Project Life with Aimee Caddell

Hi bloggers!  It’s so fun to see how people all over the world are incorporating their photos with our exclusive stamps & accessories and these layouts by Aussie native Aimee Caddell are of no exception! Follow along as Aimee tells us more about her beautiful layout!

Hi, my name is Aimee Dow and I am very honored to be here on the new blog today, to show you my most recent Project Life spread.


I’m currently working back through previous years. It’s nice because it means I can do summer spreads at the same time as all my American counterparts.


As you can see, this week covered hubby’s and my vacation to the Gold Coast for my birthday.


The problem I had when putting this spread together was a number of really bright photos. I wanted to highlight them rather than have them lost in pattern paper, so very early on I decided I would use Becky Higgins cardstock cards for my journaling. It makes life so much easier than cutting your own and I don’t mind the rounded corners mixed in with the square ones.


I used my vintage typewriter for Journaling and Amy Tangerine Life Alphabet to spell out some of my favorite four letter words.


I like to mix up alphas where possible and the Kelly Purkey sets were an awesome match.


They are particularly amazing when trying to spell out long titles because of their narrow profile.


While I tried very hard to keep the little embellishments to a minimum, there were just a few things I could not leave out. I really wanted to give the title card a bit more dimension, so I came up with these nautical-themed flowers, which are a mix of BasicGrey Knee High Papers and Glitz Uncharted Waters. They are super easy to make – just two punched-out circles, one one-inch and one half-inch with little cuts around the outside perimeter.  I fastened them together with brads, but there’s nothing stopping you from using a glue dot and an enamel dot for the center.


This was a difficult choice for me. I fully admit to hoarding Kelly’s stacked deck. I REALLY love this ombre letter pressed card. I was going to frame it, but it just looked so perfect in this spread – how could I not use it? Thank god the next kit arrives soon. No doubt it will ease my pain.


Last but not least is my pretty little stitched arrow from Amy Tangerine’s Capture stencils. I love these because it’s an embellishment that never runs out!  I had some mustard thread lying around, but you can use whatever color you want. Cool, right?

For more Project Life tips and tricks, feel free to stop by my blog.

Thanks so much to Aimee for being a guest on our blog today!


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  1. I keep thinking I need to start a Project Life Album. What is that giant ball thing?

  2. Nice job on everything Aimee! I just love the old-fashioned type you used for journaling, and especially that stitched arrow! Beautiful touches to these layouts!

  3. So nicely done! Thanks so much for the tip about the cardstock cards. I was going to buy some grid cards, but this looks so much nicer.

  4. Love, love, love this Project Life spread! It proves that you can still have amazing pages without over the top embellishments. I really love the use of the plain card stock great job Aimee

  5. Great PL layout!! I am so going to try PL, it looks like it would be so much fun! I just bought some Amy Tangerine stiching stencils and I am so excited to try them out! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Wow, love these cool layouts! Great simple pages with wonderful embellishments that don’t overpower!

  7. I love seeing what you come up with Aimee and week 36 is no exception! Your work is so inspiring, can’t wait to see what’s next :)

  8. Wow this is so pretty! I love everything you have done here and the stitched arrow is super cute. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. So nice to see you in a layout, love the photo of you and hubby next to the title card. gorgeous gal! Beautiful layout, i love those Amy Tangerine alpha stickers too. great job xx

  10. Great Project Life Spread! I love your CAS style, color combos, and of course those Rad stamps by Kelly Purkey. I have yet to try PL, but I think I need to start!

  11. Oh my gosh, this is one of my favorite PL spreads, I love the letterpress cards, the stitching, the stamped fonts and typeface on white. Great job. And looks like an awesome vacation! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  12. Fantastic Aimee! congrats on being invited to the SSS blog as a CT guest!! Wonderful project life layout.

  13. I love how you have done this, I admire someone that does project life as I believe that it takes so much commitment, thanks for the inspiration

  14. This is quite an endeavor and the project shown is wonderful. I especially like the stitched arrow embellishment.

  15. I do feel project life will be the new way for scrapbooking. It’s so much more fun. Love your project, the two of you were having so much fun

  16. Wow! Great pages Aimee! I have been looking at Project Life stuff for awhile now and you’ve inspired me to finally jump in! Beautiful work!

    Katherine :)

    1. That’s fantastic! It is the highest compliment for someone to say I inspired them to start their own PL journey.

  17. I love the way you’ve done your PL with these cool products! Thanks for sharing Aimee!!

  18. Love the look of the white with the pops of colour. Queensland looks lovely for those of us northerners down here in the cold (SA)

  19. awesome layouts, love the animals and when you were on the big clear ball was awesome lovely everything

  20. Great presentation of the Project Life and how it can be used ! Thanks for the inspiration !

  21. Project Life seems an overwhelming idea to me, but I love looking at the creative ideas and can easily incorporate them into my cardmaking.

  22. I love the clean simple look of the layouts. The larger stamped words really stand out and I really like the vintage typewriter look. I think my favorite bit was the stitched arrow. Perfect!!

  23. This is soo gorgeous Aimee, really beautiful work, and you can almost sence the feeling of it there again by looking here.

  24. Great page. I laughed about your agony over using your hoarded stash. I have the same problem. Maybe there is a support group. Love the bit of dimension the flowers and stitched arrow give too.

  25. Love your PL pages and how the photos are the “stars” of the page yet it looks so cool and modern!