A Visual Guide to Project Life

A Visual Guide to Project Life

Over the next few weeks I have nine beautiful and uniquely talented artists sharing a visual guide to her favourite way to get creative. No words allowed as answers, just photos and images. If you’d like to go through the Visual Guide archives, they’re all grouped together under Guest Post Loveliness.

Today Kelsey is sharing about my personal first love, Project Life.

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

Give us an introduction to Project Life.

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

What are the must-have tools for Project Life?

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

What advice do you have to noobs wanting to start?

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

Why do you create?

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

What does your creation station look like?

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

Are you a messy creator or a clean one?

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

What is your favourite thing that you have made?

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

What tips do you have for becoming great at Project Life?

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

A Visual Guide to Project Life • Artist Interview with Kelsey McEvoy

Kelsey

Kelsey McEvoy is a mama, wifey, soldier, athlete and habitual picture taker + memory maker. She lives just outside of Washington, D.C., with her kids and girlfriend, and believes in good books, making pretty things and lifting heavy shit.

Say hello on her blog, and Instagram (and tell her Caylee says hi!)

Kelsey is also currently teaching a pocket pages ecourse. It’s just as awesome as she is.

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

Phew. January just came and went. Time speeding past is something that is as expected as taxes, yet I am always shocked by it. The entire 2015 came and went in a burst, actually. At the end of the month, T and I will have been living in Germany for a full year.

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

So I’m kinda late with my pocket page weekly title cards. I wasn’t actually going to share them at all, but I’ve had a few emails about them. I had made them in July last year (I was really enthusiastic). If you’re still pocket scrapbooking, here they are for you.

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

Woo!

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

There are three style options: fancy, sans, and serif. I’ve also saved them as PDFs (A4 and US Letter size) for easy printing, and .png files for easy customising.

You can print them onto plain white cardboard or kraft paper, put them on top of photos or digital paper, print directly onto patterned paper… recolour the text, or use a clipping mask in Photoshop to make a patterned style. It’s up to you!

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

Fancy, with digital paper from paislee press

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

Sans, with digital paper from paislee press, and gold foil used as a clipping mask over the “28”

Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

Serif, with pink Colour Overlay, put over a photo

If you use them, please use a hashtag so I can see them. I’d absolutely love to see.

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My Glitter Mail subscribers received the title cards directly into their inbox a few days back. You can get them through my Resource Library by signing up to Glitter Mail (and you’ll get the next freebie first too).

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Free Pocket Pages Weekly Title Cards 2016

Project Life :: The Best Ever

Project Life :: The Best Ever

I’m still powering on with Project Life 2015. I haven’t “fallen behind” once this year. With this small size it’s almost impossible.

Caylee Grey Project Life

I prepared my week in the life pockets before the time, and just slipped one photo per day into the pockets. I also put a “just for prettiness” collage between them. For prettiness.

Caylee Grey Project Life

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I updated my Kathleen, Lauren and Terrell spread with a more appropriate collection – Dear Lizzy’s Documentary. I still can’t believe I got to meet these beauties.

Caylee Grey Project Life

And then… I started on my fourth and final album for this year. Wooooohoooo.

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My dear husband, thank you for proving your love to me with a pink wall in my work/craft room.

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And dear Maggie Holmes, thank you for your declaration of love in the form of Shine.

Products: Scrapbook Werkstatt / Pinkfresh Studio – Epoxy Stickers – Planner, Project Life & Filofax- Kit – Liebe das {Leben}Dear Lizzy: Documentary, Maggie Holmes: Shine (coming soon)

 

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Project Life

Project Life is an awesome, easy way of memory keeping and remembering the small things that make up life. All you need is photos and something to put it in. I just like to get fancy. This is my third year and it still excites me. I’ve blogged spreads for 2008-20132013, 2014, and 2015 (or you can see them at a glance in the galleries: 2008-20132013, 2014, 2015). I share my pages on Instagram too (#cgpl2015).

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Project Life :: What Matters Most

Project Life :: What Matters Most

Yay! The Gossamer Blue September kits are live. This was the quickest that I’ve ever worked through an entire kit before.

Caylee Grey Project Life

I didn’t like the way the alphas looked in the top left corner of that spread, so I took them off, stopped caring that the backing stuck to the photo, and stuck it down in the place I wanted them to be.

Caylee Grey Project Life

Griffin used to go to a fancy ass parlour for his washes and cuts, but since we’re in a new country and don’t know a great dog hairdresser, we are currently the parlour. Hello, stark white dog, I’ve missed you.

Caylee Grey Project Life

Favourite photo. EVER. Currently my computer and phone background, which says a lot cause I never make photos my background.

Caylee Grey Project Life

There have been a lot of memories lately without photographs. I made a grid with the 2×2″ pockets page to record them, and kept the look consistent with my favourite stamp ever, my date stamp. That punched wooden SMILE embellishment? I had been seeing Paige use that technique a lot in her traditional scrap pages and tried putting different patterned paper underneath. I love the look. I might even try it with a full 12×12 page. Maybe.

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This spread has a pretty good representation of German life: Fests, Bier, Griffin, walks, forests, ice cream to cool down crazy heat at 22.00.

Products: Gossamer Blue September kits

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Project Life

Project Life is an awesome, easy way of memory keeping and remembering the small things that make up life. All you need is photos and something to put it in. I just like to get fancy. This is my third year and it still excites me. I’ve blogged spreads for 2008-20132013, 2014, and 2015 (or you can see them at a glance in the galleries: 2008-20132013, 2014, 2015). I share my pages on Instagram too (#cgpl2015).

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Project Life :: Love // Breakfast

Project Life :: Love // Breakfast

I’m onto album three for the year, and using one Becky Higgins 6×8″ for three months seems to be working for me. I’m not sure how the embellishment-heavy 6x8ers are doing. I’d imagine an album a month, which doesn’t quite seem okay to me. About half way into 6×8 I realised that I wouldn’t be doing another year at this size. I’m still enjoying it, but I don’t think I would for another year. I am however loving what my month dividers are looking like when they’ve got some paper friends around them. 6×8″ really does rock big photos like it’s nobody’s business.

Caylee Grey Project Life

This is my third year making an X at X list. This year it’s 27 at 27. I’ve had almost 100% success rate, and it’s less of a bucket list and more of a “my priorities at this age currently look like this” list. Right now, it looks like my life is full of disgusting German heat, quality over quantity friends, Griffin, German admin, and German breakfast.

Caylee Grey Project Life

That ridiculous photo of breakfast you see there? Yeah. For four people. We each received our own bucket of bread that came along with a bag to take leftovers home. There were six bread rolls in each. SIX! And the worst part was that every single one was delicious. It used to be that my carb of choice was pasta, but congratulations Germany because you’ve made it bread.

Caylee Grey Project Life

Griffin’s the only one enjoying the heat. He pretends to get too hot to walk and I end up carrying him. You can see how excited he is about that, and I’ve purposely cropped out the bit where I am not excited about looking like the person who carries her toy dog around like an idiot.

Caylee Grey Project Life

These kits went perfectly with the current mood. I’m quite happy about that. If you haven’t yet checked it out, my Project Life galleries are totally up to date. Organisational success, I’d say.

Products: Gossamer Blue August kits

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Project Life

Project Life is an awesome, easy way of memory keeping and remembering the small things that make up life. All you need is photos and something to put it in. I just like to get fancy. This is my third year and it still excites me. I’ve blogged spreads for 2008-20132013, 2014, and 2015 (or you can see them at a glance in the galleries: 2008-20132013, 2014, 2015). I share my pages on Instagram too (#cgpl2015).

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Project Life :: Hooray (and Using a Metal Die as an Embellishment)

Project Life :: Hooray (and Using a Metal Die as an Embellishment)

So here’s the thing. I have a Silhouette Portrait. I do not have need for a manual machine. So when I see a really gorgeous large metal ampersand, I assume it’s a really gorgeous, high quality embellishment. I don’t even consider that it’s a metal die. I still don’t even know if that’s what it’s actually called.

Either way.

I gave it special embellishment status and put it directly between the album rings. So I’m not being completely ridiculous. Spoiler: I really, really love it.

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Oh yeah, and I added some watercolour to this gorgeous piece of lacey florally paper and stuck it in.

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Products: Pinkfresh Studio July kit, Heidi Swapp Mixed Media Lace Paper Pack

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

Project Life

Project Life is an awesome, easy way of memory keeping and remembering the small things that make up life. All you need is photos and something to put it in. I just like to get fancy. This is my third year and it still excites me. I’ve blogged spreads for 2008-20132013, 2014, and 2015 (or you can see them at a glance in the galleries: 2008-20132013, 2014, 2015). I share my pages on Instagram too (#cgpl2015).

Caylee Grey :: Project Life

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