I'm back at Project Life® again for 2017.
In 2016 I completed spreads for January through April + 11 more weeks from May through December. Many of those spreads were shared in the Story Kit™ and other classrooms throughout the year. Three rounds of Day In The Life™ were also added to my albums. I really liked adding my Day In The Life™ documentation to my Project Life® album and will be doing that again this year.
I hope to share here on my blog with a bit more regularity this year.
My plan is to keep working though the weeks I haven't completed from 2016 and 2015 when I have a chance. I'm not putting a lot of pressure of myself to get it done this way or that - just when I make time to get it done. Many of my weeks in the second part of the year already have photos printed and in pockets and are just waiting for my words + intentional embellishments.
I am still feeling like this concept is part of how I want to tell my stories so I'm moving forward once again.
Also, just a heads up that my 4-week workshop Storytelling With Project Life® is set to re-run again next month (the content will be a repeat of what was offered last year). More details about registration soon.
What a difference a year can make. The first full year in our new combined family situation calls for a re-do in the way I've been starting my album the last few years (see examples below). Instead of individual people photos I decided to add a couple group shots of the kids + one of me and Aaron + one of me holding my One Little Word® for 2017. I like how the cards I chose include general/overall life intentions: celebrate together, make more magic, adventure. I don't think you can ever go wrong with those three.
For 2017 I'll be using a mix of Story Kit™ supplies + Project 52 Core Kit (just ordered that yesterday and I usually split this with Katie) + Studio Calico Documenter kits + other random supplies. I create at least one spread per month using products from the Story Kit™ monthly theme and include that content in the classroom (classroom content is included with the subscription). Sometimes those spreads are from past years that I haven't completed and other times they are from the current year. I'm just rolling with it.
Supplies used on my title page include:
- "Celebrate Together" card from my Celebrate Journal Card Set (the digital version is available here if that's your preference)
- Design A Page Protectors (I stick with all the same page protectors throughout the year for simplicity)
- "Life Is Full Of Adventure" Journal Card from the Week In The Life™ Kit
- "Make More Magic" gold foil card from the Cypress Grove Documenter Kit
- Cork Tabs from the Film Club Documenter Kit
- Cork Oval from Freckled Fawn Embellishment Kit Home
- The words "twenty-seventeen" were typed onto the card using the Typecast Typewriter from We R Memory Keepers
- Chipboard word phrases from past Story Kits™
Here's a 10-minute video showing how my title page came together along with some additional thoughts on the project:
The quote cards I mention in the video are available digitally here.
In terms of albums I'm using this 12x12 album from Heidi/Becky (this is the same as I started using last year):
And just for fun here's a look back at my past title pages - love how each shows the progression of life:
2016 | More details here.
2015 | This was the year I said I was going to switch things up and started with the above intro pages. Within a few weeks I was back to doing it the same as I had in the past and adjusted my title page to include a combination of things that had originally been on the smaller intro pages.
2014 | More details here.
2013 | More details here.
2012 | More details here.
2011 | More details here.
If you'd like a more in-depth look at all my past Project Life® albums via video overviews make sure to check out my Storytelling With Project Life® workshop that will open for registration soon.