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“Taking Another Look @ Project Life!”

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The last time I attempted this last year, I was trying to do Project 365 (a photo a day) as well and I got lost and disgruntled with not being able to keep up 😦 Since then I have gone back to scraping layouts which is my first love, but with so much study atm and work, fitting my ‘therapy’ in is getting harder and harder.

So, I have taken another look @ Project Life, and how I can succeed this time around and continue. I found a couple of great groups on Facebook I have joined who are very encouraging and helpful and I have been doing a bit of research on Google to get some ideas as well πŸ™‚

This is a great place to start if you are like me http://sweetrosestudio.com/project-life-for-beginners

For lots of info about this way of scrap booking visit the founder http://www.beckyhiggins.com/

I love taking photos and I either use my Iphone which I have with me all the time and my Nikon camera πŸ™‚ I have the Project 365 app on my phone and I can take notes as I go so I have info when I go to do my pages πŸ™‚

I realize now, I don’t have to scrap every photo that I take but make a story of each week of our life!! I am going to use the 4×6 Pocket Pages from Kaszazz to start with and do one layout a week of the main photo, if time permits! This way I can use up more of my stash and be creative πŸ™‚ The other photos I will print with my Selphy and journal, adding a bit of embellishment. The idea is to get it done quick πŸ™‚

This is how I attempted it last time doing it in layout from if you are interested https://myscrapnaddiction.wordpress.com/?s=project+life

Also Pinterest is great inspiration – http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=project%20life

I am hoping to continue doing this in the long-term, I just need to grasp it and go with it πŸ™‚ I know it is an odd time to start but like they say, “start when it is right for you” πŸ™‚ Once I get going and get the hang of it I may go back and do some previous months of this yr also πŸ™‚ I am starting with the first week of September 1/9 so I can get the hang of it πŸ™‚

You can buy the kit which is already to go, but I am using my stash and doing my own thing πŸ™‚ I just Googled it and you get heaps ofΒ  information and layout ideas πŸ™‚

9fc11eb6695bc4d26511b928e814cc36This is a page from http://pinterest.com/scrapwithchris/project-life-inspiration/ board.Β  Just to give you an idea of how it works! You can do as much or as little as you want πŸ™‚Β  I think for me, getting some photos into an album, without too much stress is the way to go! I would rather get this done weekly than nothing at all πŸ™‚

I hope maybe I have inspired you to give it a go too πŸ™‚

“My DIY Project 365 Kit!”

If you have been pondering about how I am making up my 365 Kit, this is how I am putting it together!! I want to be able to just print my pics, stick them down and journal! You can buy a kit already made for you through Becky Higgins but is over $160 and you have to order it from NZ.

I am following the main parts of the kit; making my own 365- 3.5 x 5.5 photo mats and 365- 2.5×3.5 journal cards, but I am going with putting them on card-stock and in the 12×12 protectors I already have, and not using the 4×6 photo pockets!!

I have made some journal cards from pattern papers and also downloaded a few and printed them out which has made it quicker for me!!

I have worked out the card-stock needed with what I have in my stash and made the cards and mats to co-ordinate. I am using a different color for each month!! I am still in the process of cutting them out and will show you how I am going to set my pages up when I am finished!

As you can see I have them sorted in the month with the week attached! As I don’t know if my pics will be portrait or landscape I am not attaching them to the card-stock until the end of each week when I scrap them!!

I will use a double page spread for each week, so I can have a decent size photo. I will have a couple of extra spots for memorabilia, extra pics or journaling!! This time I am not going to ‘get lost’ and stick to my plan of ‘simple scraping’!!!

It has taken me a little time but hasn’t cost me a lot of money to create my album and I think this is going to be how I scrap from now on!!Β  I think I will be able to getΒ  more of the up close and personal in my albums for my boys!!

TFL:) Kerri x