If you haven't heard about Becky Higgins' Project Life
you might be missing out! It's a super easy, coordinated way to streamline how you document your life. I've been following how my pal Ali
uses Project Life for a long time, then Cathy
started using Project Life, & so does Elise
. (OK so maybe they aren't really
my friends but I like to think they would be if they got to know me! ;) ) With all these cool, creative people doing Project Life & just inspiring me so very much I decided this would be the year I tried it out.
I ordered the fancy photo pocket pages
for which PL is kinda known. I ordered the Amber Edition Core Kit
. I sat down & smiled at all the pretty colors & paper options & flipped though cards & thought about how I wanted to tackle this project. I decided that I didn't want to do the traditional weekly collection. Mostly because I didn't think I'd collect enough photos & stuff of life to do that & I figured I wouldn't maintain weekly momentum. So, I chose to go for a monthy glance at our lives & include the memories & stories I remembered to capture. This isn't like Week In The Life
, I'm not trying to include every detail of what we do, but just get an overview & capture the larger stories.
I've started uploading my photos a month at a time (Aside from the things I document for you or the shop, etc.) & then I choose my favorites & print the whole month to work on during the next month of capturing. Or, atleast that's how it was gonna go until I had to wait for some sold out product to get rolling. But, now I'm rolling & I finished January's pages!
I included a 6 x 12 page among the PL Design A pages too...
The very last January page didn't need to be very big, so I added an 8.5 x 11 to include my final few photos...
As I am finding my rhythm with this project & figuring out how I want things to look the style might change a bit. I'm letting each month be what it wants to be. I decided I wouldn't make a set number of pages or put any regulations on myself. I would just print the pictures I wanted to use & go for it. I have to say that it's much easier to get the stories told this way. Even the way I included our Las Vegas trip was satisfying. I don't feel like I need to go back and make more traditional pages or expand on what's in the album. That's so nice! It means I am staying 'caught up' with our story & that makes me feel less overwhelmed. It doesn't mean I can't go back and make more tradional pages as I feel compelled to, I can do that too, & add them in, & love the process of documenting any which way I want. So, for now, I'm really enjoying the Project Life way of documenting. Have you tried it yet?