I have been debating committing myself to "Project Life" for 2012. Because while I adore the idea of recording an ENTIRE year in just a single (or few depending on how much you include) album, I was hesitant on whether I could tackle yet another project.
BUT what i LOVE is that the philosophy of Project Life is SIMPLICITY.
And after reading through (multiple times) my friend Lisa's amazing post on how she's made PL work for her - and seeing how her resulting album REALLY shows her family's everyday life throughout 2011 - I was convinced.
I want to capture MORE of the little moments that we love. The funny things Evan says. The "firsts" that Noah seems to be steam-rolling through. And the everyday things that I don't think twice about now, but will want to remember the details of years from now. :) AND so, I hope to have something even half as fabulous as Lisa's album at the end of 2012. :)
And 2 days later, thanks to an Amazon Prime trial membership that I am going to HUGELY miss... This arrived on my doorstep.
I've decided to use one of the many 3-Ring American Crafts albums in my stash to house my album for 2012 - the protectors fit perfectly.
I couldn't resist playing with the kit a bit to create my title page for 2012 - and I'm already in love with this style of scrapping in pockets...
...The upper left corner is a 4x6 pocket, but I really wanted to use two 2x3's there, so I'll just adhere them back to back with the 4x6 that will go behind them, to keep them in place. :)
...The only thing I added beyond the core kit was the green polka paper, cardstock, and my digital title/volume card (printed as a photo at costco).
I will be sharing my PL "weeks" here on the blog - to hopefully keep me caught up. :)
Also - Studio Calico has a PROJECT LIFE FORUM set up with lots of helpful info and encouragement for anyone else who might be interested in tackling a PL album for the first time like me.