April Project Life

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

We are almost at the half point of 2016, and I continue to love the 9x12 inch format.  I am still altering my current page protectors to 9x12 inches using the fuse tool, and it is really working out for me.  I'm thinking of during a short tutorial on this since I get so many questions about how to use it.

Here are a few of my project life pages from April.

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

Easter week was a quiet one for us.  It rained so we mostly stayed inside and dyed eggs.  Of course, I can't help but capture the beautiful blooms on our table - I loved this one so much that I printed it at 9x12 inches. I find that sometimes the bigger pictures tell the story.  I used journal cards from the Southern Weddings Edition Core Kit for this spread.

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

In April, My husband and I also made a very quick trip to London for a family wedding.  The actual ceremony was in Worcester, in the West Midlands of England.  We stayed in the most beautiful bed and breakfast in the English countryside, and then took the train back to London for the day. 

For this spread, I printed a 9x12 inch print of the London Eye, which I took with my iPhone, and I was definitely surprised that the quality was so good.  This was such a great trip! More pictures to come soon.

Once again, I used journal cards from the Southern Weddings Edition Core Kit for this layout. I kind of like using journal cards for a different purpose than what they are intended for.  Although this kit is designed for weddings, there are definitely a number of cards that can be used "everyday" layouts such as these.

April 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

And for this last spread, I used journal cards from the Currently Edition Core Kit.  I had the pleasure of photographing my niece's first prom - such a special day. 

Additional Products Used: Design C Page Protector, Design F Page Protector, 12 x 12 Page Protector (all adjusted to 9x12 with the fuse tool), Epson Premium Photo Paper in semi-gloss, Project Life Date Stamp.

I'm slowing beginning to work on May layouts, and I will share those soon!

March Project Life

I can't believe it's been a month since I have last posted! 

The end of March and the beginning of April were super busy for me.  I have so much to share with you, starting with some of my Project Life layouts for March.

March 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

I usually don't devote an entire spread to one day, but this day stood out for me.  Spring in Atlanta can be tough with all of the pollen in the air, but these wisteria blooms by the water made me forget all of my worries.

And as you can imagine, more photos from this day coming soon!

Products used: Becky Higgins Design F Page Protector (trimmed to 9x12 inches with the Fuse Tool), Everyday Edition Core Kit, Everyday Edition Chipboard Stickers, Project Life Date Stamp

March 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

If you have followed my work for a while, you know that I love black and white in my spreads.  This layout definitely pushed my boundaries, but I love the pops of red.

Products used: Becky Higgins Design A Page Protector (trimmed to 9x12 inches with the Fuse Tool), Everyday Edition Core Kit, Project Life Date Stamp

March 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

This layout is special to me since I included a selfie I took with my mom this week.  She lives in Louisiana, so any chance I get to see her is a so special to me.  We are spending more and more time outside these days, so I love seeing that captured in my layouts.

Products used: Becky Higgins Design A Page Protector (trimmed to 9x12 inches with the Fuse Tool), Inspire Edition Core KitProject Life Date Stamp

I am currently working on my April layouts, I can't wait to share those with you soon!

Project Life - February Layouts

Switching to 9 x 12 inch layouts has really been working well for me.  I don't think I'm saving much on space, as the length of my binder is still a full 12 inches.  The game changer for me is that I think differently about how I organize my layouts.  And I realize that 9 x 12 inch full size photos look just as good and have the same impact as a 12x12 inch full size photo!

Here are two spreads from February.

February 2016 Project Life Layouts | Azzari Jarrett

Once again, I am not buying any new page protectors this year.  In these layouts, I am using Design A from my stash and the fuse tool to adjust the page protectors to 9 x 12 inches.  A few people have asked me on Instagram if I have had any trouble with the fuse tool.  I've found that you have to let the fuse tool get nice and hot by waiting about 10-15 minutes before you use it. Any sooner and you might not get a clean edge.

In February, I bought a sketch book and devoted the entire week to doodling and exploring more with watercolors and other mixed media.  Lisa Congdon's sketchbook classes were so very inspiring.  It was definitely good to explore and be creative with my hands.  I used journal cards from the Wander Core Kit to document this layout - with a full size capture of my paintbrushes on the right.

February 2016 Project Life Layouts | Azzari Jarrett

I was inspired by all of the pink blooms popping up for this week's spread! Light pink and green journal cards from the Everyday Edition Core Kit where perfect for this layout. And once again, loving full size photos at 9 x 12 inches.

A few more February layouts here, if you are interested.

Looking forward to documenting March!

Project Life - January Layouts

January 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

I continue to be amazed at how much I love this creative outlet.  Switching to 9x12 is working well for me. It is just enough of a change to keep things fresh and new.

Here are a few layouts from January.

January 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

I documented my birthday week with the digital version of Moments Like These and the Love Story Edition.  I added my journaling in Photoshop before printing out at home.  I print on 4x6 Epson Semi-Gloss Premium Photo Paper, and I really love the quality.

January 2016 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

Once again, I used the fuse tool to adjust Design A page protectors to 9x12 inches. I kept the edges square for this layout, but I am constantly switching - just depends on how I feel when I'm putting together the layout!

Project Life 2016 | Azzari Jarrett

One of the things that I love about the fuse tool is that I can create custom pockets for my film. On the right, I adjusted a 6x12 Becky Higgins page protector into three custom size pockets. I love being able to make Project Life work for me! I used journal cards from the Everyday Edition Core Kit for the right side of the layout.  Also, added a bit of journaling directly on my photo using this white pen.

January 2016 6x8 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

And finally, a layout from my personal Project Life Album that I'm completing this year.  This album is all about me, which I'm finding is more like a journal!  I used journal cards from the Everyday Edition Core KitEveryday Edition Chipboard Stickers, and the Project Life Date Stamp.

Project Life is a quick, easy, and simple form of documenting created by Becky Higgins.  You can find out more information on her website.

Finishing Up Project Life 2015

Finishing Up Project Life 2015 | Azzari Jarrett

I wrapped up my second Project Life album of 2015 last week. 

I filled two 12x12 inch black and white albums in 2015. I noticed a few things last year.  

  • I absolutely love large prints.  I love breaking them up into smaller pockets, and I love letting them tell their own story in a 12x12 inch print.
  • Switching page protectors is a must for me.  I crave change and variety in my album. 
  • Getting it done is better than documenting everything. I tried to focus of the stories I wanted to tell  last year and less on documenting every.single.thing that happened in our lives.  

I wanted to share these last few pages before posting about my plans for 2016.  These pages are also my first layouts for the 2016 Project Life Team!

December 2015 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

I captured most of December in my December Daily album, so I just highlighted a few favorite pictures.

December 2015 Project Life | Azzari Jarrett

You can check out Project Life 2015 to see all of my layouts from last year.

Looking forward to documenting in 2016!

Products used: Sweet Edition Core Kit, Everyday Edition Chipboard Stickers, Becky Higgins Design L page protector, Becky Higgins Design B page protector.

2016 Project Life Creative Team

Azzari Jarrett - 2013 Project Life

This is the very first page of my very first Project Life album in 2013.  

I was pregnant with my 3rd daughter and looking for a way to combine my love of photography and the need to document my pregnancy.  I tried a couple of traditional baby books, but they just were just not cutting it for me.  I stumbled upon Project Life, and I have not looked back since.

I love printing my photos.  I love pretty paper.  But most importantly, I love telling my story. 

Fast forward 3 years, and I am honored to be a part of the 2016 Becky Higgins Project Life Creative Team.

In a way, I feel that is opportunity is a way for me to give back to a community that has impacted my life so greatly.  Looking back at my past albums and layouts brings me so much joy.  And I love it when one of my girls asks to "look at our memories!"

I look forward to sharing more of my layouts with you in 2016 - I have a feeling it is going to be a great year!