NSD Recap: Project Life Share + Blog Announcement

by | Design & Technique | 4 comments

I had a lot of fun this past Saturday in celebration of National Scrapbook Day. My dear husband helped out even more than usual with Emily so I could have time to play along with the #NSD10K event at Big Picture Classes and on Instagram.

The biggest revelation from my experience was being able to use my staple on thin wood veneer pieces! I also really liked using hashtags as a page title. (And of course, there was a doily.)


The first project I worked on was a Design H page using the National Scrapbook Day mini kit from Studio Calico. I cropped an Instagram photo of myself to 6×8 and then printed it as two 4×6 photos at home. I created a 4×6 divided flip pocket on the back so that I could include additional items.

I originally had the “I am a scrapbooker” card on the front, but wanted to use the star transparency from the Blue Note scrapbook kit from Studio Calico to create a peekaboo effect in the album.


In the afternoon, I really dove in to working on my monthly Project Life pages. I worked primarily with the Sugar Rush Project Life kit from Studio Calico for this glimpse into the month of February. The triangle month template is available as a free download here at Simple Scrapper.

I also printed a lot of photos for other months and plan to be all caught up within the next week. I’ll share more details soon, but this approach comes together so easily and is really fun to create.


If you enjoyed these pages, you’re going to want to save the dates of May 18-23 for Project Life Week here at Simple Scrapper. I’ll be sharing peeks into my own process as well as a ton of keep-it-simple tips from our team!


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  1. Deanna Ridgway

    Jennifer I love your page! How did you get your photo to 6×8 and then print it on two 4×6 photos? Thanks!

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Sure thing Deanna!

      Step 1. Create a 6″ x 8″ canvas in Photoshop at 300ppi.
      Step 2. Drag in or paste your photo into the canvas.
      Step 3. Turn on the grid under View.
      Step 4. Using the rectangle selection tool, select the top half.
      Step 5. Go to Edit > Crop.
      Step 6. Print the photo.
      Step 7. Go to Edit > Step Backwards / Undo
      Step 8. Using the rectangle selection tool, select the bottom half.
      Step 9. Go to Edit > Crop.
      Step 10. Print the photo.
      Step 11. Use paper trimmer to split one of the photos in half, if needed.

  2. Deanna Ridgway

    Thanks Jennifer!

  3. Kim McKelvey-Smith

    Glad you had the chance to sit down, or rather stand, and get some scrapping done. I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but that is an awesome photo of you!

    Love how you created the pages and that wood veneer is the perfect touch!

    Looking forward to Project Life Week!


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