Project Life

This week’s Project Life covers the week of February 25-March 3.

This week happened to be my daughter’s fifth birthday, so a huge part of my Project Life spread focused on her!

Her actual birthday was on a Tuesday, and her party was the following Saturday, so really, that was the majority of my focus for this week!  The left side of the spread highlighted her birthday, some party planning, surprising my son at school, and a nice note from his teacher.

This week included an insert– I trimmed one of Becky Higgins Design A Project Life pocket pages down the center.  I often love to do this for a quick an easy insert.   Since this week focused quite a bit of my daughter’s birthday, I thought I would highlight some of her favorite things.  What better to showcase than Barbie?

I loved Barbie as a little girl and my daughter is just now getting into Barbie.  She got the Camper for her birthday.  When I saw this catalogue in our mailbox a few weeks ago, I held onto it because I loved the oversized Barbie image.  I love how accurately Barbie portrays current culture (and has for so many years!), so I thought this would be wonderful to include in Project Life.

The back side of the insert shows my daughter with her Barbie gift and the backside of the magazine cover.

The right page focuses on Jordan’s birthday party.  Many of our family members were traveling overseas this week.  We thought it was neat that my mom, brother, and sister were at the Jordan River on my daughter Jordan’s birthday, so I included one of their photos.   I enjoyed mixing it up and added bits and pieces of what was going on in other family members lives this week.

I used quite a bit of the Serendipity collection that will be arriving in our shop soon!  This collection is perfect with bright springtime colors!

Congrats to Kim Jackson! You won last week’s giveaway! Please email the following info to claim your prize:


Contest: PL March 5
Prize: prize pack

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!

Finally, we want to feature your Project Life album!  During the last week of each month we will be featuring a couple Project Life spreads that caught our eye in theMember Gallery.  If your spread is featured we will be sending you a $5 gift card to use in our store.   Good Luck!

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. Stephanie says

    I love your week Jenni!! And the Barbie insert is awesome!! 🙂

  2. Lindsay says

    love the insert! never occurred to me to cut down a design A… i like it!

  3. I love how you used the Barbie catalog pieces in your spread. Great idea! I need to branch out a bit more in my PL spreads and include culture, magazines, etc – thanks for the inspiration.

  4. gabbyfek says

    cannot wait for the spring line– and this whole spread is fantastic!!!! xo.

  5. Margie says

    I love all of the Barbie fun in this spread!!

  6. Sandy says

    Your spread is great. I love the large photo of Barbie. I’m going to have to start sharing my pages.

  7. Love your page and the use of current media with the Barbie insert for your daughters birthday. Fabulous!

  8. Kerry says

    Great pages! I love how you cut up the Barbie magazine and slipped it into several pockets. I think this is a wonderful way to display a special photo or focus on a favorite memory/story.

  9. April says

    This looks amazing!!
    – April W

  10. So I’m not a huge barbie fan, but I really love how you used that big image and cut it up to fit the inserts, really cool effect!

  11. Carla says

    Love seeing all the different ways Project Life is made! Thanks for sharing.
    Carla from Utah

  12. AJH says

    Love your PL spread!

  13. Sue D says

    How fun to include Barbie!

  14. justasiam says

    Barbie was a fixture in our lives as well when my children were young. And my son was always recruited to play “Ken” if his older sister wanted to play Barbies with her friends.

  15. vegetablog says

    Fun spread! It’s really cool how you added that Barbie catalog insert. Very eye-catching!

  16. Jeanne says

    Love your PL layouts! Barbie…oh what great memories!

  17. Court says

    What a super fun layout!!! I love the cut up barbie in the different sleeves. Super fun!

  18. Laura M. says

    Great insert! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. Lisa P says

    Very cool layout. I miss Barbie days with my sister. I had to borrow her girls when they were little since I only had boys!

  20. tpgirl says

    Love your PL and Love barbie and the way you included her.

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