Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Go To Designs: Project Life Style

Welcome to this month's edition of Go To Designs! Today, I'm jumping on the Project Life bandwagon, but applying the style to my 12x12 layouts. When I think of Project Life style, these elements come to mind:
  • 3x4 photos
  • 3x4 journaling cards, bingo cards, title cards
  • rounded corners
  • specific Project Life products
  • stitched dividers
  • small compartments for embellishing
  • filling most of the page
Here is the start of my layout, with photos and title in place. These pictures are quite colorful, so I don't feel a need to embellish heavily. If I add a subtitle, I won't need space for additional journaling. This page is all about the close-ups of the flowers.

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A few stickers, brads and some stitching and this layout is finished enough for my taste. How is this different from a grid? Really, the two are quite similar and interchangeable. The dominant 3x4 size, corner rounding, lack of layering and filling the page pushes me in the direction of thinking Project Life.

Using Project Life style on a traditional 12x12 scrapbook page seems to be a newer trend. I like it and have a Pinterest board full of ideas. Do you do Project Life? Have you ever tried translating the style to a regular scrapbook layout? 

This series was inspired by the Layout Issue at Masterful Scrapbook Design.


  1. Those photos are amazing! & your layout is super! Love it!

  2. Great layout! I definitely have to give this design a try!

  3. Beautiful photos! Love the stitching and the filler card you chose is perfect.

  4. beautiful!! Love the grid design ~always a winner!

  5. Gorgeous photos! ;) I really love PL, and made a vacation album and my December Daily in the style last year to test out whether I could pull it off. So far, I love how the weekly layouts are coming! :) And yes, I apply the same philosophy to regular layouts (grid styles).

  6. Wow, those photos are amazing! I love the rich colors on the layout and the border with your title is awesome! This is a fave!

  7. Yes! I am totally with you on this PL adaptation! I just posted a similar page on my blog and wrote an article about it on the Scraptastic Club blog:
    I'm off to check your Pinterest board now! :)

  8. Really great take on the PL style, Sue!! Those photos are gorgeous and I love that you rounded the corners!

  9. This is such a nice idea! I need to do this with the photos I took of mum's many geraniums! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Like how you rounded all the corners and the stitching between photos. A perfect showcase for flower closeups.

  11. Cute layout and beautiful picts of the flowers.

  12. Great photos and the page design is neat.

  13. Cool layout! Love how you added your own spin and just created it on a 12x12 canvas. Great photos too! :)

  14. Beautiful flowers and your layout is gorgeous! Love Penny


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