{project life 2012: february… & a giveaway & a freebie too!}

Happy Valentine’s Day you all!!!

Long post ahead. Be warned. (Actually it isnt SUCH a long post, but it is really really late in the night/almost morning, so I feel it is longggg…..) But it will be worth your time coz I have goodies to share at the end! And if you are a Project lifer I have some cute printables for you to download as well!

This year I am doing Project life digitally. And monthly instead of weekly (you can read more about that in my first PL post here). I am scrapping ahead, and though this layout says february- it contains photos mainly from mid jan to mid feb. And I am OK with that. I am just super happy to be scrapping the NOW while it is still fresh in my mind.

What is best about Project life is that it is so adaptable, so flexible and so much fun! I love how freeformed the design is and how all the colors are chaotic, yet sing together :) Am very glad that I took on this project, and so far have been able to stay on track. Here is this month’s two page spread…

(click on image to see enlarged version)

This months layout is in a top ten format. Top ten lists about the girls and us with top ten photos to go with them :)

And a look at each page seperately, this one is my big girl Nidhi’s page…


and this one is my little baby Shreya’s page…


I used some of the new horizontal journaling cards (available at www.jessicasprague.com), they are super friendly to use. I also used the camera journaling cards by Splendid Fiins (linked in the supplies below)

And…. I made some of my own journaling cards. There was this 40 minute window I got today, while both the girls took a nap (which has not occured once in the past 4 months!), and I used it to play around in Photoshop, do some typography of my own :)

And so I have six 3 by 4 inch journaling cards, 3 horizontal and 3 vertical- a perfect addition for your this weeks Project life. Valentine day themed.

Click HERE to download the file. There is a .png file if you want to use it digitally and also printable versions.

Printing them is super easy and simple. Just feed a 8.5 by 11 inch white or cream cardstock into your printer instead of regular paper. I don’t change my printer settings, just hit print. The only drawback you will see is that the cardstock will absorb the ink a lot more than regular paper, so let it dry for an extra minute, just to be safe.

Download Valentine4PL

I am also join­ing in on the Project life Tues­day at The Mom Cre­ative! I love the energy they have here and I also love that it gives me a deadline. Since  my Project life is going to be monthly, I will be post­ing on the sec­ond Tues­day each month…

The Mom Creative

Oooh! I was about to say bye, completely forgetting about the I have planned. The scrapbooking industry has been so generous to me, and I have continuously received products from many many different sources, all delivered to my doorstep. So I feel its about time I give back, and do a of my own. Good Karma right?

Since its Valentine’s day, I have two LOVE-able stamp sets by Fiskars up for the grab. The Just Married and Lasting Love clear stamp sets.

Just leave a comment below  and I will mail out both of these stamp sets to one randomly drawn winner. You might want to like my Facebook page (I have another giveaway coming up soon, just for those fans!)

This giveaway will be open until next tuesday. Unfortunately, I can only mail these within Continental US. Not internationally.

Good luck and thanks for staying with me so long and hope you have a great Valentines day!!!

Supplies used:
Camera love 3by4 journaling cards: Splendid Fiins
List love journaling cards: Splendid Fiins
Horizontal journaling cards: Becky Higgins, Clementine Edition
Numbered Tickets: Erica Hernandez
Love+ Love journaling card: Katti
Fonts: CK Ali hand, Helvetica LT, Georgia, American typewriter


I grew up watching my mom crochet, so my love for yarn doesn't surprise me. Besides Knitting, I love to Paint, Draw, Sew and take Photos. My happy place is at home, crafting something while watching a movie with my family.


  1. Fab pages – I loved the ‘I heart you every day card’ then whooped when I found out you included it as a freebie at the end of your post – thanks so much!
    Great idea to do the theme of top 10!
    (Outside US so please don’t enter me for giveaway.)

  2. Aww, thanks for the free download and freebie. Happy Valentine’s Day! and I love how you worked on PL page journaling your DD’s phrases. Sweet!

  3. Thank you for the beautiful cards! Definitely going to try those. I am glad you are linking up monthly, Jessica’s link party seems to be a great group of people so far.
    Your girls are darling, love that shot of Shreya’s baby pudge on her legs. Made me smile.

  4. I love your top ten format. And I love your printables. Great clean design. Lovely.

    Looking forward to seeing more pages!

  5. What great pages and so great that you are adapting to what works for you – totally important. Isn’t it great to be scrapping what is going on NOW. I WAS so far behind (well I still am with old stuff) but now I can at least feel like I am preserving SOME memories when they are fresh.

    Would love to have you link up to my blog where I have a digital project life link up:
    I love to see digi pages and would love for you to link up your post on my blog – http://krisiskreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/project-life-week-6-digi-link-up.html

  6. Those pages spread look awesome. I really want to be scrapping in the now too. You are making me so jelous with that. The little things you keeping are record of are so sweet and i am sure all of you will treasure it as your children bigger. Thanks for the freebie and the chance to win those Fiskars stamps. Love how big those sentiments are. Hope you had a happy Valentine’s day too.

  7. hey Smitha,

    U r always a source of inspiration for me. Thanks a lot for the freebie, I love it :) Hope to see more ideas from you in future & thanks for the giveaway …..

    With regards,
    Neha Parab

  8. Your girls are so pretty and photogenic. I often visit your blog for the awesome layouts you create and the wonderful ideas you share :)

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  9. Oh wow…super sweet pages! What a special gift you are giving to your family with your album!..Love the top 10 list has well…thanks for the valentine freebie!

  10. So happy to come across your blog…love to see your creations! Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. thanks for sharing your valentine freebies! i am doing digital monthly pl as well. love your pages.

  12. I just discovered your printables and wanted to thank you for sharing.

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