I am still doing Project Life and loving it. In the past few months I've taken a simpler approach than previously. Here are a few of my current favorite things to do in my Project Life album:
I use my handwriting -- messy and sloppy and so not perfect. But, it's fast and easy and makes every page personal.
I try to tell a story -- There's no way to actually capture every bit of life, but each week when I sit down to choose photos, I try to choose the ones that tell the story of the week rather than the pretty ones.
I include screenshots -- So much of my life is on the computer these days and it gets lost immediately. I want to remember. If you don't know how to take a screenshot, click here.
When I don't have a photo, I still include the event -- I think of my Project Life as a snapshot of my week. If something important happens and there's no photo, I simply capture it on a journaling card.
For a big trip or event, I include an extra photo page insert -- My week in Hamburg included a lot of photos and I wanted to make sure that I really told the story of the trip. I used a shorter (it's not 12x12) page protector (G Design) as an insert into the weekly spread.
I use the memorabilia pockets -- I'm not a good enough planner to make room in the page protectors for all the memorabilia from daily life. Instead I shove it all into a memorabilia pocket.
I use page protectors -- When I don't have enough to fill a memorabilia pocket, I grab a regular old page protector. I like to throw in to-do lists, invitations, cards, delivery slips -- all the little bits and pieces of life.
My Project Life is hybrid -- that means it's a mixture of digital and traditional. When I'm editing my photos to print them, I already have Photoshop open, so I tend to add text to make the process a little more speedy. That said, I never like to have everything be computer generated. I always like some handwriting!
I print Pinterest quotes -- I love to collect quotes on Pinterest. If I find one I really like I'll often print it out and stick into my Project Life for that week.
I love making photo collages -- when I have a lot of photos, I find that making a collage of them is an easy way to fit them all in! If you don't have Photoshop, you can make photo collages on your iPhone using PicStitch or another photo collage program!
I love to write directly on my photos -- My favorite pen to use is the Sakura Microperm. Writes on photos so easily, without any skipping!
Are you keeping up with Project Life? 2014 is drawing near...it's a chance to get started if you've been thinking about it and are on the fence! I love it!
To read my previous posts on Project Life, please visit these links:
- January 4, 2012: Project Life & Days of the Week Stamps
- January 19, 2012: Project Life: Keeping it Low Key
- March 5, 2012: My Experiences with Project Life
- March 6, 2012: Custom Page Protectors
- May 29, 2012: Project Life: Six Months In
- September 10, 2012: The Way I Do Project Life
- December 20, 2012: Project Life: Worth the Trouble
- January 12, 2013: My Project Life Must Haves
- April 8, 2013: Project Life: Ten Things That Work For Me
Thanks for stopping by!