Monday, January 9, 2012

Project Life Thoughts and Week One

Hello. Yep, once again I disappeared and I didn’t plan on it. I had a rough first week of the year and I just couldn’t get out of my rut. I wanted to be honest and let you know why I was gone. I was just a little blah and lots of grumpy. And there were so many things to get done like Christmas cleaning, organizing cupboards, cleaning out  closets and trying to figure out a plan for Project Life this year. 

All week I kept reading about Project Life on various blogs and the HUGE posts from Becky Higgins and Jessica Turner. It really had me thinking about my plan; this will be my FOURTH year. I know I went crazy in 2011 with the huge of pictures which resulted in four books. And I was a total nerd and did the calculations for the cost and it was staggering. I also calculated the cost for using templates digitally and printing which was still expensive. Plus, I wanted to figure out where I stand with my scrapbooking since I have hardly scrapbooked in about a month. Basically, my creative life feels a little crazy and without a plan. 

And then yesterday I had my AHA! moment. I was do a basic Project Life format (since I already bought the supplies from Amazon) using only my favorites from the week- minimal extras. I will also make a digital Project Life book using all the extra photos. And I came up with a plan for the rest of my creative endeavors. 

The plan:
- Project Life 2012 physical version: basic format with my favorite photos

- Project Life 2012 digital version: this will include favorite photos and any extra photos from the week. the book will 12x12 and I will print it at the end of the year
- Scrapbooking: I am moving into story based layouts using Stacy Julian’s Library of Memories system. Since the majority of photos will showcased in Project Life; I want to scrapbook in a way that tells a story. 

- Photo Books: Lots more of these from Shutterfly

Whew! Now I have a question for YOU!!! What do YOU do with all the extra photos from the day?


Sunday- this was our second year going shopping together

Monday- playgroup at the park and the friends sharing snacks

Tuesday- my little worker man needed to dig a hole in the backyard

Wednesday- cooking together. see that pan on the counter? that’s what my son was cooking! it included a ton of garlic salt, pumpkin erasers and frozen veggies

Thursday- seeing baby D again! he is so adorable and just the sweetest

Friday- just wanted I needed to cure the blues- a family day out and about. we went to a park we saw off the side of the freeway.

Saturday- my son’s creative mess and my project life albums in the background

Whew! Thanks for taking the time to read all of this! I can’t to hear your thoughts on extra photos!!!
Happy Monday


Gina Kleinworth said...

That shot of you with that sweet little one is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us today- looks like you have had a great week!

Tamar SB said...

He is too stinking cute! Love his cooking!

Tamar - also linking up for Project 366

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving your plan for this year and love the photos! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Becky Andersen said...

Don't you love those AHA! moments! I am still in a fuzzy blur as to where I am going this year. But hoping to be spend more time in my "therapy" room!

Anonymous said...

Such cute shots. Love your family photo. Very sweet. Thanks for linking up. Excited to see your photos each week.


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