Project Life: February 1-9

Monday, March 11, 2013

I love to listen to the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast. A few weeks ago I was listening to a show on Project Life (it’s a bit old as I’m really far behind). One of the guests commented that she’s going to follow a monthly approach on Project Life. Suddenly my mind started turning. If the weekly approach I’ve been taking (as opposed to the daily photo approach of previous years) has been so flexible, how perfect would a monthly approach be! I loved the monthly format I did in digital in 2010, but I didn’t like having to process a month’s worth of photos at one time, nor did I like not having pockets to put daily ephemera in.

So this approach seemed perfect for me! I decided to generally track every two page layout in a finite period in time (maybe a week, maybe a weekend, etc.). I ordered the monthly dividers for the Seafoam kit and immediately separated the last week in January from the first few days in February. I’m loving this approach now! It’s easy to keep up with, and if I have a big event that is focused on a weekend, or a period longer than a week with not many photos, I can adjust my scale of time easily but still have some organization. It’s blowing my mind how perfect this is for me!

This first experiment was a little over a week - I didn't have many photos, so it worked great to put a few extra days in. Some of my bits from the week include a thank you card from an order that I stamped on with the stamps I purchased on that order (I LOVE Elise's stamps!) as well as some of a Chick-Fil-A kid's meal bag and a receipt for our meal. I also cut a piece of the 12x12 Seafoam cardstock and added some washi and word stickers for a little added embellishment.
February 1-9, 2013
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