Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Project Life® 2017: Cover | Week 01

Well, we are nearly three weeks into 2017. Wow. I decided to start Project Life® again this year in a 6x8 format and I think I'm going to love it. The cover page is a beautiful combination of digital stamps from Ali Edwards (January Digital Kit + Twenty Seventeen Word Art) and an acrylic piece from Elle's Studio.

I am taking a weekly approach and I plan to keep it very simple. Mostly words + photos. And it's just going to be a broad overview of the week. Not necessarily a photo a day. It matters so much more to me to get the stories told than to make it pretty or all-inclusive. I want to stay on top of this project. And I'm happy to say that I already finished Week 02!

I plan to incorporate some full page photos and Week 01 started it off. I used some stickers from past Ali Edwards Story Kits™ and wrote some journaling directly on the photo. I also included a little 4x6 card as an insert that I received as a thank you from Ali for being a part of her team last year.

I backed that card with a 4x6 photo. I added some word art from the Ali Edwards January 2017 Digital Kit before I printed it, added some journaling with a white gelly roll pen and a chipboard sticker from the Tough Story Kit™.

I included two photos that epitomized our week (Wii and basketball), added dates, a few word stickers and a journaling card (all from Ali Edwards Story Kits™) with more details from the week. I think it was a good way to include details without more photos.

Another thing I can see myself doing a lot with this project is including journaling directly on my photos. Here, I added a white bar along the bottom of my photo in Photoshop, added my journaling and some AE word art, then printed it out.

If you want to see the whole thing come together, I made a little process video and you can watch it below.

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1 comment:

  1. I listened to you & Tracie on Live Inspired and was excited to see this and more about your thoughts and plans for PL in 2017. I've never done PL before and was thinking this size might be a good step for me. The every day photo is a little intimidating for me. I really liked the video - thanks for sharing!