Happy Project Life Saturday y’all!
I’m thrilled to have you here for another week of the series Project Life for Beginners. If this is your first time here with us, you’ll want to check out this page to catch up on past posts. Let’s dig right in!
I have exciting news: I’ve finished up my very first Project Life album! I’ve filled 57 plastic pocket pages over the first seven months of the year and it’s time to move on to a new album for the rest of 2013.
I have some other news: After sixteen weeks of being together for this Project Life for Beginners Series, its time to bring it to a close. Sob, right? Just know that this isn’t the end of my Project Life journey by any means. I still plan on being here every Saturday sharing what I’ve been working on and bringing you sneak peeks of new awesome Project Life goodies; it just won’t be as part of a “beginner” label anymore.
Let’s dive in to the final pages of my very first Project Life album, shall we?
I feel like this week’s layouts are me finally finding my Project Life stride. Together we’ve explored various embellishments, inserts, picture manipulation (chopping big pictures down), and all kinds of core kits and mini kits and after all that, I can really say now that I have a specific style. I tend to stick with simple, clean layouts with a smidge of embellishment and letter stickers. It’s quick and painless and makes me happy. That isn’t to say that every now and then I won’t throw in a super fun, over the top spread; I totally will. It was just important to me to find a good balance between it all.
The pictures in this week’s spreads are a continuation of our family camping trip that we took at the end of July. I used an insert this week to highlight the many faces of my sassy daughter, Reagan and was able to make it fit seamlessly by using the same core kit (Vintage Travel, exclusive to Michael’s) as the rest of the spreads.
These moments are the ones I want to remember, the sweet smiles and goofy grins and looks of sheer joy on my little guy’s face. This is the reason why I treasure Project Life so much.
Here’s the other side of the layout. More sassiness from my girl and more pictures of our fishing and camping adventures.
I told you: sass.
I rounded out the pages of our camping excursion with some random pictures that I found on my phone after we returned. They aren’t necessarily in the correct order, but they were each important to me to have, so in the book they went!
I adore the smaller journaling cards. I’m able to record sweet anecdotes that don’t require an entire drawn out story.
There you have it: my FIRST completed Project Life album.
The journey from being a newbie to now has been awesome. I’ve learned so much not only about this amazing way of recording life, but also about myself, my style, and where I want to go from here. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my family and for how I get to preserve our memories.
The first day I started Project Life, my kids were obsessed. Now, more than 16 weeks later, they are even more excited to pore of the book filled with their pictures and that makes my heart happy.
As Becky says, “Cultivate a good life and record it.”
I am, Becky. I am.Pin It