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Project Life: getting started

May 8, 2012

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The first time I heard about Project Life was last summer on a blog. I thought it was a great idea but moving to Canada and getting through the first year of college didn’t leave much time(/money) for paper projects. When I saw PL pop up everywhere across the blogsphere in January I was intrigued to give it a try. But I decided to wait until my birthday in April because it meant that I’d be home soon with lots of supplies at hand.

How I’ll tackle this project: I’ll try my best to finish the spreads on sundays so I can post them either sunday evening or monday. As we all know, life is unpredictable and I don’t see myself working on this project consistently until April next year. But I’ll make an effort to document as much as possible in this album.

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For the title page I used a photo I took on my 21st birthday. I used Photoshop Elements to divide it into six 6×4 inch pictures and had them printed at a drug store. Since photos are printed in a 10x15cm format rather than 4×6 inch the pockets are slightly too big. Oh well, it’s only a couple of mm 🙂

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I stapled a business card of the restaurant we had dinner at for my birthday to the picture and added the date in the bottom right corner.

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Supplies I use: I got a American Crafts 12×12 D-ring binder from Michael’s in Vancouver. It doesn’t look as fancy as the official Project Life binders but it was much cheaper and it will do the job. I bought a Big Pack of Design A photo pocket pages. I’ll have all my photos printed at a local drug store (DM) since I don’t have a photo printer at home.

My Workspace

This is my current workspace. Some of the supplies I’ll use every week are my advanced tape glider, a corner puncher, black ink, lots of washi tape, a cutting mat and a craft knife as well as lots of pens. I’m currently in love with American Crafts slick writers, Zig writers and Sakura micron pens. Also I’ll use all kinds of scrapbook papers I’ve accumulated over the past years, the Journaling Cards and lots of stamps and craft punches.

Are you doing Project Life? Do you have any tips on staying on track with a project like this?
I’m so excited for this project!

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