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!




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


Always Learning Something

I am going to share something with you all that you might not know about me. I am a teacher at my local college and I absolutely love teaching. I have a Master’s degree in business and I love all things business. I am truly a tech and business nerd along with my love for scrapbooking. Who would’ve thought that my scrappy, messy creative self also loves business. With that being said it is in my nature to always want to learn something new or how I can better myself.

Something that I preach to my students is that they should always strive for lifelong learning as you can always learn something new. I believe that if you stop learning then you are not truly living because how can you evolve and grow into something better if you are not always learning.

A few months ago I took April Bowles-Olin’s creative live course and I learned tons of new things that I could do to make my site better and profitable. Since then I have been making changes with my site and with me. My goal has always been to turn my site into a profitable site. Since I have been home with the baby this goal has been in the forefront of my mind. You can read about my experience with April’s first class HERE. With that being said I am truly excited about April’s next class that is going to be on Creative Live next month.

creative live and april bowles-olins blog tour

One of the things that April is going to be teaching in this course is how to create digital product that will sell while I sleep. I don’t know about you but this just gives me goosebumps because I want to know how to create product that is going to sell while I sleep. You see my goal has always been to teach my readers how to get the photos off of their phones and into albums quickly and easily whether you scrap digitally or traditionally all those photos need to come off of your phones and get put into albums. Still many people take tons of photos and leave them on their phones just sitting their. What is the point of that? Why take tons of photos and not put them in an album? Why are you leaving these photos stuck in cyber world through Facebook and Instagram? Great you took a photo and you shared it on Facebook or Instagram but now what? What are you going to do with those photos, leave them there until you die and then your photos die with you because those accounts get closed? What is the end result of you taking all these photos? For me I want my children to know what I thought about our lives. I want them to have something tangible that they can hold onto when I am gone. I also scrap because it is a creative outlet for me and the nerdy side of me loves all the tools but that’s a whole other story!


Now that my rant is over. My goal has always been to create classes that you will buy so that you can get these photos into albums quickly and easily. Their are so many ways that you can get those photos off of your phones and into albums but many people are under the assumption that scrapbooking takes to long or costs to much money or they arent creative enough. I know how to change people’s thoughts on this subject. I know how to show people that these myths are simply not true but I don’t get paid to show people that these myths are not true.


The problem is that I have all these ideas on how to teach people to get the photos off of their phones but I never follow through with them. Their are many different reasons why but the biggest reason is fear. I am afraid to put myself out there. I am afraid that I will do all this work and then no one will purchase my class. I am afraid to come off as a sales person and end up making my readers feel like I am pressuring them to buy something. In order for this site to become profitable I am going to have to put my fears aside.

I am on to the positive thoughts now which are I can do this! I have a great class in the works that I have already started creating and I am looking forward to launching it next month. In this class I will be teaching you many techniques that you can use to get those photos off of your phones and into albums quickly and easily.  I am excited about this class and I can’t wait to launch it. Most importantly I can’t wait to hear how April is going to teach me how to make my digital product sell while I sleep.

Do you want to know how to make your digital products sell while you sleep? Are you ready to make your creative work more lucrative, stable, and sustainable in the long-term? Join April Bowles-Olin for an introduction to digital products and how they can enhance your creative business. This course will show you how to produce and position viable products for generating multiple revenue streams and passive income. RSVP right here to watch it live and get access to the workbook for FREE. This post is part of the Create Digital Products blog tour.”


Get Those Cards Organized

On a regular basis these days I get questions on how did I organize my project life cards by color. I wrote a whole post about it that you can read HERE, but sometimes a video is just so much better. I created a brief video on how I organized my project life cards by color so that I could my scrap on quickly and easily. I scrap by color so for me this was the best decision that I ever made.

I will be adding theme categories to my organizer that you can grab right HERE but for right now this works perfectly for me and has made me so happy. Just a note with the organizer you can adjust the dividers that come with the organizer so that you can have 4×6 and 3×4 cards in one organizer.

After watching this video will you take the plunge and organize your cards by color?

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