24 comments


  • Tali

    This is fantastic. I love the smaller size!

    You ladies and that Rad Lab, you’re going to get me into trouble.

    February 13, 2013
    • You will wonder how you ever lived without it, Tali. I resisted for a looooong time.

      February 13, 2013
  • Nicole

    Great inspiration, Peppermint, thanks! I thought about a smaller format this year, too. I hoped to do 8.5 x 11 with baseball card page protectors until I realized those slots aren’t exactly 3×4. So, I went with the 12×12 but am also just doing a loose chronological order with month divders rather than week by week. I’m liking it so far.

    Love your small format, will keep this in mind for next year!

    February 13, 2013
    • I haven’t tried the new page protectors in Project Life, but the ones in the Snap page protectors may be just a bit larger, width-wise? Because I design PL cards for my store with a width of about 2.9 inches since that’s what people say fits in the Project Life protectors, but in this Snap album I just cut a 4×6 in half and it all fits with a little room to spare. I never have to shave anything off the sides or anything. So that leads me to believe they may be a little wider? But it works nicely if I add some dimension to the cards.

      February 13, 2013
  • I love the cards that have your journaling on them, especially the one with the landscape photo on top and the different things you did at certain times through the day. Did you make those yourself, or are they a product I can buy? ;) Beautiful album!

    February 13, 2013
    • I made them myself, just quickly for the information I needed. I could definitely make the cards available, though.

      February 13, 2013
  • L Squared

    hmmm love the idea – Wonder if they’d fit in another brands 8×8 album so I could mix in my digi pages in the album too. Any ideas?

    February 13, 2013
    • Since every album seems to be a bit different, I think the best I can do is tell you that the holes on the page protector are 4.25″ apart (center to center) and the actual page protector is actually 8.5″ top to bottom and just a *smidge* over 7″ from side to side. (The 6×8″ full page inserts would actually hold a 6.5×8.5″ page).

      February 13, 2013
    • You can make any page protector fit into any album by covering the holes in the front and back with washi tape and then punching holes where you want them. Lends a decorative look and serves the purpose! :)

      February 13, 2013
  • Amanda a

    I’m using a Smash book for my attempt at PL. I love the mini albums from simple stories

    February 13, 2013
    • Oh, I want to see it! Do you have pictures of it posted? I have a SmashBook and I think it’s just a little TOO blank for me, I get paralyzed creatively when I open it up. But I love the idea of it, which is why I bought one. :)

      February 13, 2013
  • Kathleen

    I made a 2012 Year in Review Book with a Snap Album and how I wish the idea of doing Project Life had surfaced then.

    I did a digital version of PL last year and was successful in a way – probably half of the weeks were completed. This year, I decided to go with a hybrid version so I bought all of the supplies. I agree completely … the 12x12s are just too big. There are too many pockets for one story or even a week.

    Thanks for the ah ha moment!

    February 13, 2013
  • I love it! It’s fabulous and it’s so you. :)

    February 14, 2013
  • This is a great idea. I didn’t know I could get photo protectors for the SNAP albums and I love the idea of the smaller book. I have a SNAP album but haven’t thought about doing PL with it. Thanks for the idea!! I just ordered products for this at scrapbook.com! :)

    February 14, 2013
  • Amy

    I tried PL all digital for the first three weeks of this year, but it is too big, too many slots to fill. And I’m scanning stuff which is a drag. I saw your post and I ordered a snap album and page protectors. They just shipped today! Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing!

    February 14, 2013
  • Gela

    I like how you used project life products for not project life. I am to busy, disorganized but mostly to lazy to keep up with Project life. thanks for the inspiration

    February 14, 2013
  • Gela

    P.S. I’m glad there has not been any reports injuries or gluing of body parts.

    February 14, 2013
  • liz

    loooooooooove. The pocket with your business cards is my favorite-est thing ever.

    February 15, 2013
  • Loving the smaller size of the 6×8 PL album, but not ready to make the switch yet. :) Thanks so much for sharing your pages – love them! Of course, I love lots of stuff you do! :D

    February 18, 2013
  • Carole Mac

    WOW and I thought it had to be one of those digiland rumors… Peppermint; is doing a version of PL again… that is just crazy talk…so I thought!!
    Well with Christine’s validation today, I had to come take a looksie for myself.
    Of course the project is STUNNING… very ‘one lil bird’ and exactly what I would assume for one of your projects.
    I am so happy for you, discovering a way to make it your own and you genuinely seem excited about it.
    I did an album last year that combined PL, One lil word and Capture your 365… 100% me, fully hybrid and only the parts that I love about each of the projects… and I kept it going all yr…first time ever for a yr long project. thx for sharing Peppermint

    February 19, 2013
  • Allison

    Gah…. the smaller album may (may!) be enough to shove me into trying. I get too caught up in the “rules” (which I’m positive I made up) just while thinking about it normally… If I can give up the rhyme and reason, the smaller book just might fix me. xo

    March 04, 2013
  • Carla

    Hey Peppermint =) Will that album be big enough to fit your entire year?

    March 09, 2013
    • I doubt it, but from what I’ve seen some people need to use 2 albums in the 12×12 format, too. It’s too early to tell but I imagine I’m looking at a 3 album situation depending on how crazy I get with the bulky items. So far I’m really drawn to things like badges and wood veneer, so I foresee myself filling the album rather swiftly. But then again, I’m not really aiming to do 2 pages for every week, so it’s very possible that during slower (read: more boring) times of year I’ll compensate. Ideally I’d love to keep it to two albums, but I don’t mind if it gets split up. :)

      March 10, 2013
  • Becks

    Hi Peppermint,

    I think you might have converted me to use the 6×8 format too. I’m still on the fence though.

    You probably don’t have that many inserts yet, but do you have a ballpark guess how many insert pages it can fit in one album? With photos in of course. I plan to use it as my baby’s first year album, so I probably need about 20-30 pages. I know I can do 2 albums but I’d rather not!

    March 19, 2013

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