Project Life: Wrightsville Beach Day Trip

Adding beach photos to my Project Life album is probably my favorite.  I love the blues, greys and whites together.  And the photos are just so serene and calming.  When you have the perfect journaling cards to go along with them, well...let's just say that's a big win-win to me (thank you Gossamer Blue and Peppermint Granburg)!!

As soon as I opened this month's kits from Gossamer Blue, I knew I wanted to use the journaling cards from One Little Bird to document our day trip to the beach last month.  I kept my page pretty simple, as you can see, and let my photos speak for themselves.  I know I've said this a zillion times, but I am so glad I stuck with full sized photos this year (4x6 or 3x4).  It has made my process so much easier!!


The left side of my spread is very simple...nothing fancy at all.  Pictures and journaling cards.  All of these photos were of one day, so I didn't really feel the need to add a lot of words to my spread.  

On this side of the spread, I added more photos and several thoughts about our day.  I created a little title card "WB" using some Studio Calico wood veneer alpha, a piece of trimmed bokeh vellum from the Webster's Pages Ocean Melody kit (yep...bokeh vellum!!  Super love!) and a typed place/date.

Here are a few close up shots of this spread:

There is really nothing spectacular to this at all, I know.  It took me about 15 minutes to put this whole spread together (not including printing my photos).  I love spreads like this, though.  Not just the beach photos, but the ease of the process.  Project Life shouldn't be difficult or challenging or crazy.  You can totally make it that way if you want to try something different or spice things up a little, but it shouldn't be complicated.  Creating a spread like this reminds me to enjoy the process a little more!!


  1. i'm so in love with your PL style Stephanie, so clean and simple and perfect!

  2. I love your projects....I love the color combination and the light details!

  3. So gorgeous! I also love the colors here and the softness of this layout (:

  4. We just took a mini vacay to the beach over this last weekend...I'm sitting here at work trying to come up with some ideas for a mini album of the trip and there is some great inspo here. So glad to have come across this post!

    And man oh man -- LOVE the simplicity and cleanliness of this layout. #swoon

  5. are these the true colors on your pictures or have you done something to make them so cohesive in color and tone? thanks and beautiful!!

    1. These were all taken on the same day, so I think that keeps the colors similar and cohesive. I did brighten them in Apeture (like I do with most of my photos), but I didn't change the colors or add filters to them. :)

  6. This is one of the most beautiful layouts I've ever seen. I'm googly eyes over it!

  7. Love all your PL Pages - simply perfect!! On this page - I can feel the summer ;-)