Welcome to another week of Project Life at Elle's Studio. We are thrilled to introduce you to today's Project Life Special Guest, Elise Blaha.
Elise is a crafter and blogger. She lives in Southern California with her husband Paul.
Elise's blog is one of my regular stops each and every morning. She writes on a variety of topics such as crafting, home decor, and even projects like baking 40 loaves of bread in a year. I was super excited to see her begin Project Life in 2012, and have enjoyed watching her album progress this year. Make sure to swing by her post for more details about this week's Project Life layout.
When and Why did you start Project Life?
I started Project Life at the beginning of 2012 because I was ready for something different and a new documenting challenge.
What do you love about Project Life?
I have been shocked at how Project Life has brought back my love of paper crafting. I had absolutely hit a "scrapbooking slump" prior to embarking on Project Life and it's wonderful to be inspired again. I also love how the whole is so much greater than the sum of it's parts- each week's spread on it's own is cool, but all together? Awesome.
Any tips on keeping up or catching up in your album?
I work on my album throughout the week so I generally stay on top of things. I also make a point to blog the pervious week each Sunday. Setting this goal makes me feel like I have a "deadline" and deadlines help me work more efficiently. I also think I keep my album relatively simple. If you look at my pockets, they usually hold just one photo or one piece of paper. I rely on small embellishments (like labels and tags) to fancy things up. I am not trying to reinvent the wheel each week-- just document what went on.
How do you make time for Project Life?
I just carve a bit of time every day or every few days to make stuff. I work to keep a very organized space so finding paper, embellishments, adhesives, etc is simple and takes no time. :)
Elise is participating in "A Week in the Life" (a concept created by Ali Edwards) this week. She sent us a sneak of her cover page that includes Elle's Studio's products. Check out her post here on how she plans to document "A Week in the Life".
We are having a special giveaway today featuring Elise's favorite Elle's Studio products!
1. Number Tidbits 2. Date and Place Strips- Bright 3. Bright Pennants 4. Scallop Journaling Tags- Bright 5. Scallop Journaling Tags- black and white
Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win Elise's favorite products. We will announce the winner next Tuesday on our Project Life post.
Elise, thank you so much for joining us at Elle's Studio today!