Blogmas #4 – 5 Simple Steps to completing a Project Life layout

Lets face it, were busy people. We go to work, spend time driving to and from said place of work, walk the dog, make food, go shopping for the forgotten milk, check emails, pay bills online, look after family and catch up on our favourite TV shows. And that was just yesterday.

Getting time to document this can be an issue. My process has been streamlined over the last few years into 5 simple steps.

1. Take a picture! As described above, my life is pretty uneventful and mundane. Some weeks I hardly take any pictures between Monday morning and 3pm on a Friday, but i’m fine with that. The ‘boring’ things might look, well, boring, but it’s whats happening now. Who know or when those little things might change.

2. Plan my layout for the week. I choose my favourite images to use by looking back at my photos on my iPhone stream and decide what filler cards or colour scheme I am using. If an image doesn’t quite work with that ‘week’ I’ll save it for the next spread – Who will know? And I probably won’t remember.

3. Use PicFrame to export images onto size, either 6×4 or 3×4 (two images to a 6×4).

4. Print using my Canon Selphy. Don’t have a printer? No problem, Websites like SnapFish or local shops like Asda or Jessops have great printing offers and usually have 1 hour printing/ next day delivery.

5. Embellish and Journal  (Optional) I don’t add many embellishments – an odd word phrase, stamp or sticker to tie the layout together.



Freebie Friday: Blog planning

Blogging can be hard. Having the time to write posts and catching the create flow when it, well, flows, can be tricky!
Never be caught out with these cute Blog Planner sheets I designed to keep on top of my own work flow.

Free Blog planner Project life

You can download the A5 sheets (two to an A4 sheet ready for printing) here and I would love to know how they work for you.


Freebie Friday: Project life planning


On the first Friday of each month I will be sharing one of my designs with you fellow paper lovers to download as use as you wish. Good stuff hey?

This month I am featuring one of my planning documents. Use one (or more) a week to help plan your Project Life layouts. Popular layout are at the top as a reminder, with a blank space to sketch your chosen layout design.

Here is the first Friday Freebie!
Project life 12×12 weekly planning sheet

You can download it here

This can be annotated digitally or printed off (A4) in to a folder to sketch your PL design for this week.

Like the download? Let me know! Tag your instagram or twitter images with #charlielovespaper