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inspiration from the creative team
New digital kit and journaling cards.
Molweni everyone, Caylee here. Now that I’m back in South Africa I’m trying to make an effort to learn another one of our country’s languages. Molweni is Xhosa for hello. Other than learning a new language, things are pretty boring around here. I’m struggling with taking photos since I now have a job and my day consists of pretty much sitting at a desk for nine hours. To combat the lack of photos for this week, I came up with a mini photo project. Elevator selfies. I’m not sure how long this will go on since my wardrobe is tiny, but for this week it helped make a nice, cohesive bunch of photos. I can see myself creating many photo projects for future weeks to fill up empty layouts.
Left hand side:
Right hand side:
What happened: this was such a mixed week. It had an incredible start with getting my dream job, and a rubbish ending. I chose not to focus too much on the bad part until we have further news and things actually start happening. It’s a good representation of how my family is dealing with the news. I didn’t take out the happy quotes I had prepared for the week. I put a line in my Week in Review and left it at that.
Memorabilia: a handwritten quote from my husband’s favourite actor scanned in so that I could plan it digitally. Love how the glitter went so well with it.
Anything special: I recoloured the hearts from the kit by using a clipping mask with one of the black papers.
I also used a photo taken at my new work as a background of sorts. The word was shared with me by a friend who used it to describe my happiness about my new job.
Thanks for reading, have a lovely March.
One of our goals in 2014 is to make more scrapbook pages. We each have different reasons for wanting this. I didn’t do enough “creating for fun” last year. My mentality was why bother
wasting spending time on something if it wasn’t going into an album (project life or a photobook) in progress? I’m changing things up this year, giving myself space to create pages just for the sake of playing. Hopefully this monthly challenge will help me stick it out through the end of the year.
Here are my February entries.
1. A 12×12 digital layout (click on image for product/supply info).
2. 8.5×11 collage of all the photos I instagrammed in February. This is going into my 2014 Project Life Album, which I’ll talk about in more detail later this week.
3. 8.5×11 digital layout (Printed and ready to go into my 2014 Project Life album).
4. 8.5×11 collage of instagrammed photos in January. Originally I cut the 2×2 photos and placed them in a coin page protector but after I printed out February’s instagram collage yesterday, I think I like the way it looks as the full page with the white borders – not trimmed. I can easily just slip it into a regular 8.5×11 page protector. Also, I like the look of one enlarged photo so I redid January. Both versions are posted below.
I can’t make up my mind which version I like better. What I do know is that I am loving putting together these instagram collages. They take less than 10 minutes to complete, printing time included. Even if I get nothing else scrapped, these collages work provide a nice summary of monthly events and just like that I feel instantly “caught up” for that month.
What did you make in February?
Hi everybody! Kelly here bringing you this months picks from the press gallery. As usual I had a ball going through the paislee press gallery and instagram looking for these outstanding picks. So here we go!
The first layout that I picked is called You Are Happiness by Franny. I just love how she used the Eternal Sunshine elements against the white background and how it makes the colors really pop. Love that adorable photo too!
Finally we have a layout by rfeewjlj called Handmade Gift. She used Hey There Handsome and Pictures + Words 9 to create this page. I love how this layout has so many little details to catch my eye. Love it!
I hope you enjoyed my picks and as always we would love to see what you’ve created with your paislee press products. We encourage you to post your layouts on the paislee press gallery or to on instagram with the hashtag #paisleepress. I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hi everyone, Carly here with a small project life share. This year my approach to project life hasn’t changed that much. I’m still documenting what I can over a month and not stressing about how much I am able to capture. For me, documenting our family’s story needs to be easy and stressfree.
The one small change that I have made to my documenting this year is to take my photos with more purpose. Last year I just took snaps here and there with really not a lot of thought behind what I was photography. I still love how the book turned out, but wanted this year to have a little more thought and intent behind what I was photographing. So this year I’ve decided to take at least one photo a day of something I am grateful for. Maybe it’s something small like my morning coffee, or maybe it’s something really big like my daughters smiles.
Having this new focus and intent behind my picture taking has really made me love doing project life again this year and has given my documenting a great new purpose. It’s made the entire documenting process good for the soul!
I think the big thing to remember when it comes to documenting is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. You just have to find a way that works best for you and that is easy to stick to. For me, it was changing the reason why I pick something to photography that has made me excited to be doing project life again this year and I just know that at the end of the year this book will be such a great keepsake to look back on.
Have you made any changes to how you are approaching project life this year or perhaps this is your first year? If so, let us know how you are approaching it!
Waiting for much needed rain.
Listening to Amy Winehouse.
Knitting a pair of fingerless gloves.
Eating sauteed kale with caramelized onion. Got this recipe from a friend. Caramelize onions, add kale, sautee until tender (about 3 minutes) then add a little soy sauce at the end. Sounds weird, but trust me on this one. If you like spicy, try it with sriracha sauce. So good and totally addicting.
Dreaming of a backyard movie night/party for someone who’s turning 5 this summer.
Hi Everyone, Trisha Harrison here & today I would love to share my week five of my Project Life with you all.
One of my favourite designs that Liz has done is the 4×6 templates. they are so versatile & well user friendly just open the template in PS and drop your photo’s into each square, you can create so many different things with the templates … I used them to help add more photo’s to my weekly spread in my Project Life album.
In this particular week I wanted to use the templates to add more photo space, and also extra little spaces to add in paper or the transparency paper and wood veneers (bottom left) turning this into a hybrid template. Here is how it looks in the album.
It was super easy then to take this 4×6 template and slide it into the page pockets & I really love how it all turned out.
One more super cute design in this weeks spread was the journal card top right – “brightside” totally loving that line too.
Thanks for reading!
My 2013 album still lots of gaps everywhere and I’m not sure when I will finish it at this point. If you’ve been following me on instagram you probably know that I recently switched to a different size – 8.5×11 and wow, I’m loving it. I’ll share more of how that’s going in the next few days. For now, I’m posting some of the pages from 2013 that I never got around to sharing here.
This is week 31, a 12×12 page paired with a 6×12 insert. Super simple again, just photos and a week in review card.
This is Week 32.
The yellow ampersand card (by LifeLovePaper) is one that I’ve been hoarding for years now. Feels good to finally put it to use. I love how it pops but still makes sense here because of the yellow hues in the surrounding photos, especially so with that yellow dress from Anthro.
On their first day of school, each of them signed their names on their half of a blank 3×4 card. I like having this record of their penmanship in the album.
How’s your project life album coming along this year? Have you made any changes?
Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. Read more about it HERE. All of my project life entries can be found HERE or browse the entire project life gallery HERE. Photos edited using PicTapGo, RadLab by Get Totally Rad! or VSCO
Happy friday! I’ve got two new products in the shop, both are 20% OFF thru the weekend. There’s also a special bundled offer for presslist subscribers, purchase both together to save an additional 20%. Look for details in the newsletter that went out last night.
Pictures + Words No. 9 is a set of 4×6 photo templates featuring hand drawn wordart.
Press Cards No. 32 is a set of 6 3×4 journaling cards featuring hand drawn words and motifs.