Thursday, January 10, 2013

Project Life 2013: a mini baby album

Can I just tell you guys how excited I am to get started on this Project Life journey!? I am SO unbelievably excited! Oh my gosh!! Is anyone else as stoked as I am? It feels like I've been out of the scrapbooking loop for THE longest time and I'm feeling inspired and oh so ready to start recording memories in 2013!


Being the Project Life newbie that I am and not having done much in the way of scrapbooking for a few years, I have a little bit of catching up to do, but I'm ready to get 'er done. I'm still in the process of organizing photos and planning out some of my 2013 projects. I can't wait to share a few behind the scenes peeks at how I'll be approaching our family memory keeping in 2013 as I get things ready.

In the meantime, I just couldn't resist playing with a few goodies from one of the new Baby Edition core kits! I created this little mini album using 3X4 cards and I'm loving how it came together. I still have to add some journaling, but I have the framework all laid out to record some precious memories from my youngest daughters first few days of life.



The album has a similar set up to my DIY Pocket Travel Journal, with photos and/or journaling spots on the back + front of each page. All pages are stacked together and kept secure with a binder clip.


As mentioned, I used one of the new Baby Edition core kits {neutral} and I added a few splashes of turquoise with paper from Teresa Collins Designs Tell Your Story line. A couple random cards did come from the Clementine Edition core kit as well.


I included pages to record the usual birth stats, my thoughts on meeting my daughter for the first time and thanks to some helpful journaling prompt cards I'll be able to include many other details in this little album.


I look forward to getting started on Alivia's official baby album and will also be recording some of our memories from life on the island using the Olive Edition Core kit this year. Be sure to check out the other Creative Team members blogs for even more PL inspiration! 
Resources you might find useful if you're working on a Project Life album this year:
FREE 12 X 12 photo collage templates available for download here. I'll be including a monthly summary collage in my PL album and using either the 12 x 12 Page Protectors or resizing the collage and including them in these pages.

Real.Life.Photography eBook - how to take amazing photos in real-life situations

Photographing everyday life presents a unique set of challenges and in my eBook Real. Life. Photography. I discuss my tried and true tips and tricks to overcoming these obstacles and capturing magic in the everyday.


Looking for ideas of everyday moments to capture for your PL album? Download my FREE Everyday Photos Checklist filled with 50 photo ideas. Find more of my photo checklists here.



Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the helpful links. Love it all. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Where do you print the 12 x 12 pages?

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  3. This is so sweet! What beautifully lovely colors :)

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  4. Came out lovely Rebecca! Love the colors.

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  5. I just discovered Project Life a week or so ago and I'm ready to dive right in! Last scrapbook I did was um, middle school and I never finished it. hahaha! Should I start with 2013 or go back to college years??!

    I'm so pumped!

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  6. I loooooooooove these kits you are featuring! It's a great way to get started in the scrapbooking thing without having to be an expert (like me). Looking great!

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  7. This is so VERY sweet!! I Love the color combination. I am not a Scrapbooker, however I do use Scrapbooking for craft projects. So I enjoy seeing all your pretty work :)
    Angelina

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  8. I love your project! I'm so excited you're getting back to scrapbooking...I love your style and have your book..and also excited to see what you do with PL..I'm starting my second year of it and love it!

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  9. This looks totally amazing! cute!

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  10. Oh my I just love this! I have a new grandbaby coming in July! So excited to get started on an album for this sweet little one on the way!

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  11. Beautiful! I really, really need to get mine started :) Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I found your blog through pinterest and I think I'm gonna stick around! I love your holiday banners, they are so cute, I just need to find an old book that I can cut up!
    I have been eyeballing that exact kit for probably a month now but I think seeing this post just sealed the deal!! It is so beautiful!! I used to scrapbook like crazy, but then we got a digital camera...isn't that always the case??? I did get an easy to use digital scrapbooking program and used it a little here and there but I am in love with the project life kits and I am excited to get going with it!!

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  13. Terri, I haven't printed any 12X12's yet but when I do I'll let you know what I figure out. :)

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  14. So sweet! Love the colors!!

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  15. Where can you suggest that I go to learn how to resize your templates? I would love to start to use them. Thanks.

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  16. I love the pretty beginning of your baby album ! Such a beautiful start :1)

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  17. heather6:19 AM

    I print my 12x12s out through Persnickety Prints' online site (they also have a physical store in Utah, I believe). Great quality & they work closely with Project Lifers...even offering 3x4 photograpic or cardstock prints to fit Project Life pockets!

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  18. gorgeous pages and even more beautiful photos!

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  19. So adorable! I love this idea.

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