Collaboration Project! Project Life 2016 Week 17 Featuring Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

Hi guys, I am so excited about today's project! A fellow YouTuber approached me and asked if I would like to do a collaboration with her, and of course I said yes please! So Katina Martinez of lifeslittleblessings and I decided we would both create a Project Life layout using our Wild story kits from Ali Edwards. Have a look at my process here:

So my favorite way to use my Ali Edwards Story Kits is to use the digital elements in the Project Life App, and then embellish using the physical products on top of the printed layouts. Here is the layout as I created it in the App:

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

Here is the layout completed:

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

When I first learned that the Story Kit for April/May was WILD, I must admit I wasn't wild about the idea. My first thought about the word wild is discomfort - I think about wild outdoors, wild animals, wild children, wild crowds, and on and on. And of course I watched the class content and wrote notes for myself about other meanings of the word wild that Ali talked about. I also looked at the photos I had in my cue for the next few weeks of Project Life, and realized that there are actually quite a few opportunities to document the WILD in my own life.

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

I still wasn't sure about it though, until Katina told me she was going to just document her WILD family in the every day, with three kids (yep, I know all about that!). So I asked her if I could use her idea as well, and this is how this week's layout came about for me.

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

The left hand side of the layout is about Alan taking the kids to the trampoline park. Yep, plenty of WILD there! They totally had a ball.

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

Something that stood out to me, even in the midst of the WILD, is the contrast of REST. My husband captured all the images on this side of the layout, including the one of our son laying on the bench looking like he is dying. He's not, I promise, but he did need to take a rest for a while and they did all wear themselves out in that park!

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

I absolutely love the circle elements in this month's Story Kit. I think we find ourselves gravitating towards circles in our art because it is a feeling of completeness. There is also a feeling of completeness in enjoying the WILD moments.

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

Another image that conveys WILD is the bird's nest that has been created behind the wreath on our front door. This is sort of a WILD place for a bird to land, and we are aware of the comings and goings of mama bird and papa bird. They watch us as well, as we come and go, from the tree in the front yard.

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

We had one particularly WILD day this week where they paved our road. We were pretty much sequestered for the afternoon, although the construction workers were very nice about it and tried to help us as much as they could.

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

Katina and I made a point of using the marketing card in this kit - and it was easy to say yes to that! I love this card, and especially love its place next to the photo of my feet.

Project Life 2016 Week 17 Ali Edwards WILD Story Kit

This sums up where the week ended up - with a Diet Coke and a bottle of Tylenol! This was definitely a fun layout to create and another really awesome Story Kit from Ali Edwards. Please be sure to check out my friend Katina at her blog here: lovinglifeslittleblessings.com

She can also be found on YouTube, if you wish to find her there and that is where she found me! Thanks Katina, for friending me and for this collaboration! This is definitely one of my favorite things about the scrapbooking community - the many amazing artists who connect every day with each other, inspire each other, and lift each other up!

~Theresa