I’m finding Project Life to be the easiest thing ever. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to pick up my photos for last week’s spread, so I decided today to share some mid-week photos of my album, plus the process that I’m using that makes it easier than you can imagine!
Here’s what my pages looked like on Thursday, four days into my week:
Normally when the kids say or do something I want to remember, I’d scratch the story into a notebook or scratch paper and hope that someday it would get scrapbooked. Now I just take an extra minute to grab a journal card from my Project Life box and write it on a card.
I immediately stick journaling cards or ephemera into pockets. I don’t store then in any folder or special place to wait for everything at the end of the week. I think that’s unnecessary. I just pick a spot on my spread and stick it there without worrying what the overall spread is going to look like.
I’m finding that most of it can stay where it is, and if I need to move a thing or two when I add my photos in at the end, it’s no big deal. What does that take…five seconds?
Planning for Photos
When it’s time to print my photos, I open my book and look at my available spots. I add post-it notes to pockets with a name for the photo I think I’ll put there. This helps me plan for 3×4’s or verticals, and helps me decide how many photos I’ll use.
If you compare that to the final page, you can see that I made just a couple quick changes…
And here, an additional page of ephemera on the left…
Hopefully that gives somebody an idea for how to keep the process fast and easy. I’ll be ready to share my spread for last week by Thursday!