I was provided product for this post from Project Life and American Crafts, but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.
Happy Project Life Saturday y’all!
I’m thrilled to have you here for another week of the series Project Life for Beginners. If this is your first time here with us, you’ll want to check out this page to catch up on past posts. Let’s dig right in!
Now, I realize that I’m still relatively new to the whole Project Life game; this is Project Life for Beginners, after all. Being as that I’ve realistically been working on my own album since April, I love that I’m still learning and discovering new fun parts of Project Life that I had never thought to use before. This week has been no exception.
When Project Life debuted at Hobby Lobby, I was so excited that I ended up stalking multiple stores and dropped way more money than The Husband or I had ever expected. Oops. When it came time for Michael’s to release Project Life in it’s stores, I knew that it was in the best interest of my marriage and my bank account to steer clear. And I tried. I really did.
Now I didn’t walk out with a full core kit or two like I did at Hobby Lobby (Luke did make off with a mini kit of his own), but I did happen across smaller pocket page inserts and purchased this variety pack. Today, I’m sharing how I’ve incorporated inserts for the very first time into my layouts.
Obviously, I didn’t use an insert on this particular spread, but I couldn’t help but include it in this week’s Project Life post. Swim lessons have been such a welcome change this summer and I wanted to make sure that I documented it accordingly; last summer’s lessons were a disaster. The Honey kit was a perfect match for the bright colors of the swim suits and the pool water.
A few stickers with fun keywords fill up an empty space quite nicely.
I happened to find these sweet little pre-made sticky tags on clearance at Michael’s during the same fateful shopping trip. Happy accident and who am I to turn down a bargain deal?
Here is where the insert fun begins! I had pictures from my birthday that required more than a single page, but weren’t enough to cover a full two pages. This is where the beauty of the inserts comes in. I was able to use a Design J pocket page to have just enough space for the pictures I wanted to utilize.
I initially purchased the Seasons Mini Kit because it was signed by Miss Becky Higgins herself, but I’m actually really loving the designs within it. Another bonus? The summer cards in the kit are a good match to the Honey edition.
Every birthday can use some gold glitter to liven it up, right? Right.
This layout shows two random events in our lives: a trip to the doctor for Luke and a jam session in our car. The insert allows for the perfect amount of space to document both without having too much filler.
Here’s what it looks like without the other pages behind it. I’m liking the star theme that carries throughout.
Makes sense for my little super star. 🙂
Homework Time: Try to get three more layouts finished this week. Maybe if you get a chance, try your hand at using inserts!