OBSERVATIONS: Five weeks in and I’m still on a roll. Want to know a secret? This is as far as I got last year. Somehow, this year feels different. It’s different because I’m comitted to having this project be the main story telling vehicle for my entire year.
It’s true that my scrapbooking is more sporadic in terms of making traditional (or digital) pages. I tend to bounce from story to story with lots of time and space in between. The thing I love about Project Life is that I’m honing in on the minutiae of my life and it’s really bringing me joy.
That’s it! I’m feeling joy about story telling again. Even during a week where it seemed like not much happened, I found little things all over the place to save and record. From a piece of packaging from a new gadget I bought, to sharing a 5-second exchange about something funny Cole said, life is just sitting there, waiting to be noticed.
I think Project Life is making me more aware and far more grateful than I have been of late. And that is a pretty cool thing. Here are my pages from last week.
Here is the Weekly Wrap Up (and I am loving this process of typing out what happened during our week.)
And here’s a close up of the Boy Who Missed a Week of School:
Here’s the second page:
This week, I decided to add a little packaging from my favorite spice shop, Penzey’s, onto a Project Life grid card. I’m trying to add a bit more of the ephemera from our lives into this album, but you know me: this requires baby steps. I am just now getting used to staples!
Here is a close up of of my journal card with a great, short story about Cole:
Yes. My boy has seen and memorized much television. We are so proud.
Today I have a video tutorial to show you how to take a PNG file as you see above and customize the color for use in your own Project Life albums, or other hybrid projects. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to post in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer.