Project Life Tuesday: Loving it More + HSN

by jessicaturner on July 30, 2013

Page from my college album, wonderful card from Cinnamon core kit

Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2013 If you are new to The Mom Creative, welcome. I hope you will stay awhile. I’m Jessica – wife to Matthew, mom to Elias, a silly and spirited five-year-old, and Adeline, a spunky two-year-old. I’m also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to juggle it all.

Each Tuesday, I share my most recent spread as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts. This week’s post is a special Project Life on HSN edition and is sponsored by American Crafts. Some links are affiliate links.

Before sharing my Project Life update, I want to encourage you to read this whole post because it includes details about an awesome selection of kits that are going to be available at killer prices on HSN this coming Monday, August 5- YEOW!

This past weekend I spent so much time on Project Life and it was glorious. (Happy birthday to me!) If it was even possible, I think I fell more in love with this system of memory keeping. No scissors, no glue – just my pictures + cards + a pen to record stories. Today I am just going to share some peaks at what I worked on and save the full spreads for the coming weeks.

Here’s what I did:

  • Took apart two more sticky albums from college and put together 20 more Project Life pages for my album that I have been working on. I have one album left to take apart – that means 5 albums put into one Project Life album. YES! (I still have to do the journaling cards.) As I shared earlier this year, I think having photos already printed makes things so easy. You don’t worry about editing anything and instead focus on getting those pictures in page protectors.
  • Texted with an old college friend to get names of a few friends in pictures. Hard to believe how the mind can forget…
  • Printed two weeks of photos for my 2013 Project Life album. (I still have two more weeks to do, but I’m feeling good!)

  • Put together two weeks worth of pages for my 2013 album, which include journaling cards from the Holiday and Seasons mini editions, Jade kit and Honey kit. (I’ll share them next week. I loved using the Holiday and Seasons kits! Above is a page from my 4th of July spread, which included some of the American cards from the Holiday kit.)
  • Organized my 12×12 Project Life page protectors in a 12×12 album, with dividers separating each design. I had already done this with my small page protectors, and really love the system, so am thrilled to now have my big pages organized the same way.
  • Bought a pink 12×12 scrapbook to use for Adeline’s baby Project Life album, which I am planning to start soon.

I went back to work on Monday feeling refreshed, inspired and happy, all thanks to my time working on Project Life. (Now, my laundry is still way behind, but that’s another story – ha!)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Project Life works because it is SIMPLE. If you have a lot of photos sitting on a hard drive, or in shoe boxes, do something with them. You can get so much done in very little time because the system is so easy.

On August 5, HSN will be running a special sale on several Project Life bundles. You will be able to purchase a kit that includes a pack of page protectors + either the Cinnamon, Kraft or Rain Core Kit Editions, or a Mini Kit bundle with the Holiday and Seasons Mini Editions. Here’s a sampling of the cards from these editions:





Cinnamon (and you can see some of them in this video)

The bundles will be offered at a low price. Tune in to HSN or check their website for the price to be revealed on Monday, August 5.

Even with Project Life now being in retail, it is likely that the HSN prices will be as good or better. (And frankly, it’s way easier to not have to juggle coupons, go to the store, etc.) I’m so excited about this sale and will be sure to remind you about it on Monday.

This HSN sale is a great opportunity to:

  • Take the leap and buy Project Life for yourself. These kits will have everything you need!
  • Add to your Project Life stash (maybe get a kit for your 2014 album?)
  • Buy Project Life as a gift for someone (Christmas is not that far away!)
  • Encourage a friend to buy Project Life

I have friends who buy different kits and then divide the kits in half, which is a great way to keep your budget in check and increase your variety of designer cards.

One of the pillars of The Mom Creative is finding great deals to save you money and help you do what you love. This HSN sale fits that perfectly – I hope you will check it out. I know I will be!

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disclosure: This post is part of a paid campaign with American Crafts, but all opinions are my own.

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Pink Ronnie July 30, 2013 at 6:32 am

I’m so glad you got to spend so much time on Project Life this week, Jessica. That must definitely feel wonderful.
Ronnie xo


jessicaturner July 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

It did! I have learned it is important to make time for yourself once in awhile, even if that means skipping the laundry!


Katrina July 30, 2013 at 7:04 am

Ahhh, UW freshman year – good memories!


jessicaturner July 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

Amen, sister!


Jacqueline R July 30, 2013 at 7:35 am

Love it! I am also working my way through old pictures while also keeping my Project Life album current. I had gotten so behind for years and years, so that “old” stack is pretty big. Thank goodness for Project Life or there is no chance I would actually get all these memories recorded in albums!


jessicaturner July 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

I am REALLY hoping they release page protectors for 3.5×5 photos at the January CHA so I can start tackling older photos. I told my mom she is going to have to redo all my baby albums! (I want her handwriting in those albums.)


Cerise July 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

I LOVE this idea! I wonder if I could hijack my mother’s albums and put them together for her so all she has to do is write!


Natalie @ ArchitectMAMA July 30, 2013 at 8:28 am

Not sure why it never occurred to me before, but now I’ll have to put those in a PL album! Thanks for the tip and the link up. And I definitely need some holiday PL cards. Crazy, but I am already looking forward to some Christmas scrapbooking.


Natalie @ ArchitectMAMA July 30, 2013 at 8:30 am

I am still waking up and didn’t even finish my thought in my previous comment! I meant that I will have to put my older photo albums with the sticky pages in a PL album. More coffee, please.


jessicaturner July 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

The sticky albums are extremely acidic and bad for your photos. I am committed to redoing all of mine. Project Life is the perfect, easy solution. It goes really fast!


Cerise July 30, 2013 at 8:34 am

That’s awesome that you got so much scrapping time! I have boxes and albums full of photos that I would love to get into Project Life albums. Now that I’ve completed my 2012 album maybe I can find some time to work that in a little.


Sarah K July 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

I really REALLY wish I had more of my photos from college, but it’s like that time in my life is a black hole as far as documentation. That’s so wonderful that you’re going to have such an organized album from your time at UW!


jessicaturner July 30, 2013 at 9:32 am

I have lots of photos with friends and for that I am so grateful. I wish I had more photos of things like my dorm rooms, buildings I took classes in, etc. It’s funny how scrapbooking shifts your perspective of things to document.

And I can’t imagine what it would have been like to have a camera phone. Wow.


ARC July 30, 2013 at 9:23 am

Thanks to you, I started doing this with my sticky albums from high school, but I am making *much* slower progress. I started using a combination of patterned paper and my (ridiculously large) collection of PL cards from a bunch of different kits, but it’s going pretty slow that way, so I think I’m going to try to stick to *one* page protector design and using only cards.

Also, splitting kits is totally the way to go – I’ve gotten a selection of 3 or 4 different ones that way!


jessicaturner July 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

Yes, I stick to primarily two designs for my college albums (big variety pack 2 – Design A and Design D). It does make things go faster. There have been only a few instances where I have dipped into my stash to get a different format. That variety pack seems pretty perfect! Keep it simple.


Jody July 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

I bought my mom a kit for Christmas when they were on HSN this spring. I think she will use it for older pictures, but she could always surprise me.


Ashleigh Pinkerton July 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

This is so wonderful! I’ve heard a ton about #projectlife lately and finally started paying more attention to what is going on with it…and I love it! I used to scrapbook a TON, but since going to college, graduating, getting married (aka moving a LOT) I just haven’t been able to keep up with storing all of the supplies. I definitely need to do this, though! Thanks for sharing!


ee k July 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

Wow, so impressed with all the Project Life-ing you have been doing!


Natalie July 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm

College is also a huge black hole for me picture wise. I had a great personal journal from that time but it got ruined in storage when we
We were building out house. Anyway, i have maybe 20 pictures of campus and a handful with friends. Could you imagine how cool it would have been to do project life while in college. And a
Smart phone, I bet I would have been set. Oh well. :)

I have tons of pictures from childhood that I would like to do this for.


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