Sunday, January 8, 2012

Project Life 2012 :: Cover Page & Week 1

This year, I am doing Project Life again. This is the third year I've done this project, and I love it. I still have some work to do to complete last year's albums (yes, plural), but I will get there. In the mean time, I thought I'd share the album for 2012. (Apologies for the poor quality photos...took them late in the day)

I chose the Clementine kit for this year. I love the colors and the graphic design. Here is the cover page...


As usual, I changed it up a bit from the 'suggested' layout provided in the kit. The great thing about Project Life is that it is totally flexible and you can make it whatever you want. I added a couple of photos and some embellishments. I'll probably add a few more things, and maybe even an additional 6" x 12" insert on top of this. I don't have my pages in a binder yet. You can order the Clementine Binder, but I think I'll wait and order the new Black Signature Album when it becomes available...


I am using project life in the traditional photo-a-day way. You can use it for a week-at-a-glance, or even something else entirely. Here's a look at Week 1:

First, the two-page spread you see when you 'open' to this week, with a couple of additional inserts...


The first insert is a 5"x7" page protector with the 'Happy New Year' cards we got during Sophia's 4th birthday photo shoot.


On the back of that photo, I included a photo of Sophia's art wall after the recent additions and the DIY monogram I featured in this blog post.


The next insert is a 6"x12" divided page protector. This insert features before and after photos of the Week 1 challenge from the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge I blogged about, as well as an excerpt of the text from that post.

(front of insert)

(back of insert)


Here is the left side of the spread, which includes the first three days of the week.


Here is the right side which features the remaining four days...



And here's a look at both pages together...

I hope to do a better job of keeping up with this project in 2012. This means staying current with printing photos and doing journaling. In 2011, I had to split this into two albums because of all the extra inserts and bits of life I included. I can easily see that happening again this year. I'm going to try to blog once a week with an update of our Project Life album.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Ummm... you are amazing!!!! : ) We adore Big Bang Theroy, too! We can't get enough of Sheldon! Ha! : )