I have tried (and failed) twice in the past but after seeing several women whom I greatly greatly admire (i.e. Ali Edwards and Michelle Wooderson) complete their albums in 2011 I have decided that I will do it this year.
I think what sparked for me this year is how these ladies incorporated more into their albums than just the core kit that Becky sells. I love how they added to an already incredible foundation to create family albums that really give an overview of their family's lives thoughout an entire year all while implementing their own personal scrapping style. That just spoke to me on so many levels. There are so many little things that get said and done throughout our day to day lives that I don't want to miss and this is a way to keep up with all that plus add those creative touches that personalize the album for me and my family.
I am going to need your help, though, ok?
All my friends and readers who are on this journey with me, keep me going. If I forget to post one week...remind me. ;) It's my hope that once this becomes a "habit" it will become easier and easier to remember to take a photo every day and to record and keep all those little bits and pieces of everyday life all together in one place. :)
What I'm Using | Project Life 2012
The following supplies are just the core items/products I am using in my album. I will be adding to this as the year goes on, I'm sure.
My Title Page | 2012
Lots of little stuff going on. I approached this as lots of "mini" scrapbook pages and embellished each pocket accordingly. Fun!
I, of course, wanted to include the year somewhere and what better way than with a die cut from Kerri Bradford's new TwentyTWELVE digi die cut kit?!!! Patterned papers are Becky Higgins Clementine Project Life cardstock. I punched a vellum circle to place behind the "12" circle to help it stand out more.
Lots of fun little touches in this pocket with die cut florals, brads, a tag with a chipboard "5" to signify our family of 5, ribbon trim and a bit of stamping. Yumminess!
I have sort of hoarded this awesome tag by Amy Tangerine that came in a past Studio Calico kit. It was the perfect accent for my Project Life title page! Butterflies are from Jillibean Soup. And that phrase sticker is old, old Narratives. I hoarded those babies, too. ;)
I wanted to make sure and include the "M" for our last name somewhere on the page and this was the perfect spot. I altered the Project Life card with an October Afternoon sticker, the chipboard letter and some ribbon trims adorned with a button and string. Sticker is Bella Blvd.
At the moment I don't have a set day to share my project life weekly pages but I'm thinking that will change as I get a rhythm going. I'll be sharing my first couple of weeks here soon plus I'll be talking a little bit about why I started when I did, etc. so stay tuned!
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