all about project life: our finished family yearbook!

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Is it Day 5 already?  To recap, on Day 1 I shared why I love Project Life.  Day 2 was how I use the Project Life app.  Day 3 included tips for saving time & Day 4 had a video with my step-by-step printing process.  Today, I’m excited to share our finished 2015 family album!

our family album made with the project life app

For me, the hardest part about Project Life is waiting all year to order/receive the final printed book!  But… hooray!  Our 2015 book is finished and it’s finally here!

The Project Life App is a fun and convenient way to turn your daily photos into a beautiful annual album! Check out this example album.

It’s fun to flip through the book and re-live some of the memories… it’s a little shocking how quickly I forget things that I haven’t written it down.  So thankful for these books to help supplement my mommy-brain-impaired-memory!  I’m really looking forward to the day (hopefully soon) when my kids are old enough to page through them with me.

The Project Life App is a fun and convenient way to turn your daily photos into a beautiful annual album! Check out this example album.

Here’s a five minute video tour of our finished album where I share a review of the printing quality, some tips, and page examples.  Hopefully watching me flip the pages will give you a better idea of the quality & feel of a printed book from blurb (I shared a step-by-step for my printing process in this post yesterday).  Check it out:

If you’d rather page through sample pages of my album without listening to my dorky commentary, Becky featured some of my pages on the Get Inspired page (!!!) of her website.  See for yourself (mine is the Project 52 edition).

 

And that’s a wrap on the ‘All About Project Life’ week!  If you’re new to Project Life, I hope you’re inspired & excited to make your own book!  If you’re already a pro, I hope you learned a new trick or idea!

Any questions I didn’t answer?  Leave a comment on this blog post… I love to talk about Project Life!


20 comments
  • Tammy

    Thank you so much for the project life inspiration this week! I appreciate you showing us your process. Will you please share how and where you store your books? Is it better to keep them laying down rather than standing up? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Tammy! Glad you enjoyed the blog series. I’m not sure if it’s better to store them laying down or standing up. I store my books on our bookshelf… the bookshelf is pretttttty full so they’re supported in there tightly. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Thank you!!! So grateful for all the amazing info you shared! I feel completely prepared now and I’m counting down the days to the Android app release!ReplyCancel

    • Exciting that it’s finally coming to Android! You’re going to love it, Heather!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Do you make just one book? My method has been after each child’s birthday I make a photobook of their year. So each child has a book for each year, and they can take them with them when they move out. But I want to start doing project life and working on it weekly. Not sure if I want to continue making each child their own book…ReplyCancel

    • Yes I make just one book. I’ve only ever printed one copy of our annual albums, but I like that I have the option to purchase another someday since I have all the digital files saved… we will see if it’s something the kids show interest in down the line. I did make a baby book for each child also using project life. The baby books are only the first 12 months… so they’ll each have that! I haven’t decided what I’ll do once my kids are school aged, but for now the single album/year works for me!ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Do you mind sharing the cost for a blurb family yearbook album? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Liz, I pay about $100-130 each year depending on the sales they’re having at the time.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis

    Loved the project life series! Great job!! My only question is, how do you determine when week one begins? According to Google its the first Thursday of the year but my iphone lists the weeks differently. Just want to have some consistency… And I’m probably over thinking it ?ReplyCancel

    • Hi Phyllis- For 2016, I made my first spread a little longer to include January 1 – 10. After the first week, I went back to the normal Monday-Sunday. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Freddy!!! THANK you! You’ve totally inspired me! I am going to do this this year!ReplyCancel

  • Marty

    I have really enjoyed your PL posts. thanks for sharing all of this information
    What size font do you use for your journaling?
    thanks againReplyCancel

    • Hi Marty! It varies a little based on what’s needed to fit the text on the journaling card, but I’m usually between 9.5-11 on the app’s font size.ReplyCancel

  • […] If Project Life sounds intriguing, you can read more about why I love it, how I do it, and see a finished album! […]ReplyCancel

  • Marian

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful album and getting me inspired. So happy Project Life is on Android. The link above for BLURB isn’t connecting.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn

    Hi! I love your photo book! Your book looks pretty thick. Did you only do one layout per week? Or are there extra layouts for things like birthday parties, vacations, etc? I have followed Becky Higgins and Project Life for four or five years, bought some physical and digital product, but have yet to do a book. I am so overwhelmed with the amount of pictures that I get discouraged as soon as I try to start!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Lynn! Yes, I stick pretty strictly to one layout per week. I don’t add in additional pages for big events… I just get super selective about my MOST favorite photos so I can stick to one spread per week. So my books are like 105 pages.

      I understand the overwhelm that comes with SO MANY PHOTOS. I’ve been happy just sticking to the best of the best and letting everything else go.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy

    Is there a way with the pl app to design two facing pages? Creating a book, I want my pages to look nice together-coordinate colors and pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Aji

    Thanks for the great video. It cleared so many of my questions. May I know what font and size you use??ReplyCancel

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