It's Wednesday! Seems like a good enough day to share with you the beginnings of my PROJECT LIFE album! I'm shouting because I tried Project Life in 2011 and I only got through some time in February. I really didn't think I would attempt it again. However, I've dropped all expectation how it SHOULD be and I'm giving it a go in 2013.
My Project Life philosophy is simple. Very simple, in fact!
First, a 1 page spread for each week - not two. Second, no predetermined kit. Just use items from my stash + monthly kits and put them together in a cohesive way.
Next, you will find that my pages are VERY photo and story heavy. There will be VERY few filler cards. On a standard page ther are 8 openings for 7 days. There will certainly be a few days I don't have a photo, but I have 3 school age boys that play sports and lead active lives. We have many photos and lots of stories to tell. So, all of those gorgeous graphic filler cards with cute phrases, quotes and other beautiful images? You will not see many of these in my album.
And lastly, my Project Life album is meant to TRULY capture what our day to day life looks like. It's not meant to be full of professional looking portraits (I suppose most of my photos will be taken with my iPhone) and gorgeous graphic cards (though those things are BEAUTIFUL and I do love them!). You will not find tons of self photos of me or my food/shoes. We are SLAMMED with stuff and this is what works for me and my album. (I'm not saying there won't be self photos or shoe shots but there will not be room for them every week!)
I believe that Project Life only works when you find what works for you -- and my philosophy is to document stuff that is going to be so fun to look at down the road. It's the stuff my pages aren't full of, it's an album I can put together in a short period of time every week. Otherwise, it's probably not going to get done. I believe every person tackling Project Life must do what works for them. I'm hoping this philosophy works for me and my album!
On to the cover!
Terrible photography on my part of this page. The photo is a great one of them - it's exactly as they are right now with a tiny bit of embellishment.
I chose a red/grey color scheme to tie these two pages together. I tried to stick to elements that coordinated but it didn't have to be matchy matchy or anything like that! Simple and exactly what felt easy and right.
And, I have a card to share -- I mean, it doesn't feel right just with Project Life pages!
A fun card made with the December Cocoa Daisy kit and Kelly Purkey's exclusive stamps made just for that edition.
Make it a great one!