Although I have not shared any pages yet this year I am still plodding away with this project. I have found a sort of rhythm with it and so far this year I haven’t got stressed out because I know I have the photos and the notes jotted down so all I need to do is combine the two… no pressure! No, really I am in a relaxed place with this. But I think writing something down each week is key other wise you forget and it just becomes a photo album.
The other factor that is helping me with this project is the I’m keeping it simple. I took a handful of the Project Life cards from the kits I own (see below for details of those) and filled up several weeks of pockets.
I tried to keep similar colours for each week and filled all the 3 x 4 slots. I do a page a week and aim for just four photos, although I often have too many picture and either fill a 3 x 4 pocket with a photo or add an insert of some kind.
For the first week of the year a group of my family went to see the new Star Wars film and I wanted to include the tickets, as well as having a photo of my niece holding out the long string of them!
To do that I cut down an old page protector and punched holes so I could add it to the album.
I also am happy to make the whole spread one week if there is enough going on with the photos to fill it up. The second week in January did get a full spread.
I wanted to include that series of Buddy and it snowed so I needed to get all those photo in because in case you didn’t know I kinda love the snow….
I also love our London underground maps and for Christmas my sister bought me a lovely book of postcards, each design taking part of the map of the underground and filling in certain lines to make animal shapes. I thought the polar bear was perfect for this snowy week.
I just cut down another pocket page and added it into the album.
Simple one page for the following weeks.
Lots of labels. We recently bought a new colour printer so most of the labels on the page below are printed at home.
And that was how the year began.
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, the Seasons, DIY shop, Road Trip and Pooch Mini kits on my pages.
Go here to find out more from Becky.