I love the idea of Project Life but I think it can be done just as creatively without spending a lot of time and money. And, the results can easily be shared to any number of others. How? By using my presentation graphics program (Keynote for Mac or PowerPoint for Windows). These are great scrapbooking tools!
This is one slide from my “daily” album. The custom journaling cards take advantage of Keynote’s built-in design elements. I just created a rectangle shape, chose a color and used a ragged line border. I also used that border for the photos. What’s really nice about this example is that the photo on the left isn’t actually a photo – it’s a 10-second video clip.
If you want to add embellishments, that’s quite easy. Keynote users will find Jumsoft’s Toolbox for Keynote [Mac & iOS] and Toolbox for MS Office offer a number of gorgeous themes for photo albums as well as delightful graphics and other embellishments at very reasonable prices. The toolbox app is actually a catalog of these elements and you make in-app purchases for the ones you want. Many of them are free.