Thursday, January 5, 2012

Project Life 2012: Title Page

Hello friends! We've had a lazy start to the new year and Sabrina is still off of school, so I haven't had much crafty time. Well, that isn't exactly true. I've had the time, but my crafty mojo has been lacking, both in inspiration and desire. Today I did have a little productive time in my craft room! Many of you have probably heard of Project Life. I've loved the concept since Becky Higgins first introduced it, and have started each year with her kits and have failed miserably at keeping up with it. This year, I am going to really try to change that. My goal is to document our life and not stress over the little details on each page.

I won't go into a lot of detail about it, because there is a wealth of information out there, starting with Becky's blog and going on from there. I have a group of online friends who are all going to embark on this journey with me. Some may be posting their photos and layouts online, some may not, but either way, we are going to try to motivate each other (and have some fun along the way, too)! I may not post all of my layouts, but I think I will post some. Today I'm showing the title page I've created for my family's Project Life 2012. I'm using the Clementine kit plus some additional items from my stash.

For those of you unfamiliar, this is a 12" x 12" page protector that is divided into sections. I will show you a few detail shots of some of those sections since it's hard to show detail in one photo. In the upper left is a 4" x 6" card from the kit. I've added the date by stamping "twenty" using Hero Arts Basic Lowercase Letters stamps and die cut the 12 using the Die-namics By the Numbers. I used coordinating digital paper from the Clementine kit (available at to die cut the numbers and stitched the numbers onto the card.

The middle section of the page protector consists of 4 divided spaces (each approximately 3" x 4"). Below I'm showing just the right 3 elements. First is a recent photo of Dan and me, which I cropped, added a a journaling card and stamped the "Love you here" and "Love you there" using This One, the August 2011 Studio AE set designed by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday. In the center is a photo of Sabrina and the far left card is from the kit. If you look closely, you'll see the number 3 in the center (to represent our family of 3). I die cut this from acetate using the Die-namics By the Numbers again.

My final detail shot is the lower right 4" x 6" card. I stitched on some vellum onto the kit card and stamped and embossed "this is our story" using the Studio AE May 2011 set, Real Life. I printed the black plaid (also coordinating) paper and die cut the "k" using the Die-namics By the Letters.

I can't wait to continue my Project Life journey... Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: This OneReal Life (Studio AE by Technique Tuesday), Basic Lowercase Letters (Hero Arts)
Paper: Clementine digital paper (
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Clementine kit (Becky Higgins), Die-namics By the NumbersDie-namics By the Letters (My Favorite Things); Embossing powder, Thread, Sewing machine.