I am in denial that its the middle of the month already. This is going to be an incredible year and I am BEYOND excited to document all of the little moments along with the big, life changing ones. such as our wedding abroad!
I am still continuing to work on our 2011 album but Id like to stay caught up on 2012 first. Im going to do my best to update with the weekly spreads for 2012, to keep myself held accountable and make sure I am making time to DO them. We will just see what happens as far as the 2011 album updates go.
I am pleased as punch with this album already and it’s only the first week! Here is the whole spread with an insert. The insert is one of the design D pages cut to fit what I needed. I will almost always cut my inserts, for some reason I don’t like them to be the same size as the rest of the week. If I don’t cut it then I fold it.
I learned from our 2011 album that my weeks just flow better with the date range card on the right side rather than on the left like the traditional project life layout. I am trying to make this as easy as possible so that I can get the weeks finished in the least amount of time so I can keep up with this project. Somehow there is just something lovely about being able to see which week this is at a glance. And that is why I chose to do the calendars with the current week circled like I did for 2011. These, however are more basic than my 2011 ones and were much faster to do. I had to create my own though, because most calendars go Sunday to Saturday. I just see my weeks as starting on Monday with the weekend together. I pre-made the first four months and went ahead and put them in each spread so that I’m all set.I haven’t decided how I want to do the dates yet, I’m still stuck in whether or not I’ll use a date stamp.
I really love that Nicholas isnt putting up much of a fight with participating in our album. He actually took that photo of the ice on his car and I absolutely adore his handwritten stories in our book! His handwriting is something I already cherish so much, always have.
On the right, there are pull tabs for additional photos and journaling. I was trying not to over think how to fit it all into the spread and I really love things that are interactive. I’m trying to keep the inserts to a minimum so that I only have two volumes for the year since we’ll have our wedding book. Not our heirloom wedding photo album just the extra stuff and our honeymoon in a project life format. I figure that extras stuffed in the outside pockets will be okay since the albums are always big from the middle/inside.
So there it is, it’s not perfect but it’s done. I’m trying to keep my perfectionist habits locked up and far away from this album. I just want to get it done because anything I do is better than not doing anything at all. The ONLY reason why Im even using stuff other than the basic kit is because I have so much of it left from when I used to make scrapbooks. After its all gone – Ill most likely be using just the basic Project Life Kit.
I’ll be sharing my title page here soon and why its only temporary plus I’ll be talking a little bit about my plan for keeping up with the project and how Im organizing everything, etc. so stay tuned! : )
Are you doing project life? Tell me what your goals are for your album and show me yours, I’d love to see it!
Base supplies: project life clementine core kit, design A page protectors, design D page protectors, smash products, other misc stash.
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