Friday, October 11, 2013

Mixing Traditional Scrapbooking with Project Life

Last week I shared this traditional scrapbook layout that I recently made to document the first time Claire saw snow. (Scrap booking my dog might be a little lame but as someone who can't have babies, try to understand that my pooch is very much like a child to me haha. These moments are big moments for us. When she's happy it makes my heart burst with joy.) Today I am sharing with you guys how I am mixing that traditional scrapbook layout into my project life album to make a hybrid memory keeping system!

Exciting, Right?

About this layout:
To keep the pages cohesive, I used a lot of the same elements from my traditional scrap booking page in my project life layout. A black and white color pallet for both, as well as pops of blue in the project life spread to match the blue in Claire's collar from the traditional pages. If I would have added a bit more blue to the traditional layouts I'm sure the pages would have fit together even better than they already do.

All of the blue filler cards I made myself using paper scraps I had in my stash and cutting them down to size. I also used a lot of Heidi Swapp elements on this project life layout to create a cohesive style between the traditional scrap booking and the coordinating project life pages. I added in a couple of black and white filler cards from the project life midnight edition core kit and some thickers and called it a day!

To get more details on the embellishments, products and techniques I used in the traditional layouts, check out that post here.

Do you guys use a hybrid system for your memory keeping? If not, what do you do when you get the urge to work on some traditional scrap booking pages- do you keep them in a separate album from your project life layouts? I hope this inspires you to try both systems and see what works best for you! I find that project life is a lot easier for documenting a lot of pictures (especially sub par quality pictures like these.) But I usually spend a lot more time on my project life layouts than my traditional layouts because I want to make everything as cohesive as possible.

Project life is great that way- you can simply fill your album with the core kit cards and your images and be done, or you can do all kinds of embellishing, experimenting with different sized images and more if you personally like the design aspect.

Happy Scrapping lovelies! Have a great weekend.


  1. I absolutely love how this looks. Love how you put strips of the blue card all over the spread. Gorgeous.

  2. I stumbled across your blog from a Pinterest pin & am thoroughly enjoying looking at your PL pages - they're gorgeous! I don't think it's 'sad' that you scrapbook pages of your dog - I do the same. Your dog is a huge part of your life & is your family, I think it's awesome. Take care :)

    1. Thanks Bronwen. I no longer think it's "sad," you're right, she's amazing and a huge part of my life. Even now that I have more people in my scrapbook, I still include my animals regularly!


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