Here we go again! I am pretty excited to start this project for another year.
To date, I have completed 75% of my Twenty Twelve album. Given that it was my first year attempting Project Life while looking after a baby, I am incredibly proud and excited to have finished so much. Seriously people...give me a medal or something! Moving forward, I know I can take a weekend to power through the remaining 12 weeks that I have left. I have all my notes and photos printed, so really it's just a matter of time. I will not be sharing these on the blog. Mentally, I need / want to move forward.
For this year's title page, I included five photos: a family photo, one of Charlie, one of Rowan as well as photos of Aaron and I holding Rowan indiviudally. Our family photographer snapped them in late November around Rowan's first birthday. I love that I get include them in this year's album. I can't get enough of Pickle's face and smile.
Like everyone else on the planet, I am using the Seafoam kit that was designed by Elise. I love the colour combination and tend to use black, white, grey and blue colours in my regular scrapbook layouts. When it came to picking a kit, Seafoam seemed like an obvious choice for me.
This year, I will be using Design A page protectors as well as Design H and 6 x 12 inserts. Each week, I will complete one 12 x 12 page plus a Design H or 6 x 12 insert. For me, scaling down the project this way relieves some of the pressure to take so many photos. Being a working mama, I only have so much time. Instead of feeling guilty, I consciously decided to give up two page spreads. As a result I've been a much happier scrapbooker. I highly encourage you to do Project Life any way that works for you.
Like last year, I will print all my photos at home using my Epson Stylus 1400 Photo Printer. I use Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossay and I credit my photo printer as the main reason why I am able to keep up with this project week to week.
This year, I will also be designing my own digital products to get a coeshive look to my album. And from time to time, I will be offering free downloads and printables for purchase. I created the above title cards in PSE using some fun fonts. You are welcome to download the free PNG files here:
Are you doing PL this year?
Project Life is a fantastic and simple scrapbooking system created by Becky Higgins. I use it to document my everyday family life. To buy Project Life products in Canada, go here. To buy Project Life products in the US, go here. Check out all my Project Life posts here.