A closer look at embellishing & customizing Project Life Title Cards

If you follow my Project Life layouts, you know I try to keep my pages pretty simple and clean. If you follow my regular digital scrapbooking pages … you know I am in love with details … all the little embellishments that help draw the eye into the page and help tell the story.

Sometimes my Project Life pages, meet my digital scrapbooking pages and I get a sort of marriage of the two.

This layout, summarizing my daughters U11 soccer year is still a pretty simple and clean Project Life event page … but it does add in a few extra details to round out the story telling.


In the spotlight on Becky Higgins’ blog found here, I choose this layout to share with Becky’s blog readers. One reader asked about how I created the title card. I thought it best to put it in a post, so all the details could be shared.

I started with this amazing Soccer Theme Kit found here.


Here’s a look at the card I used as the base for my title card.


I added some adorable bits of embellishments from Dani Mogstad’s Playball Kit found here.


Form Dani’s preview, you can see the adorable soccer ball, the star rounds, and the already stapled & folded ribbon … so cute! (and the perfect colors too.)

So I added them onto my base journal card as shown below:


and then I just added some fun fonts to finish off the Title Card.

Soccer is done in Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded Demo

Highlights is done in Varsity

U11 2012 -2013 uses Eurostile

Journaling is Traveling Typewriter

Because the soccer ball and star round from Dani’s kit has a slightly distressed look to them, I used a textured brush to erase & distress my font a bit for the title “Soccer Highlights”. I also turned the words into a sticker and added a drop shadow.

Hope that helps show how you can take a basic journal card and add a few simple touches to create a custom Title Card. Thanks for reading.

Pixel & Co. | April Guest CT

This year, I have become sort of a digi scrapping – challenge addict. I try to limit the number of stores where I participate so things don’t become too overwhelming. I love The Lily Pad’s monthly and weekly challenges. And I love Pixel & Co.’s all new monthly challenges.  Pixel & Co. also offers weekly challenges with their 3 way challenges.

I get so many pages done each month by participating in these challenges. And there are benefits too. Yes, I said it … scrapping with benefits. Total win.

It varies by store but generally you get a % off coupon to go shopping and a chance to be  part of their Creative Team for a month as a guest. So fun. For April … I’m a Guest CT at Pixel & Co.

Here are some of the pages I’ve created while guesting at this fantastic store:

Water Lillies



Egg Hunting




Creashens | Recharge Kit
Creashens | Recharge Journalers
Creashens | Recharge Puffies
In Good Company Collab | Paint
Kim Broedelt | That’s Life Paint


So Lovely

Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Full Kit
Celeste Smith | Honeysuckle Journalers


Sporty Girl

For the April Recipe Challenge

Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage | Captured Elements

Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage | Carefree KitWishing Well Creations by Laura Passage & Mari Koegelenberg| Something Wonderful Audacious Designs | Competitive Spirit ElementsAudacious Designs | Pennant Pieces ElementsKarla Dudley | Notebook FontsKarla Dudley | Calipso Sticker AlphasAnita Designs | Today Templates


hey butterflies

Karla Dudley | Sup?

Karla Dudley | Calipso Sticker Alphas

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Papers (white background)

Karla Dudley | Expert: The Page Template

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts



My Little Man

For the April Template Challenge

WWC by Laura Passage and Mommyish | Jack Kit

Anita Designs | Let\’s Go Biking

P & Co | April 2014 Template Challenge

Karla Dudley | Notebook Font

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie


Love Spring

Karla Dudley | Life Story April ’14 Bundle No.1

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Solids (white bckgrd)

Creashens | Pocketful No.1

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie


Beautiful Blooms

Karla Dudley | Life Story April ’14 Bundle No.1

Karla Dudley | Notebook Fonts

Karla Dudley | Expert Page Template

Karla Dudley | A Lifetime Solids (white bckgrd)

Mommyish | Shadow Styles Freebie

Thanks for looking at my pages! I hope you will take a moment to check out the challenges at Pixel & Co. Stop in to visit the gallery for lots of amazing inspiration and maybe do a little shopping in the store!


Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Hey there! Monday means I have a new Digital Project Life kit to show you.

This week’s Digital Project Life release is the lovely Azure Edition. It is bold and playful, and I found it to be the perfect pairing for some summer vacation photos.

Remember, as always … it is on sale for the week at DigitalProjectLife.com. Go check it out … along with the Creative Team’s lovely pages. There’s tons of inspiration over there for this kit!

Digital Project Life Azure Edition Jenn McCabe PL_azure_page2

@ OBX pages 1 & 2

Digital Project Life | Azure Edition

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template U

Digital Project Life | Template S

And the font for the OBX over @ filler card is Old Press … it has a fun stamped look. Font on the Memories JC is Pencil Pete.

I’ll back with another gorgeous Digital Project Life release next Monday!