Project Life Update

This is my 7th week of Project Life and I’m loving it. I feel like I’m getting into a good groove. I defitely need to incorporate more pictures of my husband and me. I take so many photos of the kiddos and only a few of Mike. Becuase I’ve been doing weekly self portraits, I have a few more of me than in years past, but still not as many as the kids. 
In the process of starting my album, I’ve learned a few things, the things that work for me.
1. Project Life Digital Templates are a must have for me. I love being able to clip my photos to the templates; planning my pages via the templates; and getting my pages/photos printed out at the perfect sizes via Costco.  I think without the templates I wouldn’t have even started this project. Thank goodness for digi, it’s what works for me … even when I’m paper scrapping!
2. Insets. I love inserts. I really love the 6×12 inserts and have been using Ali’s Words and Photos 6×12 Templates. For a couple of the inserts, I copied content directly from my blog and added photos. No need to reinvent the wheel. The words were already written and now they are all in one, central location.
3. This album matters to my family, even more than I expected. My husband told me this album, which is just 6 weeks old, is more meaningful than any scrapbook page I have ever created. I think the simplicity of it and the focus on everyday life is what makes it so special.
4. I love adding digital elements to my photos before I print them. Sentiments, frames, the story … so much so, I spent some time this weekend looking for more digital supplies to add to my Project Life stash. I ended up with this, this and this. I’m sure I’ll find more as the weeks pass, but for now this is a great start. 

5. I suck at taking pictures of my pages. I’ve sort of given up on traditional shots and am relying on Instagram to make the pictures look half way decent!
So what’s working for you? any tips you can share? I’m all ears and would love to see what’s working for everyone else.
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3 Responses to Project Life Update

  1. Kelli says:

    I LOVE YOUR INSTAGRAM shots! i do believe if I had an iphone they’d take better photos of my pages! LOL my pages turned out pink! ugh.

    anyhoo. I too am loving adding digital elements, although I’m still very much an inexperienced digital virgin in all this! LOL

    i love love love what your hubby said. I too show my hubby my layouts each week. this was the one book he said I need to keep up when I threatened to stop scrapbooking! LOL

  2. Tammy says:

    Sounds like you are finding your groove! It’s definitely a different way of looking at things. So awesome that your family digs it – that’s the most important thing. High praise from your Husband. You’ve hit on something big! 🙂 I don’t print my photos weekly so the thing I’m doing this year that I’ve never done before is using a note book to jot stuff down during so I know where things will go and it goes that much quicker when I do my journaling cards. Can’t wait to see your progress as the year goes along!

  3. April says:

    I feel like week 2 and now week three are getting easier for me…and this 3rd week I have used an extra 8.5×11 insert for the first time…I also can’t take a good picture of my pages so now I take them out of the protectors and lay them in the same place so I don’t get the crazy GLARE 🙂 I love that your husband said that to you what an encouragment…I love seeing everyone’s creations and am glad for the project life tuesday link up so I can sneak into others pages!

    http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/2012/01/project-life-2im-gettin-hang-of-it.html

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