Project Life in 2013

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This past year marks the second year I have completed a Project Life album. It seems like just yesterday that I was placing the first photos in my album!

pl_1I chose the Amber Edition of Project Life this year.

pl_2As I have been doing Project Life, I have been more careful to save ephemera to include in my album. I hope my kids will get a kick out of seeing receipts and tags from when they were young!

pl_3I take a lot of photos during the week, but there are some days on which I don’t pick up my camera at all. So I don’t have a photo from every day of the week. Some days–like when we go to the pool with friends–get more than one photo.

pl_4During this week, my family and I went to a family reunion. It was the first time I had seen many of my relatives in a very long time. I used photos from that day only on this spread.

pl_5In August I discovered Studio Calico’s Project Life monthly kit. I was instantly hooked! I loved getting fun embellishments to use in my album.

pl_6I don’t really plan my spreads beforehand. I print out the photos that I like, place them in the pockets, then fill in when necessary. I always (well, almost always) leave at least one pocket for journaling. There have been a few weeks that I had too many photos and I ran out of space! In those cases I have added extra pocket pages or placed my journaling on the outside of the pockets.

pl_7This spread is one of my favorites. I had several photos from Thanksgiving Day. I converted them all to black & white and used just a touch of color on the spread.

pl_8The End! I enjoy doing a Project Life album along with my traditional scrapbook layouts. This year, my goals are to plan my pages a little more and have more fun with embellishments. Now I just have to wait for the UPS man to bring my new album for the year!