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Project Life and My Digital Studio

I have really started using  My Digital Studio for Project Life.   It is so easy to “whip” out cute journaling cards now and I can either hand write after I get them, or I can add a text box and type it right on the card.  Well, apparently Stampin’ Up! was listening because today’s downloads include one called “Get It Done Kit”.  You can view it HERE.

And sometimes it’s hard to see what it looks like from a PDF, so I threw it on a page (I honestly did, I just put almost all of them on a page randomly) so you can get a better visual.  It includes punches as well as stamps and Embellishments.  I have a feeling I am going to use a lot of it!

Get it Done Sample


Speaking of MDS, here are two other files I created for Project Life that you can have for your own personal use if you would like.  Just print them out on a regular 8.5X11 sheet of cardstock (I highly recommend the Naturals Card Stock).

Enjoy! And if you don’t remember what I am talking about when I say “Project Life” see my post here for more detail.

PL Journaling cards All in the Family

PL Journaling cards Phrases


Page Protectors – The New Coveted item

OK – so I have to confess.  I don’t use everything Stampin’ Up!  HOWEVER, let me clarify by telling you that even though it’s not a Stampin’ Up product, I will always try to incorporate Stampin’ Up! into it.  AND I will only use it if Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry it.  I just love Stampin’ Up! and will always be true to them.

So – what I am working on right now (one of the many projects that I typically have going at one time) is Project Life.  Project Life is a scrapbooking project where you record memories from an entire year.  You don’t have to do it everyday and you don’t have to do it a full year.  However, you can purchase this kit that contains journaling cards that are 3″ x 4″ and you take 4″ X 6″ pictures.  So – one week you have spots for 8 pictures, and 8 journaling cards.  Typically you would use one spot to list the week and one spot as a “Filler” or extra stuff.  Here’s a sample here: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/blog/2012/02/our-creative-team-does-it-again-february-edition/jwoodburyfeb4a/.

I am using the “Cobalt Edition”.  The Cobalt Edition very closely resembles the following Stampin’ Up! Colors:

Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray

It’s not an exact match, but it is pretty close.  So – stay with me here.

I use My Digital Studio to create some of my own Journaling cards that are the same size as the Project Life cards, as well as print some of the other “odd size” pages.  You can also download the cardstock Patterns from Jessica Sprague’s website:  http://www.jessicasprague.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=10&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=295 .  The awesome thing about My Digital Studio is that can use just about anything that you would typically use in that other more complicated software.

Now – on to the Page Protectors….  The Project Life cards are designed to have 2 – 6X4 slots on top, 2-6X4 slots on bottom and 4 – 3X4 spots in the middle.  These are also known as “Page Protectors Design A”.  Well they have been sold out since I decided to start this project toward the end of January.  My BFF Kris has graciously loaned me some of hers. Well today (insert Angels singing here) – they became available on Amazon!  HOWEVER – they are already sold out!  ACK!  Becky Higgins assures us there is another truckload to be entered into Amazon’s system and they will be available today.  So, guess who keeps hitting refresh on the Amazon website anxiously waiting for the “Add to Cart”?  Yup, that would be ME!

So – keep an eye out for some of the layouts I have done for Project Life.  Here’s a sample of what I used for the Journaling Cards – so you can see how I have incorporated My Digital Studio elements

This was used in two 4X6 spots