Welcome to Project Life | Week Thirty-Three.
A couple people wondered in the comments last week about if this was “it” for me this year for a scrapbook.
Project Life will be the bulk of my memory keeping for 2011.
In looking back over this year, I’ve done about 15 layouts so far in addition to keeping up to date with Project Life. Most of those layouts can be seen in my portfolio and a couple will be published in magazines in the coming months. Those layouts will all go in my 2011 album as will any additional ones I make about this year in the coming years.
To me the important thing is that stories are being told. The form that takes, whether it’s in an traditional scrapbook, Project Life, journal, blog, etc is less important than simply getting it done. And I’ve loved the experience of working in this format.
My vote is for whatever inspires you to tell your stories and celebrate the life you’re living right now.
Here’s a look at Week Thirty-Five:
The two main things from this past week: the county fair and time at the beach.
More photos than anything else – a couple tags and a couple journal cards. Sometimes that’s just what feels good.
I want to frame the original photobooth pictures so I included a scan here with just a bit of writing along the side to give them context.
Simon finished up his last camp for the summer – Shrek camp.
On this page I added photos from the beach and also one my Mom emailed me of her and my sister and niece in Paris. I haven’t included photos of others much in this album but I like the idea of including a photo or two of things that are going on for my family. I think I’ll like to look back and see, “oh, that happened when they were doing such and such.”
As I finished up this week I made sure to take the album downstairs so it’s back to sitting on the counter again. I’ve been missing getting some of those little things (conversations, sayings, observations) jotted down as I pass through the kitchen. Hoping to see more of those again in the coming weeks.
Project Life is a product created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces of the album kit (similar to the one I’m using) are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life here.