted …

02-FEB-Week6b Project Life 2016 | Julie Gagen | Project Life App Pages

Pocket Page Thursday | February Project Life App Pages

February was one of those months that came and passed, and I was happy it ended. It was a hard month for me physically, with hyperemesis bearing down, and at its hardest. But there were awesome things too. Like play dates, happy kids, a newfound obsession with muffins and a drive to acquire them, whenever and wherever I could get them, and we started our bathroom renovation. Project Life App Pages | February Cal and I got to enjoy some quality time together, for a dinner out at Johnny Rocket’s. It was fancy, for us, and a big deal for me to get out of the house. Of course, it came after my first round of IV fluids, and the beginning of a short, but much-needed, wave of energy for me. We adventured. Started what would be a 6-week inconvenience with the bathroom, and the boys even met Spiderman at a local play place. We went out to the movies and played at home. It was a good month. A long month. And one that …

How I'm documenting life using Project Life in 2016

How I’m Documenting Life in 2016

Every time I start a new project, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I want to approach it. I think about it with the end in mind, as Becky Higgins once said, and consider what it is that I want to get out of the project. For Project Life, it’s threefold. At least. Maybe four-fold. Maybe more… 😉 First, I love taking photos of our family. I do. Honestly, photography is a big part of my life and has been for as long as I’ve been able to get my hands on a camera. Truly, since I was a kid. Moreso, after my father gave me my first SLR in 2001. Second, I really, really love putting the photos to stories, and keeping them all in one place. Photographs are important. When done right, they will tell a story. But not the entire story. Not the full picture. And it’s the anecdotes and little favorite stories that give me the greatest happiness. Remembering them comes with recording them. Third, I love the …

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Pocket Page Thursday | January Project Life App Pages

I say this a lot, but I’m going to keep saying it anyway: memory keeping is a form of therapy for me. For me, documenting life is about highlighting the best parts of our everyday life, the routines the mundane, the uninteresting but authentic parts of right now, and it’s about acknowledging the hard stuff. It doesn’t have to be heavy. It doesn’t have to be overly detailed, or too personal, or inappropriate. It can just be real. Real the way you would be if you ran into a friend, and they asked you how you were doing. Real in the way that contains the messes, acknowledges the hardships, and finds peace working towards making tomorrow a better day. Real in the sense that life is not just happy, or sad, but somewhere in between. Real in the sense of real life. Every day. And all that comes with it. Pocket Page Thursday | January Pages This year I’m joining Kellie of Kellie Stamps and Jessica of Colorcast designs for their weekly Pocket Page Thursday. …

Project Life App - April 2015. Made with Cathy Zielse Value Kit, Floral Themed Cards, Becky's Good Life Quotes, and Coral Edition | Project Life CT member  Julie Love Gagen

Project Life 2015 | April App Pages

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, February, and March 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’re just tuning into this series, check the intro above for links to previous months. Friends, this gets more fun every month. Honestly, each time I think I’ve seen the BEST products or made my BEST layouts, it happens again. And it’s an awesome feeling. Project Life App Pages – April This month started off with Easter and a fun family gathering with my extended family. And while I didn’t capture the entire family in the blown up photo on the right hand page (me included), I still have the essence of the day in this two-page layout. Project Life App Tip | If …

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

Project Life 2015 | March App Pages

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. 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 …

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

Project Life 2015 | February App Pages

Last week I introduced my Project Life App pages for January. This week, I’m sharing my work for February. But before we get right into it, I wanted to share a little bit about my photo editing and page-making process. My Process First, I take about half of my photos with my iPhone 5 camera, and about half with my canon DSLR. For iPhone photos, I edit in the PicTapGo app and save them on my phone. For DSLR photos, I adjust “brightness” and “black point” in the Photos App on my iMac. When I’m ready to start building pages (which I do monthly, not weekly), I pull all of my pictures into Dropbox (from my desktop). When I’m ready to start building my pages, I bring the pictures from Dropbox (the app) into the Project Life App when I’m ready to start building a layout. This year, because I’m doing 4 layouts per month (instead of one each week), I typically select photos that would look best together. Once the photos are loaded in …

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

Project Life 2015 | January App Pages

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 …

Project Life 2013 | Page by CT member Julie Gagen

The Quickest Way to Finish Your Scrapbooking Projects

I’m giggling right now. You see, today I was searching around my memory keeping projects (we all know I always have a lot happening at once), and I came across a box of photos from 2013. They’re some of my favorite photos of some wonderful times. High quality prints from Persnickety Prints, that I’m sure, in total, probably cost $60 to print and ship. For years I stared at these pictures. I moved them from box to box. From one house to our new house. From our storage area to my office. From my office to a drawer in my office to a dedicated box in my office. And, still, they just sat there. I finished my 2013 Project Life album at the beginning of 2014. It’s completely full and there are no room for more photos. Still, I kept them thinking of all of the projects that I could create with them: a dedicated mini album to the summer, a small mini book for Max’s daycare pictures, a square scrapbook to focus on new …