This year (and the last half of 2013) I am documenting life one month at a time. I love the idea of completing layouts for each week, but that just doesn't work for my life right now.
I plan on writing a blog post about my process when choosing photos, ordering photos, and creating a layout, but for now here are some visuals of the January layouts in our Project Life album.
I have 6 more weeks of Summer Break and it is my goal to be caught up by the time I return to teaching in mid-August. I also really need to work on Karsten's baby/toddler/childhood album, but let's take this one thing at a time!
This is the title page of our Project Life album. I have a lot of kits to pull from, but I'm really loving Strawberry right now!
Design A pocket pages are always my base, but I also really like adding Design G to highlight events that I have more photos of. I typically take vertical and horizontal photos, so this design works well for me.
This Design G page holds photos of my Dad taking K to the putting green in our neighborhood. I treasure these photos and wanted to highlight them in the album.
Just everyday life photos...nothing fancy
That cute pink flag is from EmilyLey.com...I bought them to use in my Simplified Planner, but they also are perfect for Project Life!
Another Design G insert to highlight a winter trip to the beach
Like so many...I have loved documenting my life using my iphone 4s and Instagram. I actually find it kind rather addicting. I knew I wanted to include some of them in my album and the best way I found was to print them as 3x3 squares using Persnickety Prints. Now, this is not the cheap way of doing things, so make sure that what you print you plan on using! I threw a few away and will plan my layouts a little better next time, so as not to waste! When tryint to place them in the Design F pocket pages they were a bit too snug, so I trimmed off just a tiny part of each side. To keep the style clean and simple I just used the 3x4 grid cards to write a brief description of the photo. I actually used one grid card for 2 photos...the photo on the front and the photo on the back.
I am thankful that I love my handwriting...I know this is a hang up for many! I had terrible handwriting as a young child and worked one summer and improving it....it's transformed over the years and some days (and with some pens) it's better than others...I used my black LePen for all of this journaling....these are my favorite pens ever!!!
I used two Design F pages for instagram photos and filled them with greys, black,and yellow fillers cards. I even used some hashtags for certain photos....because that's something I do on Instagram. Will we still be hastaging in 5 years, who knows...but it's part of my daily life right now, so why not!
These pages are pretty simple, very few embellishments, but that's fine with me. At this point, I just want to tell stories and get photos in pockets. Check out my other Project Life pages and see how my style has evolved. Hopefully next week I'll have February complete and ready to share!