Looks like I’m taking the plunge…
I’ll be taking a family photo soon and adding it in. I also think I’ll pull out that top right piece and replace it with something that doesn’t fight for attention.
I’m still formulating in my mind how Project Life will fit into my scrapbooking system between the two main parts that I’m so passionate about:
- Chronological access to the photos that best tell our stories, along with my journaled notes in the photo file’s metadata, organized by quarter. This can be found on my computer, on our tv, and on Flickr.
- Scrapbook pages that tell the stories that can’t be told with a photo and it’s journaling alone.
One thing that’s missing from above is the day-to-day ephemera and thoughts that don’t seem significant enough to bother saving for a scrapbook page. In 2010 I started a scrap journal — like a smash book — where I could write a few thoughts and stick in my stuff. That journal morphed into a place to brainstorm and doodle and generate ideas.
So I’m thinking I’ll start adding the stuff and the small everyday thoughts into Project Life, instead. I’m just not sure how many of my photos I’ll include, and how I’ll determine which ones.
I want to have a defined purpose so I don’t end up duplicating memory-keeping, since I’m so happy with the day-to-day chronology of my digital pictures. And because I have other things I want to spend time on, too. I figure the slant I decide to take for Project Life will manifest in the first couple of weeks.
What I do know is that I’m not adding a photo for each day.
Here are some closeup’s of embellishments I added to my front page.
#5 Banner piece is from Calico Studio’s Die Cut Tags (on clearance!).
These flower brads are years old, and I think these particular Thickers numbers are discontinued too.
I used 2-inch Scalloped Punch to punch out one of the gridded cards from PL, and this heart punch with one of the patterned cards. The wood chip house is made by Studio Calico (also on clearance, and a definite product fave of mine!).
While I was pulling out the embellishments, I found a few others that match the Clementine Project Life kit (minus the green pieces). I’ll be keeping them with my Project Life kit this year.
So if all goes well, I’ll post my weekly spreads.
Are you doing Project Life this year? What are your plans for it?
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