If you’re even mildly part of the scrapbooking world you’ve probably heard about Becky Higgins and Project Life. I dabble in my own version of the system as part of my memory keeping process, and because I also love using my Android smart phone for memory keeping, I was bummed that her app was iPhone only. But that all changed when she launched the Android version of the Project Life App in February!
I immediately bought it and tested it out to see how I could use my PNG files from Printably in the app. It works beautifully! In about 15 minutes I was able to make this page in the project Life app using photos on my phone and my PNG files.
The app allowed me to choose photos or images from my camera’s photo gallery , as well as from two of my cloud storage options: Amazon Drive and Google Photos. I uploaded my Printably PNG files to Amazon Drive in order to access them.
Here’s the process I used in the project Life app:
The images below aren’t the steps from when I made the page shown, these just illustrate the process for you. I selected my layout: I chose the classic layout with four 4×6 slots and four 3×4 slots.
To add a photo or journaling card, tap one of the spots: You get zoomed into that area.
The button on the left allows you to add a photo, or a PNG file. The button on the right, takes you into the built-in Project Life collections. I added a PNG card from the February 2016 kit.
Note, I chose a 3×4 card, but the resolution was enough for it to fit a 4×6 spot.
Then I added a card from the app itself. The app comes with four free collections, and you can purchase additional sets.
I chose a card from the midnight edition.
Once you’ve got all your spots filled you can then save or share the layout. if you click on the X you get these options
Choose No if you’re in the middle of a page and it will be saved to In progress. if you’ve finished a page, choose Yes and it will be saved to Completed Pages. You can access your pages in your library within the app.
To export completed pages, click on the sharing icon. You’ll get the following options:
I saved one of each to my gallery – they were then automatically exported to Google Photos so I could access them on my desktop. Here’s the page again – this image is the sharing size of 1080×1080 pixels
Kit used:February 2016
I can also share this file directly from my phone to Instagram or Facebook or other social media channel.
I also printed my page out in both the 8×8 and 12×12 sizes.
Here’s a photo of the 8×8 page printed on Epson Archival Matte paper
And the 12×12 page printed on textured Bazzill cardstock:
Have you used the Project Life App? Is scrapbooking like this something you’d consider doing?
Vernell also used PNG files from Printably for her projects this week. Click over to see what other popular scrapbook tool she used!
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