I'm not making any specific promises one way or another, but I'm here to tell you today that I still love the structure of weekly Project Life® spreads.
I thought I could let them go and have a more go-with-the-flow approach this year (thanks for cheering me on with that plan by the way - you are rad), but when it came time to actually do something all I wanted to do was stick my words and photos into Design A page protectors.
So that's what I did and I'm so, so happy.
Even though I haven't been doing it regularly for months, I found myself missing the structure because, less face it, I'm that kind of person. I also realized the following:
- I actually really, really love the week-at-a-glance format. I thought I could let it go but it feels like home to me now. And you know what? Sometimes home is boring and it needs a face-lift or a reconnect or it needs to be purged or something to remind you that it's something special - that it's yours. That became pretty darn clear to me yesterday.
- I love printing my photos and this format allows me to pick the highlights that comprise our week and tell the awesome bits & pieces stories of our lives.
- The Story Kit™ and Story Stamps™ layouts I'm creating for the classroom content are really allowing me to fill my need for longer stories. I did five layouts for the theme this month and I might even do more. Maybe they will still be kept in this album and maybe not. Time will tell as I create more pages in the coming months.
Instead of a full-on plan of this or that or this vs. that (which was never really my plan anyway), I'm going to just have fun and enjoy myself and do it the way I want to do it when I want to do it with whatever feels good at the time.
Because really, isn't that the point?
Here's a look at Week One:
Sigh. I'm happy.
This week at least. Ha.
Nothing earth shattering in the creativity department here, just a glance at a few stories and bits from our life. I didn't even add any embellishments besides stamping and one sticker.
The white heart was punched from cardstock using this heart punch and added on top of a recent Studio Calico Project Life® kit card.
I'm planning on putting more of Anna's artwork to good use.
The "Yes to" card is from an older Studio Calico Project Life® kit.
"Together is the best time" card is from my Gatherings Story Kit™.
"Today" stamp is from my Week In The Life™ kit. We have some kits without albums available if you are looking at wanting any of the products that were included. You can check out my archives on that project here.
Hope you guys have an awesome week!