Thursday, January 17, 2013

Project Life Setup and Title Page

It's Thursday :)
Yesterday we ended up with a snow day from school so Ethan and I spent the day just hanging out and I took some time in my room to get a few things organized. I finished up my Project Life section of my desk. It's a very small section and well organized (for now anyway).
Lots of photos...
 When I was working on organizing our bathroom closet I found this clear vanity storage container that I repurposed in my craftroom. Its perfect for holding lots of little things. I'm pretty sure I picked it up at Target, but that was a while ago.

For my Project Life cards I'm using a little wire bin from the dollar store. Gotta love the dollar store...

It makes it easy to flip through the cards and pick which card I might want to use.

Now for what I'm keeping in the clear vanity storage tray thingy...
The tray has three compartments so I did a little sorting...I went through my stash and pulled Washi Tape that matches the Olive collection, I also stuck in there a few of my roller stampers, and a little thing of twine.
The middle compartment holds all my Martha Stewarts tags and tabs (oh and post it's because I can't live without post it's). Check your Staples stores, they are redoing the Martha Stewart sections and they have lots of clearance stuff out. 

and finally in the last compartment are my tags and little embellishments I made for PL last year that I never used. Making sure I use them up this year. 

So that's my little Project Life section of my desk. 

Here are a few photos of my title page for 2013. 

Thomas Family 2013 :)

Bake & Taylor of course had to make it to the front page. I used a flair button from my stash and just cut a paper doily in 1/2. 

For this section I took my favorite photos from last year of each of us, printed them in black and white and then added a tag behind them. The pictures of Scott and Ethan aren't really that dark (bad lighting)

 The tags I used above have cut outs so I took the pieces and added them to the other 1/2 of the doily. 

Okay that's all. Promise no more Project Life here for a while.
See you back here tomorrow for Stampin' on Friday.

Hugs and happy crafting,


  1. Beautiful LO! Love the colors and the design. Great ideas for storing all those little items from your craft room too. TFS. :)

  2. LOL! Well, now that I'm "into" Project Life I'd love seeing what you do! HAHA! In fact I've gone back and looked at some of your previous videos. I think I am following you on Instagram....I'm just not great about checking that out but will try to make it a point.

    And what happened to simple? LOL! Now I see stamps and washi tape, labels and tags, etc. I know you'll have trouble sticking in a plain old flat card in your page. You'll have to fix it up a bit! :) I just know it! ;)

    Have a great day, Christina!


    1. Thanks Susan. I say simple but you know me...I have to dress it up a little :)
      Hugs, Christina

  3. Sissy, I absolutely ♥ your 2013 cover page ♥♥♥ I know I've sent you a million texts over the past few weeks, but I am SOOOOO happy you are doing PL again this year. Looking forward to seeing more fabulous pictures of my amazing PA family!!! Love you guys!! Hugs, T

    1. Thanks sis. I'm so happy too that I'm doing PL again. I'm really excited about it and making it really easy for myself this year.
      Hugs C

  4. Love your organization and your first page. You are so creative!

  5. Love your set-up for Project Life. I'm still trying to find a spot for mine in my crowded room. Your title page is gorgeous. Love how you used a 12x12 cut to fit each section. I will have to use that idea some time. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Cindy. Actually the title page is from the kit. The cards make the pattern :) isn't that cool :)
      Hugs, C

  6. I love your first page! I can't wait to see more. I hope I can be as organized with mine.

  7. I'm sad that you won't be doing videos of your Project Life album again this year. I always enjoyed, looked forward to and found inspiration from your pages. I know it's a lot of work but just know that it will be missed.

  8. Ok Christina, between you and Teri and all of your amazing encouraging ideas, I'm going to give it a try! I really am!! I'm pretty overwhelmed with the thought of it, but as a mom of five (three grown), it really is the everyday things that make us who we are. I so thank you for taking the time to post information for us. I've been visiting Becky Higgins site, but I'm such a rookie, I guess I'll start with a kit and see what happens!!! Thank you thank you.
    Love your project life videos so far, keep em comin...

  9. I welcome any PL videos you want to share. I'm starting my first year and I need any inspiration I can get. I bought every thing for last year and didn't start. Was overwhelmed.