|Posted: 1/26/2013 10:07:59 AM|
All of the sudden I have become less anti-project life and can see some benefits. I love my 12x12 LOs so those will not be going anywhere. So I plan on doing a hybrid among my albums. I notice in the Project Life series on here it seems like a lot of product other than paper gets used and that excites me. I do not like hoarding product and nothing makes me happier when I can toss an empty package in the trash! I feel like the industry is so me right now I know with the CHA releases coming I will be buying lots of goodies before they are all gone and we are back to the trends that are not so "me". Do any current PL scrapers feel they are using their products up or the reverse? It seems like there is a lot of stamping and I have tons of stamps never used on LOs. Do you feel you have to buy a whole other stash for PL or use up what you already have? Do you feel like you are less likely to hoard product or feel like the pressure of using a paper or embellishment is too pretty for the page? Just curious.
|Posted: 1/26/2013 10:26:42 AM|
I'm just starting PL in 2013, just did 12x12 layouts previously. I have joined the studio calico PL kit and I've purchased a little of the photo freedom collection for PL but otherwise I'm just planning on using my stash and I have lots of stash. HA! PL will be my everyday scrapping and big events will be 12x12 layouts.
Loc: Would rather be somewhere else.
|Posted: 1/26/2013 10:30:50 AM|
I us my photos that I take with my iphone for my PL. I don't really have any "special" product that are just for PL. I do have the seafoam kit bu that can go so much farther than PL. I'm using alot of my 6x6 paper pads( and I have alot) and other product that I probably wont have used other wise. I like my 12x12 and don't want to get away from that.
|Camera: Canon Rebl EOS T3i
Lenses: 18-55mm, 55-250mm
Flash: Speedlite 430EX ll
|Posted: 1/26/2013 12:46:27 PM|I did PL first and am starting 12x12s. The main difference I have seen is that some of the larger prints in 12x12 don't work well. I am personally also using a much more limited color palette.
I like the small canvas of PL and I feel like smaller embellishments make more impact so I reach for the last few letter stickers (I start my journaling with or letter and continue in handwriting often) or a tiny sticker that might get lost, even on a card. I am using my PL stamps on my 12x12 - I don't think you would need anything special. Larger images work better for filler cards .
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: 1/26/2013 5:24:30 PM|
This is my first year and I have already used up a lot of cute embellies that I received in kits but weren't my style. Examples include paper clips, itty bitty bags, SC die cuts. I am Using up so much washi that I can justify buying more. Also I get to use up so many imperfect pictures. I chose to buy the SC PL kit but you don't have to. I find myself so organized with my memory keeping now. I jot down notes of which pictures I will create layouts with. Try it!
Loc: Roseville, CA
|Posted: 1/26/2013 5:39:38 PM|
Definitely! It's kind of funny because I tend to stop myself from using stuff I really live on a LO to not "waste" it. But I have a rurally been using lots of stuff from my stash for PL without any guilt. Labels, letters, word stickers, other decor is all getting used up. Granted I have purchased more with PL in mind too so it's probably awash, but I do feel like I am finally using stuff at least.
|Posted: 1/26/2013 5:51:13 PM|
Thanks everyone. I have just placed an order for the pocket page protectors so I can start soon. I am hoping to use up a good bit of stash so I can justify the new release purchases.
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 1/26/2013 6:02:12 PM|
Project Life is a great place to use up those last few bits of paper, and I am more likely to buy an embellishment pack that I only love 2 of the 10 items because the others are pretty likely going to get a home in PL. Same goes for techniques. I can feel good about trying out new things because of the smaller scale and pictures and life change in mood, color ect, so it's easy to fit things in.
Project Life is definitely an enabler but a pretty good stash buster too in my experience.