I really didn't mean to take this much of a "blog break" -- yikes. ;) Glad to be back with something to post -- Week One of our Project Life 2012. YAY!
Can i just say how in love i already am with this project?! SO GLAD that I took it on this year. I've kept my camera out on the kitchen counter (the same way i did during the first 12 months of both boys lives) - which makes it so easy to grab and snap when something catches my eye.
When I was putting together Week One - I struggled with the fact that my week of photos is a kind of a big, colorful, crazy mess. ;) There's really no color scheme or coordination going on here -- AND THAT'S OK! this is all for me - the photos and stories that I love and am already enjoying having organized in one place. :)
I know that others plan out their page spreads, but I'm just not that organized for this project. I proof my photos throughout the week, and add the digi stamps or text that I like then - so it's kind of a surprise as to what it's all going to look like when I print at the end of the week and put them into the page protectors.
I also desperately tried to handwrite my journaling cards and after the third try told a very, very fabulous friend that I thought I was a PL failure bc I hated my handwritten journaling and didn't want to look at it in my book. She wisely told me that I'm the boss of my book and can do whatever makes me happy. ;) So I printed the journaling out on the cards and was able to fit SO much more onto one card and liked the end result SO much better. AND i'm thinking that handwriting will be reserved for the small little tags that I add here and there, and that it's OK to be a handwriter-hater. :)
Since Noah hit his 19 month milestone during this week, I added in a 5x7 protector, and printed his 19 month photo with a little text added on about his "loves" right now. The reverse side holds a 5x7 watercolor painting that Evan did. Evan and I made thank you cards for all of his holiday presents from the family during this week, so while we were making them, I had him paint one extra with the thought of including it here.
Supplies used below...