I’ve decided to continue with Project Life as a form of memory keeping for 2014! I enjoyed working on it in 2013, although there are several gap weeks that I still need to catch up on, and it really is a great way to capture memories. I only started doing Project Life last summer, but since then I’ve figured out what works for me and what doesn’t. If I wait until I have enough time and energy to really work on embellishing each and every pocket, I’ll never get it done. So my goal for each weekly spread is to get photos printed (I print them at home so it’s pretty easy), drop them into the layout, pick out a few cards to work with, get some journalling done, and embellish if I feel like it. It’s my own personal project, I’m doing it for myself, so I should have fun doing it and really enjoy this hobby of mine.
Above I’ve shared the title page of my 2014 Project Life album. It’s very basic, I added some of my favorite photos from the end of 2013, of my favorite people (& animals). Wanted to keep it simple, kept the heart motif throughout, and kept the photos unembellished. I may decide to switch it up later, but for now it’s a good start.
Week 1 (Left): The top two cards are from the Studio Calico PL Kit from January (Copper Mountain) and I felt like they were really great for this week. I was still in Korea with my family, and I just really wanted to capture the time spent with my father. The other cards are from past SC kits that I felt went with the photos.
Week 1 (Right): Spending so much time at the hospital, I didn’t have a chance to really explore the city, so I don’t have many fun photos. But what I did have was a lot of photos of the food that we ate! Added in some fun embellishments from the SC kit, and used stamps from the January kit as well as past ones.
Week 2: This was a week where I let the photos do the talking, and kept the journalling and embellishment to a minimum. The heart card on the top right of the left page was one that I’d been hoarding from a previous kit. The quote below that is one that I loved from the Copper Mountain PL kit, and one that I felt was lovely to add to this page. The rest of the cards on this page are from the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic core kit, and besides adding a few Thickers I didn’t add much. But this was really easy to do, and I like the way it turned out anyway.
Week 5 (Left): Jumping to Week 5 because I was lazy about doing my spreads and decided to work on the most current week at the time and then work backwards. So even though I have photos in for Weeks 3 and 4, Week 5 was finished first, so I figured I’d share it. Love this page protector style from We R Memory Keepers, perfect for instagram style photos. Title card is from an old SC kit, and all the others are from a small 4×6 pack of journalling cards from We R Memory Keepers.
Week 5 (Right): I’ve always had a hard time putting together the 6×4 slots in a PL spread, I know it gives you more room for embellishment, but I find 3×4 cards easier to journal on. So I’ve been using full size photos for those slots, and it’s made everything a lot easier for me. Did a bit of journalling/stamping directly on a photo (using StazOn ink), and added in some 3×4 journalling cards from previous months. Trying to work on my hand journalling, so I figured I should just add it in as often as I can!
Thanks for looking! My goal is to be all caught up with 2014 by the end of the month. Shouldn’t be too hard, I’ve been pretty good about remembering to snap photos, and they’re mostly in the album already. Just need to work on getting the journalling done! (Before I forget what happened.) I’m not putting too much pressure on myself though, this is supposed to be relaxing! I’ve also been dabbling in traditional 12×12 scrapbooking again, and also digital/hybrid scrapbooking. Will share those in the future as well!