Project Life

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By General Crafts Contributor Erin from the blog Lovesome.

You guys, I have a confession. I don’t scrapbook. Ever.  I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t get into it! Too many papers and punches and adhesives, it’s overwhelming! So I ooh and aah when I see the beautiful scrapbooks my friends have made, and silently dream of the day when my pictures can look as pretty as theirs.


Well, imagine my excitement when I started hearing about Project Life. It’s meant to be a hybrid, an in-between for people like me and real scrapbookers. It is as simple or as complex as you want it to be.

Project Life Album

It’s basically a (beautiful) photo album with different pocket pages. There are tons of layouts for the pages, so you can make it as easy as printing photos and sticking them in the pockets, or you can scrap your heart out and embellish the heck out of those pages. Either way, it’s easy and fun and gets your pictures off your computer and into albums that you will actually look through and pass on to your kids.


Project Life Layout by Erin at


I decided to go the digital route and embellished my photos in Photoshop. I like a clean look, so it was perfect for me to add a few words and graphics here and there, print them off, and stick them in the photo pockets. Easy!


Black and White Layout - Photos and Cards


There are also tons of different sized cards that you can decorate and stick in the pockets. They are great for journaling special moments or decorating to make the page extra cute. I think it would be fun to let kids help out and color or paint some of the cards. Artwork made by little hands would be such a fun touch! I just printed some crosses on mine, I like the graphic punch they add to the page.


Project Life Cards Texture


I’m kind of a paper nerd, so the texture of the cards made me really happy. They are a great weight and have a beautiful texture. It’s the little things, right?
Something else that made me giddy is the fact that there are hundreds of cute printables all over the internet that people have made just for Project Life albums. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to printables that I can print off and stick in the picture pockets. So easy!


Project Life Layout from Erin at


I think what I love the most about Project Life is that there are no expectations. It’s just meant to be fun and easy and gives me a way to get my photos off of my computer and phone and into albums where my family can enjoy them and the memories they hold.


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About erin

My name is Erin Lund and I share ideas and inspiration over at Lovesome (link: I live in Seattle, Washington with my husband and toddler-son, and have grown to love the rain, it gives me extra time inside for crafting and creating! As a preschool-teacher-turned-mother I love coming up with kid-friendly crafts, as well as pretty little projects for myself that make life a little more fun.

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