It's time to begin a new Project Life album! I've been dabbling in Project Life since Becky Higgins released her first kit in 2009 (when it was called Project 365). I love the concept. I love the simplicity. I love the overall mission of making memory keeping doable and stress-free.
That being said, I have never actually completed a full year of Project Life. My albums are either missing photos or journaling. Or there are huge gaps in time - months - that have been skipped over. Someday, maybe, I'll work on filling in those gaps. But maybe not.
For now, my focus is to start from where I am right now. Today.
I'm excited to work with Project Life again this year and I'm trying to set up my system/schedule so that I can keep up with it.
What does "keeping up" mean for me? That might mean one layout every week. Or a spread that covers 2 weeks of life. Perhaps only the special, big life events (holidays, bdays, vacation) make the cut. Or maybe it will end up being a monthly highlight layout.
I don't have a set plan on what Project Life will look like for me -- it will probably end up being a combination of all of the above. I want it to be flexible. Because flexible equals stress-free.
This weekend I got started on putting things together. Here is my first page:
For now I am using the Jade Edition, but I'm sure that I will mix in other mini kits that I have on hand.
I tend to keep things simple. Kit + photos. But I also like to add in one small embellishment to each layout -- stickers, chipboard, stamps, washi tape, etc. Because 1) I have plenty of that stuff in my stash and 2) it helps to feed my traditional scrapbooking roots. On this page I added the 2014 stickers.
I went ahead and made my first layout which covers the first few days of 2014. These photos span Wednesday - Friday . . . . See, I'm not worrying about sticking with any set formula of Monday-Sunday. Whatever works and whatever floats my boat.
On the title/date card I added the 2014 with some old school rub-ons from my stash (anyone remember KI Memories?).
In the layout below, the journaling card on the bottom right is a folded journaling card that comes in the kit but I used it unfolded. They work great in the 4x6 pockets.
Core Kit - Jade Edition
Photo Pocket Pages - Design A
Project Life is a back to basics approach to memory keeping. I've been dabbling in Project Life since Becky Higgins released the first kit in 2009. I love that it is simple, streamlined, and keeps the focus on the photos and the memories. (The extra supplies & design-y stuff is totally optional.) Learn more about it HERE.