Project Life, Week Six

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking23 Comments


OBSERVATIONS: This week, it seemed like my camera and my iPhone weren’t as handy as in the first five weeks of the year. Translation: I just didn’t take a ton of photos. One thing I will say about Project Life is that it takes commitment.

Last year, I didn’t have the level needed. This year seems very different. One thing I’ve really been looking forward to is Sunday afternoon. It’s when I sit at my computer, gather my photos and go over the Day One entries I’ve made throughout the week, and basically pull it all together to create my pages.

It’s my own personal Sunday afternoon crop and I’m really enjoying it. Even in a week where I didn’t take a ton of photos, I still managed to save enough story and bits and pieces to easily compile my spread for the week.

I’m also managing to include a bit of ephemera again—a post card from our dentist’s office and the packing from my new CS5.5 software. Nice little bits to add in to fill in the week.



I do think one of my favorite parts of this project is the weekly wrap up journaling card. It might not always be the most riveting read on earth, but it quickly sums up the basics of our week. I know this is something that I’m really going to be thankful that I have. It really serves as a weekly journal of our lives.


And though I’m still working to remember to include my old man in the weekly photos—sorry honey, you know it’s not personal—I did manage to use my new wireless remote that I read about on Ali’s blog to get a shot of my having my afternoon chai.


And yes, apparently I do extend my pinky finger when I drink.

Imagine that! Project Life has made me instantly more refined.



Project Life, created by Becky Higgins, is a flexible, easy-to-use, highly customizable way to save your memories in a fun, stress-free way. Learn more about getting started with Project Life by clicking here.

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Six

23 Comments on “Project Life, Week Six”

  1. #1

    Love all this inspiration! I really look forward to seeing what you have done. This is my first year doing PL. I seem to be stalking Becky and Amazon, waiting for Design A pages, lol. Thanks for a great start to the day.

  2. #2

    Hi Cathy,
    Just wondering what model you Kodak camera is? I’m looking into getting a second camera that is a little easier to carry around. Would you recommend your camera? Thanks, Melissa Y

  3. #3
    Lisa (Armygrl)

    Don’t worry, I extend my finger too when I drink…lol! Thank you for the inspiration…you’ve inspired me to collect more ephemera for my PL. And like you, I love to PL on Sundays…it’s great to reflect on the past week on the first day of the week.

  4. #4

    Love it! I have found the same thing. It’s not so much that I take a ton of photos through-out the week but that I tend to take a lot during a specific day or event and then that seems to take over my layouts for that week. Which I am totally fine with. My life isn’t that exciting but capturing those special moments with instagrams, words and ephemera sprinkled here and there, sounds like the perfect Project Life album to me. 🙂

  5. #5

    Sunday afternoons are perfect for reflecting on the past week. First year Project Lifer here and I am loving this project!

  6. #8
    Korey Lindberg

    I <3 your project life stuff…I'm "retreating" with a group of friends next weekend and will start working on my own PL book!!!

  7. #9

    Hi Cathy,

    I love those Week in Review cards, however I don’t have Photoshop. Is there a way I can still use them in Word or some other program?


  8. #12

    oh my word–not only do i love your blog for all the inspiration and tutorials but i love it that you make me laugh out loud pretty much everytime! i heart you:) thanks!

  9. #13

    How did you hide the remote? It doesn’t look like you are holding anything. Love the picture! Also I have all the tiny templates….they have been such a huge help with Project Life.

  10. #16

    Thickers last week, stickers this week … what’s going on over here?! And, did Cole do the required 20 minutes of homework via a note? I thought one had to crack a whip over kids and homework! 😉

  11. #20

    I love your site, thank you for sharing so regularly. I like your weekly summaries and would like to try that in my album. How do you make that little vertical line appear between topics?

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