Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week 1– 1st to 7th January, 2012

This is proving much easier than I thought.  In amongst my busy week I have managed to add my images and journaling to the template as the days have passed.

A couple of things I have noted though:

The page background on the template is a beige colour and I want white (cause I’m stubborn like that!).
This lead to another dilemma that some of the journaling cards and paler photos will not stand off the page.
I have tried adding a 6 pixel border to the edges of the journaling cards and paler photos but I’m not happy with it as it doesn’t tie in with the other elements then.  All or nothing. Yes I know I’m being fussy, but I need to get this right at the beginning so that the album flows and looks all the same.  It’s alright I know what you are thinking!  But it’s me and that’s the way I am.

I printed my pages at home with pretty good results except I cannot seem to get it centred on the page as yet, despite using the “centre to page” option in my print dialogue box – still playing with this one too.  I might just end up getting the printed through my lab.

OK So here are my Week 1 pages…………..Left hand side of Week 1:

Week 1 Left

I have used the font Jenna Sue for my journaling because I wanted a handwritten feel. I’m editing my images in Photoshop before adding them to the page which gives me some freedom to add stuff.

Right hand side of Week 1:

Week 1 Right

I like being able to add some more facts or comments directly to the photos once I have placed them in the template (like the cricket score for Michael Clarke).  You will notice I have also created one photo from two with the Pandora and Six Senses photo in the bottom right – I really wanted both photos there.

I have decided to go with a hybrid album and possibly a hard covered book at the end of the project (still undecided on that one) and I have chosen the Scrapworks Bay Box Album to use (because I had one laying around here) but I don’t think you can get them anymore…..I may be wrong though.

scrapworks album

I now have my 365 diary/notebook from Kikki-K and I also bought some of these 6x4 photo album refills so that I can add some extra photos if I need to.  I just need to work on a digital filler/journaling cards for these pages too….ok I’m adding it to my list now and I will be back to share the download. kikkikrefills 

I’m still adding resources to the side bar and sharing links to others that are participating in this project so leave me a comment with the link to your blog/website and I will add you in.

Enjoy week 2 of taking your photos and working on Project Life.

Sharon xo

“Project Life is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping. This simple format requires no skill - only your pictures and a pen. No one's life is perfect but everyone has a story and every family has a collection of memories. Putting pictures + stories together in Project Life makes us more aware of our blessings and encourages us to cultivate a good life.” Becky Higgins – Find out more here.


  1. Awesome job Sharon...and lots of great ideas! I have my photos printed, and plan to make a start tonight. Hopefully mine will come together easily too :) Keep up the great work!

  2. Hi Sharon
    Great layout. I am doing a traditional style PL and I'll be blogging it at

    Looking forward to seeing your posts throughout the year.