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Friday, January 23, 2015

The Start of Project Life 2015 | Elizabeth Loves Crafts

A little bit before Christmas, I was hit with this enormous urge to scrapbook. Which was kind of weird because I honestly haven't enjoyed scrapbooking since my aunt and I did some pages together back in high school. Ok, it's not really that I don't enjoy scrapbooking--I do--but more often than not whenever I'm hit with the "scrapping" bug, I get so caught up with the papers and the embellishments and all the extras that it quickly becomes no longer fun for me. 

So anyways, this last time, I decided there had to be an easier way--a sort of middle ground between full-fledged scrapbooking with all the bells and whistles and just inserting photos into a photo album. And that's how I found Project Life. 

January Recap of Project Life 2015

Pretty much Project Life is a simplified version of scrapbooking that uses premade paper kits plus photo protector pages to document your year. Usually each spread spans about a week's worth of pictures and at the end of the year, you have an album filled with 52 weeks of photos. The thing that drew me to Project Life was the organization of it all--straight lines, the focus on photos and the story of life rather than pretty embellishments. 

I'm sooooo excited to start of 2015 with Project Life and I can't wait to see the finished album at the end of the year! 


I'm starting off a little bit differently with my album than most people would though--I'm going back to 2012 to document our wedding before starting my weekly layouts for the year. I have soooo many photos from our wedding and, besides the few in frames, they've just been sitting in a photo album in our spare bedroom the past few years. No more of that!


Ok so granted as you can see, I haven't quite gotten to the journaling part yet. I'm still trying to decide whether to print my thoughts out on the cards or just to write on them. I'm not in-love with my handwriting so it's sort of a toss up. Any thoughts? 

This one below is my favorite layout I've done so far--probably because I love all the different views captured of us at the ceremony. 


I loved being able to go through all the photos and relive the memories from that special day. This next page especially made me smile. The candid of one of Zach's uncles and my father-in-law sharing a high five always makes me laugh (my father-in-law officiated our ceremony and I remember him being almost as nervous as I was!!!)


The photo on the top right of my sister-in-law and I kissing Zach's cheeks Everybody-Loves-Raymond style and the bottom left of me and my sweet nieces and nephews are my absolute favorites on this page. So much family going on on this page--it makes me happy! 


I still have a few pages left to complete our wedding layout--a copy of our invitations to add in, at least two full 12x12 photos of my favorite wedding pictures, and a few more journaling bits--but I've really loved how it's turning out so far. 

So you might say that as of now, I'm pretty in love with the whole Project Life thing. So in love that this is probably going to be a bi-weekly thing to go over the layouts I've done and talk about them a little. Like I said in my Word of the Year post, I'm really trying to be more intentional with hobbies other than blogging this year and I love that I've added Project Life 2015 to my hobbies!! 

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED PROJECT LIFE? ANY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ME? WHAT DO YOU DO TO DOCUMENT YOUR MEMORIES?

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Friday, January 23, 2015

The Start of Project Life 2015 | Elizabeth Loves Crafts

A little bit before Christmas, I was hit with this enormous urge to scrapbook. Which was kind of weird because I honestly haven't enjoyed scrapbooking since my aunt and I did some pages together back in high school. Ok, it's not really that I don't enjoy scrapbooking--I do--but more often than not whenever I'm hit with the "scrapping" bug, I get so caught up with the papers and the embellishments and all the extras that it quickly becomes no longer fun for me. 

So anyways, this last time, I decided there had to be an easier way--a sort of middle ground between full-fledged scrapbooking with all the bells and whistles and just inserting photos into a photo album. And that's how I found Project Life. 

January Recap of Project Life 2015

Pretty much Project Life is a simplified version of scrapbooking that uses premade paper kits plus photo protector pages to document your year. Usually each spread spans about a week's worth of pictures and at the end of the year, you have an album filled with 52 weeks of photos. The thing that drew me to Project Life was the organization of it all--straight lines, the focus on photos and the story of life rather than pretty embellishments. 

I'm sooooo excited to start of 2015 with Project Life and I can't wait to see the finished album at the end of the year! 


I'm starting off a little bit differently with my album than most people would though--I'm going back to 2012 to document our wedding before starting my weekly layouts for the year. I have soooo many photos from our wedding and, besides the few in frames, they've just been sitting in a photo album in our spare bedroom the past few years. No more of that!


Ok so granted as you can see, I haven't quite gotten to the journaling part yet. I'm still trying to decide whether to print my thoughts out on the cards or just to write on them. I'm not in-love with my handwriting so it's sort of a toss up. Any thoughts? 

This one below is my favorite layout I've done so far--probably because I love all the different views captured of us at the ceremony. 


I loved being able to go through all the photos and relive the memories from that special day. This next page especially made me smile. The candid of one of Zach's uncles and my father-in-law sharing a high five always makes me laugh (my father-in-law officiated our ceremony and I remember him being almost as nervous as I was!!!)


The photo on the top right of my sister-in-law and I kissing Zach's cheeks Everybody-Loves-Raymond style and the bottom left of me and my sweet nieces and nephews are my absolute favorites on this page. So much family going on on this page--it makes me happy! 


I still have a few pages left to complete our wedding layout--a copy of our invitations to add in, at least two full 12x12 photos of my favorite wedding pictures, and a few more journaling bits--but I've really loved how it's turning out so far. 

So you might say that as of now, I'm pretty in love with the whole Project Life thing. So in love that this is probably going to be a bi-weekly thing to go over the layouts I've done and talk about them a little. Like I said in my Word of the Year post, I'm really trying to be more intentional with hobbies other than blogging this year and I love that I've added Project Life 2015 to my hobbies!! 

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED PROJECT LIFE? ANY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ME? WHAT DO YOU DO TO DOCUMENT YOUR MEMORIES?

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