Today I'm celebrating finishing up my Project Life album for 2019.
I'm so happy I switched it up and did it monthly this past year (vs. weekly). I was ready for a bit of a different approach and the end result is making me super happy.
One thing I ended up being really happy about was fitting it into one 9x12 album. It was touch and go there for a bit as I thought I might need to start a second one. This one is full but not too bad.
I'll share a full walk-through of my 2019 album here on my blog later this week.
Today is also the first day of the Pieces Of Us self portrait challenge. Grab all the details on that here.
Here's a look at how I captured December:
As many of you are well aware, December for me is all about December Daily®. I find that I'm completely satisfied with that for my December documentation so doing weekly Project Life in December has always been the very last thing on my list (a number of years the month of December is still empty in my past Project Life albums). With the monthly approach I was able to pick out a few things to highlight as well as give a little nod to wrapping up the year and moving on to 2020.
I mainly used the December 2019 Stories By The Month™ kit for products in this spread.
I also did a little stitching with my sewing machine and added in some sequin hearts on top of a couple of photos and inside a pocket on the last page.
Stitching the pocket with a photo or journaling card inside and adding the small confetti stars was super fun. I totally want to do that more.
For the last page in my album I included photos from after Christmas and a couple journaling cards. That week between Christmas and New Years was rough around here because of worries about my health - it was an in-between time waiting for an apportionment with the gynecological oncologist (everything turned out fine). Aaron and I were lucky to have a little getaway during that time.
Here's a look at the process:
- 9x12 Album
- 9x12 Page Protectors
- 6x8 Page Protector
- Stories By The Month™
- StazOn Ink
- Epson PictureMate PM400 Printer
- Epson XP15000 (for enlargements)
- Power Punch
Check out my archive of Project Life® posts here.