Monday, January 30, 2012

12 in 2012: project life

This year I have set a goal to complete 12 projects. That's one a month. And should be do-able.

One of those projects, which I will work on each week of the year, is Project Life. Haven't heard of it? Check it out! My husband calls it "the lazy woman's scrapbooking" but it really isn't. While it makes scrapbooking easier because it's more organized, you still have as much freedom as you want to be creative. Did I say already that I love it??

I'm not entirely caught up for January, but I have completed the first 2 weeks.

Intro Page:
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Most of the cards and paper on this page are from the Project Life Clementime Kit. The "be intentional. simplify." print is by me, from this post. I added number stickers to a tag so it reads 2012. Then I sewed the tag onto a card with red thread. I borrowed the "at the start" idea from Elise (who I adore).

Week 1:
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For week 1 I used the "a photo a day" technique. All of the cards are from the Clementine kit. I also added our receipt from Target along with the gift card we used. The page in between is my To Do List for the week. I just slipped it into an 8x11 page protector. I still haven't decided what to put on the other side of it.

Week 2:
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I had a little more fun with this week. I feel like I'm starting to get into my groove for the project. I had fun using stamps, stickers and other embellishments. I used the orange arrows from the Clementine Kit as bullets for the things I wanted to remember from this week. The floral print paper is from a thank you card I received in the mail. I wrote down what we were praying for as a family this week on that white card, folded it in half and paper clipped it to the blue card with a butterfly paperclip I had in my things. (I keep a stockpile of random clippings, embellishments and papers that I collect all the time).

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And, someone has already been enjoying looking through the album!!

Well, that is all for now. This week I'm working on weeks 3 and 4. I hope to have them both done by Tuesday. I have found that my biggest obstacle in the project has not been time, but keeping track of my photos and getting them printed each week. I think as time goes on, I'll get better at that.

So, have you done Project Life? Do you have another system of scrapbooking that you prefer? I've been terrible in the past at keeping my scrapbooks up to date. In fact, I think I'm still on 2008. Ugh. I don't even want to think about it!

note: A few of my favorite inspirations for this project are Elise, Ali and Erin.


The Mom Creative

14 comments:

  1. I will definitely be doing this! What an awesome idea! I love it & it looks really easy & fun, and a lot cheaper than actually scrapbooking!

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    1. Yes! I am loving it way more than traditional scrapbooking. I thought about doing it last year but didn't. Altho I did a book similar for my son's first year. But now I'll be doing this every year.

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  2. so cute - wish i could just hire you to scrapbook FOR me :)

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    1. I would LOVE to do that for a living!! :)

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  3. this is so cool, you will be so happy you have this oneday showing your grown children and remembering these times!

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  4. Looks awesome, it must feel so good to have so much done!!!

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    1. Yes I do! I just finished week 3 yesterday and I'm on to week 4 tonight and I'll be all caught up!

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  5. what an awesome project!! :) you will be so blessed and thankful to have made these many years from now! Isaac will love to look through them!!

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  6. Love the "be intentional. simplify."
    Great pages.

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  7. Great ideas on your pages. I love the addition of the to-do list. Last night I just got a digital stamp for future "to-do" pages. :) You have so many cute things going on. :D

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  8. I am so loving PL. I love that it allows us to get it done & add our own flair. So fun that you included your "To do list". Love that idea.

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  9. this is my first year with PL and I am in LOVE as well...I love how every week I am adding wonderfulness...also, I love that it makes me more intentional in how I see things and it is just such a relaxing things to do on a sunday afternoon

    http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/search?q=project+life

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  10. Ooooh, pretty pages. Good luck getting your photos printed. When I print at home I just use a regular inkjet printer and the textured side of cardstock. It works especially well with phone pics that aren't high quality anyway. Keep going!! I like your handwriting too. Nice one.

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