Well, I’m off to a great start this year. I spent a good part of Saturday finishing the unfinished journaling in my 2011 Project Life album and ordered the Oct/Nov/Dec prints to finish up the album. That’ll be next weekend’s project – to put those in and get the project wrapped up.
I also began my 2012 Project Life album. I have been so inspired by all the PL posts I’ve read and photos of other people’s albums. As I mentioned last week, I was a little undecided as to how I was going to approach this year’s scrapbooking. After reading the posts and looking at my past PL albums, I decided that was the way to go. So, I ordered the Clementine core kit and will use the leftover page protectors I have from the last two years until I run out of those. I also found a 12×12 three-ring album in my stash, so things are pretty well set at this point.
^^ My album and all my new PL supplies in one place, ready to go. ^^
I decided that I’m going to approach this PL album as any other “regular” scrapbook. One of the blogs I read mentioned that she approaches each pocket on a pocket page as an individual mini scrapbook page – and that she works to coordinate the pockets on a page, but tries to be creative with each pocket. That had sparks going off in my brain. THAT is what I’ve been missing so far – I have felt like my albums were very basic – functional and served a purpose, but I’ve missed the creativity of “traditional” scrapbooking.
So, I made a trip to Archiver’s on Friday with a friend and picked up a few extras to use to embellish and step outside the core PL kit. I’m also planning to use some of the overlays and templates that Ali Edwards & Cathy Zielske have on Designer Digitals to add a little more flair to my pages.
^^ Some of the new goodies I got from Archiver’s ^^
I’m pleased with the results so far.
My cover pages are inspired by Cathy’s – (her post is here)
And this first week of January warranted two two-page spreads because I wanted to tell the story of the hike. I may yet change it and put a 6×12 page in there so I have more room for journaling and photos as I felt like I was having to truncate my story to fit it into the 4×6 slot.
But, overall, I am very pleased with what I’ve done so far. And very excited to get going. My plan is to print my photos at home (unless there is a great sale somewhere) and maybe use a little of the Project Life digital supplies, too.
I’ll be sharing pages here (I hope) weekly – my plan is to work on the previous week’s pages each Saturday night.