Sunday, 17 January 2016

2015 Project Life layouts

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A look in my scrapbook album
My monthly project life spreads

It’s been a little while since I last shared some of my scrapbooking with you, and seeing as it’s been a year since I first started posting about Project Life (here's a link to my Project Life Starter Guide) I thought I’d share an update!

I’ve used Project Life layout pages for a few years but it wasn’t until 2015 that I started using it as a way of documenting my life on a monthly basis. I know a lot of people who do it weekly, and although that’s something I’d love to do, it’s just not feasible for me right now. One thing I really want to do this year is to take more photos – there were a few months last year where I struggled to fill one PL page with enough photos to document a month! That sounds crazy, because it’s not like I didn’t do anything during the month, but I simply didn’t get my camera out. Usually I find I have the most photos for set events, such as birthdays and family occasions, but on standard evenings out with friends or even day to day tasks I don’t even think about photographing it. I love these little details though and it’s definitely something I’ll be working on including more of in my Project Life for 2016. My PL spreads are interspersed throughout my album, with 12x12 spreads in between some of the months which helps give my album a bit of variety.

Despite the above, you’ll see some of my spreads are very photo heavy. Towards the end of the year, when I found I had less photographs to share, I used more filler cards and embellishments which I really enjoyed adding. I also want to add more journaling into my 2016 spreads because I’d love to know more about what was happening rather than sporadic notes.

I haven’t photographed all 12 spreads, and there are a few bits I want to go back on and add to a couple of the months just to fill in some gaps. Some spreads I love, some not so much, but I love seeing the development from month to month as well as having something tangible to look back on. If there’s anything you want to know or see in more detail, let me know and I’ll be happy to share!




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5 comments

  1. I always love these posts of yours Katie! You have such lovely handwriting, too! Adore your monthly title cards (:

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    1. Thanks so much Mish :) I love having that consistency, otherwise it's a free for all! x

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  2. I decided to do it monthly this year as well. I haven't done it for a year before, but I'm just finishing off my wedding and honeymoon album for last year.

    Do you have any favourite journalling card collections? And is there a particular page protector layout you prefer? I mostly use design A and really struggle when I have just one or two portrait images.

    I love how you embellish yours. I haven't at all on my wedding ones but I'm going to try and put more time into the 2016 album. I definitely need to get my camera out more often too! So far January has been quite quiet.

    I hope to get the wedding part of my album up in the next week if you want to have look - when I have some daylight for photos.

    Debbie x http://www.hellodeborah.co.uk/starting-project-life/

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    1. Hi Debbie! I wouldn't say I have a standout favourite collection for the journalling cards, but I much prefer the smaller PL value kits now I have a good collection. The core kits are great for starting out but can look a bit repetitive - so the smaller kits help add a different vibe but embellishments can help too!
      I don't use a particular page protector either, I usually gather all my photos for the month and depending on how many are landscape/portrait, I pick one that suits. Have you thought about making the photos square and then using that on a design A layout? You can see on some of my layouts above I have done that (July in particular) and it works well when you have a photo that could work either way and maybe the back of a page protector that wouldn't suit otherwise.
      Thanks so much for your comment, I'd love to see the wedding part to your album! I love seeing other people's scrapbook! xxx

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  3. Your scrapbook looks so good! You make it look so easy. I used to always want to scrapbook but it took me so long to get a single page done... Definitely am not patient enough. Lol

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