Good morning! I hope you are enjoying your lazy days of summer. I know I certainly am, but unfortunately they are definitely not lazy days. Much too much running around these past few months, which makes me realize just how quickly the time goes by and how important it is to document those moments no matter how small. I mean, that’s why we are memory keepers, right? That is why I got into pocket scrapping, so I could preserve our memories.
Over the past few years, I have gravitated toward pocket scrapping to document our day to day lives and had developed a pretty good system for getting it done. But somewhere along the line, I fell off the wagon and stopped scrapping altogether and not a day goes by that I don’t think about it. I still take lots of photos because I have faith that one day I will. Well, today is that day. With the site overhaul, I’ve decided to jump back into pocket scrapping and will be sharing my layouts and process each month in an attempt to inspire others to do the same. So this month I am going to share some of my best and worst layouts from my most complete year (2015), talk about what it is I like and don’t like about them and devise a system for completing it. So, let’s get started!
The New Year is almost upon us (what? how did that happen?!), and soon we’ll stand proud and proclaim to all that will listen that we’re going to accomplish “X” this year. Then what happens? In a month, or two or three, those well-intentioned resolutions fade. No time. No motivation. Unrealistic goals. We’ve all been there, right? How do you approach your scrapbooking goals – do you set any for the year? I’ve got a big one for 2015: Project Life. I’m bound and determined to get an entire album completed, all 52 weeks, capturing the everyday moments and memories that I might otherwise skip over or take for granted. Now, I’ve tried Project Life before and made it well into the year. Then it fizzled out. I often wonder, how do people keep their albums alive, layouts each and every week, year to year? So, I figured I’d ask three of my scrapping friends for their advice. Let’s chat with Maribel Rivas, Sabrina McCleery, and one of my fellow Scrapaneer Peers, Barbara Unzen.
It’s December and all this month we’re talking about Project Life. It’s the perfect time to talk Project Life because in just a couple of weeks we will all start fresh (or embark for the first time!) on a 2015 Project Life book. I’m completing my second year of telling my family’s stories through Project Life. For the three years before that I told our stories by taking a photo-a-day. I am completely hooked! After five years of telling my family’s stories on a daily/weekly basis I thought I’d share with you some of my thoughts on journaling and telling stories in different ways on your Project Life pages.
Let’s face it, all of us that do weekly pocket spreads to document our everyday life have a week occasionally where it seems there’s just too much week and not enough photos. I’ve looked through my own albums and in some of the digi galleries out there and wanted to offer a few tips on how to fill up those empty pockets.
Well here we are folks. It’s December… ALREADY. Can you believe how quickly this year has flown by? I’m sure this month will be flying by just as fast and January will be here before you know it. To Project Lifers out there, this can be an exciting time because it means you are close to finishing up your yearly album! To Project Life attempters out there (like myself), this means that you may be thinking about trying it out again next year.
You tried this year. You even managed to stay on top of it for the first few months. You loved the moments you were capturing and the quotes that you were able to record. All because you were in that “mindset.” You know the one I’m talking about.