Project Life Notebook

Do you keep a notebook or planner for Project Life notes? How do you remember things that happen each day or each week when it comes time to scrap? I needed a system for remembering little details of the day and created my own mini notebook.

Check out my walk through video here.

I am loving project life this year and I have really been working hard on adding more journaling on my pages. Plus I have been watching so many helpful youtube videos, taking Ali Edwards’ classes, listening to The Scrap Gals Podcast and just getting so much information. I need a way to take notes throughout the month so that I can remember everything when it’s time to scrap. As you have noticed on my blog I’m usually working on a delay of about 3-4 weeks in project life so I need a place for notes.

Here is the perfect example, last week my son said something super cute and I instantly thought I want to include this in project life. So I emailed it to myself, that was easy enough but I don’t love that process. So I thought about it for a while, as I like to do.

About a week later I was ready to put my plan into action. I knew I wanted something small to just hold one month at a time, plus I wanted to make it. I have so many stamps and love when people use them but I don’t ever use them myself. So I challenged myself to use my stamps in this mini project.

Making a Project Life Notebook 



White Printer Paper – 20 sheets

Colored Cardstock

Stamps – Heidi Swap day of the week and number set, arrow stamp set, date roller stamps, Kelly Purkey stamp ink, paper trimmer, stapler.


My process for mini albums or really anything I create is I start with want I want and figure out a way to make it happen. Example: I like to use sharpies to write, the causes a problem because they bleed, so I need a solution, I add extra paper.

I started with regular white printer paper and added a cardstock cover. I wanted to staple the book together but my stapler didn’t fit to the middle so I stitched it. That was the HARDEST part. I don’t have a lot of practice stitching but it worked and it looks cute.

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Each weekly spread is created with the day of the week and numbers stamps from Heidi Swap set. And either arrows or butterfly lines as the separations per day.

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The first page of the album is a place to hold my daily phrase. Something that I started this year as a monthly recap. You can see more about that here.

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I decorated the cover with letter stickers from Target and stamped 2016 at the top.

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You can see a feel video walk through here.

I plan to keep this little album on the kitchen counter and reach for it at least once a day to jot down a few things that happened that day.

I will be back towards the end of the month or after April to let you know how it worked for me.

I would be interested to see how you take notes for Project Life or if you have a place to remember things that happen each day.



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