project life.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yet another Project Life installment! I’m having so much fun getting back into it and experimenting with the smaller size and looser format.

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Hard to tell from this photo, but I included a mini layout between both pages, just to break up the symmetry of the spread a little bit. I mean, why not? I like to keep things interesting.

project life | ann-marie morris

I wanted to include this super cute 2013 print from Urbanic, so I decided to just glue it on top of my page protectors and place the gorgeous Studio Calico aqua ombre paper underneath. I backed the print with white cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug with this polka-dot embossing folder, added a little embellishing, and called it good. I always forget how much I love that little embossing machine! Definitely need to bust it out more often this year.

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You know it’s not one of my spreads unless there’s a heavy dose of hot pink, so I used a journaling card from Jamaica and topped it with a Studio Calico banner die-cut, an Amy Tangerine Daily Thicker, and a stamp that I designed for SC this past year.

project life | ann-marie morris

For the mini layout, I tried to keep it as simple as possible (my general rule of thumb for PL, really). Minimal embellishments, a little bit of ephemera, and quick and easy journaling thanks to my typewriter. I didn’t even adhere the photobooth strips to the paper; they’re just held together by my trusty gold paperclips. Living life on the edge, as usual.


I’m in love with this graphic Crate Paper pattern and the way it brings all the rainbow colors in my spread together. Happy happy! And of course, how insanely awesome is Amy Tangerine’s calendar stamp?! Genius. Other products used here include the Yeah Yeah Yeah die-cutmini alphas, and aqua washi tape.

project life | ann-marie morris

The red phrase paper in the upper left corner is from a mailer that I am convinced was designed with Project Life in mind. The purple Rose Bowl ticket in the center is just hanging out for now. I love the white space it gives my page and figure I will worry about what I will place on the other side of it when that time comes. Just roll with it.

project life | ann-marie morris
project life | ann-marie morris

Aqua + cream paper by Crate Paper | Totally Obsessed With Stamp | StazOn Black Ink | Hot pink pen from Typo.

project life | ann-marie morris
project life | ann-marie morris

So much fun, you guys. How are your books coming together?


  • Tricia

    Your pages are so much fun! I love all of the pinks. I’m using a 6×8 album, and I’m really loving the small size. It feels much more manageable. I’ve done a spread a week since January, and I’m still loving it. Thanks for the great color inspiration!

  • Tricia

    Your pages are so much fun! I love all of the pinks. I’m using a 6×8 album, and I absolutely love it. The smaller size seems much more manageable. Thanks for the color inspiration!

  • Alinor

    awesome spread, love the smaller format and the hot pink <3. Doing week 5 right, and i'm having so much fun with it!!

  • Dawn Nikol

    I love all the colors, but how hot pink is front and center. We have a lot of pink in our house with two little girls running around.

    And I totally got that print from Urbanic too and it’s just hanging on my wall… maybe I’ll use it to close out 2013. :)

  • Donna

    Your work is pure eye candy! Always such a clever and colourful mix with a lovely balance of white. So glad you’re back to inspire this year:)

  • Jodi

    absolutely love it! your pages are amazing!!

  • Summer

    Oh my goodness! I love that calendar stamp, your embossed paper, the gold paperclips, and all the colors you used! I totally need to do Project Life!


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  • Renae

    Wow! I bought my first PJ kit yesterday, I’ve been waiting for it to be more affordable in Australia for a while.. I found you doing a google image search and am amazed by your pages! So many things you can do! Gorgeous.

  • Allie

    Hi! Wow! Your blog and Project Life pages are GORGEOUS!

    Would we have your permission to include an image from this post in a newsletter we will be sending in the next little while? Your examples of what you can to with Project Life are just stunning and we’d love to use one.

    -Allie, Hallmark

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