Thursday, January 8, 2015

You Rock Layout - Project Life My Way

I haven't scrapbooked very  much over the last year, quite simply, because I ran out of time.  Making all my own embellishments and assembling them became so time consuming that I just hadn't done much.  So in trying to "catch up" I went to a scrapbook retreat which was SO much fun.  While I was there, many of the ladies were doing Project Life.  Now I have heard of it but I still scrap 8.5 x 11 and so the sizes just didn't work for me.  I did buy a bunch of page protectors in 8.5 x 11 and was going to use the same concept, but they were SO expensive and I have a couple boxes of regular page protectors.  Well, I finally had a brainstorm.  I decided to create my own project life pages in Make-the-Cut to fit MY needs in scrapbooking.  Wow.  It was really easy, it's geared exactly for the sizes that I use, and I can use the inexpensive page protectors that I already have.  I have 25 pages of "options" that I can use or modify to create my own project life layouts.  I just have to select the "pages" that will work with my photos, pick my papers, cut, and assemble.  It is so much faster.  Here's another example of my version of Project Life.  I did make my own embellishments but it's still faster than doing it the other way.  I still want to use the other way for a lot of pages, but this will be nice for "big events" that have TONS of pictures or just those odd pictures that seem to get pushed aside.  It works great.  Now I have more options in how I create and can save some time when needed.   I love options.....

I even found a pocket scrapbook challenge to enter it into!  Gotta love that! anything goes pocket style


  1. Heidi, this is fabulous! Thank you so much for entering our first ever Pocket Scrapbooking challenge at Bimini Moose. We have a new challenge every other Tuesday, and you can link up as many times as you want. Yay! I agree with you. I used to scrap the old way making and paper piecing my own embellishments and it got overwhelming for me. Pocket Scrapbooking is such a joy with instant gratification. I can embellish or not and either is perfectly acceptible. LOVE your YOU ROCK title and embellies. Great photos of the Rock Star guitar player too. Hope you'll come link up again!
    Hugs :) Janis, DT @ Bimini Moose

  2. Hello Heidi,
    first off thank you so much for joining us at Bimini Moose PL Challenge.I just love your page! I also did regular scrapbooking and also fell behind and now there's really no looking back.I am new to Project Life and I am loving the simplicity of it but also adding my own touches too.

  3. Wow! Amazing page! I love that you've figured out a way to make PL work for you and what you have. Love the layout and the awesome embellishments!

  4. PS Thanks for joining us for our first Anything Goes Pocket Page Challenge at Bimini Moose! I hope you'll join us again :)

  5. This is really cute! Thanks so much for linking up with the first ever Bimini Moose challenge!!
    -Mari K.
    Bimini Moose DT