Happy Monday!!!!! I have something very exciting to discuss with you today. I have decided to delve into the world that is known as PROJECT LIFE. My reasons for taking the Project Life plunge might be different than some. I started out as a scrapbooker, about five years ago. I took pictures of EVERYTHING. I scrapbooked EVERYTHING. But, over the years, I have gotten overwhelmed with scrapbooking. I only pull out my camera for 4th of July, first day of school, Halloween, Christmas and birthdays. The last couple of years we I have had the same layouts in the girls books and it makes me sad. I WANT to do more but the thought of having "pending" layouts bothers me. I like to be "caught up" as much of the time as I can. I'm slightly OCD :) For this reason, and others, Project Life appealed to me.
I've been following along with MICHELLE WOODERSON'S Project Life posts and have been so inspired by her. She seems to be so organized, even when she GOT BEHIND! Back in early 2011 she said something that really stuck with me, I don't remember it word for word, but it was something to the effect that the small 2x3 canvas was much more workable for her because she was a cardmaker. It seemed less daunting to her than a 12x12 scrapbook page. Now since I started out as a 12x12 scrapbooker you would think it wouldn't seem daunting to me, but over the years I've become a cardmaker so the 2x3 canvas is MUCH more appealing to me.
So, enough jibber jabber. Here's what I've ordered so far! (notice I said so far)
I ordered these 6x12 page protectors because I think they're really cool and I love the idea of working in the girls school work or awards and such into the album.
I ordered the big pack of Size A page protectors. I "think" this might be the most common style used, but I'm not sure. I ordered the big pack so I won't have to re-order in the middle of my album :)
I ordered the Clementine Core Kit. I really liked the colors and patterns and thought it worked best with my style.
This is just a picture of the kit packaged up. Kind of neat how it's all compact in case you want to take it on the go.
Theses are the 4x6 title cards? I'm not sure what they're called exactly. On the backs are some layout ideas. I'm sure I'll use the ideas, at least in the beginning.
Those boxes, in the above picture, this is what was inside one of them. I think they're journaling cards. Check out those notebook paper cards! Uh...LOVE!
So, my plan. TAMMY and I were talking last week about Project Life and all it has to offer. She had some great advice! A lot of people have done a picture a day (way too ambitious for my lifestyle) some do a layout a week (might still be too ambitious for my lifestyle). I think I'm going to try a month at a glance. If I have more pictures, it might be two, two page spreads for one month. We'll see how it goes. My whole goal here is to 1) take more pictures and 2) get them scrapped I'll be sure to share my progress.
I'm also on the look out for a cheapy point and shoot camera that I can throw in my purse. I was looking at a Sony Cybershot yesterday and also a Nikon Coolpix (is that the one Ashton Kutcher advertises?) Any suggestions? I think I would take more photos if I didn't have to lug my big camera around all the time.
If you're still with me...thanks :) Any feedback is appreciated. Are you going to try PL in 2012, in any form? Daily, weekly, monthly? What about cameras? Have a fab Monday and I'll see you back here soon! Thanks for coming by today!