{DIY} Digital Project Life Wedding Album Part 2

You may have seen my post last week about my friend’s wedding album I was working on in project life digital style. Well I am happy to report that I have finished this entire album now and it has been sent to Blurb for printing!

As an extra bonus, I had an affiliate discount code that saved me about $34 so it made the whole 40ish page album about $60 including postage I think. Small price to pay for quality and for a gift that has so much sentimental value.

Here are a couple more of my favourite layouts from the album:

What I especially love with this page is that I snuck a couple of my own photos in there. The bride pic in the top left and the family portrait of hubby, daughter and I. She was upset she didn’t get a professional photo of the two of us so it’s the closest I’ve got. And my husband’s head is in the sun so not a perfect pic but she will love having us in there.


I was thinking last night that project life really is the perfect solution for the lazy scrapbooker too. I will do a post on that soon. Not to say you have to do it the lazy way but you can make it as simple or as advanced as you like. That’s the appeal.

Here’s the full wedding album.

And my previous Project Life posts in case you’re new and confused 😉

Project Life

Digital Project Life

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{DIY} Digital Project Life Wedding Album

One thing that has been on my to do list for far longer than it should be is my friend’s wedding album. They were married just over a year ago now and I’ve had the discs with all the professional photos for about 8-9 months maybe now. And I’m still working on the album.

I told her all along not to worry about getting an album through her photographer. Personally, while I love our wedding album, it was not worth the thousands of dollars it added onto our professional package. Especially for something I so rarely pull out of the ‘suitcase’.

Project life is such a perfect option for creating wedding, holiday and event albums so I tossed up whether to do their album traditional project life style, or digital. I decided on digital. It preserves better and you can always get it re-printed or make multiple copies if you decide to.

My friend still has no idea what I’m working on. She has been very patient though and my goal is to finish the album in the next week and send it to Blurb for printing into a 12 x 12 photo book that I can gift them as a very belated anniversary present.

You can check out the full album here, but here are a couple of layouts so far:

I love Project Life. Ever since I discovered it, it has become my preferred scrapbooking method. Why? Check out these previous posts for more detail:

Project Life

Digital Project Life

My Albums

I only share a few of my scrapbooking and project life creations here on the blog, but if you want to see more, you should follow me on Pinterest. I have a board dedicated to my own creations, along with lots of other boards to help you simplify, create and be inspired 😉

{DIY} Project Life

I have been a scrapbooker for many years now. While many people start once they have kids, I kicked off my scrapbooking hobby after an overseas trip, as a great way to incorporate my photos and memorabilia into the one place. From there the hobby really took off and I have since been on many design teams for scrapbooking manufacturers, stores and challenge blogs.

Apart from those very early pages that were extremely basic, flat and symmetrical, my scrapbooking style became very 3D and interactive. Lots of large embellishments and layers of papers and flowers. This means I had to switch to D-ring scrapbooking binders just to fit my pages and in fact, many are still in piles in my craft room waiting to be added to albums.

When my daughter was born, I started to have a little panic. If I kept scrapbooking the way I was, the pages were going to take over my house. We would be buried alive by scrapbooks. Uh oh! So I needed a solution to my creative overflow.

That’s when I found Project Life, which is a simplified way of scrapbooking as created by a well known figure in the scrapbooking industry, Becky Higgins. Project Life can be described as a combination of old style pocket photo albums and modern day scrapbooking, essentially turning each of those little ‘pockets’ into a mini scrapbook layout. This can  be done as simply as sticking photos in pockets and journal cards in others, with nothing more than a pen to write your memories, or it can be a little more elaborate, with embellishments, digital scrapbooking elements and mixed media.

Project Life is not only simple, and compact, but it also has me scrapbooking the every day moments that got lost with traditional scrapbooking, when you often end up choosing the best photo with the not so important memory attached. It is perfect for me. And a whole year of project life fits in one or two albums, as opposed to about 10 pages of my previous traditional style layouts.

You can learn more here

So when my daughter was about a month old, I got my first order of Project Life supplies and started on a baby album, which included a backward scrapbook of my pregnancy and birth. All you need to get started is:

  1. 12×12 Binder
  2. Project Life Core Kit
  3. Big Pack of Photo Pocket Pages

Since this time most other scrapbooking manufacturers have since jumped on the pocket scrapbooking bandwagon and have their own versions of card packs and albums, such as Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, WRMK, MME etc. So many choices, not to mention the abundance of free journal cards you can find on the net to print yourself.

Depending on where you are located, Amazon stocks a huge range of Project Life and pocket scrapbooking products, although delivery is not available to all countries (like mine).


Or for us here in Australia & NZ where Amazon doesn’t ship, try:

Craft House

So if you have been looking for a space saving way to keep up with your memory keeping, Project Life may be just the thing you are looking for.

I will do another post soon to tell you how I minimised my scrapbooking habits even more with digital project life 🙂