I am starting with Ali Edwards' December Daily Layered Templates. I originally purchased the 6" x 8.5" size but didn't like the size so I purchased the 8.5" x 11" size as soon as Ali developed it. I am not a digital scrapper so I like that Ali offers pdf files with some of her Designer Digital designs. Above you can see that I printed them out on kraft 8.5 x 11 Reflections cardstock that I purchased at Michaels (one just opened up here a few weeks ago!). I added a piece of printed paper (see next paragraph for details) to the rectangular box next to the number 1 and placed a wooden snowman that I found at Michaels (12 cents!) in the wooden products section. So far I've done pages 1 through 13 so I have more to do. Pretty easy so far! With the 8.5" x 11" kraft cardstock I have a variety of options for the photos I put here. I can get two 4" x 6" horizontally oriented photos in the space remaining. I can place a 5" x 7" photo here or a cropped 8" x 10" photo (anything 8" x 8" or less will fit here). There may be other options but I haven't thought this through any further. I'll be checking out other options when I print my photos through Shutterfly. I'd like a collage photo somewhere but that may be on 12 x 12 layout added in somewhere. This is what makes Project Life so great - its flexibility and adaptability to what you have or what you want to do.
I'll replace some of the items in the pockets in the page protector above and put in my 4" x 6" photos. The item in the lover right pocket is a transparency that will go over the photo I place there. This collection allows me to move things around until I'm happy with what I have. I will add more embellishments and journaling once I have my photos in place.
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