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Patty's Million Dollar Memories - Project Life by Stampin' UP! Video with Sara Douglass

I am sooooo excited to share my "Project Life Made Easy" Video with you today!!!!!  brought to you by Patty Bennett & Sara Douglass, crafting in Shelli Gardner's stamp room!!!

When my family and I traveled to the Stampin' UP! home office in Riverton, UT in December to celebrate my million $$ in sales achievement, one of the things I requested was that Sara and I could work on a Project Life album on "day 2" of my visit, using photos taken by the Stampin' Up! photographers on "day 1".  And of course.. they made my dreams come true!!

See how easy it is to document your memories with Project Life by Stampin'  Up!, video tutorial by Patty Bennett and Sara Douglass

Seriously.. do you think we might have been having TOO much fun!?  (we did!) :)

This was an AMAZING day (ok the whole TRIP was amazing!) and I will never forget the awesome day spent with Sara (Interim CEO of Stampin' UP!) as we crafted, chatted, laughed, ate, and preserved memories in Shelli Gardner's craft room!  YES.. we were AT SHELLI'S house!! eek!! :)  I had asked Sara if we could do this at her house in her stamp room and she says, "Let's do it at my mom's house!" .... ummm OK!!! :)  Sara was the MOST gracious hostess and since Shelli could not be there, she called in with a FaceTime call!! Watch the video for all the fun we had that day!

Watch the Video below for all the details on our amazing day together and to learn all the basics you need to know to get started preserving your memories with Project Life by Stampin' UP!



(unable to view the video? see it HERE on my Youtube channel)

CLICK HERE for an update (Feb. 2016) on my Project Life crafting space!

Did you catch the 3 basic steps for getting started with your Project Life album in the video? 

Here is what Sara advised:

  • Step 1: get your photos printed, sort through them to find your favorites, then put them in order for your album (this might be chronological, or might be by subject, by event, etc.)
  • Step 2:  slip your photos into the pocket pages, leaving some pockets empty for the cards (see step 3)
  • Step 3:  go through the Project Life cards and pick out the cards you want in your album, slip them into the empty pockets in your album.  Journal on some, and embellish on others.  Don't forget to embellish ON your photos as well with the accessories in the accessory pack!

We used a 6"x8" Project Life album, and of course the 6x8 pocket pages.  You also have the choice of a 12x12 album which will hold a lot more photos and cards per page than the 6x8 album.   We used the 6x8 Kraft album (shown below) with the 6x8 variety pack pocket pages, and the Memories in the Making Cards, accessory pack and stamp set, all shown below.  The overlays I refer to in the video are from the FREE Memories in the Making Sale a Bration gift pack (free with your $50 order), found on pg 8 in the Sale a Bration brochure.

The Basic Project Life by Stampin' UP! Supplies that you'll need are:

  • A Project Life 3 ring Album (click here to see them all)
  • Project Life Photo Pocket Pages for your size album (click here to see them all)
  • Project Life Cards and Accessory packs for journaling, decorating and embellishing (click here to see them all)
  • Project Life Journaling Pens for recoring your memories (click here)
  • Additional Project Life cards, accessories and stamp sets (click here to see them all)

 So at a minimum, to get started, your list would look something like this... select your album size and order the correct pocket pages to go inside, then get a pack or 2 of Project Life Cards, an accessory pack and the journaling pens!


TUNE IN TOMORROW for photos of all of my Project Life Pages that we created together! 

Part of this amazing experience was that after we created this Project Life album, we went back to the Stampin' Up! home office, and Dirk took me to the photography studio and we shot all of the Project Life page layouts that Sara and I created!!  Yes.. professional photos of all the layouts of this book!! They really spoiled me with my trip to the Home Office.. I am working hard to sell my next million so I can go back! :)

  Project Life by Stampin' UP! made easy with Sara Douglass and Patty Bennett, documenting memories of my Million Dollar Achievers trip to Stampin' Up!

Thank you:

  • Sara, for being the hostess with the mostest and awesome teacher, crafting partner... :)
  • Merilee, for all of your help that day!
  • Ben, for your mad skills with the video camera!!
  • Jon, for the still shots!
  • Shelli, for letting us use your lovely home!
  • Dirk, for the amazing photos of our page layouts!
  • Concept Art Artists for the beautiful Project Life Album!
  • and to my faithful customers for 20 years of ordering Stampin' Up! supplies!


Patty's 2016 Project Life Challenge!

If you are willing to take my 2016 challenge and make this the year that you start Project Life, or get back to it, leave me a comment and let me know!  Let's do this together!  If you need Project Life by Stampin' Up! Supplies, click here or the icon below to shop online anytime!



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Mary Ann Ely

Hi Patty, Thanks for your video. Many CONGRATS to you.... I like how you cut a picture in half to put in your pockets. I would have never thought of it. Have a great day. We got 27" of snow. Still snowed in. Our garage goes the whole way around the house. Way to much to shoveling so waiting for a friend to plow us out.

Gay Ferland

Hi Patty!
Love watching the video, great ideas and team work!! I am taking the challenge with you, I will use Project Life to capture my memories ! This will be fun!!!!!

Jan Waters

Patty, this was so enjoyable to watch, you and Sara were certainly having lots of fun.
Thank you for sharing such a huge goal, achievement and your trip to SU home office.
Jan :)

Ruth Bingle

Awesome video Patty!

Tracy May

Fab video Patty! Great tips on how to decorate the photos! Will have to start doing more Project Life too! :-) x

Kay Kalthoff

GREAT job!! Loved watching the video!

Kylie Bertucci

Wonderful Video Patty! I loved this - and really looking forward to seeing the pages. Thanks for sharing - I will be sharing the video with others too.

patricia p.

I can see how happy and delighted you were to be there and doing Project Life. So sorry you lost your voice but I understood you very well and it made me so happy to see how happy you were. This was something you worked very hard for and it is well deserved. And your family got to share all of it with you. Lucky gal.
A great video and one for you to keep for a life time.

Congrats on all your hard work and accomplishments.

pat posk

Carole Anne Patterson

Hi Patty...Congratulations on your HUGE success! That takes a lot of devotion and hard work to achieve. I just watched the Project Life video, such fun to work one on one with Sara. Thanks for sharing ALL of this with everyone. I'm going to work on the Botanical Project today and I have everything to do Project Life...well, just need the photos :) Just wanted to thank you again for answering my question about taxes so quickly. I can only imagine how busy you are but it was so kind of you to send information when you don't know me from Adam (my Mom's words). I wish you great success and hope that we meet in person in the near future.

Carole Anne Patterson

Pat Turner

Thank you for posting this video! My friend and I were curious about how to approach Project Life; your video has taken the fear out of attempting it. You made it look so easy!!
I haven't scrapbooked for 4 yrs, but now am willing to try again with Project Life.

Congratulations on your well-deserved trip. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Jorja Thomas-Murcia

Thank you so much for the video on Project Life. I have been procrastinating and now I see the simplicity of starting with the basics and go from there. I was overwhelmed with "stuff" and then I thought of mistakes, etc... just start already I told myself. So funny about the things we worry about. I guess that is why some projects never get started. The cutting pics in half is such a great idea.

Jorja(Georgia) Murcia

Congrats on your million dollar sales award!

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