August 26, 2015

Project Life: So many choices = so many layout ideas

I've been using Project Life since 2014 and until now, I still don't know what my style is -  I love working with different kits. What I like about the Becky Higgins product line is that there are so many choices - for every event that I scrap, there is often a card set that matches my pictures. Take a look at these examples:



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01: ATV / Zipline in Tagaytay
Album: Experiences
Supplies: September Skies Edition, Design A photo pocket page (left), Design B photo pocket page (right)

As I was organizing my card collections, I saw this tree bark textured card with the sentiment "Go Bravely" and it reminded me of that one time when my family tried out an outdoor adventurous activity in 2010 (Ziplining might not be a big deal to some, but for *cautious* people like us, it was! Haha) 


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02: Le Monet Hotel, Baguio, Philippines
Album: Travel Highlights
Supplies: The Great Outdoors Themed Cards, Design A photo pocket pages

In 2013, we spent our Christmas in Baguio (known as City of Pines in the Philippines). The wood textures and pine tree illustrations from The Great Outdoors themed card set perfectly matched my photos.  I added pops of red to symbolize Christmas. Though this card set is meant for camping and hiking activities, I still think that the combination works! :)


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03: #BHBeautyAllAround
Album: Everyday
Supplies: Inspire Edition, Midnight Edition, Design A photo pocket page (left), Design G photo pocket page (right)

Back in April, Becky Higgins hosted a photo challenge on Instagram titled #BHBeautyAllAround. The task is to find beauty in the little things around you, and then take close-up photos of them. Read all about it at Becky's blog here.  The Inspire edition core kit coordinates well with this theme! The cards contain mostly positive sayings that will influence you to see the beauty in the everyday.


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04: The Great Gatsby Wedding
Album: Special Events
Supplies: Be Fearless themed cards, Gold Foil value kit, Project 52 specialty card, Glitter value Kit,  Design A photo pocket pages

The moment I saw this gold title card (upper left) from Be Fearless, I knew that this set will be great for my friend's Gatsby themed wedding photos! The geometric pattern reminded me of art deco elements that are often used on Gatsby design materials. I added glitter and foil cards from other kits to match the bride's gold dress!


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05: Juju Eats
Album: Food & Restaurants
Supplies: It's A Man's World themed cards, Midnight edition, Good Times value kit, DIY Shop value kit, Design A photo pocket pages

What I like about Liz Tamanaha's It's A Man's World themed card set is that it goes with anything - like these food photos. I chose green as my main color to represent healthy food, and paired the cards with neutral colors. The "Friends Like You Are One in A Million" card is from the Good Times Value kit, love how it matches the Juju Eats flyer design!




For more PL inspiration, check out these links: 
Instagram hashtags:  #projectlife_rianne • #ProjectLifeCT
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team 

PHYSICAL // Awbree | BunkhouseCreative.com • Brianna | BriannaMarshall.com • Brooke | BrookePetermann.com • Donna | InspirationStoryboard.blogspot.co.nz • Els | BeStamped.wordpress.com • Gabby | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com • Jen | SunlightAndAir.com • Julia | JayJayMakes.com • Lynley | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com • Maria |  Analog-paper.com • Mindi | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com • Rianne | Make-Ideas-Happen.blogspot.com • Rhonda | RhondaSteed.com • Toni | MyMoMama.blogspot.com • Tully | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP // Julie | HowIsustain.com • Lindsay | LindsayRossBlog.com

DIGITAL // Aggie | Aggietha.com • Anna | Cameia.se • Holly | SimplifyCreateInspire.com • Kelly | Septemberblue.net • Kimberly | Misskim.typepad.com • Rachael | RJSheedy.blogspot.com • Stephanie  | StephanieVetne.com • Vanessa | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/

 

August 3, 2015

Project Life: 5 Summer Layouts




I live in a tropical country so it's almost like summer all year 'round here! My family and friends are beach-lovers, they plan out-of-town trips even on non-summer weekends -- which pretty much explains why I have quite a number of beach-themed spreads (this is just Volume 1). I store these spreads in one 12x12" album temporarily named "Travel Highlights", where I feature one trip/place per spread.

Here are some tips, layout ideas, and card suggestions that I'd like to share with you!

1. Take "no people" photos. If you want to take nice photos of the resort that you are staying in, wake up early (around 6:00am), while everyone is still asleep --to avoid "photobombers" ruining your photo. When you look at the samples below, the layout is often a combination of "people" & "no people" photos -->which, I think, is a good formula for making a "clean/uncluttered" spread.

2. Scrap your old vacation photos. On layouts c and d below, I took out photos from our family album (dated 10+ years ago) and quickly made a spread, I didn't need scissors and glue at all because all of my photos are 4x6! I just followed the suggested layout that is printed on most Project Life Core Edition / Value Kit boxes - (one title card on the upper left pocket, 7 4x6" photos and 8 3x4" cards.)

3.  Don't forget to bring home memorabilia from the trip such as the hotel bag tag, key card holder, coaster, boarding passes, etc.

4. Take screenshots of your weather app.

5. Print your Instagram / square photos at 2.5x2.5" and adhere them to 3x4" journaling cards.
See layout b and e.

6. Take a photo of your travel souvenir and use it as the "title card". See layout b.

7. Add a Studio Calico geotag to your filler card. See layout c. (Got this idea from Jen Lake)

8. To get things done fast, use only 1-3 kits per spread.  Can't decide which kit to use? Check out my suggestions:



a) Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Value Kit

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    If you want an elegant feel to your spread, use the Gold Foil value kit!
You can also use the star embellishments to rate your stay.


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b) Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Mini Kit

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A colorful palette also works! Love the map filler card design.

(More photos here.)

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c) Heidi Swapp Dreamy Edition

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The shades of the blue and brown cards perfectly matched the beach/sand photos.


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d) Seafoam Edition, Jade Edition, Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Value Kit

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This color palette screams summer!!

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e) Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Mini Kit

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Still can't decide?  Use the resort's logo color as a starting point.

(More photos here.)


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For more PL inspiration, check out these links: 
Instagram hashtags:  #projectlife_rianne • #ProjectLifeCT
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team 

PHYSICAL // Awbree | BunkhouseCreative.com • Brianna | BriannaMarshall.com • Brooke | BrookePetermann.com • Donna | InspirationStoryboard.blogspot.co.nz • Els | BeStamped.wordpress.com • Gabby | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com • Jen | SunlightAndAir.com • Julia | JayJayMakes.com • Lynley | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com • Maria |  Analog-paper.com • Mindi | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com • Rianne | Make-Ideas-Happen.blogspot.com • Rhonda | RhondaSteed.com • Toni | MyMoMama.blogspot.com • Tully | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP // Julie | HowIsustain.com • Lindsay | LindsayRossBlog.com

DIGITAL // Aggie | Aggietha.com • Anna |  Cameia.se • Holly | SimplifyCreateInspire.com • Kelly | Septemberblue.net • Kimberly | Misskim.typepad.com • Rachael | RJSheedy.blogspot.com • Stephanie  | StephanieVetne.com • Vanessa | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/

 

July 23, 2015

Project Life CT: July 2015

Time flies by so fast, can't believe that we are on the second half of the year already! Here's a quick roundup of the pages that I submitted this month. 




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1) Favorite moments last June
Album: Everyday Life
Supplies: Moments Like These (printed from digital files) - Also available in physical format, Design A photo pocket pages


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2) Macau 2011
Album: Travel Highlights
Supplies: Adventure Edition (printed from digital files), 12x12 page protector, Design A photo pocket page



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3) Antipolo, Philippines
Album: Experiences
Supplies: Notes and Things Value Kit, Design A photo pocket pages



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4) My 29th Birthday
Album: Everyday Life
Supplies: Fine and Dandy edition, Gold Foil Value Kit,  Design A photo pocket pages




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For more PL inspiration, check out these links: 
Instagram hashtags:  #projectlife_rianne • #ProjectLifeCT
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team 

PHYSICAL // Awbree | BunkhouseCreative.com • Brianna | BriannaMarshall.com • Brooke | BrookePetermann.com • Donna | InspirationStoryboard.blogspot.co.nz • Els | BeStamped.wordpress.com • Gabby | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com • Jen | SunlightAndAir.com • Julia | JayJayMakes.com • Lynley | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com • Maria |  Analog-paper.com • Mindi | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com • Rianne | Make-Ideas-Happen.blogspot.com • Rhonda | RhondaSteed.com • Toni | MyMoMama.blogspot.com • Tully | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP // Julie | HowIsustain.com • Lindsay | LindsayRossBlog.com

DIGITAL // Aggie | Aggietha.com • Anna |  Cameia.se • Holly | SimplifyCreateInspire.com • Kelly | Septemberblue.net • Kimberly | Misskim.typepad.com • Rachael | RJSheedy.blogspot.com • Stephanie  | StephanieVetne.com • Vanessa | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/

 


June 27, 2015

Project Life CT: June

Hi PL friends! Here are some project ideas for you :)


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Prompt: Document you and your friends' favorite activity.

My friends and I love trying out restaurants, we rarely repeat! Each get-together with this group is a new experience and I make sure that I get to document my favorite food adventures w/ them. This meet-up was extra special 'cos it was the day that one of my close friends announced that she's engaged - in the form of a surprise note :D It was a happy day for all of us!  

On this spread, I chose mostly pastel-colored cards from the Noted set - which I think complement the photos of CO/OP's interiors. By the way, I highly recommend this restaurant to my friends in Manila! It's located in Mabini, San Juan -- a bit close to our favorite local scrapbook shop :) Their Cobb Salad is sooo good! 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Noted themed cards, Dreamy edition, Midnight edition, Heidi Swapp September Skies edition, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer mini kit, Design A sleeves.


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Layout idea: Enlarge a digital filler card to 12x12.

The original plan for this "Live the Life" print was to have it framed and displayed on my workspace wall. After I got my printout, I realized that the size was small and I had to reprint it (see item #4). Good thing this fits the 12x12 BH page protector perfectly and I was still able to use it :) I love how clean and graphic this spread turned out. 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Left: resized filler card from Amy Tangerine Plus One kit (printed from digital files), 12x12 page protector
Right: Amy Tangerine Plus One kit (physical), Design A sleeve.


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Layout idea: Use only one color of cards.

The name of the resort that we stayed in is Vivere Azure (blue), so I thought of using shades of blue for the cards. If you want your spread to look easy on the eye, I suggest that you choose the color that is most dominant in your photos.
It's the first time that I used the Project Life mini album, I think I might need more stocks of this! It's so easy to use! I got this from Paper Market in Singapore back in 2013. This is also available at www.shopbeckyhiggins.com for $19.99 ! The size is perfect for trips and personalized gifts. For inspiration, check out Autumn Nguyen's post on Becky Higgins' blog! 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Midnight Mini album, Seafoam edition, Jade edition


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Project Idea: Framed filler card

One of my creative goals this year is to revamp my workspace. I've been reading Marie Kondo's book and pinning photos from @theworkspacestylist 's Instagram feed…. So inspiring! I am aiming for the same minimalist look. I replaced my vision boards with simpler prints. I'm a fan of Kal Barteski's brush script, I'm sooo happy that this idea crossed my mind - this item definitely "sparks joy"!!! 

Supplies: Project Life by Becky Higgins Resized  filler card (3x4" to 12x18" on Photoshop) - Amy Tangerine Plus One digital kit, black paper for the background, 18x18" frame from SM Home.



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For more PL inspiration, check out these links: 
Instagram hashtags:  #projectlife_rianne • #ProjectLifeCT
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team 

PHYSICAL // Awbree | BunkhouseCreative.com • Brianna | BriannaMarshall.com • Brooke | BrookePetermann.com • Donna | InspirationStoryboard.blogspot.co.nz • Els | BeStamped.wordpress.com • Gabby | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com • Jen | SunlightAndAir.com • Julia | JayJayMakes.com • Lynley | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com • Maria |  Analog-paper.com • Mindi | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com • Rianne | Make-Ideas-Happen.blogspot.com • Rhonda | RhondaSteed.com • Toni | MyMoMama.blogspot.com • Tully | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP // Julie | HowIsustain.com • Lindsay | LindsayRossBlog.com

DIGITAL // Aggie | Aggietha.com • Anna |  Cameia.se • Holly | SimplifyCreateInspire.com • Kelly | Septemberblue.net • Kimberly | Misskim.typepad.com • Rachael | RJSheedy.blogspot.com • Stephanie  | StephanieVetne.com • Vanessa | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/

 

May 26, 2015

Project Life CT: May

The beauty of Project Life:  Even though I had a lot on my plate these past two months, I was still able to get some scrapbooking done! All I needed was a pen, page protectors, photos, memorabilia, cards and a 'non-overthinking mind'! These are probably the fastest and simplest projects that I made - and I'm happy with the results! 




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01: My Daily Roadtrip
Album: Everyday / 2015 Project Life
Supplies: Heidi Swapp September Skies Core Kit, Design A page protector

Don't you just love the new kits that are available in Becky Higgins' online shop?!! Cards that are featured on this layout are from Heidi Swapp's September Skies Value kit. Love the patterns, colors, and fonts used in this kit - so modern! If you're looking for cards to use on your "All About Me" pages, I suggest that you check out this kit because the designs are less "kiddie" compared to the others.


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02: Pattaya, Thailand
Album: Travel Highlights
Supplies: Summer Themed cards (printed from digital files), Design A page protector, Design G page protector

Tried the "big tiled photo" effect & now I know why it's the favorite technique of my fellow Project Lifers! :) This is easy to make if you know basic Photoshop :)


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03: March 2015 Favorites
Album: Everyday / 2015 
Supplies: Personal Yearbook themed cards (printed from digital files), Seafoam, Midnight, Inspire Kits, Design A page protectors

I got this concept from Lorra Elena - a watercolor artist in the Philippines. Every month, she creates watercolored artworks of her favorite things, food, activities and events. I wanted to do the same project too but lacked time - so I chose the fastest and simplest approach - PL! :) Some photos did not make it to this spread, so I opted to doodle the missing ones on the 4x6" "Illustration" card (from the Personal Yearbook card set) instead of adding another page. The "favorite" stamp is from Christine Herrin x Kelly Purkey's Good Vibes kit, while "Yes Please" is from the Kelly Purkey x Simon Says "Bon Appetit" stamp set.


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04: Museo Orlina
Album: Activities
Supplies: Jade Edition, Design A page protectors

When we visited this museum, I knew right away which core kit will be perfect for documenting this experience! Love how the Jade cards matched the glass sculptures of Ramon Orlina!  Sadly, these cards are not available in Becky's online shop anymore but you can still purchase the digital version and print the designs that you like. If you live in Manila, check out Life Documented Manila's online shop.. kit shares are available there :)

Will post my April submissions soon! Check out these links for more Project Life inspiration:



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For more PL inspiration, check out these links: 
Instagram hashtags:  #projectlife_rianne • #ProjectLifeCT
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Project Life 2015 Creative Team 

PHYSICAL // Awbree | BunkhouseCreative.com • Brianna | BriannaMarshall.com • Brooke | BrookePetermann.com • Donna | InspirationStoryboard.blogspot.co.nz • Els | BeStamped.wordpress.com • Gabby | Sweet–Nonsense.Blogspot.com • Jen | SunlightAndAir.com • Julia | JayJayMakes.com • Lynley | LynleyJohnson.blogspot.com • Maria |  Analog-paper.com • Mindi | NiebuhrChicks.blogspot.com • Rianne | Make-Ideas-Happen.blogspot.com • Rhonda | RhondaSteed.com • Toni | MyMoMama.blogspot.com • Tully | Tully_R on Instagram 

APP // Julie | HowIsustain.com • Lindsay | LindsayRossBlog.com

DIGITAL // Aggie | Aggietha.com • Anna |  Cameia.se • Holly | SimplifyCreateInspire.com • Kelly | Septemberblue.net • Kimberly | Misskim.typepad.com • Rachael | RJSheedy.blogspot.com • Stephanie  | StephanieVetne.com • Vanessa | DailyLifeDocumented.blogspot.com/