I've decided to do a Project Life album again this year!
Here is my cover page I completed this weekend.
The last Project Life album I did was in 2010. Some things I will be doing differently this time:
1. Last time I tried to take a picture every day. It was too stressful. I felt like a failure if I didn't find something to take a photo of one day. Or if things were busy or I was sick and it just didn't happen. This year I will be focusing on the week. My layouts will include highlights from the entire week. And some weeks all the photos might be from one day.
2. Last time I tried to journal or write something about each photo. Sometimes a photo speaks for itself and there isn't a lot to say about it. This year I will be journaling a summary of our week or week in review, very similar to what Cathy Zielske does. I may also add text to my photos before printing, again similar to Cathy Zielkse. I plan to keep a notebook in my purse to jot down things that happen throughout the day/week.
3. For my last album I purchased an entire Project Life kit. This year I only purchased an album and Design A Pocket Pages. This will allow me to use up some of my scrapbooking stash I already have. I have also been inspired by the look of Cathy, Elise and Ali's albums and like how each layout looks so different, not matchy-matchy.
4. I hope to work on my album each Sunday. My weeks/layouts will run from Sunday-Saturday. I have set up folders on my computer for each week where I can drop in photos, print-outs, etc. I want to use that week. I plan to print everything at home. It's probably more expensive to do that, but since I don't have a photo printing service near me, this will allow me to keep up.
Are you doing Project Life this year? What are your plans?