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Project Life 2014 | Week 1

We’ve gone from handy dandy on this boat to artsy fartsy!

After falling off the wagon last year and basically throwing in the towel at week 20ish because I just had WAY too much going on, I’ve decided to give Project Life another go in 2014!  Let’s face it…this year is sure to be one for the record books, so I definitely want to document it to the max. Plus, I’m hoping to have much more free time once we officially set sail! 😉

Project Life is basically just a modified way of approaching scrapbooking/memory-keeping. It’s meant to be a much more casual approach to documenting the everyday.  I LOVE the concept behind Project Life, and how it easy it makes organizing your photos and memories.  And luckily, it can be done either digitally, the traditional paper way, or a combo of both! Last year, I opted for a combo method, but this year I’m going ALL digi. 

^^Project Life 2014 Week 1 Spread^^

As for my personal approach to Project Life, I’ve adopted a ‘weekly’ 2-page, 12×12 digital format  for my layouts. You can purchase the digital templates here. My PL weeks run Monday thru Sunday.  I’ll keep everything (photos, scrap paper, journaling, etc.) digital since, hello, we will be living on a boat and probably don’t have enough storage space for actual albums/page protectors/supplies, not to mention where the heck would I get my prints made while we’re island hopping through the Caribbean?

After all 52 weeks in 2014 are complete, I’ll be able to print the full year of spreads as one bound album. As you can imagine, my spreads are very photo heavy. And since I’m going digital only this year, they will include lots of digital brushes/stamps and journaling too (all done in Photoshop of course). My all-time favorite PL inspiration comes from my super crafty sister, Susan. I also love love love Ali Edwards brushes and use them quite religiously (probably a little too much perhaps). I also find lots of other great PL inspo on Pinterest and Instagram (#ProjectLife).

My 2014 Cover Page is done (for now — but chances are I might end up modifying this later on), as well as my Week 1 Spread. I utilized several elements from the Jade Project Life Kit this time around…these colors seem to work well with our photos AND our boaty lifestyle.

2014 COVER PAGE:

^^i kept the cover page super clean and simple this year with one main image.^^

WEEK 1 LEFT SIDE:

WEEK 1 RIGHT SIDE:

Here’s to hoping I can get through all 52 weeks this year!

>>Thanks for visiting LAHOWIND sailing + cruising blog! We’d love for you to get to know us and follow our story as we attempt to navigate a whole new world of sailing and cruise through the Bahamas + Caribbean.

Deborah WrightJanuary 6, 2014 - 3:18 am

Kim-what a beautiful way to capture your adventure. Your resolution #12 “to spear a fish” made me grin. Now I won’t be the only girl out there with a spear! Fresh dinner served!

Aubri GraybealJanuary 6, 2014 - 1:56 pm

I am trying to hope back on the PL wagon too but doing a paper version and monthly this time….hope things go much better then last year!!! You guys look great- Mike said Jer’s beard is a “castaway beard”- lol. Add me to your call list- I will want updates on your travels!!! xoxo

LAHOWINDJanuary 6, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Aubri! I miss you! I love that we’re both hopping back on. Should be interesting. Let’s hope I get a little further along this year. And yes, Jereme’s beard is totally seaworthy lol. Hope you, Mike, and Rilyn are doing all well. Come visit us in the islands any time!!! xoxo -Kim

JackieJanuary 6, 2014 - 5:47 pm

What a fantastic way to capture highlights of your cruise! I am FAR from crafty but this may be something I’ll have to look into when we leave. Also- I have a need to decrease the diet coke and learn to dock our boat as well :)

Aunt JanJanuary 6, 2014 - 10:53 pm

Kim, what a wonderful way to capture your journey and so creative. We look forward to seeing (living vicariously – lol) your adventures through the Bahamas and Caribbean. So excited for you all. Big Hugs!!

LAHOWINDJanuary 7, 2014 - 2:07 am

Awww, thanks Jan!!! We are so excited you all are following along. We can’t wait to officially set sail! Love, Kim + Jer

AnnJanuary 19, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Love it! I actually want to say more than just that, but that pretty much says it all.