So I've jumped feet first into Project Life. I do love my 12x12 but a part of me feels like I am missing the stories. I am a pretty regular journaler but I still wasn't happy. It's not the big epic stories, the life changers, it's all the little stuff, the details of our life. A little note, a little thought, a little question. So I started the last week of April, I know weird timing, but you know what's great, no pressure, no big oh I've started this year long commitment, nope none of that. I don't have any Project Life core kits nothin. I got some WRMK page protectors from my local and a friend gave me a bunch of the bazzill ones. Thanks Bee! I don't even have an album, they're just floating around with some metal rings holding them together.
So I went through my scraps and cut a whole lot to 6x4 and 3x4 and it's kinda thrilling. All these tidbits I have wanted to use, that's why I kept them right. And I still like them but they didn't have much chance of making it onto a page up against newer supplies. It's exciting to me to use up anything super old. Also other supplies, stickers, stamps, embellishments, some small that get lost on a 12x12 are great for PL.
I'm surprised at how addictive it is and I'm surpristed at how it makes me look at life differently. I jot down a whole lot more stuff now, knowing I have a place to put it and it's not going to make the big pile of unscrapped misc notes and memorabilia larger.
I don't print at home but I have worked out a little system. I try and edit my photos Sunday night, during the week I just dump the odd photo into the PL folder. I don't worry if I didn't get a photo I will still cover the subject. Then Monday morning I take the bigs to school and kinder and GG and I go and get the photos printed. Once I have the photos it all comes together really quick.
So this was my first week, I am just going to load them up when I can and not worry about being current...
Must go, still have a house full of sick people
Have a fab day