HAPPY PROJECT LIFE 2013!! I am soooo hoping this works, my friend Tracey shared how to upload a different way since blogger is still down.
I'm sooooo excited to be sharing these with you today!! The first thing you probably noticed is the big changes I've made, first it's not the typical normal PL style that your use to seeing and the size is smaller. I want to SHOUT out that I AM STILL 100% for PROJECT LIFE, ALL THE WAY AND AM STILL CALLING THIS MY MINI PROJECT LIFE!! As long as the photos and words are being put in and being told that is all that matters.
The reasons for my change, it all happened because partly the late arrival of PL kits this year. I have had all week to think and rethink and look at my older PL albums and a couple things hit me. First some of my albums espcially last year's should have been split into 2 albums, they are packed. Second thing is that they are taking up more space then I really have. I will be ordering new albums and splitting them this year which will mean even more room taken up which I don't have much of. So I started thinking how can I make this work for me, be smaller and still LOVE IT!!
The first thing that I started thinking of was doing a story a day, scrapping style. I've been inspired by my creative and sweet friend Angie Blom, she is changing her style this year too and I LOVE IT. Even her DD had me thinking about changing things this year back in December, love all her white space and simple format. So I thought yes, that is what I'd do a layout a day for the whole year. I still LOVE this idea and might start it SOON! Then I thought about scrapping the whole week like she's doing and that way my goal to scrap more this year will really happen and wouldn't take up as much space. Then I panicked at the work and the stress it might bring me, still keeping this on the back burner, Thanks Angie for talking with me these last few weeks and really INSPRIING ME!!
So then another blog friend,actually my first online teacher at BPS, Karen Grunberg showed her new format for this year and guess what, THIS WAS IT BABY!! She is downsizing her album too and I love love filling up these cute little baseball protetors, have always loved them. So I saw her title page and fell in love right away! Then I emailed her and she shared a little peek at her first weeks pages which wont be on her blog till Thrusday. This made me love it even more.
I worked on my pages over the weekend, stressing myself and worried and didn't sleep good that maybe this wasn't right and it wasn't PL and my style. Finally on Sunday afternoon, I had a little pep talk with myself and said IT WILL BE OK, JUST DO IT!! So I took it apart and started fresh and LOVED IT LOVED IT!! I like that it's smaller and I like all my picutres cropped and mostly that IT FELT HOMEMADE, FELT LIKE ME!!
The title page was so much fun, love making it the way I want it and these happy colors. Oh and see the NUMBER 6 on there, yep there is 6 of us in this family even if the oldest is far away in Florida. Well, I finally finally convinced her to be a part of this, she has to send me a picture and story at least 2x a month and that will be put in here. LOVE LOVE THAT PART, THANKS KRISTIN. SHE JUST SENT ME HER FIRST PHOTO AND STORY, WILL BE POSTING THAT LATER FOR YOUTO SEE, SHE ROCKED IT!!
I love that my snow/OLW are part of this first/beginning of the album too, will have to do this more. My hope is to only pick a few photos to share in the album, some weeks only being one page then scrapping the others while they are fresh in my head and ready to go. Last year I stuffed so many collages into my album and this resulted in me not thinking they needed scraped. So this year I will tell more stories thru my scrapping.
I may change my mind and go back to the old way but for now I want to try this. Still happy about PL and all the other fun stuff and colors and NEW NEW KITS COMING TO THE STORES, YIPPPEE can't wait to get me some!!
Did you hang in there for all this?? Thanks if you did and hoping to still inspire youwith my PL and keeping you motivated to keep doing yours!! DONT GIVE UP, JUST DO IT! Let me know what you think good/bad/questions/ANYTHING !!!
p.s. the other thoughs on this was that I have so much leftovers from my other kits, will be using them and making them work for me. NO MORE LEFTOVERS ALLOWED,haha
Happy first week of the New Year!! Crossing my fingers that this post works!!
My name is Dawn. This is where I will record my family's everyday memories with Project Life. This album kit is made by the awesome Becky Higgins. It is my favorite way to capture my family's everyday memories. Follow along with me during this journey for 2010.