Today I'm skipping around a bit on sharing my Project Life pages. I have Week 16 to show you today which uses the journaling cards I tweeked in this post. Here's the 2 page spread which dates to a week in April.
When I use journaling cards that I alter to suit my style my layouts seem to come together so quickly. I just lay out my photos and then shuffle through my stack of journaling cards to see what coordinates with my photos.
Once the slots are all filled with photos and journaling cards, I just start working on one section at a time. It may take me a couple of crafty sessions to finish a layout but usually 2 hours tops is my total average time to complete a weekly spread. I just work on it 10 minutes here and there since our Summer is so busy.
This is the insert that notes the calendar week and dates for this spread. I love to use photos from nature because it sets the scene for the week and I can easily cover up parts of the photo with a journaling spot.
On to the 3 x 4 inserts. Most of my journaling cards now have photos filling up the slot totally or adhered to the journaling card.This is why I make my altered cards super simple to begin with. I have lots of room to add a small Instagram photo + embellishments.
This is what I totally love about working with Project Life and using my own altered journaling cards. When it comes time to work on a layout I feel like I've added that "scrappy" touch to my layout but by doing some work in advance the week comes together so quickly. I was able to use 8 of my altered journaling cards in this spread. And by using the base journaling cards from companies I love I'm really using up what I purchased. That's a good thing.
So tell me, what good things have happened while working on your Project Life pages? I'm taking on a new attitude with my pages.....not like it's a chore to work on them because I'm behind, but rather that I love this process, I love looking at the photos of my family, I love documenting even the smallest little memory. It's the entire process that is enjoyable but in the end....at the end of the year.....I have an album or two full of memories to treasure forever. That's what it's all about & that's what keeps me going.
I'm still working behind the scenes on some fun thing to come for my Project Life. Some new calendar organization, a tour of my Project Life storage, some new topics....it's time to get rejuvenated again!