Week 2 and it's all systems go! I realize my enthusiasm is at an all-time high, and I refuse to believe it's simply due to the fact that it's only the second week. Simply stated, I am digging Project Life.
OBSERVATIONS: This past week again found me much more conscious of telling stories and taking pictures. Using the Day One app, I've been jotting down notes throughout the day. Because it prompts me at four different times, it reminds me to stop, drop and write. I like that.
I've also been thinking more about ephemera. Now God knows I'm not the most cut-and-paste-y type of scrapbooker, but I really do want to include little bits here and there. Like this week, I included Aidan's passport photo and receipt. (She's heading to El Salvador in March for a mission trip and she is going sans parents. Gasp. I'm working through it, people. My baby is stretching her wings.)
I've also decided for now that each month will see a different patterned paper worked in for my journaling cards and backgrounds. This month it leans into an orange color scheme. Next month? Who knows. I want this to ebb and flow throughout the year, reflecting whatever colors or ideas I'm into and that complement the Clementine palette overall.
Here are the pages:
I like the mix of hybrid, computer-generated pieces and hand written elements. That's my goal—to combine them both throughout the year.
I also like the fact that my kids are photo takers and I included shots from their weeks as well. (The four guys at a Wild game came from Cole's camera, as did the shot of Aidan and Cole right next to it.)
I'm also planning to include some text messages as well. See, I just got texting this year so it's a whole new way of communicating to me. Definitely worthy of documenting in this album. (To take a screen grab of a text message on an iPhone, just hold down the Home key on the front of the phone, while also holding down the button on the top of the phone. Click them at the same time and you'll hear a camera shutter, and then find the screen grab in your Photos app. Then, just email the shot to your computer, and go from there!)
I realized after printing everything out that I typed "Cole's basketball time" on my Week in Review card, but you know what? I know what it means, right? Right.
FREE DOWNLOAD FOR YOU: Did you notice my cute little "Thursday" card above? I found this awesome free font called Blackout, and decided to create two sheets of printable cards in PDF format.
They come with crop marks and you simply print and trim and voila, they fit right into the Project Life pockets. Oh for cute!
Just something cute and fun that I thought you might like to have in your arsenal of Project Life goodies! Be sure to use your best photo printer settings to get a nice rich color as seen above. Enjoy!
If you'd like to learn more about working with Layered Journaling Cards and sizing cards to fit into Project Life pockets, watch my video here.
SUPPLIES: Click on thumbnails.
Project Life, created by Becky Higgins, is a flexible, easy-to-use, highly customizable way to save your memories in a fun, stress-free way. Learn more about getting started with Project Life by clicking here.