This Is The Life!

By | August 24, 2015

Today, I have another Project Life memory page from my recent vacation to Maui.  For this one, I went back to a more traditional pocket card layout.  This type of layout works great when you have lots of photos!  If you’re like me, you take tons of photos during vacation, and it’s hard to decide which ones to include!  Project Life makes it easy to fit in a lot without making the page look too busy.

These pictures were taken during a hike at Wai’anapanapa State Park (say that fast three times!)  We were on the road to Hana, in fact we were almost there, when we saw a sign for this State Park with a black sand beach and natural lava arches.  We thought it would be a nice break from the car ride, and boy were we glad we stopped because it was AMAZING!  The colors were so vibrant … the greens of the plants and the vivid blue sea and sky.  It was absolutely gorgeous!!!  My kids had never seen a black sand beach, so that was pretty cool too.

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For my page, I really wanted to make those amazing colors stand out, so I decided to use simple cards from the This Is The Life Project Life card collection.  I like using understated cards that  don’t detract from the photos, and so these Basic Black and Cucumber Crush cards were perfect!  The This Is The Life Project Life card collection is available to purchase from Stampin’ Up! (link below), or if you like creating pages digitally on My Digital Studio or My Memories Suite, you can purchase those same pocket cards in digital format Becky Higgin’s digital store at www.digitalprojectlife.

I also added some Just Add Color Photo Overlays that I bought at Becky Higgin’s digital store.  They’re again understated, but work great for adding a few thoughts to my page.  I’m still discovering all the different overlays in that came in that set.  Since I completed my page on My Digital Studio, I simply added the overlays on top of the photos, and turned down the opacity to 80%.  If you were completing a more traditional Project Life page with real photos, you could just add these overlays to your photos using Adobe Photo Shop Elements before printing them out.

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Now, your turn … go find some photos, and start a Project Life page of your own.


Tami Hewlett

2 thoughts on “This Is The Life!

  1. Diane Malcor

    Fabulous page Tami! Reminds me of the time when we went there when we were in Maui. BEAUTIFUL! LOVE how you used the black and green cards to complement the photos. tfs!


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