08 April 2014

Project Life Tuesday: Tijuana Road Trip March 2014

Awhile back, there was a Shutterfly promo running on a blog called TheMomCreative. This woman ALWAYS has amazing deals, plus tons of life hacks and tips on her blog. I suggest everyone check her blog out. Anywho, she had a promo code for a free photo book. I personally, have never made a photo book. I prefer everything to be paper, in-my-hands product. I love glue. But I had just come back from Mexico. I was upset. I was tired. I did not have the emotional strength to make a vacation album. Plus, I would have had to buy a new album, new page protectors, and probably a new core kit because I love buying stuff I don't actually need. I decided to take the plunge and make a photo book of the vacation. 

Lucky for me, my favorite brand, Project Life is available in digital format on Shutterfly. I decided to use the Clementine edition because the orange reminded me of Mexico. So, on the 26th of March, with just a couple of hours left in the promo, I placed my order. The process of assembling the photo book took about two hours total. That included selecting photos and playing with the digital embellishments. The finished digital project is below.

Shutterfly offers exclusive photobook layouts so you can make your
book just the way you want.

The finished project arrived on April 2nd, and I was BLOWN AWAY with the quality. The binding is beautiful, the pages are brilliant and a true representation of what the preview looked like. I'm so impressed with these books! 

Now, Shutterfly has these awesome clear pockets for holding memorabilia and ephemera. I added one of these onto my order and I am so glad that I did! I can easily keep all of the little ticket stubs from everywhere we went while on our trip.

Two hours. One whole vacation scrapbooked and DONE! Whew.

Project Life is a memory keeping system designed by Becky Higgins. All products are available on Becky's website or on Amazon.com. Feel free to share links to your own Project Life pages in the comments below.


  1. Your book looks great! I'm waiting for them to come out with one where you can pick each of her different templates and fill it up with any different digital kit, lol. Great work for 2 hours though! I did a mini album in a couple days and I felt pretty good about it. I think I'm going to keep my physical scrapping down to the mini albums now.

    1. I think you could just use the full-page photo option for all of the pages and upload your pictures, but then again you're using ArtCow or something, right? Shutterfly DOES have the cards in their "stickers" category, but I just liked making the pages the way I did, with their templates and just adding their designs around them. Using their pre-made pages and templates helped me get it done so fast.