Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Project Life: Week 1

Crazy... I know!  Two posts in one day!  What's even crazier is that I finally decided on my format for Project Life and have actually completed week one!!

I love the idea of the traditional PL as it was designed... however, Jeff and I have decided that this is the year of house projects... serious purging, painting, updating the kids' rooms and general maintenance stuff.  The last thing I needed to do was add more stuff before we had even started getting rid of the old stuff in our house.  So, I thought about going digital yesterday, today I committed to it and completed my week one layouts!  I'm so excited about them!!!  My main motivator for doing Project Life is to get my photos OUT of my computer and into some format that we all can flip through and enjoy.  My main fear of doing PL digitally is that my pages would just end up trapped in my computer like all of my other photos and digital scrapbooking layouts.  However, I have a plan.  As soon as I finished these pages, I uploaded them to Shutterfly and started a new 12x12 photo book.  These pages are already in there and no stuff is added to our house until my finished book (please let me finish it!) arrives around this time next year!

So, here are my first two pages...
 supply credits can be found here
Project Life is not meant to be a complete album of all of the photos you take during the year, but more of a snapshot... the week at a glance type of thing.  So, these photos are a teaser of posts to come with more complete sets of photos from our break. Can't wait until next week, so I can do another set!

1 comment:

  1. I've been attempting Project Life for the past two years. I've failed miserably. I've got the paper products, but keep considering digital. I just don't know my way around photoshop enough so I am scared to give it a go...

    What I am attempting this year for sure is a photo a day of Mr. Grant. I dubbed it a daily(ish) attempt so that I already have permission not to beat myself up if I forget a day here or there :) If you'd like to follow along here you go: