Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Project Life-Week 1!

Okay, let's start this off by saying, I love Project Life! This is seriously fun! Here's my Week 1 spread.
The far left card in the middle row is a folded card that has journaling about our life and funny things the kids have said on it. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep that as is, or add some of the hidden journaling to the second page. I've got the tag from a pair of workout pants I bought that I just adore on here. It's so rare to find pants (other than jeans) that are truly long enough! Totally needed recording! LOL!

This page has a little piece of artwork that Mickey made for me. LOVE!!! I also included some of the packaging from Aud's new dollhouse accessories. :) I backed it with a card and journaled a little on the part that was showing. The card on the bottom left is blank and I may add the extra journaling from the first page on it.

To help keep me on track with this, I started a file on my desktop title PL Week 1. Then, as I uploaded photos, I'd pick out the one(s) that I might want to use and edit them and either save them as 4x6's or add them to my templates and save them as a smaller size. Then, on Sunday evening, I edit the rest of my photos and order them from Costco. After I drop Mickey off at preschool on Monday, Aud and I zip over to Costco and pick up the pictures. I've made a few grocery changes and now I get some of our perishables at Costco so it works out well to make a trip a week.

I really like how this has made me take out my big camera a little more. I only used one Instagram on this and it's sized 3x3 and then backed with a journaling card. Love that look! :)

I also set up a little tray by my bedside that holds my Project Life box and a 5 or 6 rolls of washi tape that coordinate. I tuck little mementos (receipts, tags, etc) in there and larger ones (Mickeys artwork, for example) just gets tucked between the pages of the week it will be added to. Once I get my hot mess of a scrap room in order, I'll hopefully find a better place for my PL station but it's working all right for me now. :)

Oh, I almost forgot, journaling! I've been jotting notes down in a calendar by my bed, on the notes app on my iPhone and using Twitter and Facebook to record (and share) fun little bits as well. I'm not dating most of this as having it in the right week is darn good enough for me! I hand wrote my dates and my journaling, this will keep it super easy for me. Wrestling with my computer to get it to print right where I want it is soooooo not my idea of a good time.

Well, that's all I've got for my first week of Project Life. I'm hoping to share my pages on either Tuesday's or Wednesday's. I hope you all are having as much fun with this project as I am! :)


Lilith Eeckels said...

Great PL and yes it's fun!!!!

Monique Liedtke said...

Love to see your first week!! (my kids have been playing that angry birds game as well, great idea to take a pic!).

Nancy W said...

Great job and I like how you have your schedule set to include having your photos printed! Hugs from Conroe, TX

Zarah said...

Looks fab!! I especially LOVE the dog-photo (wow!) and the fact that you kept a tag from pants long enough. I should do that too, because, as you say - it is NOT something that happens often. Made me laugh, that you recorded it! :D

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Totally awesome work! I love it!!!

Samantha said...

Looking good! Of course, I love the pics of your two dogs and the kids. They're all so adorable!