So Behind with Project Life

Well hello there and welcome to my site. If you are here today through the Project Life blog hop then you should have come from Kelsey’s site but if you didn’t come from Kelsey’s site no worries as I will have a full line up of the participants in the hop at the bottom of the post.

Now it’s confession time, I have been pretty good with keeping up with the family’s project life album but the baby’s album on the other hand not so much. I thought that it was going to be a breeze scrapping his album digitally project life style. The problem is truly finding the time. It still takes me quite a long time to get layouts done digitally and that all has to do with the fact that I can’t always get photoshop to do what I want, usually when it comes to journaling. I am still debating on whether or not I am just going to print his photos out and do the remainder of his album project life style with printed photos. Either way his album will have embellishments added to it when I print the layouts and get them home because the thought of trying to add digital embellies just freaks me out of how time consuming that would be for me.

Now that you have heard me complain don’t you want to know where I am with the baby’s project life album? I managed to get to March for him, mind you he was born in January. So I have only scrapped the first two months of his life and he is already 9 months old. Talk about feeling the pressure. I definitely need to try and set some time aside for the baby’s album.

Here are the few pages that I managed to work on this week.

 

How are you doing with your scrapbooking this year? Are you up to date? If not you should definitely check out this class over at Big Picture Classes. This is what the class is all about.

Catch Up with Project Life: Progress, Process, and Productivity for Pocket-Page Scrapbookers

3-week guided workshop • Starts October 30, 2014

Get over the guilt of feeling perpetually behind! Catch Up with Project Life will reconnect you to feelings of accomplishment and gratitude—both for the hobby you love and your life in general. Instructors Annette, Megan, and Trish are here to help you tackle common trouble areas, so you can make real progress with your Project Life albums.

After three weeks of inspiration and interaction from your three talented hosts, you’ll walk away with:

Finished layouts that fill in the missing gaps in your albums

Photos printed and organized, ready for use in your projects

Photo management ideas to keep you productive long term

An organized workspace to help you get more from your creative time

Not everyone approaches pocket-style scrapbooking the same way. But no matter what approach you take, you’ll learn a ton and have a ball in Catch Up with Project Life!

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All I can say is I highly recommend this class. I know that I am going to take it as I definitely need to catch up and not feel guilty about where I am at with my project life albums. Now go on and hop on over to the other ladies sites and see where they with their project life.

Loving Life’s Little Blessings - Katina Martinez

Today Kelsey Is – Kelsey

Scrapping Wonders – Beth (You Are Here)

Stampin’ Cita - Carmelita Wasson

TxStampinSharon - Sharon Armstrong

StampinbyHannah – Hannah


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It’s Finally Here!

Finally the wait is over and the Project Life app by Becky Higgins has been released I have been trying to write this review all day long but the little munchkin of mine had other plans for me today. I did manage to play with the app, which is simply AMAZING.

First things first, when you first launch the app Becky has a really thoughtful message for all us scrappers which I thought was a really nice touch. From there you get a brief tutorial on how to create a layout.

The next time that you launch the app you get a screen that looks like this.

project life app

I love that you have options to create a layout, create a photo collage, check your library or get info. The library is where the layouts that you have created are saved within the app.

In less than ten minutes you can create a layout, share it to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram for the social media outlets. You can also message or email the layout directly from the app as well. Of course once you have exported the layout in the size that you prefer, 12×12 or 8×8 you can save it to your phone and then order prints through Shutterfly or Persnickety Prints.

Not only can you create layouts in the Project Life app but you can also create photo collages (this is the same thing as all the collage apps that I have shared with you in the past). There are 4×6 collage sizes and 6×8 collage sizes. The best thing about the collage option is that the templates for all the different collages that us scrapbookers love are right there at our fingertips! You can even use the filler cards that are available.

You get 11 different layouts for free with the app purchase and then there are extra layout packs that are going to cost you $.99 cents. You don’t need these extra layout packs unless you want that specific layout. You get 4 kits with the app which are Kraft, Midnight, School Themed and the Strawberry kit.

You can purchase several other kits between $.99 and $1.99 but the 4 kits that it comes with are enough to get you started and creating. Personally I know that I am going to have to purchase the Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Kit and the Just Add Color Edition in order for me to feel satisfied!

All I can say is that this app is super easy to use, a ton of fun and a great way to get those photos off of your phones and into your albums in no time at all. By having this app you literally do not have any excuse to not get your photos off of your phones and into albums. There is no reason why you can’t document your lives!

Here are a few layouts that I created today.

So what are you waiting for go and get the app now and share the layouts that you create in the Facebook Group!

P.S. You still have until the end of the day to enter the giveaway here and get yourself some goodies!

 

 


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Fuzel App Tutorial

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I have written many app reviews since I started sharing my favorite apps and I have written two on Fuzel, but I have never done a video on this wonderful collage app. Every scrapbooker should have a photo collage app and I have two that I use quite a bit. Fuzel is still my favorite because of it’s easy use and because it is free! Who doesn’t love a free app that works wonderfully.

With all that being said enjoy the video and let me know what collage app is your favorite.


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