Winter Project Life Scrapbooking Layouts

By | December 9, 2013

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I am taking a bit of a break from my Disney album.  I currently have 6 albums in progress – the Disney one, our 2013 family album, and school albums for each of the kids.  So the nice thing is I can switch back and forth to keep from getting bored with a project.

This past week, I have been working on my youngest daughter’s elementary school scrapbook.  She is in 4th grade now and although I have her school days binder full of memorabilia, I never got around to scrapbooking any of it.  Traditional scrapbooking was always too overwhelming with all I had on my plate.  So I am sooooo thankful to have discovered Project Life.  Because of these products, I already have my daughter’s Kindergarten year documented.  It took me about a week, working at it a little bit here and there. It was so quick to put it all together, especially since I am sticking to one design of page protector.  For this album, I am using Design A page protectors.

Today I thought I would share with you some fun winter Project Life scrapbooking layouts I did for my daughter’s album.  They are mostly of a winter vacation we took out to visit my husband’s parents back in 2009.

I tend not to use a PL core kit because I scrap by event or season, rather than weekly.  I do love some of the core kits, but they tend to work better for people who are doing a weekly approach.  I prefer a cohesive look to my layouts so I tend to use a lot of patterned paper and sheets of cut apart journal cards.  For these pages, I used a  winter themed cut apart sheet as well as a sheet of snowflake paper from my stash (probably old Creative Memories).

Winter Project Life layout

The lettering on the title card on this page is from a mini alphabet stamp set I bought for $1 at Michaels.  Best $1 I have ever spent!  I have gotten so much use out of this set.

I love to add rubber stamping to my pages.  The car, RV There Yet, and Scenic Route stamps are all from a Jillibean Soup set called Happy Camper Stew.  I originally bought it to use it for the road trip pages in my Disney album, but it works well here too.

Jillibean Soup Happy Camper Stew Clear Stamp SetJillibean Soup Happy Camper Stew Clear Stamp Set

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Winter Scrapbooking Layout

The cut apart journal card sheet I used is “Winter Wishes ” from Echo Park.  By alternating with the snowflake paper, I was able to use those cards on several layouts.

Echo Park Winter Wishes Cut Apart Journal CardsEcho Park Winter Wishes Cut Apart Journal Cards

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winter scrapbooking ideas

The left most filler card on this page was made using a piece of cute snowman ribbon.  One thing I love about pocket page scrapbooking is that you no longer have to worry about non-archival materials on your pages because the pockets help keep them separate.  (Also since all my pictures are digital and easy to re-print, so I am not a huge stickler that everything must be acid-free anymore.)

Project Life scrapbooking makes it so easy to include memorabilia, like the game pass I included from an entertainment center we visited.  I just mounted it on a 3×4 card so it wouldn’t slide around in the pocket.

Mall of America scrapbook page

During our vacation, we visited the Mall of America and my daughter got her first American Girl doll.  I found the mall logo online and printed it to fit on a filler card.

One of the ways I love to add journaling to my photos is to add a small banner.  I made the banner die-cut with the die that came with my Lawn Fawn 3×4 stitched journal card die.

Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card DieLawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card Die

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Snow day scrapbook page

For this page, I included a cute pair of glasses that my daughter received as part of her 100 days celebration in school.  It fit great in a 4×6 pocket.

geocaching scrapbooking page

The last page I have to share with you is from some winter geocaching we did.  We all had a bit of cabin fever and enjoyed getting out in the fresh air for a bit.  The snow made finding the geocaches challenging though!

The diamond-patterned filler cards I used for this page are from the backside of the Winter Wishes card sheet.  Isn’t that snowman card just adorable?  It was great for adding a date to the page.

So that’s all the pages I have to share with you this week.  So tell me… Have you been doing any scrapbooking lately?

I am linking this post to Memory Keeping Monday at Capturing Magical Memories, Saturday Share at Sweet Rose Studio, Crafty Creations at The Memory Nest, and Project Life Tuesday over at The Mom Creative. Project Life is a wonderful scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. If you would like to learn more about this style of scrapbooking, be sure to check out Becky’s website. While you are at it, be sure to check out all our Project Life Scrapbooking posts.

4 thoughts on “Winter Project Life Scrapbooking Layouts

  1. Megan Liane

    Love that you are using PL for your daughter’s album. I am doing that for my boys’ baby scrapbooks but am very behind!

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  2. Leslie

    Love your project life pages. So fun. Thanks for sharing your crafty creations on our link up. Hope you will visit again soon!

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    1. Jen

      I use that Lawn Fawn die all the time! It’s one of my favorites. I bought another one at Archivers but it was too tight of a fit for the Becky Higgins pockets. The Lawn Fawn one is just slightly smaller so the cards slip into the pockets easily. I had pre-ordered the WRMK punch but cancelled when I heard of all the problems people were having with it. Does yours cut well?

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