Saturday, January 4, 2014

Project Life 2014: Getting Started!

As the first week of 2014 comes to a close, I am finally finished deciding which kit I'm going to use for the year and what color album.    There are just too many choices I'm telling ya!   I'm working on my first two weeks pages to share next week!

I've been doing Project Life since 2010 when my husband was deployed.   I started this project as a way for him not to miss the everyday things he would be missing.   I loved that book so much that I have continued each year since.   I've gone from the picture of the day way to more of a week in review.   I don't worry about taking a picture every day, but more the funny, crazy and extremely boring things we do every day.

I chose to go with the Slate edition and the red We R Memory Keepers 3 ring album.   My BFF got the Slate kit for me for Christmas because she just knew we would use all the awesome sayings in it without our kids.   No doubt that she was right!    I've already decided that the SERIOUSLY!?!  card is going to be my theme for the first week.    2014 came in with a bang, but that's all good.   We'll just keep trucking right along!
I plan on sticking with Design A throughout the year.   On weeks i have more photos, i will add some insert pages.    I'm undecided about how to incorporate my Instagram photos this year.    Last year, I ended up with two albums.   Not sure I want to repeat that this year!
The one thing I found I didn't much like about the Slate kit was that the weekly title cards were a little plain and some were very bright and full of white space.    I'm not a big fan of white space!     I chose to use my Silhouette Cameo and cut letters out for each week.   I got through week 25 when I had the thought that what if I changed designs on the plastics.    Plus, it was taking SO LONG to glue all those letters down.   Whew.

Check back soon for my title page and the first few weeks of 2014 Project Life Pages!