Project Life 2015 : His + Hers Vacation, Plus a QR Code Tutorial

Project Life : His + Hers Vacation | Nicole Reaves

Even though I'm going to document my trip to Portland in it's own album, I couldn't leave it out of my Project Life album. I decided to take a "his and hers" approach and asked Mark to send me his 4 favorite photos from his trip and I printed 4 of mine.

Project Life : His + Hers Vacation | Nicole Reaves

I chose a few journaling cards from kits I had on my desk, including Kelly Purkey's Out in the Sunshine kit, Ali Edwards Story Kits (specifically, Go and Magic) and Studio Calico's Fairground Project Life kit. These are a few things I did to dress up this spread :

  • The yellow striped card on the far left side is from the Midnight Core Kit and I did a mix of stamping (with Kelly's Southport Alphabet) and handwriting to create this quote card.
  • I cut the plastic globes from Ali's Go kit in half and used my tiny attacher to staple each half to a kraft 3x4 card. On top of each globe, I stamps 'his' and hers' with Kelly's Mercer Alphabet Stamps and Versafine Black Onyx ink right on top of the globe halves. They turned out nice and crisp, and but I did let them dry for a while before slipping them into the page protectors. On these cards I included basic 'who, where and when' information about our respective trips.
Project Life : His + Hers Vacation | Nicole Reaves
  • On the photo of my sister and I on the beach, I used the Mercer Alphabet again to stamp "Rockaway Beach" along the bottom edge. I originally stamped it in white for a subtle image, but it was too subtle in the light colored sand. I went over the letters again with gold and I think it looks much better. Subtle but legible, and much more clear in person.
  • The 'yes this' card is from Ali's Go Story Kit and I used it write out 10 favorites about Portland. 

Have you ever added a QR code for a video in your Project Life spreads? It's a fun, interactive way to include details that photos and words can't always capture. Mark's friend, Tim, filmed much of their trip with his GoPro, and shared the edited video afterward. I had to include it! And now anyone with a code reader on their smartphone (or similar device) can watch the video while looking through the album, without searching for it online. Check out the short video tutorial below to see how easy it is to generate a QR code and then print it onto a Project Life card. 

Extras for this spread : Studio Calico Fairground Project Life kit; Becky Higgins Midnight Project Life Core Kit; Ali Edwards Story Kits - Go + Magic; Kelly Purkey Out in the Sunshine KitMercer Alphabet Stamps + Southport Alphabet StampsVersafine Black Onyx ink pad; Galaxy Gold Ink Pad.

My go-to supplies this year : We R Memory Keepers Leather 12x12 Album in GreigeDesign A page protectorsBecky Higgins journaling pens + date stamp, corner roundertiny attacherblack ink.

Project Life is a memory keeping system developed by Becky Higgins. You can read all about it here. You can find the rest of my 2015 Project Life layouts here.