Saturday, January 26, 2013

Project Life: Week 1

I feel like I'm playing a little catch up with weeks 1 and 2 of my project life adventure. Both weeks are finished and today I'm sharing week 1 (week 2 will be posted in the next few days).

All the comments and advice from fellow Project Lifers say to be organized and have a plan. Well, I'm still figuring out the organization part but I do have a plan! To keep things simple I'm planning on using one paper pack a month. I figure it's a great way to use up any leftovers (including embellishments) from previous projects.

Week 1
Week 1 - Left Page
Week 1 - Right Page
For January, my paper packet of choice is Avonlea. My embellishments of choice are the Avonlea Compliments, opaque gems, and rub-ons . Of course I will continue to use my stamps to embellish journal cards!
Using Stamps to accent journal cards
Some people think Project Life restricts your creativity. I thought the same thing myself. In actuality though I'm finding I feel more creative. It's actually kind of liberating only thinking about decorating a 3" x 4" or 4" x 6" area. Yes, I'm trying to coordinate the entire page but I'm not worrying about placement nearly as much as I would on a 12 x 12 layout.

Using Rub-Ons and Avonlea Complements for Embellishments
I'm also continuing to use my How-To and Make It From Your Heart books. I decided my week cards are going to be based on card sketches. Why not use them?? They have measurements, placement and examples to jump start my creativity. It's perfect and I love it!

Week Card
With it being the New Year I figured I should include our resolutions into my Project Life album. I decided to do so as an insert page to week 1.

Week 1 Insert: Resolutions
I kept the design pretty simple and created resolution cards for each family member to complete. I love how the kids wrote it themselves!

I'll be sharing my journal template on my facebook page soon so keep checking back!

1 comment:

  1. Really cute PL pages! So nice to meet you at the crop yesterday.