Friday, October 10, 2014

2014 Project Life | July Collage Inserts


I’m sharing a couple of Project Life inserts from July today.  Even though they are not pocket pages, they are in my Project Life album and part of my documentation for July.  In July we drove up to Sonoma County so that Todd could participate in the Ironman 70.3 Vineman race

I wanted to include a lot of photos and journaling, but not have to trim them and put them into pockets.  Photo collages to the rescue!  I love making photo collages so that I could include lots of photos in my album.  I created a 8.5x11 photo collage template in Photoshop and got to work.  The first collage was about our adventures in Sonoma County and it looked like this digitally before I printed it out.


I left some blank spaces so that I could add some little embellishments. 

The other collage about the actual Ironman event itself looked like this before printing it out.  I left even more spaces to add embellishments.


I was just going to print them out, add embellishments, and slip them into an 8.5x11 page protector back-to-back.  But I decided to back them up with 12x12 cardstock and add a title to each of them instead.

The Sonoma County layout ended up looking like this.  I added some glitter foam star stickers, sequins, wood veneer, camera, and enamel dots for embellishments.  I added the title on the left side with some Thickers alphas


I used a T-square to make sure my title lined up perfectly straight and perpendicular to the page.


Here you can see the embellishments more closely.  I simply adhered little dimensional embellishments such as wood veneers, sequins, and enamel dots to the page.




For the Ironman page, I adhered my printed collage onto white 12x12 cardstock and added the title perpendicularly again, this time on the right side. 


I added some wood veneers for the swim, bike, and run.  I didn’t have a swimming man, so I just adhered the man sideways, lol!


On the bottom I added some more star wood veneers.  The yellow enamel dot fit perfectly inside that camera!


I added a couple of gold star sequins next to the title on the collage.



The pages go into my Project Life album alongside with all the memorabilia from the event!


I love creating collages for both layouts and pocket pages!  I hope you are inspired to make some of your own.  It’s an easy way to fit lots of photos into your story. 

I’m sharing my layered Photoshop template with you so you could create something similar if you wish!  You will need Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to use this template for your photo collage. 


Download:  Listgirl’s Tilted 8.5x11 Photo Collage .PSD Template

If you need a tutorial on how to used layered templates in Photoshop or PSE, Ali Edwards has a wonderful video here.  If you download my template and use it, I would love to see it!  You can link to it in the comments in this post so I can admire your page!  :-)

I have more Project Life pages to share in the next few days.


  1. Wow, great pages using Photoshop. Thanks for sharing your template.

  2. OMG. I looove this! I love how you created the template to 8.5x11 and then put it on a 12x12. You are a genius! :) And thank you for the template!!

  3. I've been so looking forward to the story of your Sonoma County adventure, and these are great!! Good restaurant tips, too:-) Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is a great idea, I love how you added the embellishments & it looks great on the 12X12!

  5. THANK YOU for sharing your template! I can make templates in PS, but it takes me forever.


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