There are LOTS of posts around about Project Life but a few people asked how I do it so I thought I’d share. I’m a lazy scrapbooker and a lazy project lifer. I figure it’s better to be done quickly and simply than not done at all. Even though we’re almost half way through the month I still hadn’t set up this years project life so I had the brilliant idea to pay the girls to do it – $2 each and it’s done!!
You can just do each week as you go but it’s easier as the year goes along if the inital set up is done. It probably takes 30mins max. to do it. Becky has a great video on how to do it.
Here’s the first page of the Clemintine kit….just waiting on some photos….
And week 1 for 2012….
This is my forth year doing project life so it’s fun to compare weeks.
2009… I missed out on a kit this year so just made up my own – using free printables…
Unfortunately I’ve never actually kept up a whole year of Project life.
The first year, 2009, I only journalled till June, and added photos till August…
In 2010 I journalled til May (but then we went overseas for 6 weeks). I photographed the whole year.
Last year, 2011, I journalled till August and photographed the year. Still hoping to get back and finish the journalling.
At least each year sees an improvement on the last so hopefully this year I’ll keep up and make it ALL the way the end. I can print photos at home (on my Selphy printer) which makes it very doable to set aside 30mins a week for printing and journalling. At the moment I’m trying to pick a photo out daily and make journalling notes right on i-photo but maybe I should keep my journalling cards on my desk and just write up when picking photos.
You do see some wonderful looking Project Life albums on the web. Mine really is basic. It’s the kind of project you can make your own and do any way you see fit. even digitally.
Please let me know if you’re joining in this year.