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.
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:
WEEK 1 LEFT SIDE:
WEEK 1 RIGHT SIDE:
Here’s to hoping I can get through all 52 weeks this year!
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