I haven’t shared a Project Life® spread for many months now. I am still doing this project and still love it although my love dimmed slightly in 2014. And I think I’ve worked out why.
Last spring I bought a large pack of different style page protectors. I think they were in the sale somewhere and I Like a bargain and thought it might be fun to have different sized pockets to try. Wrong!
It was not fun. It was not fun at all. It was hard work.
Because I don’t print my photos at home anymore and upload them to Photobox I had to plan each layout then edit the photos to fit the pockets of the page protector I had picked for that week and then upload the photos. I began to do it in batches on a Saturday morning I would work on the editing and planning then few weeks later I had a new batch of photos to get printed.
I also got behind in the summer which meant I was trying to sort through months worth of notes and photos.
But anyone who knows me knows I’m stubborn so the idea of just going and buying a new pack of design A page protectors wasn’t going to happen. I would carry on with what I had. So I did and I kept struggling.
As of right now I have photos printed up till the middle of November and now as we are into a new year I’ve finally given in and am going to finish 2014 with design A page protectors. Simple and done.
Here are a few highlights from last years album.
Loved using my typewriter to add journalling to the cards I even ran that heart and arrow one through the sewing machine.
I added lots of wood veneer last year.
And used cut down page protectors. The spread below has a design D page cut to 4 x 12 which gave me two vertical 4 x 6 pockets to fill up.
And on the back of that page I added memerobilia.
Here is a spread with a mix of lots of handwritten journalling, different sized photos and a few label stickers too.
Two different page protectors here and some stamping along with more typewriter type in that speech bubble on the left.
Another example of one and a half spreads. My aim is only to use one page a week but sometimes there are too many good photos. Adding a half sized page is a great option and I like the design H pages, two 6 x 4 and two 3 x 4.
I even tried my own handwriting.
So going forward into 2015 I am still doing this album but only using design A (unless I have lots of portrait photos one week.)
Looking forward to getting last year finished and on to this year.
Project Life® is a memory keeping system developed by Becky Higgins. I am using the Honey and the Fifth and Frolic ‘Dear Lizzie’ Core Kits and the Seasons Mini kit in my pages.