Friday, April 12, 2013

Melinda's Take on Project Life + Doodlebug Design

Hello and happy Friday! We hope you have been enjoying our week of inspiration using Doodlebug Storybook Albums and Divided Sheet Protectors to document the everyday moments using the in-vogue 'Project Life' style. It's Melinda with you today and I would like to share the first few pages of my 2013 album using the 12 x 12 Storybook Album in one of the super cute new album colors called Bumblebee.

And yes, you may be right in thinking that I'm running a little late with my 2013 album but it has taken me until now to decide whether or not I was going to head down the 'Project Life' path. At first it all seemed a little too hard and too much pressure to maintain the album on a daily/weekly basis. So after many weeks/months of investigating this style of scrapping I suddenly realised that it was a 'do-able' style if I tweaked it to suit my own needs and used the products I have on-hand rather than purchasing product specific items.

For my opening page I chose to use the Combo Protector with a single 6 x 12 pocket and three 4 x 6 pockets and filled it with bright papers from the new Take Note collection and a scattering of Chunky Brads.

Now it was time to have some fun... the inside page is an eclectic mix of new collections using Take Note, Flower Box and Fruit Stand and I broke into my new 4 x 6 Simply Put Album inserts. These little pads are created with the intention of being able to slip straight into the 4 x 6 pockets and have both horizontal and vertical configurations of each page.

I have added a secret little journal card hidden inside the Take Note mini pocket .

Now I decided I wanted to include some of my facebook posts as I share lots of my photos on-line with family and friends yet my husband or children never get to see the beautiful comments about their photos. I simply took a screen shot of the original post on facebook, sized it to fit then printed it onto photo paper.

The Doodlebug page protectors aren't necessarily the true size of the 'Project Life' pockets which are fairly small and rectangular in size. However, I'm quite pleased with the sizing and variety of orientation in the pockets as it allows me to enlarge some of my favourite photos.

I must admit that although I carried a small amount of trepidation with this concept of scrapping, I have thoroughly enjoyed the new process of being able to document the everyday moments of our lives which might not have found their way onto a 12 x 12 layout. However, the utter chaos on my desk is another matter!

I hope you have enjoyed today's post and may you take some new inspiration into your weekend.


  1. Ohmygosh. Melinda, you ROCKED this spread! The details are amazing. I am in awe and completely inspired!

  2. Awesome Melinda!!!! and I just LOVE your photos!

  3. Melinda! Awesomeness my friend! And I too have crossed into the PL world in my own little way that is. You have totally inspired me with this, good job!

  4. Melinda, I just love this!!!! You always inspire me!!! Always!

  5. Gorgeous work Melinda! I just love your designs and like Cari said, -- always inspiring my friend!!!

  6. Love it Melinda! Such a great idea to insert the facebook comments to fill in for some journaling! :)

  7. Oh my this is m favorite P L spread I have seen in a long time, Melinda you rock big time !

  8. Love these! That little one is such a cutie! What a sweet big sister he has too! Love the color, makes me happy!

  9. So bright and cheerful yet not overwhelming. One of the most fabulous PL spreads I've seen!


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