2 In My Digital Studio/ Project Life/ Scrapbooking


January 26, 2016

When I went to Europe in November for Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event I took advantage of Project Life’s App (free in the app store) for phones and tablets.  Each night I took my day’s photos and placed the most memorable ones on scrapbook pages using my iPad Mini.  When I got home after three weeks I double checked my photos and in-progress pages, approved them (to myself) and sent them off to Becky Higgins for 12″ x 12″ printing.  I also printed 8″ x 8″ pages for my hosts while in France and Germany and a few pages for my roommate in Brussels.

Now I very easily could have printed my photos when I got home and then used any one or more of Stampin’ Up!’s Project Life’s Card Collections and Accessory Packs.

Any or all of these would have been so much fun to intermingle with my photos.  But for expediency while on my trip I chose to use the App.  I also knew I was coming home to the crazy holiday period of Thanksgiving and Christmas without even a chance for my sometimes procrastination mode.  The feat was already accomplished!  I think it’s made me all the more ready to go for doing the actual cards and pockets for future ‘at home’ opportunities though.

For now though, here’s a good look at what can be done quickly with Project Life layouts be they digital or hands on with photos and cards/accessories.

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

Dublin CA, 5 November 2015.  If I were to do this page again, or do it it ‘real time’, I’d swap the lower left and upper right photos.  But……too late for this digital method.  This is day 1 of my grand adventure.  Alone.  With one carry on bag and a backpack.

Be watching for different layouts which can also be done with the various packs of Project Life Pocket Pages (page 145 in SU!’s Annual Catalog).

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

7 November 2015, Paris, 16th Arrondisment.  The woman, Chau, lived with us for around 6 month in San Jose CA and has been in Paris for about 12 years.  She and her boyfriend Christophe gave me a 24 hour whirlwind tour of their city.  The view of the Eiffel Tower at sunrise is from his apartment window.

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

7 November 2015, Rouen France.  The sister of the man (Hervé) in the upper left photo was an exchange student in our home (Saratoga CA) in 1988.  Joan of Arc is the Patron Saint of Rouen and this is where she was burned at the stake in the late 1400s.

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

8 November 2015. Countryside home of Agathe’s parents, wife of Hervé, between Honfleur (where we had spent most of the day) and Rouen.  I was a “Calvados virgin” sampling Jean-Francois’ homemade Calvados on a sugar cube.  Strong and quite OK!

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

8 November 2015. Lyons la Foret, France.

Bear in mind, every night before turning out my light I would ‘scrap’ the day’s events.  Good discipline!

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

10 November 2015, Le Mont Saint Michel on the Normandy Coast, right next to Brittany. This place is well worth a day-long tour.  The tides are a large part of the draw to Mont St. Michel.  You can SEE them coming in meter by meter.

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

13 November 2015, Brussels at last. New and old friends both American and European.  Dianne: UK; Terri, my roomie: US and now Netherlands; Jeanette: northern Germany; Terri, Tamra, Phyllis: US; Rich! Stampin’ Up!, US; and finally Bekka: UK.

Are you noticing the various layouts?  There is even more variety with the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! photo pockets.

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

16 November 2015, Altenholz, Germany. Stephan, the dad in the upper left corner, was our exchange students for 13 months, 1989-1990. He is definitely a part of our family!  He even got to experience the 1989 Loma Prieta BIG earthquake.

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

18 November 2015. Hamburg tour day. Helma, the mother of Stephan’s wife, Wibke, came 100 miles by train to join us for lunch and the afternoon in Hamburg.  Love those European trains!!!!!    That sign in the lower left corner???  “Women–you need to look after your men”.  It was right next to the restrooms.

Becky Higgins Project Life App 12 x 12 page

20 November 2015, Lübeck with Stephan and his dad Dieter. More desserts. No complaints (until getting home and facing reality).

I hope you have observed the variety of layouts that I used and the way I intermingled photos with journaling and filler cards.  It is really so quick and easy.  TIP:  Keep the cards on each page color coordinated if you use more than one card.

Two years ago today:

My 70th birthday party My Digital Studio thank you card

No clue!


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  • Blythe Klipple
    January 27, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Hmmmm. How can you remedy that even today? It’s quick, effieicent, expedient and easy. AND FUN!

  • Janet
    January 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Great idea! Wish I had done that on our trip in September … It is still waiting to be done.,,, 😂