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Project Life Style Scrapbook Page

I recently saw this Project Life spread from Amy Tan:

However, when I first looked at it, I thought it was a layout.  Well, that got me thinking!  I love the design of the "Design G" page protector that Amy used.  

There's a similar 12x12 design by We R Memory Keepers that I like very much as well.

PageprotectorBecause I mistakenly thought the Project Life spread was a layout, I decided to make a layout inspired by Project Life, without the page protector.  Here's how it turned out:

It was super labor intensive.  Took me a while to pull together, but I love it!

I found the quote on Pinterest and used one of my favorite alphabet stamp sets to stamp it.

I rarely using supplies "right out of the box."  Instead, I like to personalize them a bit.  I used a yellow marker to add a shadow to the black text on the "happy" card.  I also used a black pen to outline the parts of "time with you."

This card got the same outline and shadowing applied.  I also added the dashed line running around the card.  I like how a bit of doodling can do so much!

Even on a "neat and clean" layout a little bit of paint and ink is a welcome addition!

I popped portions of this heart up with some foam adhesive in order to create some dimension on an otherwise extremely flat layout.  

This was a wonderful experiment.  I'm thrilled with how it all turned out.  It's a great way to capture the look of Project Life (and use all those great Project Life supplies) without committing to the year-long project.

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. The comments on Thursday's podcast post are all so interesting and thoughtful.  You guys blow me away with your awesome-ness!  The winner of a seat in the year long Life Book class is...

Congratulations Isabelle!  Contact me with your e-mail address, please!