Memory Keeping … new Digital Project Life and Dollar Days at Pixel & Co.

It’s July! Yay for summer! The kids finally got out of school last week and this is our first full week of summer vacation. We are taking it easy, and enjoying just chilling … with no schedule, no early morning wake-ups, and lots of down time. Life is good.

After a very hectic last few weeks, I am enjoying creating scrapbook pages again. I had not been on my computer much the last week or two and it feels great to open up Photoshop again.

If you are a Digital Project Lifer, then you have to check out the newly released Value Kits. Last week was the darling Enjoy Life Value Kit. This week it is the Good Times kit, on sale, of course. (psst: next week there will be a new Value kit too!) It is so versatile … with a black and white color scheme and chalkboard theme. I used it on this page, mixed with bits and pieces I cut out of Amy Tangerine’s Midnight Edition. I love the look of these two kits mixed together.

Digital Project Life Good TImes Value Kit

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Becky Higgin’s Digital Project Life | Good Times Value Kit

Becky Higgin’s Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition

Becky Higgin’s Digital Project Life | Template S

I also had the chance to work with a new Amy Tangerine release available at ACDigitals.com. Cut & Paste is now available for us digi girls and it is on sale this week. I’m a huge Amy Tangerine fan!

Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste

Currently Obsessed with …

AC Digitals | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Full Collection

I also used a few other pieces for dimension: Just Jaimee “Barely There Watercolor Brushes”, Pink Reptile Designs “About Elements : staple”, “Yo-Yo’s Elements : brads” and Michelle Godin & Pink Reptile Designs “What a Wonderful Day Collab : brad”

Dollar Day Sale at Pixel & Co

Also, you have to stop by Pixel & Co this month! The Dollar Days Sale started today and lasts for the entire month! Seriously, it is like Christmas in July! Every day there will be new kits for $1 from the various Pixel & Co designers. Stop in the forum and check out the challenges too … and be on the look out for the Saturday Dollar Day Edition Challenges starting on the 5th! Super fun!

Here’s a page with 2 brand new Dollar Day Deals:

Pixel & Co Dollar Days Sale by Jenn McCabe

100% Beach Beauty

I used these from the Dollar Days sale on this layout:

Gennifer Bursett | Painted Pie Charts

Mari Koegelenberg | Oh Happy Day Wood Veneer

and these from the store

Gennifer Bursett | Indian Summer

Gennifer Bursett | Blueprint No. 14

Gennifer Bursett | Miss Molly Paper Pack (birch paper)

Gennifer Bursett |Toolbox Shadows V. 1

Mommyish | Shadow Styles

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for looking!

 

 

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Digital Project Life | iNSD One Day Sale

Tomorrow, Sat May 3.

30% off all Digital Project Life products.

Now is the time to stock up and cross off your wish list.

Happy iNSD & happy shopping!

iNSD digital project life sale

 

And share you DPL pages on Instagram with #digitalprojectlife for a chance to win a collection of your choice!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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:

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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.

Memory Keeping … new Maggie Holmes Styleboard | Project Life Mini

This week over at DigitalProjectLife.com brings the release of another new mini kit by Maggie Holmes. Styleboard is an adorable new kit. It is whimsical, soft & feminine, with a hint of vintage … and very Maggie. As always the kit is on sale this week … check out all the layouts the creative team put together here.

If you’ve been following my blog this year, you know my 2014 PL spreads are done in mostly muted colors, so this kit was perfect for me. In fact I used it for two weeks … I’m finally in March with my PL weekly spreads. Just about done with snow photos. Yeah!

Here’s Weeks 8 & 9.

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Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Styleboard Mini Kit
Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Midnight Paper Pack 2
Digital Project Life | Template U

Check back this week for a post on the Collect App and my freebie “Collect-like Journal Card” template.

Memory Keeping … Digital Project Life 2014 | Weeks 3 and 4

Hello. I am just getting back into a routine after a long 6 day break from school. We had a snow day, followed by a Friday, Monday US holiday and tuesday Sup Conference Day … just teachers go in, not students. And … it pretty much snowed … every. single. day. I know the true definition of “going stir crazy”.

But that is over and I need to move on …

Today I want to share some more Digital Project Life pages from Weeks 3 & 4 for 2014. I am still using my Collect App to organize and keep track of all my daily photos. I still use my PicTapGo App and apply my custom recipe to my photos … so they all have the same look throughout my pages (and my entire book for the year). And I am settling in to my 2014 style for my PL pages this year. Basic white, plain background, and very little fuss and extras. I want the photos and the journaling to tell the story of our everyday moments.

I’m also trying to keep this PL 2014 just the little everyday photos taken with my iPhone. So far I’m 100% on track with that. I’m saving my fancy DSLR photos for other pages.

Here is how Week 3 & 4 came together:

Project Life 2014 Week 3

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Template A

other: Amy Tangerine Elements

Project Life 2014 Week 3

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

other: Amy Tangerine Elements

Project Life 2014 Week 4

Digital Project Life | Blush Edition

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition

Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

Project Life 2014 Week 4

Digital Project Life | Blush Edition

Digital Project Life | Rad Dad Edition

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

other: Amy Tangerine Elements

Be sure to check back in March for new Digital Project Life releases!

Memory Keeping … nailing down my PL look for 2014

It’s February and let me tell you, I have been stressing over how I am going to do my 2014 Digital Project Life pages. Speaking of Digital Project Life, have you visited the blog lately? We recently welcomed the amazing Casey to our team for 2014 … this girl’s photography is so drool worthy.

You can read more about Casey and the rest of the team on the blog.

The Digital Project Life 2014 Creative Team

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Back to my Digi PL look for 2014. I knew I wanted simple, clean, lots of white, a little touch of color, and for all the photos to have the same photo treatment. I think this will work for me. Most of my photos are coming from my iPhone. I started using the Collect App to gather, date and make notes for all my Project Life photos. I love it! It even reminds me at the end of the day to make sure I took a photo. The little square photos with the white background and calendar style date are made to look like a Collect App photo that has been exported. I love how clean it looks on my pages, but it was too much for all my photos, so I am going to be using it sparingly as a design element.

Here’s Week 1 (I posted page 1 of Week 1 last week, to correspond to the new Maggie Holmes Mini kit that was released then, sorry for the double post.)

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Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Mini Kit

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

Other : Rachael Scraps | buttons & Gennifer Bursett | Piccadilly button

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Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Mini

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays and Stickers

Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers

Digital Project Life | Template A

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Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Flea Market Mini

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition: First & Last Page Cards

Digital Project Life | Template A

other details: Amy Tangerine Ready Set GO Elements Pack 1

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Digital Project Life | Ledger Journal Cards

Digital Project Life | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste Mini

Digital Project Life | Midnight Edition: First & Last Page Cards

Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Overlays

Digital Project Life | Template A

other details: Amy Tangerine Ready Set GO Elements Pack 1

I’m really hoping this works for me and simplifies the process. What’s your look for PL for 2014? Care to share what you are doing?

Memory Keeping … new Maggie Holmes Digital Project Life Mini

This week over at DigitalProjectLife.com brings the release of a new mini kit by the amazing Maggie Holmes. I love her style, her layouts and her designs are a must have in my opinion. As always they are on sale this week … here’s my page with the new kit:

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Digital Project Life | Maggie Holmes Mini Kit
Digital Project Life | Just Add Color Stickers
Digital Project Life | Days & Arrows Stickers
Digital Project Life | Template A
Other : Rachael Scraps | buttons & Gennifer Bursett | Piccadilly button

That’s it for now. Still trying to settle in over here at my new home, it may be a little while before the dust settles!