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Project Life® 2017 | Week Four

Today I'm sharing my Project Life® spread for Week 04 of 2017. 

As I've worked through my stories over the last few weeks I've definitely been aware of the fact that I historically start off strong with this project and then other projects, work, life, travel get in the way of the getting this done. It's a thing. I'm hopeful as ever that keeping it simple and keeping it routine and low key will help me keep up. And, in case you were wondering, the reason I really want to keep up is because I I really like this project and I love seeing my/our weeks documented in these pockets.

For those of you who are waiting for Storytelling With Project Life® workshop registration, that should open in just a few days.  

Here's a look at Week Four:

I was intentional again this week about filling in the pockets as the week went along vs. leaving it all for the end. I'm just leaving it out on a table here in my office and making an effort to identify a story each day and get it recorded. Today I marched myself right into my office right after waking up to write up a story about how great it was to wake up, walk out of my bedroom door, and hear the voices of 5 happy kids downstairs making their own breakfast and doing their morning jobs. As you can imagine they are not all happy every morning and I wanted to make sure I wrote that down before the rest of the day unfolded. You'll see that card next week. 

I'm sticking with the weekly gratitude card from my gratitude pad + cards from the Project 52 Fresh Core Kit (anything with rounded corners) + the number labels from the Numbers Story Kit™ (available until February 14th) + cards from past Story Kits™. I also added a really fun pattern paper (cut to 4x6) for the bottom left pocket that was included with the Roman Holiday Scrapbook Kit

The title card is from a sold out set of gold foil quote cards that were included in my initial One Little Word® product options this year. We don't have plans to reorder those at this time but we do have a digital set available that you can print on your own or use a Minc machine to add your own foil. 

The white pen I used to write "girls night out at belly" was the Posca (see my review of white pens here). 

I'm keeping my eye out for things around that house that I could add into my album. This week I added a study sheet that Simon used for a quiz he had last week. What I love about it is that it includes my handwriting and his handwriting together (I wrote the etymons and he wrote the meanings). 

I have to say that I really did love using those number labels repeatedly throughout the month - such a fun way to link it all together. 

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16 thoughts

  1. MelissaMeyer says…
    02/01/2017

    Love these updates Ali! Just letting you know that you wrote the numbers kits was available until November 15 instead of February 15 :) x

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/01/2017

      Thank you for catching that - I fixed it!

  2. jambajuice57 says…
    02/01/2017

    Love this example of letting the stories lead...six photos for a two page spread is awesome. So often I default to one page when I don't have many photos when I could simply tell other stories that I didn't remember to/ wasn't able to photograph. Thanks for the great reminder, Ali.

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  3. LynneGillis says…
    02/01/2017

    lovelovelovelovelovelovelove your PL updates!

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  4. krisparisi says…
    02/01/2017

    Ali, is this the date stamp that you loved because it was a larger font than the usual? Love the PL posts. I'm determined to make it work. I tend to have more photos than stories and need to find that balance...

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/01/2017

      No - this one is super basic + small - very office-supply store.

  5. tagulus says…
    02/01/2017

    Love it!! And out of curiosity... the house we're buying has yellow walls, which isn't going to work for me. Lol! What color white did you guys use for your hallway? Trying to decide between white and grey. Maybe a little of both.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/01/2017

      We are using Benjamin Moore Decorator White (same color as in my office - it slants towards a cool/blue tint so if you want something warmer I might choose a different color - we are just using "warm" lights to warm it up).

  6. scrapfin1 says…
    02/01/2017

    I just received my story kit and I love those rectangle numbered labels you have placed on your photos above. I would love to see similar types of labels in future kits (not necessarily with numbers/different colors etc ). Its perfect for photos. I love your PL pages, thank you for the post.

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  7. loripsm121 says…
    02/01/2017

    I've been waiting for the class to open up....but not too soon, I'm still plugging along with December Daily. slow and steady, I'm getting there about a week left.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/01/2017

      The class will start on the 14th of February so you've got two weeks!

    2. loripsm121 says…
      02/01/2017

      I think I can, I think I can....

  8. vjpd says…
    02/02/2017

    Ali, Ive had trouble finding the We R Memory Keepers 12x12 black albums that I've used for years. Have you experienced that? Is that why you moved to the BH/HS black and white album this year? Lisa

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/02/2017

      Yes - that's why I switched.

    2. loripsm121 says…
      02/02/2017

      Lisa, I've had luck with Steals.com (a discount daily deal kinda site, but the items will still be available later if they don't sell out that day) having We R 12x12 black albums. They have them every couple of months and sell out quickly when they are in. Annoying to get the email every day, but they do get them. I've stock piled them the last couple of times I've seen them, but yes, it makes me nervous because they are hard to find. Good luck!

    3. vjpd says…
      02/02/2017

      Thanks so much. I'll check it out. Love those albums and using 2 per year, I've only got one left! Lisa

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