Project Life check in

I thought I’d let you know how I’ve been doing with my Project Life project… or rather, doing but not doing….

or something like that.

I think I mentioned a while back that I’d purchased Becky Higgins’ Project Life kit.  I have every intention of using it, but life has been so crazy lately, not much is happening with it.

As a matter of fact, it looks like this:


How sad is that?

Of course, the pile isn’t all mine. That flowered album is Big Girl’s and from that binder up to the top is all the kids’ school work that they decided needed to be in my album and therefore could be stacked there instead of going through it and tossing what they didn’t want.  (Guess that means Mommy gets to sort it and toss it)

I have been really good about taking my pictures, though.  Just not very good at doing much with them after that – well, I guess I’m doing something – I’m putting them here.

I am still toying with the concept of doing some digitally, too.

I am enamored of “the monthly roundup” concept that Katie Pertiet does – and Cathy Zielske has these great templates that work well, too.

(She’s also doing Project Life – and I love how she is doing it)

The Shabby Princess is also doing something similar – I think she calls it Project Scrap.  Her idea is 2 pictures/week and then she offers a free template each month for you to plop your pictures in. And the templates are CUTE!

I had been thinking about doing Katie’s Roundup each month to compliment the Project Life pages – and had originally planned to get Cathy Z’s templates. But after finding the Shabby Princess’ templates, I may just go with those. They’re free, after all.

So, that brings me back to the progress, or lack of progress, with the project. I have done well with picture taking and with keeping tidbits of memorabilia from life. I still want to do better with capturing some news items and saving some more things from life – church bulletins, etc.

I am hoping to go to a weekend crop the first part of July and that is when I’m planning to catch up on my project.  That will be all I work on, so that should be plenty of time (and stuff) to work with!

In the meantime, I think I may give these digital options a try and see if I can do some monthly recaps – at least I’ll feel more like I’m accomplishing something… although, I have to admit, between this blog and my photo-a-day blog, I don’t really feel like I’m being terribly slack. I’m just capturing my memories in a different way.

What about you? What do you think?

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