Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing a look at my Week Five for Project Life® 2017.
Before diving into my stories for this week I wanted to remind you that registration is now open again for my popular Storytelling With Project Life® workshop which begins on Tuesday, February 14th. Four weeks of in-depth story-centered content focused on helping you get more stories told within whatever format you are choosing to approach pocket-based memory keeping.
Here are some reviews past students have shared about this workshop:
- This is the best class I have ever participated in. I highly recommend it! ( Jessica A )
- I participated in this class last year and I still go back and watch the videos all the time. SO MUCH inspiration and information. I highly recommend it!! ( Emily J )
- If you are sitting in the fence about taking this class - take the leap! You will be re-inspired to get creative with project life once again. ( Shannon S )
- Wow! I am loving the content of this class and find myself more inspired than ever to really add to the story with words. ( mjrose )
- Thank you so much for this wonderful class! I am so inspired and enjoyed seeing your processes in action, especially how you choose and print photos for the pockets. I was overwhelmed before this class and you have simplified it all for me. I had been using an old all-in-one printer that died just before the class (good timing), so I bought a PhotoSmart printer and it's so much fun to use. You could have charged so much more for this because it is absolutely packed with lessons and tips. ( Kathy )
- I just spent this week watching this series of lessons again. I feel like I gain a little more understanding of my own personal process every time I watch it. Using the tools you presented in this class has afforded me the thought process I needed to simplify my Project Life albums & really capture the way our family is evolving and growing. I'm happy to report that I'm almost done with my 2015 album and I've kept my 2016 album up-to-date. Thank you! ( adelina )
- Anyone sitting on the fence about both this way of memory keeping and taking Ali's class - sit no longer! I took the class last year. It was inspiring, full of insight and crammed full of ideas on how to approach the project from a story point of view. Something we have come to love from Ali. I am planning to watch all of the videos again this year and look through the handouts to keep me on track to get my stories told and in the album for 2017. Can't recommend it enough! ( Mel_12 )
Now here's a look at my Week 05:
I'm going super light on embellishments right now. Part of that is simply to get myself in the habit of creating space in my days to finish my spreads each week (seems to be going well so far). Lots and lots of handwritten journaling directly onto journal cards and photos is also a way I personally keep it simple.
I'm also really being on the look out for little stories during the week - intentionally being conscious of when a story presents itself that I might want to capture for my album. It might be a photo but more often than not right now it seems to be words. I'm embracing the season I'm in right now.
I finished off using the number labels from the Numbers Story Kit™ (available until February 14th) on each of my photos for the month of January. I totally loved including those - such a fun and easy way to add a little consistency from week to week.
As mentioned previously I love including other "voices" in my projects when possible. This week I included a thank you card sent by my niece and a little drawing of Anna's that I found in her backpack (also known as a treasure trove of goodness that can be cut up and slipped into pockets).
Last week I received my first three books as a Book Of The Month Club Ambassador and I took a photo both to share on Instagram and to include in my weekly documentation. I had asked Katie for a subscription for Christmas and was super happy when she gave it to me and I loved the first book I received in December. After posting about it on Instagram I received a message from the BOTM media team asking if I was interested in joining their Ambassador program which essentially means they will send me books early in exchange for a social media post. As most of you know, I love to read and I like to share what I'm reading with you guys. This month I chose Perfect Little World, Pachinko, and Behind Her Eyes. I finished Behind Her Eyes last week and have started on Pachinko. Behind Her Eyes was an intense twist of a read that I totally enjoyed and devoured in about two days.
The "note to self" stamp is from my One Little Word® Messy Circle Stamp set (used with black StazOn ink). The black pen I used on the white photo is a Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent pen. The white pen I used on the black background of my gardening books photo is the Posca PC-1M. You can see my full review of white pens here.