Today I wanted to share a super simple Project Life® approach which is great for focusing on the words and photos during any given week (or if you, like me, are playing catch-up).
I've been skipping around in Project Life® this year, including some weekly spreads in the content for my Story subscription program. As I worked on a week that was included in the classroom content for the Cheer theme I was struck once again with how much I love this project and how I want to make time for it and that it doesn't have to be complicated.
Blah. Blah. Blah. Sometimes I write stuff and I say that to myself while I'm writing it. Usually it's when I feel like I've said whatever it is I'm saying before - that whole broken record kind of thing. The truth is I've been focused on other projects and this one has been on the back-burner. The truth is I was really happy to work on this today and have another week complete. The truth is I don't think you can beat this format for everyday life documentation. Onward.
Here's a look at Week Forty-Three:
This spread features cards from my Hello Today Journal Card set - this is a set of 3x4 and 4x6 cards that are a physical product now available in my shop. I've currently got three journal card sets available with three more coming in December. Want digital? You can grab The Story Of Today 3x4 Cards here.
I done this style of using a same or similar design for each of the journal cards previously and it's always been a personal favorite (check out some past examples here and here and here). To be clear, I don't think I want to do this every week but I like having it as an option in my own personal style menu. It's nice repetition of design. It's simple. It keeps the focus on the words and the photos.
At the bottom of each of the journal cards I used a rolling date stamp to specify the actual date and simply journaled my story below the day of the week using a Staedtler Permanent Pen or Uniball Vision Elite pen.
My minimal embellishing included some of the kraft perforated phrase strips from the Cheer Story Kit™ paired with chipboard hearts. A Tiny Attacher was used to attach the heart and phrase strip to the photo.
- Design A Project Life® Page Protectors
- 6x12 inch 3-pocker Page Protector
- Avery 2-Inch Index Tabs
- Hello Today Journal Card set
- Cheer Story Kit™ (kraft perforated phrase, small black rubber speech bubble)
- Small chipboard hearts
- Rolling date stamp
- Staedtler Permanent Pen / Uniball Vision Elite
- Tiny Attacher