Friday, April 5, 2013

My First Project Life Layouts!

As promised, I am back to share my latest layouts for Jason's travel book. I have not done much on it lately and I am feeling very overwhelmed by the number of photos I have to scrapbook. I decided that I would venture out and try the 'project life' style of scrapbooking.

For those of you who don't know what that is, I will try to explain. It is a more simplified way of scrapbooking using divided page protectors for your albums. It allows you to just slide photos right into the sleeves and still add small areas of embellishments and journaling.

On our trip, we visited the San Diego Zoo and took quite a few photos. It was such a great day and I don't want to narrow it down any further than I already have. I will have many pages on all the different animals we interacted with and in order to make any progress on this, I had to do something.

This is the first page that will appear in his album It will 'kick off' the zoo portion of the trip.  I used a sleeve that has a large vertical section on the left (6x12 inches) and then 3 horizontal sections on the right (4x6 inches).


I used a file from my Silhouette that had the frame and the word 'San Diego' already welded to it.  I added the chipboard letters to spell out Zoo.


I created a sign and used stickers to add the 'hours of operation' for the time of year we were there.  I used a chipboard lion to embellish and the bottom of the frame I cut out had the San Diego skyline.


I added photos into the smaller sections, adding rubons and stickers to accent.


I made this element using my Silhouette and backed it with a complimentary colour.


Once I finished the front of the sleeve, I had to create the reverse side (or you will just see the back of my photos....and that is not very interesting).  I incorporated lots of photos.....six to be exact!


I cut out these 3x4 journal cards using my Silhouette and added some stickers that I had in my stash.


I accented with zoo themed papers from Bo Bunny (these have also been in my stash for a few years).


The experience was pretty exciting and I felt like I was actually making progress.  I am really liking the idea of this style of scrapbooking when I am working on a huge project like this.

I have completed another set of pages that I will post next week!  Be sure to visit again soon.



  1. Very cool... might give this a try. Right now I am overwhelmed by the number of pages I already have for the grandsons and not quite sure how to organize them in albums. This kind of thing might help. Great job.

  2. You did an awesome job with this.....looks even better irl! Waiting to see more.

  3. Interesting project and a lot of details to look at! Way to go!