Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project Life...I'm really doing it!

So Im really doing this.
And I'm proud of myself I tell ya!

It's been really fun and I feel like I'm starting to get into a groove of how I want to work it.

First and foremost....when I introduced the plan to my family on New Years and showed it all to them, Samantha just huffed at me and said, I quote "ya, this isn't gonna last!!!!"   Sadly, she knows me well.  But this has just inspired me to keep up that much more!  I can't let her be right!!!

I started with the "D" style pages, with the large vertical slots and small horizontal ones, and immediately decided I didn't like it.  Almost all the journal cards that come in the kits don't sit right in the slots.  Everything was sideways.  Good thing I scored me some "A" designs immediately following the first week.  So I think I'll mostly be using those ones, mixing in the "D" when the supplies suite me.

I've used a mix of project life kit cards, online digital ones that I print, and my own.  What I've been doing is sitting down and choosing a set for each week.  Keeping the same style/theme each week. 

This is turning out to be a great use of leftover supplies from kits and things I don't always use on my layouts.  It feels good using my stash ;)

I had loads of fun creating my title page and laugh at our posed family portrait.  I wanted it to be casual and easy, I got half and half!!!!  Self timer shots are interesting with 6 people and a dog!!  It totally cracks me up!!!

I used October Afternoon's Boarding Pass Collection with a few additional embellishments.

 Here's my first week.  Not sure if I'm completely sold on the date square.  But I do want to have the dates on here, so this will probably be what it is. 

I started out with just big pictures and than small journaling, but that looked SO boring to me, that I'm working on mixing that up a bit.

One thing we've decided to include, based upon something we did during December, was to include a weekly gratitude spot.  We are each listing something we were grateful for during the week.  Kristen asked me the first week we did it  "does it have to be something spiritual or like our family???"  Ha!!!!  No.....it's whatever you want it to be!!!  If your grateful for a candy bar, than be grateful for that ;)   Just want them to be aware of all that they have!

Week two is a little funner.....I think as time goes on it will get less formal and more crazy...which is good to me ;)

This yellow chevron is an envelope that fits perfectly!  I've included a spotlight sheet that was filled out for Kristen at a church event.

My goal is to try and work on my pictures through out the week as I take them.  Have them all ordered Sunday night on-line and pick them up Monday morning to fill in the pages.

I made myself a little chart where I can fill in each day the things I want to document and the little conversations that I hear.  So putting it all together isn't too hard.


Heather Innusa said...

Congrats on getting this started!!! I love love love it! I really want to create one myself, but fear holds me back - I'm not a great journaler. Maybe I'll get over that fear & just get on with it - you've inspired me!

Danielle said...

Proud of you!! You did a great job on it with OA!

Deanna said...

Carol, this is looking awesome! Wish I could say the same for mine. I have PL envy, yours looks so good!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Way to go Carol! Lookin' great Carol!

Sherri said...

I'd say you're rockin' it so far Carol. I'm trying to find my groove still, but plugging away at it slowly.

Lilith Eeckels said...

This is amazing!!!!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

This looks just awesome, Carol!
congrtas on getting started and beeing so determined on it!

Jason & Claire said...

I'm so impressed right now. I can't imagine even trying to do all that every week. They look amazing...as usual.;)

Lizzy Hill said...

This is a huge task - I love how you've organised yourself, so that should make it more streamlined & more chance of NOT falling behind [that'd be the killer for me..if I ever started!!]...I love the way you've set it up & hope you keep going:):)

Zarah said...

Looks FAB! :D

Pam said...

love it. i am already behind, gah! your pages are looking so good though!