Great news! This year the owner of Scrap Girls herself, Angie Briggs is leading this years Project Life (PL) group. She’s successfully completed this project before, and knows the stress and preparation that goes into it, especially your first time. So she’s shared a ton of helpful tips to make it successful and fun! I’ve shared a little bit of her awesome tips below but make sure to visit the SG Forum to find many more helpful tips: Find out all the details HERE!
To start, this year, we’ll be giving you 3 options of prompts a month. There will be a daily version, where each day you’ll have a different prompt. A weekly version, where you’ll use the same prompt all week. And a monthly version, where you’ll use the same prompt for the month. Of course, you always have the option to do your own thing….or go back and forth between the prompts.
Regardless of how you choose to do your PL, here’s a few tips to make it successful:
- Do Your Thing – choose a version that you think you will be successful with. Do not feel pressure because there are people following the daily prompts. If you are more comfortable and feel you will succeed using monthly prompts then use those. What makes sense to you will be what your successful in. And remember you can always switch back and forth.
- Keep up. Once you are organized and have a plan of action creating the layouts shouldn’t take much time at all.
- Routine is key. Maybe you sit down each night and go through your photos you took that day. Or maybe your Friday night plan is to scrap your page for the week. Maybe your doing a monthly page and the 1st of the month you sit down and scrap. Whatever it is…routine is the key to being successful with this project.
- Keep it simple – don’t overdo it. Remember these pages revolve around photos and journaling so you don’t need alot of embellishments and such. Remember simple = success
- Be consistent. In 2019 I did not do PL but when I did it in 2018 I found consistency and planning out what I was going to use helped. Before I started my pages, I put everything I was going to use for the book in a folder. I use the same set of template(s) for the year, same papers: I choose a set of solids and a set of small patterns, a few embellishments, and the same font throughout the whole book. Not having to search through all my kits to find the perfect one made it easier. I knew I had to choose from what was in that specific folder
- Once you create a page move on. Don’t go back and rethink the page like you would a “pretty picture” layout.
- Before you start have a goal in mind. Are you doing daily/weekly or monthly prompts (or maybe your own thing). What are you doing with the pages when your done. Are you printing? What size and through who? Have you checked to see what tips printer gives you to make sure important things aren’t cute off. Why are you doing this? Is if for your family? Or maybe it’s for yourself
She also shares tips on using photos, journaling and how to create simple but not boring Project Life layouts. Find out all the details HERE!
And now for the Prizes:
Monthly: Everyone month one lucky participant will win a $5 Gift Certificate. All you need to do is simply upload a layout in the ProjectLife2020 Gallery and you’ll be in the drawing
Quarterly: Winners will be randomly drawn from members who post layouts in the ProjectLife2020 Gallery. To keep it fair between those doing weekly or monthly layouts you are allowed 1 entry per month. So as long as you post a layout each month you’ll be entered. The quarterly winner will win a Collection Biggie (valued at $9.99) of their choice
Yearly: Everyone who uploads one layout a month for an entire year to the ProjectLife2020 Gallery will be entered into a prize drawing for one person to win a $50 Scrap Girls Gift certificate. But what if you don’t win the big prize? That’s ok…as long as you uploaded one layout a month, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate for finishing the year.
And make sure to visit the forum for a new button to add to your signature!