This year I decided to scrapbook using the ProjectLife App for Android (it’s available for iOS as well). It’s kind of revolutionary if you take a lot of photos on our phone and aren’t averse to doing things digitally on your mobile device. I definitely get why many people still prefer the physical form of ProjectLife/other pocket scrapbooking systems. It’s exciting to sit there at a table or wherever, with all your printed photos, your album, pocket pages, cards, and embellishments. I still do physical scrapbooking, because I love how utterly calming it is for me to sit amongst all that stuff and get creative. So, I’m scrapbooking old photos at the moment using the physical version, but for documenting my year? It’s the app all the way.
It’s easy, it’s quick, it’s cost effective, and I can do it whenever and wherever. I also find it as fun as physical scrapbooking. I worried that it might be somehow less fun or less creative, but it isn’t. Maybe if I liked adding embellishments or my own hand lettering or stickers to physical pages the app wouldn’t feel as freely creative?
Anyway, I wanted to share with you some of the pages I’ve made so far this year.
A few things to note
I haven’t included all my pages or pages from every single week – ‘missing’ weeks aren’t really missing, I just didn’t want this post to be even longer.
You can click on the images to see larger versions. I wanted the post to load faster than it would have had I included larger images!
The links to the card kits are for the digital products, which are used in Photoshop and, therefore, cannot be used in the app. I’m linking to the digital product since I can’t link directly to the app products. This means you can still preview what the sets look like in their entirety before you buy through the app.
This is the first page of the album. Because I’m documenting 52 weeks this year, I’m using the Project 52 2016 Edition (P52-16) kit, at least for the title cards of each week. This spread is all P52-16 though.
For the first several weeks I stuck to using the P52-16 kit. It’s a lovely set with a modern feel. I love the mixture of black and white cards and ones with colours.
I like using a variety of layouts throughout my scrapbooks. The designs with lots of spaces, like above, is great for weeks when I take a lot of photos but don’t want to use too many pages. This was a good week!
In February, I switched up the font I used for the pages because I thought it would be a nice way to add a different vibe to each month. *Spoiler alert, I didn’t stick to this. I use whatever font I feel like week-by-week now, instead of doing one style per month.
This is from Week 6, and is basically just one big food porn page! Good thing I’m eating dinner in a minute, because this is making me hungry!
For the first few months, I pretty much stuck to black or near-black font colours, but you will notice later on that I introduce some brighter tones to my text.
Week 9 is one of my favourite spreads. I love all the blue! You will notice that I chose a different font as well.
In Week 11 I was feeling a bit limited by always using the filler and journal cards from P52-16, so I decided to use different card packs to add fillers and journalling. I had to let go of the idea of them matching perfectly with P52-16. It’s worth noting, though, that there are lots of kits – or cards within kits – that work very nicely with Project 52, so if you wanted a better match, it’s possible. I just fell in love with the Inspire Edition and had to use it!
Weel 12 included Easter and I really wanted some ‘Eastery’ cards to use. Luckily the Holidays Mini Kit has some really cute Easter cards in it, so I bought that to add some colourful pastels to the mix. I also used some XOXO Themed Cards as well.
So far, I’ve printed about half of these pages out and put them into my scrapbook and it makes me so very happy!