Documenting June

I never thought that I would do Project Life. Back in 2012, I was perfectly happy with the scrapbooking I was doing, even though Becky Higgins’ new system was sweeping the cropping world. Then I happened to win an entire Project Life set and album from a contest on Ali Edward’s site. Was I surprised? You bet!

The set arrived in late April, and I almost waited until the next year to get started. In the end I went ahead and started my project with May 2012. Not long afterwards, I was hooked on the Project Life format! I now have albums for 2012, 2013, and 2014—all in a weekly 12×12 format.

This year, however, I changed up my Project Life scrapbooking. I am using a 9×12 album from Studio Calico and going with a monthly format. I am currently using Gossamer Blue’s life pages kit. These are my spreads from June.

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The opening spread is a pocket page along side a 9×12 layout. (The back page to the 9×12 layout and the front page to the 12-square page is featured in this post.)

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This month’s Gossamer Blue kit features lots of heart embellishments and brightly colored journaling cards–perfect for summer photos!

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Each month I seem to have extra 4×6 photos that I want to include in my album. I have been using the 6×8 Design 2 page protectors from Becky Higgins for these pictures.

I am halfway through the year with this format and so far I have enjoyed the change. I do miss making weekly spreads, and I will probably go back to that schedule and a 12×12 size next year. But for now I am having fun exploring this new way of doing Project Life.

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