A couple of months ago I caved and started subscribing to the Project Life kits at Studio Calico. I say 'caved' because if I'm completely honest (and you know I always am!) Project Life is something I thought I would never, and could never do. More the latter. Mainly because of the time commitment involved, not because I don't totally believe in the philosophy behind it.
Anyway, despite this first step of subscribing to the kits, I'm yet to ever complete a spread. I haven't yet made it that far. But I think it's going to happen. I really do! It won't be in the traditional sense, because I still don't have any more time on my hands, but one day soon I'm going to document some events Project Life style.
In the meantime, I'm actually really in love with the kits. I love how they compliment the main Scrapbook Kits with the same basic colours and elements. The embellishments are super-cute and because I guess I've always had a thing for journal cards! So I find I'm using the kits a lot just on my traditional layouts.
Take this layout for example. I started off with a couple of my favourite cards from the Camelot PL kit and layered them up with some papers from the Camelot Scrapbook Kits. I added in some vellum and tulle (actually ripped from one of the dresses in the photo..... not on purpose!) for texture. And sprinkled some embellishments around for good measure.
All the stamps you see (the stars, the banners, the cheeky sentiments) are from a new 4x6" set called "Celebrate" designed by Mama Elephant. They were just perfect for this layout about the first dress fitting my girls went to in preparation for their role as Flower Girls at their Aunt's wedding recently. Oh wow did they love those dresses! Moriah could barely stand still for a photo because all she wanted to do was twirl and swish!
I'm still doing all my stamping with the Color Theory Inks because I'm totally obsessed with them. I really hope the new set of colours will be released soon. I desperately need to add the purple and hot pink to my usual line-up.
So tell me I'm not alone in this. Surely there are others out there who subscribe to the Project Life kits and don't do Project Life? Surely!