Yesterday I shared my product picks that I'll be using for my Project December pages....Project Life combined with Daily December. Today I'm sharing Week 34 of my Project Life album so that I can give you visuals of what my plan of attack is for my Project December pages.
Some thoughts first.....
I pondered long and hard about how I wanted to approach doing a Daily December this year. Last year I kept my Project Life pages and my Daily December album separate. I ended up getting confused as to what photos to include in Project Life and what to include in the December Daily album. There was overlap of photos and stories. It was time consuming trying to figure it all out. I got frustrated and still haven't finished the last 2 weeks of Project Life 2012 and my DD album is about half finished. When I look at my PL album, there seems to be lots of gaps for the month of December. It looks like we didn't celebrate much for the holidays. That got me to thinking...what if no one ever knew I did a DD album for last year? My PL album wouldn't have the stories or the photos.
So moving on to this December, I have made the decision to combine my Project Life with a December Daily. I'm calling it my Project December. I will continue to complete my December PL pages as I've done all year long. For my DD portion, I'm going to be adding inserts right in between my PL pages. I'm not going to worry about what photos and stories go where but my basic plan is to have the every day happenings go in the PL 12 x 12 protectors and the holiday happenings go into inserts that are any smaller than 12 x 12. I'll be using Project Life page protectors and some others from my stash.
Let me walk you through my Week 34 of Project Life to show you some visuals of how my Project December might look this year. This was back to school week, Jordan got her braces off and it finally rained after a long drought. I had 3 inserts in addition to my regular PL pages. There are lots of photos so I won't go into detail about the happenings of Week 34...but there's lots of good stuff if you'd like to study the photos on your own. Here goes...lots of photos so hope you stick with me.
This is the 2 page regular Project Life week. This is how I still plan to handle December's PL. I will have an insert that denotes what week it is in the upper left hand corner.
Okay that was it for the main PL spread. Moving on to the smaller inserts, here's what the 3 look like between the PL pages. For me, it's very important that the 12 x 12 main spread be visible. So all of my inserts will be smaller than 12 x 12. Doesn't matter what size...6 x 6, 5 x 7 , 8.5 x 11, 8 x 10.....just smaller than 12 x 12. I have to say I love my weeks where I have inserts because I know there are lots of good stories in between those pages.
And, the end. I know this post was like reading a book but I wanted to give you the big picture of what's to come. There are lots of you out there that are wondering what to do with your Project Life and Daily December albums too. I think I have the perfect solution for me....and perhaps for you too. Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to know your thoughts or tips or suggestions for what you're doing this year. And Lisa.....my heart was happy to know that you pulled over in the Starbucks parking lot to read my post. I've spent a lot of time compiling these posts to share with you all so it's good to know that they are useful. :) Speaking of sharing.....I have the super duper fun posts coming up now. I have journaling card inserts, pocket pages, Week in Review cards, embellished envelopes and more to share all throughout the month. So come back soon.