A Project Life freebie for you | Collect App – like Journal Card

Hello. I’m back with another Digital Project Life post this week. If you follow Becky Higgins’ blog, you might have seen a little spotlight on me last week … my Project Life tips and a peek into my creative space. If you missed it, you can see it here.

Some of you have asked me about my Collect App “looking” journal cards that I use in my weekly spreads like this one:

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… where I have the white journal card, the date, a small photo & some journaling. I created these cards myself.

I created them because I love using the Collect App on my iPhone. It has made my process of collecting memories: both the photos and the journaling notes of that moment, super easy. But for some reason, and maybe it’s just me, but when I export the collect file using dropbox, I get this weird shadow around the file and it does not fit into the masks (or pockets) of my Project Life templates very well. They do print out beautifully if using in your real Project Life pages!

So I just created my own. I have it saved as a .PSD file and open it whenever I’m working on a weekly PL spread.


And I’m happy to share it with all of you. You can download the PSD file here.

This file is free for Personal Use. If you would like to share, all I ask is that you refer friends to my post here on my blog to download. Thanks! 😉

With this PSD file you can clip a photo to the black square mask, alter the date & journaling, as well as change the font to whatever suits your style. It is a 3×4 journal card. If you do end up using it on your pages … I’d love to see a link to your layout! Please feel free to share your page by linking in the comments section!

I have used Belta Bold for my journaling (11 pt) & Linux Libertine for the date (16.24 pt for lettering & 43.3 pt for the numerals). Both fonts can be download for free at Dafont.com. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer, Photoshop will update the text to an alternate font.

Some readers of Becky’s blog were having trouble finding the Collect App and I’m afraid it looks like this is an Apple App … no android version. So sorry! Here’s the Collect App website, where you can read about all the features they offer & a link to download it. It has been a true lifesaver for me! Here’s a little snap shot of this morning’s photo.

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Since I have always been an iPhone user and have no knowledge whatsoever in the realm of androids, I will refer you to the Daily Digi’s lovely post about Memory Keeping Apps (this specific question for android users is addressed). Be sure to read the comment/reply at the bottom of the post too. 😉 If anyone is an android user and they have found a super great alternative to share, please let us know in the comments section!

Basically Collect App is like a visual calendar. As you can see from my iPhone snap shot of April’s Collect Calendar, I am not perfect … two days have no photos what so ever. No sweat though … ’cause there are some days I have too, too many photos to choose from. It all works out.

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Project Life and no stress are things that should go hand in hand. Keep it simple!

5 thoughts on “A Project Life freebie for you | Collect App – like Journal Card

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this – I love your style.
    Can you recall which exact linux_libertine font this is? There are about 15 that downloaded from DaFont and I don’t want to add all of them – just the one that you used.
    Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for the file! I’ve been looking for a look-alike as I love my Collect app, but sometimes it’s easier to use my computer. And just as a tip, if you would like to get rid of those shadows and grey parts, you have to export using the square and arrow icon at the bottom left of the screen when you’re viewing the month as a whole. You can select to export a range of dates or just one day if you desire. Then you’ll select 3×4 and make sure full bleed is on and it should be a perfect 3×4 size with absolutely no shadows. If you’re looking at specific picture and try to export that way, you’ll get the shadows.

    • Brenda! Thank you! That worked … I see that the option to print “back” goes away and that seems to be the culprit for those files with shadows. Exporting from the month overview does indeed do the trick for 3×4 cards. Awesome! Thank you so much!

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