Project Life

Welcome to another week of Project Life here at Elle’s Studio!  This week’s Project Life covers the week of January 23-29, which is week 4 of Project Life.

I included three inserts this week (yes three!) because there were many photos and momentos to share and document.   Here is the full spread of week 4:

Once again I used the 4×3 Vintage Calendar tag for my title spot.  I love how the tag has a spot for journaling– it’s a perfect place to give an overview of the week.

We had a joint birthday party for our kids this week, so the first insert is the birthday invitation.  The invitation was a 5×7 card so it fit perfectly in a 5×7 page protector.

The back of the invitation was a bandana print, which went perfectly with my color scheme for this week’s Project Life.  The only thing I added was a journaling card from the Collected Note Tags and a bit of washi tape.

The second insert is a photo collage of this kids at the birthday party.  It used a photo sleeve by We R Memory Keepers which hold nine 3.5 x 2.6 items (about the size of an instax).  I used wallet photos but I had to trim the photos to fit the sleeve.  I love how simple it is yet provides a great overview of the birthday party.

On the back side I used a piece of pattern paper (one of my favorites from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line), and trimmed it into the same size as the photos.  At first I was planning to fill the whole back page with more party photos, but I decided that would make it really busy.  So I used paper instead with a simple tag as a focal point.

My third insert was my daughters preschool Parent/Teacher evaluation.  I thought her teacher’s comments were so sweet and a wonderful representation of who Jordan is at this particular age.

My final page included more journaling, a part of a bandana (since this was the party’s theme), and some photos of our trip through Super Bowl Village (a perk to living in this year’s Super Bowl city:).

I don’t always include inserts every week– much of it depends on the type of week we have had.  I do feel inserts are a great item to add from time to time.  School papers, photo collages, newspaper clippings, invitations, and cards are all great items to include within your Project Life week.

Congrats to Brooke, the winner of last weeks giveaway!  Please send an email to with the following information.

Contest:  January 31 Project Life

We have another giveaway this week! Leave us a comment here for a chance to win a $15 prize pack from Elle’s Studio.  We will announce the winner next Tuesday on our Project Life post.

I am really excited to share that next Tuesday we will have a Project Life Special Guest here at Elle’s Studio!!  Any guesses to who it might be??? 🙂  

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a way to simplify how you document life and preserve memories. Photo pockets used in my Project Life album are created by Becky and can be found here.  You can read of all the Elle’s Studio Project Life posts here.


  1. Dawn says

    Fabulous, love that you’ve included inserts, I have too this week! I think the special guest is Lisa Truesdell!

  2. toni from says

    I love your layouts this week, I really like all of the inserts you included.

  3. elisa says

    my project life album has taken a new shape since i started incorporating your products. YEAH!

  4. Margie says

    This looks awesome-great documentation!

  5. ShellyJ says

    wonderful update! … and boo to the ear infection 🙁 no fun!

  6. What a busy week and what a great way to capture all of it. I love your inserts! Thanks for offering the fun prize!

  7. Moi says

    Love the inserts! So cool to see different things done with PL

  8. Tammy B says

    as always, great inspiration, thanks!

  9. Tracy says

    Once again…you amaze me. I love the inserts & especially love how you choose to keep the back of the mini pics plain with just patterned paper, it really adds a nice touch.

    Think i need to do some shopping at Elle’s soon…


  10. I love how you backed the insert page protector with pattern paper and not more photos (and it is some awesome PP too!).

  11. Kerry says

    I continue to be inspired by seeing these project life posts each week. I also check out Ali’s blog each week…wonder if she will be the special guest…

  12. Lea-Maria says

    I love to see your PL ideas!! You are so creative!

  13. vegetablog says

    I’ve been keeping up with my album but not the title spots for each week…and I just love the idea of using the little calendars! I just might be copying that!

  14. Becky says

    What a great week you had and I love how you made it all fit.

  15. blupixy says

    Love the jar! So cute and creative! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Jamie says

    Love this weeks Project life!

  17. Love how you included the birthday invite and bandana, great splash of color!

  18. Rebecca says

    Wow! 3 inserts!! That’s awesome!!! Love it!

  19. Chunyuan says

    love how insers were included. awesome pages.

  20. Cynthia B. says

    Great documentation of family life! 🙂 Love the inserts, especially the photo sleeve of the mini photos. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Vicki says

    I love your Project Life inspiring!!

  22. April says

    Absolutely fabulous!!!
    – April W

  23. love your project life, jenni, and i think your inserts are so well done!

  24. ♥-ing the use of Elle’s Studio products in your PLife. 🙂

  25. Avital says

    I love that the story takes the center stage in this PL spread

  26. SUPER DUPER Love your week! Oh I just love it & those little touches just make it that much week. I tried to do the same this week. Love it!

  27. nailgirl says

    i need to put more inserts into mine! they look awesome!!

  28. Linh C. says

    XLVI – Now, those are some letters that I have lots of! 🙂

  29. AmyBug says

    So many great ideas and I love that Chevron paper! 🙂

  30. Rachel says

    amazing-love your PL! I am betting on Lisa Truesdell too! 🙂

  31. Janna says

    Love your PL!!

  32. KellyG says

    Love your inserts and what you are putting in them! You are doing an awesome job on this project!

  33. pegg says

    I didn’t realize WRMK had those mini photo sleeves! I am on Week 4 – caught up over the weekend. The Elle’s Studio products really helps me with my PL pages. Esp love the 4×6 tags for journaling.

  34. Meghan says

    It is so much fun to see Project Life pages! Love your layouts!

  35. {VICKI} says

    thanks for sharing with us!

  36. Kelli says

    Thanks for sharing your PL pages with us, I love seeing what other people do!

  37. Nathalie says

    Another great PL spread!!!! I will make a wild guess and say Becky Higgins?!

  38. love getting more ideas for PL!!! love seeing your pages!!

  39. Jenni, I really like the idea of using patterned paper on the back of the phto page instead of another set of photos. Thank you!xoxo

  40. Jenn says

    I really like your inserts. Nice to have a piece of pattern paper that you love to break it all up and let the eye rest.

  41. Katie says

    Lovely pages as usual 🙂 I love the chevrons on the back of the insert – looks awesome 🙂

  42. Shirley says

    I like that chevron back side!

  43. Lynne says

    Great pages! Love the inserts you used!

  44. Love your PL updates. You certainly had a very busy week. I don’t have any idea who the mystery guest will be, but I can’t wait.

  45. Mandy says

    great layout! love all the inserts! i like what the different sizes add to the overall book.

  46. ruth says

    I love what you are doing with PL! Thanks for sharing!

  47. Vanessa says

    So fabulous! Love all the different uses for the tags!

  48. Jennifer says

    Love all you got in to the week!

  49. l says

    YOur Project life is amazing and so fun to look at. I am doing hte Shutterfly version this year b/c going thru a home remodel and that is do-able for me. Love viewing yours weekly. posted by CraftyCatAZ

  50. Heather says

    I’d love to win…I’m thrilled to see project life idea since I’m working on my first project life album this year too!

  51. MarionK says

    I love your pages and also that you have a lot of inserts too. I plan on doing this also, when there is a busy week.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  52. Louise says

    it’s amazing how many people are taking part in project life and how each project is so individual. These are super pages.

  53. Love the PL layouts you share with us! My guess is Becky Higgins. 🙂

  54. Soooooo much inspiration here!! Just getting started with my Project Life book this year.

  55. Soooooo much inspiration here!! Just getting started with my Project Life book this year.

  56. connie says

    love the inserts.

  57. shari says

    You did a fabulous job – love it!!

  58. lynda says

    Could your special guest be Becky Higgins?

  59. NIcola says

    Wonderful layout – such inspiration!

  60. NIcola says

    Wonderful layout – such inspiration!

  61. Claude says

    I love that you included the bandana!

  62. lovely!!!! thanks!!

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  63. Dawn F. says

    Great post. Love the ideas!

  64. Olivia says

    Great pages, love the ‘On this day’ journaling card!

  65. Leanne says

    ANother gorgeous and inspiring PL week. TFS..x

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