I love the idea of Project Life. I love the gazillions of cute cards and themes, the thought of documenting the everyday moments, the ease of slipping cards into pockets. I love it so much, I’ve attempted to do it every year for the past three years. Attempted being the key word there.
But this year? This year is going to be different. I’ve decided that as much as I like the idea of making a layout a week, I know that’s a little ambitious with all the other crafty things I like to do. Enter the monthly layout. I can handle making a monthly layout, right? And, as much as I think I need every Project Life card ever made, I know that all those choices make it near impossible for me to make a decision.
Introducing the Seasons Core Kit. If I’m being completely honest (and I usually am) it’s not my favorite kit. It doesn’t have the beautiful brush lettering of some or the creamy colors of others. But it does have something that will go perfectly with each month and having a built in theme should make getting started easier. Now, I just need to get the monthly layout down in a timely manner. So, even though it’s the middle of March, I’m posting my January Project Life.
These pages came together pretty quickly. I kept the embellishments simple and did the journaling by hand. I’m not a huge fan of my handwriting, but I am a fan of avoiding the frustration of trying to perfectly print from my computer onto my PL cards!
I often add a little something directly onto the pictures. Hearts seem to be my go-to these days. I think they remind me that there’s so much to love in the every day. It’s the main reason I scrapbook- to reflect on how fortunate I am and grateful for the people and opportunities I have in my life.
A layout within a layout? Yep. It had been far too long since I’d last made a 12×12 scrapbook page. My five year-old nephew is a sweetheart, but a handful. Whenever he comes over, I try to have a plethora of things to keep him busy and I loved this view of him playing with a million tiny pieces. I printed the picture as a 2×2 square and added it to a 4×6 card with journaling on the side.
I’ve been loving enamel dots lately. Can’t get enough of them! It’s a good thing I have bought dozens of packs over the years that I never got around to using. I just love the little shiny bit of detail they add.
How are you doing Project Life this year? Have you ever successfully completed a full year? Or, like me, have you started your year off with a bang and fizzled out by March? Feel free to leave me a comment about your PL process. I’m always looking for tips and tricks to keep me motivated.