Project Life featuring Red Lilly
A wonderful thing about blogging is working with like minded creative people. And I am thrilled to introduce my new sponsor Red Lilly.
I love featuring a company or product in an imaginative way and when Red Lilly got in touch I jumped at the chance to promote them, their site is bursting with affordable homeware and accessories, especially as I got to keep the most darling set of wooden filing drawers!
I have been a long term fan of Project Life and have quite a collection of the beautiful product range, I use them for all sorts. In fact everything other than photo albums! I use them in little social media photos, for postcards and stick them to walls for inspiration. And I have desperately needed somewhere to store them all!
These drawers are perfect and they've found a happy home in the living room.
Project Life is the modern way to scrapbook. To cultivate a beautiful life and record it.
How many of you reading this take hundreds of photos but rarely print them? And I don't mean photos for a gallery wall, or on the fireplace, I mean traditional albums that we all love pouring over when we visit our parents and grandparents.
Before Ollie was born I religiously printed hundreds (probably getting on for thousands) of photographs and painstakingly scrapbooked each album with stickers and embellishments. But since having two demanding boys, my albums have sat unloved, tucked away in a box, instead of displayed for us all to enjoy.
Sammy has 5 albums in his bedroom which he looks at all the time. His first holiday, his first Christmas, first birthday and beyond lovingly curated. But I seem to have run out of time lately.
Hooray for the easy way to album your photos! I adore the slip in sleeves that snap into place in the lever arch files. There are loads of different ways to display your photos and add the pre printed cards and scrapbook papers. Of course you can add extra embellishments if you fancy but I prefer to use just the cards. There are so many different sets - there will be a style for everyone!
I was very lucky and my brother and sister in law brought back a suitcase full of products as my Christmas present this year but you can find Project Life online and in Hobbycraft.
But they have been swilling about in the bottom of a large drawer, getting crushed and bent and that wouldn't do at all!
I have always lusted after a set of drawers like this. To complete our modern heritage feel to our home. Vintage mixed with modern and classic pieces with texture and strong colour palettes.
There are 6 drawers which fit A4 papers or 6 sets of mini cards perfectly. I ordered mine with blank colours and patterns at the top, prompts to write memories and recall moments and quotes finishing with an empty drawer at the bottom for photos.
I set a New Year's resolution to print photos every week, and so far I have failed.
I am guilty of taking 10 pictures when 1 would do. One of the children on the swings not 10 from different angles. Project Life makes me pick the best of a big bunch and I've started with New Year. Our celebrations with our best friends at my in laws.
The start of 2014 and the start of my Project Life adventure.
It may only be 2 pages but it's a start! I'd love to see your collages and layouts if you are already a fan of Project Life.
And the start of a beautiful relationship with Red Lilly. I shall be sharing my favourites from their collections each month so make sure you check out my current favourites.
Have you stuck to any of your resolutions you made in January?! Go on you can tell me.... ;)