How to print 3×3 and 3×4 images for Project Life

Printing images for my Project Life album often takes the most time – especially if I am playing catch up. I like to edit and print in bulk and scrap a few layouts at a time. I used to print using my Canon Selpy, but it was working out expensive. I like to use that printer for mini projects (such as Day in the Life) or if I am totally up to date on the album.

So for most of this year, I have been printing in bulk. I edit the 3×4 images into a 6×4 images, and the 3×3’s into a 9×6 picture to print off in store.

Here is a tutorial on how I use Photoshop to collate my 3×4 and 3×3 images ready for printing:

October 2017 finished spreads:PS tutorialPS tutorial_2

How do you print your images?



Pregnancy and Birth Project Life album page layouts

Pregnancy. What a journey. When I found out I was pregnant, the documenter in me had all the great intentions of doing a Project Life/ pocket page/ scrapbook album dedicated to my 9 months, full of the developments, emotions, ups and downs. In reality  –  The first 3 months I spent napping, the middle 3 I spent fully enjoying life, the last 3 I spent researching and purchasing all the items a little person needs – Not leaving much time for that extra documenting.

When I played catch  up on my 2017 Project Life album, I just included all the little things I wanted to when they occurred week by week instead of a separate album. I had a great pregnancy, no cravings, no sickness so felt there was little to document except my growing bump. I took a ‘proper’ photo every month which I still need to sort and put into an album, but the more natural or selfie pictures fit nicely in my PL album.

There wasn’t much inspiration out there, I had a look on forums and on Pinterest, but there was little that was my style, or it was all old fashioned scrapbook layouts, so I just winged it in my own way!

This video looks at my last few weeks of pregnancy and the birth, walk thing through how I incorporated the photos within my pocket page spreads in my 2017 Project Life album using July Studio Calico kit and Lollipop Guild pregnancy cards.


Cards mentioned:
LOLLIPOP GUILD PREGNANCY JOURNAL CARDS from Studio Calico (now in download only) available here

What did you do to document your pregnancy or birth? I’d love to hear in the comments!