I am taking on Project Life again this year.
Last year - I managed to keep up for over half of the year (even though I only posted the first few pages).
My approach this time is MORE about completing the task of documenting our every day lives (as I believe Becky Higgins intended when she created this idea of scrapbooking) - and LESS about making beautiful detailed pages. I hope to still be able to do some of that (because I do love the details), but it will be time permitting.
We have last years Album sitting out on the Bookcase - and I am surprised at how often my family picks it up to look through the pages - and the smiles that come from seeing the memories.
That is enough inspiration to keep me going.
I didn't purchase a core kit this year. My intention is to use papers that I already have - PLUS the Studio Calico monthly Project Life kit (although I'm still on the wait list).
I loved how last years album coordinated from pate to page since I used the Turquoise Core Kit, but I felt somewhat limited when it came to special events that called for a different color scheme.
Since I will be using a different collection of papers for each week - I want to keep some elements the same through out the album so it doesn't completely look like a hodge podge.
My intent is to keep some of the Flag Banner and Font used on Title Card the same each week.
Left Side Page
Right Side Page
I made a 3 X 4 filler card with various "organizing" words to highlight what went on as we took down the holiday decorations.
Somehow I have lost the pictures I took of Week 2. I'll have to retake them and update this post later.
This side was filled with Instagram pics - so the 4 X 4 slots were a perfect way to use those square format pictures without having to add a backer of filler.
It was a busy week - and I didn't have a lot of pictures to choose from, so I raided Little K's instagram feed and printed some of her pics (with photo credit of course)
Left Side. I wasn't thrilled with only have a 4 X 4 slot for the Title Card, but I managed to keep the same elements as previous weeks.
I've seen several other Project Life users journaling in this "Week in Review" style. I'm not much of a daily journaler, so this recap is working out perfect for me.
I love including little "artifacts" into my Project Life, but I found out last year that the albums can get Very Fat - Very Quickly....so I'm trying to incorporate things with less texture, like the Saftey Information Card from a flight I took this week.
I was going to just take the card, but then I started feeling guilty about leaving the next passenger without this important information...so I asked the flight attendant first if it was OK (phew - apparently I could never be a thief - I had guilt written all over my face)