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2018 Project Life | Week Three + A Giveaway

It’s been a hot minute since I shared a Project Life spread. It’s not that I don’t have any done, because I do! However, when I’m developing new online classes, I get tunnel vision. It is all I can focus on. But that’s ok, because I. Love. It. It’s my passion. My only complaint is that I wish creating content for memory keeping was my full-time 9-5 job instead of having to go into an office everyday! Ha!

While we are on the subject on new classes, registration for Art of the Apps Monthly Membership will open on Monday, April 23. You can find all of the information by clicking here. But I want to give you a chance to win an Art of the Apps v. 1 Scholarship before registration opens! The Giveaway is actually running on my @pixelstopages Instagram account. To enter the Giveaway go to my @pixelstopages Instagram account and do the following:

1. “Like” the Art of the Apps Monthly Membership Giveaway Post.

2. Leave a comment on that post, telling me what your favorite mobile scrapbooking app is.

3. Share the Art of the Apps Monthly Membership Giveaway Post.

Giveaway ends Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 8:59 PM EST. Winner will be announced here on the blog and on the Instagram account Monday Morning at 10 am!

Now on to Project Life. Below is the double-page spread for Week Three.

Have you tried those Coconut Clusters or Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Snappers you see in the layout below? Don’t. Just don’t even tempt yourself, because there is no turning back.

What I like about this layout is the pop of yellow used in the cards and stickers. None of the photos have yellow in them. But the first card I chose to place in the layout was the journal card with the yellow diamond border because I thought it worked well with the Letterfolk Letterboard with Jack Sparrow’s quote. That card was the catalyst in choosing the other cards and elements for the spread. That yellow sticker I placed on my computer screen in the lower left corner was actually blue. I changed the color in Affinity Photo.

Any text added to the Photos was done in Affinity. Now these pages were done well before Free Form Text was a paid addition to the Project Life App. Even though I love the ability to add text to photos directly in the PL App, in some situations I will probably still add text to photos in Affinity because I like to use my own fonts. What about you? Will you still use other apps to add text to your photos? Or will you stick with Project Life only?


Project Life 2018 | Week Two

Random photos of everyday life. That’s what I love about this layout!

Project Life2018 Week 2

When it comes to my page-building process, I insert my photos first, and then I choose my filler and journal cards. This allows me to look at the spread as a whole to see if there are any repetitive elements within the photos such as color, shapes, themes, etc., that may tie the two pages together.

So the main color(s) I see in a few of the photos have orange in them such as the sunset and tomato soup, a little bit of blue/gray/neutral in the photos that show my floors, Zoe (my Yorkie) and Chris painting the guest room.

I then browse the Project 52 Rad Kit to choose the cards for my layout. When it comes to using journal or filler cards in a double-page spread, I am not afraid to use the same card twice or even three times. The repetition is something that brings cohesiveness to the layout. On each page I used a journal card with orange arrows. I also used journal cards with the same style word art on them (Oh Yes and Yipee) and fit perfectly with the orange and neutral-colored color scheme.

Other things I wanted to point out on the left hand page are:

  • The scripted text added to the sunset photo was done in Affinity Photo. This font, Baker Script, is the one used in our community logo. I use it quite often whenever I scrapbook photos of community events.
  • I found a png for the logo of my shoes online and added it in Affinity Photo as well.
  • The 4×6 picture in the lower right corner is actually a 4×6 collage that I made in the PL App, exported it to my camera roll and then placed it in my layout.

On the right hand page:

  • The text on the photos was done, once again, in Affinity Photo. The font used is Archer Pro. This is a format I will be using throughout my album whenever I want to add a few words to photos.

Thanks for reading! Leave any questions or comments below!

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2018 Project Life | Week One

Today I am finally sharing pages from my 2018 Project Life Album. In my last post I shared a bit of my process for this project. If you missed it, you can read that here. I haven’t shared these pages on any of my social media platforms yet as I was waiting to do so once this blog was up and running. So I am super excited that today is the day sharing will begin!

Let’s start with my cover page.

Now I know it’s traditional for a cover page to be a bit more elaborate and include photos, filler cards and the year, but I go the more simplistic route. I treat it more like the very first page you would see when opening a coffee table book–lots of white space and the title. White space makes my heart happy.

I did create this page in the Project Life app and had the shadows on the photo placeholders turned off. The card is from the Project 52 Rad Edition by Emily Merritt. The font used in the lower right corner is Oswald Light.

Here is a view of my Week One as a double page spread:

By the looks of some of these pictures, it’s hard to believe we live in Florida! It was so cold here back in January!

Using the Rad Edition for my album this year is a kind of out of the box for me. The kit is a little on the funky, bright side, and I consider myself to have more of a classic style. It’s different, but I’m having fun with it! The only thing that bothered me about this kit was how dark the numbered title cards were. So I recreated them in LetterGlow. Some may be wondering why I recreated them in LetterGlow and not in Affinity Photo (I am using my iPad Pro to scrapbook). I am pretty confident Bebas Neue was used for the number on these cards. For some crazy reason Bebas Neue will not load into Affinity and it’s driving me crazy. I do have it loaded in LetterGlow, but it is still acting a little wonky, though I am making it work. Other fonts are not giving me this issue, so I am not sure what is going on with Bebas. The other font used on the card is Source Sans. It came pre-loaded in LetterGlow.

Here’s a “did you know” for ya. We already know most of the kits in the app are really digital kits reconfigured for the PL App. But did you know many of those kits have digital elements that coordinate with them? No, you can’t use these elements directly in the PL App, but you can add them to your completed pages in other apps.

The circle stickers on these pages are from the digital Project 52 Rad Edition Accessories. It has digital stickers and papers! You can purchase it in Becky’s digital shop here. Once I exported the page from the Project Life App, I opened it in Affinity Photo on my iPad to add the stickers and light drop shadow (if I was scrapbooking on my iPhone, I would use LetterGlow to add the digital elements–just like I did in my 2016 albums). I then saved the pages back to my camera roll. Because I will be printing these pages in a hardbound book through the Project Life App, I brought the pages back into the PL App by placing it in the full 12×12 collage template.

Leave any questions or comments below!