Project Life

This week’s Project Life covers week 3:  January 14-20.

The beginning of January marked 18 months since I began documenting using the Project Life system. I absolutely love this method of scrapbooking.  With the new year, I challenged myself to try new things as I designed my spread.   It’s fun (and inspiring) to spice things up a bit.  Even a slight move away from “the norm” offers opportunities to learn and be inspired.  It reminds me of what we always tell our children at the dinner table– “just try it, you might like it!”    
So for this week my goal was to not fill every pocket with photos.   Now let me first say, there is nothing wrong with filling every pocket with photos! 🙂  I chose this challenge so that I could play a little bit more in the pockets, and so that the photos I DID choose would be highlighted and might make a statement (sometimes I feel like my photos can get lost if I fill every pocket with a photo).
In my “non-photo” pockets I used logos (from a napkin), a little badge my son received when he lost a tooth, cover of the Star Wars trilogy (which has been playing nonstop at our home), a tidbit from the new You & Me collection (backed with a transparency), and packaging from a gift I received from my grandma.
For this spread I included TWO inserts.   The first one is a Design A Page Protector by Becky Higgins trimmed in half.  

The second insert is an 8 1/2 x 11 page.   this is an interesting insert— a cartoonist drew my dad (far right) and his three brothers holding a picture of their father and a copy of “Resolve” (the book about my grandfather’s WW2 experience).   We received the cartoon this week and this is a copy of the PDF file. Really special and fun to include in Project Life.
The backside of the insert is a little collage of clothing tags acquired from an outlet mall trip this week.  I love seeing the price tags and also the sizes I bought for my kids.

The final right side page is an enlarged sunset from this week.  It’s a 12×12 photo printed through Mpix.com.  (they also now print 4×4 prints!).   I loved highlighting this beautiful winter sunset.


Don’t forget, two of our brand new collections, Day to Day and You & Me will be available this week!  Join our newsletter list to be the first to know when they are up for sale on our site, on Thursday, January 31st at 8:00 am PST. 

Congrats to Courtney Hawkins you won last week’s giveaway!  Please email michelle@shopellesstudio.com the following info to claim your prize:

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Contest: PL Jan 22
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Today we have a giveaway!   Leave a comment here for a chance to win an Elle’s Studio Prize Pack.  For a SECOND chance to enter, upload your Project Life spread in our Member Gallery and leave a second comment in this post linking us to your page.  The winner will be announced next Tuesday

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