May 14, 2012

Creative Team May Inspiration

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and relax because this might be a lengthy post.... I have 2 full weeks to share with you and a little extra diddy that I made to go in my albums. Ready? Here..... we... go....

Let's mix things up a bit and start with my something extra. I love the page dividers that Becky sells with the Project Life, but I wanted to add a little something to them. What better to add than pictures? So I added pictures taken during the month to the corresponding divider. I started with January, we had family photos taken so I had a large amount of photos I wanted to somehow incorporate into my Project Life album and this seemed to be the perfect solution. I ended up choosing 10 photos and resized them in photoshop to 3x2. I adhered the photos on the front side first and then using the original punched holes as a guide, punched new holes through the photos. I then adhered the remaining photos aligning them with the front photos and did my final hole punch.

EDITED: The adhesive that I use, including adhering my photos to the dividers is:
Glue Arts - Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac - Continuous Adhesive Applicator
Glue Arts - Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac - Continuous Adhesive Refill


I love the adhesive it has worked great for the dividers and I have had no problems with the edges lifting. When you run out of the adhesive you simply unload the cartridge and pop in a new refill... so simple.... you don't have to worry or fiddle with threading any contraption to get your adhesive to work.... I love that....
Becky Higgins Divider - I added a 3x12 photo Scrapbook Dividers
After putting January's pictures on the divider I decided that 10 pictures on that small of a space was way to much work and way to busy looking for my taste....so for February I went SIMPLE!!! One Large 3x12 photo Violet on the front and Lilykate on the back.... in the wool red coats.....perfect! For March, on the front side there is a 3x12 of Lilykate jumping in the air, and on the back I actually used part of one the Project Life Digital Templates and cut the rest of it off. I used a Cobalt Digital Patterned Paper for the Background. For April, I did a 3x12 picture on both the front and back.
Here are a few shots so you can get an idea of what they look like in the album

Week Eleven Overview

Week Thirteen Project Life 2012

Week Thirteen Overview
Becky Higgins Photo Pocket Design E folded to provide privacy and add layered look
Becky Higgins Divider - I added a 3x12 photo Scrapbook Dividers
Becky Higgins Photo Pocket Pages Design C -  that I trimmed down
first in half and added my photos, then I sew my photos in and trimmed the extra off and tah-dah.... my own instagram page protector until Becky's get here in July..... a little happy dance before moving on.... 

Project Life is designed to SIMPLIFY the memory keeping process... don't over think it. You make the rules....it's your album....there are no Project Life Album Police. Make it work for you, so you can be successful!

Additional links to products used on these pages:
Project Lifeis a product and a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces used in my album are available here If you live outside of the US check Becky's site for more information on sources. View all of my posts about Project Life here

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous work as always! I love the idea of the photos on the page dividers.
    Thanks for sharing
    Tara
    Everyday Happenings x

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  2. What a wonderful idea! What kind of adhesive did you use that adhered so well to that material? I'm worried about edges lifting up.

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  3. Great idea.. I just thought you can use the dividers in lou of who's birthday it is that month. I have 6 children and there is 14 grandchildren all together so there is almost a birthday every month. You can put whosever birthday that month on the divider for a reminder or to celebrate their birthday!

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  4. Great idea...
    You can also use the dividers to celebrate someones birthday. That month put their picture on the divider. In our family there are 14 grandchildren and so there is a birthday almost every month. Put their picture on the divider to celebrate!

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  5. Hi Angela,

    I just posted a link in my blog post about the adhesive that I use!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your project life; especially how you place photos on the dividers. What a wonderful idea to utilize that space; as well as dressing them up!

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  7. Hi. I'm new to this. Can I ask how you get the white writing on your pics? Is it a particular pen you use or do you do it in photo shop before you print. It all looks amazing by the way!

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  8. Awesome idea! I'm loving those dividers even more! And thanks for sharing, love being inspired by you!

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  9. I love your page dividers! Your album looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. So many inspiring ideas here! Where do your print your istagram photos? I am just starting to use instagram and can't wait for Becky's new plastics in July! lo

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  11. So many inspiring ideas here! Where do your print your istagram photos? I am just starting to use instagram and can't wait for Becky's new plastics in July! lo

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  12. Great idea for the dividers. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. How did you print the 3X12 photos. All my photo paper is only 11". Is there a site that prints custom sizes?

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  14. Beautiful pages as always MaryAnn! Love what you did with the dividers!!

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  15. Hi Mary Ann, so lovin those inserts, they look fantasic, and the blue and pink guitars are just fab, love all your pages

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  16. Fantastic idea for the dividers - looks great.

    Beautiful photography - and you have managed to fit so much in!! My favourite is the photo of your daughter with her guitar - adorable.

    Thanks for sharing Maryann.

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  17. I LOVE LOVE LOVE glue glider pro!!! It's my favorite adhesive! Also, love what you have done with the dividers!!!!

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  18. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE glue glider pro! It's my favorite adhesive!!!! Also, love what you have done with the dividers!

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  19. Maryann you are brilliant! I love your touch of the added photos to the dividers. I am so doing this for my PL album too. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  20. Found your blog via Pinterest (Project Life) and LOVE LOVE LOVE your PL binder!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

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