Around the first of the year, I decided that I wanted to do Project Life again this year. If you remember I did it in 2011, and then again in 2012 but last year I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't do it and I didn't feel bad about it.
Actually I was getting really excited to make a PL for our Disney trip, but thinking about that made me want to try it again this year. But this time I'm going to do it differently.
I noticed while I was doing week by week style, I'd so often have not enough photos one week and then way too many on another. And then this new year's I got off on this whole thing of most dates being arbitrary and what's so big about new year's anyway. So I decided to do this, but not limit myself with any kind of time restraints. I'm putting in pictures I like and stories I want to tell. Every once in a while I throw in a date to help me remember, but if flows like it flows.
Here's my album. I'm hoping to fancy it up some through the year.
Ok, my front page. When I started there weren't any pictures, just ideas. The first slot is a picture I drew of my house. I call this place the "friendly yellow house" which is where they FYH comes from. I just scribbled down the 2014 and plan to replace it with something pretty.
Happy little Life is from the 5th and Frolic. I want a picture of my camera next to that, and my bed next to that. You might recogize the picture of me from my Disney trip. It's recent, and kinda captures me so I think it's good.
Of course my computer is a huge part of my life, so it's there. And then a Hello Again Project Life card I made in the bottom corner.
And here we have the first spread.
The left page is more of the introduction. There's me again which is probably too much me. We'll see if I find something better. Then spots for the people I love the most.
On the right are things that a really a hangover from 2013, but that's where my head was so that's where my PL is. I want to make a Happy New Year card, when I make the 2014 one. For this first set of photos in this book, I was really digging putting words on the images in Photoshop before I printed them.
Unfortunately I was in such a hurry to get them printed I didn't proof them and many letters are cut off. Lesson learned. Maybe some day I'll go back and replace them. Probably I won't.
The second spread.
Food, dogs, weather - typical photos in my album.
More fun with typing on photos. I'll cut it back a bit, but I'll definitely do more of it.
Somehow I keep missing that picture of the apples with Nutella every time I print. Weird. I was having some Nutella issues in January. I've got it under control now.
The sunset, the top of my baby fridge, my dog, me, my wall, fortunes from Panda. And the other picture, of the thumbs up for the food, is one Greg sent me. He was hungry so he ordered some delivery food from grubhub, i went online and paid for it and it was at his house in NYC in less than an hour. How awesome is technology? I'll add a bit of paper with a bit of that story.
This is one of my favorite pages, which is weird because I hate snow and cold, but I love it. Poor burried St Francis. He's doing much better now.
A close up because I like it so much.
A whole row of food. And check out the supplies for ice cream party on the bottom right. Brilliant idea I should never do again.
I was making a lot of art in February, so I made a whole spread of arty/art room photos.
And that's as far as I've gotten.
But! I think I've come up with a brilliant plan for how to move forward.
In the past I've had a problem with printing too many photos, or ones I didn't really want after all. It seemed like it would be better to do this: I cut a bunch of papers the size of the slots, and when something happens, I make a note. And when I took a good picture, I wrote about it on a paper. When I had a pile I laid them out and made some plans. Here's how it looks.
So that's my so far.
I'll check back in after I get the next set of pages settled in.