Project Life with Memphis Kits

Project Life with Memphis Kits

Hello friends! Mel here today to share some project life projects! Sabrina is also joining me to share her approach on memory keeping with a project life format! We are delighted to bring you our projects and hope they inspire you to incorporate some items in your memory keeping!

I opted to share two Project Life formats that I currently like to do, one is traditional 6×8 project life spread and the other is a TN format with 3×4 page protector. Love how memory keeping can be so very versatile!

First up is my “deconstructed” TN. I have a little secret, I like to take TNs apart and insert them in a ring-bound album type. Yup, I break up my TNs!! The size is the same as a TN but I have the flexibility of adding various inserts such as journaling cards, tags, ephemera and page protectors.

Inserting a page protector is rather simple, I used a 6×8 page protector and cut it in half with my paper trimmer. Since my pictures were rather colorful, I knew I wanted to have one of the 3×4 space feature only embellishments such as the leaf stickers and cork accent. This creates a fun peek-a-boo feature.

 

The grateful label sticker was ideal for journaling and adhering at the bottom of my page. I placed embellishments and stickers to create a lovely focal point and cluster of pretty embellishments. This spread is rather simple but conveys the feelings of the season beautifully.

My second project is a traditional 6×8 PL spread which I highlighted with various accent cards from the PL kit. I also paired the cards with the stamps to create fun accents.

When working on my PL my approach is rather simple, as I’ve learned that if I make it complicated I will most likely never be able to finish a spread and keep up with my PL project. I usually reserve one card for journaling and often have more pictures than journaling cards, a good ratio for me is 5 pictures to 3 accent/journaling cards.

Project life can take many forms, it’s all about making it work for you.  Sabrina beautifully showcases how she is making PL work for her and how she is documenting every day stories. Here’s what she had to say about her project;

For my my pocket page I was drawn to the subtle colors in Memphis Season so I pulled out the red, orange and pink pocket cards in the Pocket Memory Keeping kit.

The topic of the page was documenting myself in November of last year and snapshots of my every day. I loved bringing together this page with the various pocket cards, stamps and die cuts. The die cuts are a definite favorite because there is so much variety. I also used the stamp set with small dots and script words throughout this spread. It really adds cohesiveness to the overall spread.

I finished my page by journaling some highlights of the month on the “documented” card. The pocket cards definitely made my page come together easily.

I love Sabrina’s spread and how she mixed various sizes and cards, so striking!!! I hope these projects inspire you to incorporate some of these techniques into your projects! Happy crafting!

Melanie

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