Friday, April 12, 2013

A take on PL Style Scrapping from Mandy

I've been watching and reading all about Project Life, and thought it wasn't really for me, but the more I read, the more I blog hopped, the more I saw the products....

weeeeeeeeeeeell, I thought I'd have a go. Let's see if I do like this whole idea of weekly page for the year of 2013.

Yes, yes, I know... its April already - but that's okay each page only needs to be a couple (could be more, could be less) of photos representing each week. So looking back through my pics since the start of the year... I can do that! I've printed them out, popped them in an envelope with the week number on it.

I've thought about the size - and I've gone 12x12 - one album - this one:
You can find a wonderful choice of Albums (all sizes) and Inserts HERE

As soon as you turn the cover over, there's a little black plastic insert that helps hold all the pages in place when the album is full. I've adhered the year on the plastic insert. Its made from Tim Holtz 'Word Play' die (I think its sold out, but ask Lee-Anne about it)

I've made my sketch LO for April, my cover page.... and used a picture of Paige recording Hannah with the camera - so it was perfect. Its a 12x12. LO

Which means, I've done another 12x12 LO with Week One's photos for the reverse side to put in the same 12x12 sleeve. And luckily this paper from Simple Stories has pretty much done the work for this particular project for us!

I seem to need to come to the terms that the purpose of doing pages like this are to be basic, and refrain from wanting to add more product - keep the time down that I'd normally spend on a page so it remains a viable productive weekly project and still be happy visually with the outcome... might be a challenge - I'm not sure :lol:
Nope I don't think it will take long to catch up to April. So long as the photos are continually taken and uploaded to my computer, then there are plenty to choose from.

Here's Week One's page.
WRMK's Simply Spring Raindrop Cardstock
Prima Lifetime Brads

I'm off and running!
And this is going to be a regular spot... so keep watching!

Oh and p.s....
If you are into this... then look over at the pink right hand bar and you will see a 'Great for PL Styles' heading.... and it can take you to all sorts of products


Thanks for reading everyone - What are your thoughts for this Weekly Life Project?? :biggrin:


Melissa said...

Really love your way of PL Mandy....I have been doing it since the beginning of the year, but with the different inserts and monthly instead of weekly.Finding it great to keep up with and am using more am totally loving it.Hope you do too..xxoo

Lizzy Hill said...

Really like how you've not restricted yourself to doing little pockets...more freestyle. ME LIKES! Plenty of fodder from your trip OS...good year to do it:):):)

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I like how you've made your PL pages into traditional scrapbook pages. I sometimes miss using that format.

Alz said...

I too have been a little skeptical (shall I say?) about PL because I really like to get messy when I'm scrappy. Plus I fear each week would look much the same for me LOL! But I have decided to embrace the concept for specific albums I've been putting off and putting off. I'm going to do a large 12x12 (might be a few volumes) of our trip to America from several years ago (pre digital cameras!!!) because I see it as a relatively quick and easy way to finally scrap those photos. Plus I'm going to do an 8x8 with a Prima canvas album and some Bazzill page protectors (crazy something or other they're called) to do some photos of a trip to the NT from even longer ago. I figure that using the canvas album I have a little more scope to get creative. Does that make sense? Now I just need to stop being such a challenge junkie and get started LOL! I look forward to seeing how you go with your week by week album. :)