OBSERVATIONS: The year is winding down. And here I sit, with my second binder full of Project Life pages. I'm so glad I did this project this year.
I'm going to be putting together a post for early December about my process and how I fit this into my week every week, the supplies I go to time and again (photo paper + photo printer + white cardstock), and how you can begin planning to do this project for 2013 if you're so inclined.
Yes, it's been very different from my traditional memory keeping layout approach, but I really feel like this is such a cool time capsule—a life capsule, if you will—and I believe that I'm hooked on the system.
My favorite part is that this system can evolve into anything you want it to be. Flexibility? That's Project Life's middle name. No, really. Ask Becky. She'll back me up.
Now, onto the week.
Yes, this year I'm going to attempt doing December Daily. I figure that I've got all the stuff and I've also got the daily documenting bug, so why not? More coming on my album preparations next week.
See that image of the text Dan sent me? Yes. The mice are back. Sigh. It's nothing personal against them, but they ate through one of my Pampered Chef oven mitts. Mama was not happy.
I used one of my new J-Cards to elaborate on the mouse-death-themed text. I hand journaled on one of them, then I used my computer on to journal on the others. (To learn how to do that, watch this video.)
And finally, our weekly recap:
And that is all I wrote for Week Forty-Six.
I was wondering if you could include how you put the screan shots on a 3×4 background in photoshop elements. I was trying this but having trouble changing the fill color background so I did not have to cut out part of the shot. Any pointers would be nice.
Happy that you will be doing December Daily, can’t wait to see your pictures and your creativity.
Jocelyn Thompson says
ah yes I would love to know how to get the screenshot from my phone. I was thinking that you had this information some time ago but that was before I had an IPhone. Would love that info too! Thanks Cathy!
I copy it and paste it into a blank PSE 3 x 4 file. Then, you use the eye dropper tool to sample the dark background (of my weather screen image) then I create a new layer and fill that layer with the dark color. Then I can erase other elements on the weather image that I want to erase. Does this help?
This is a video I did that might help!
Also, this video might help. It shows you how to do it.
Looking forward to your take on Dec Daily!!! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Jocelyn Thompson says
Thank you!! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
Mitchell Kraft says
I am pretty sure that I am going to have to do Project Life next year.
Lauren Hershey says
That is EXACTLY what I need in order to get myself geared up to do this in 2013.
Mtich, totally. You need to order supplies. In fact, Becky is having a 20% off al PL stuff on Friday. You should at least get a pack of the Design A page protectors!
I’m thrilled that you did PL this year, it’s been such a joy to see it and how much you loved it. Now do a HAPPY DANCE and pat yourself on the back for sticking with it all year, THAT IS SO AWESOME!!
I loved this weeks of photos and stories!! YIKES, we had a mouse this week too, HATE THEM!! Thankful my hubby got it ours too. We are having great weather too, going to the zoo tomorrow for Thanksgiving and enjoying the fresh air.
I’m thankful for all you do and all the laughs, tears you give me on your blog. It’s because of you that I love being outdoors and walking and taking better care of myself. Thanks for all you do and inspire me with!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!!
Your coffee photo and the christmas ones on there make me smile! I can’t wait to read your post about your project life process since I’ll be starting this next year… I love your posts on it each week!
Cara Seppelt says
I’ve watched your project life with interest this year, and got some great ideas from you. I have done it for the first time this year myself, and I’m feeling SO good having stuck to it all year long. Will definitely be continuing next year. Also Cathy,I’ve loved the digital templates and cards you’ve created this year.Thanks.
love the mouse text, poor thing NOT. Snow already? whoo
love reading your blog, thanks for sharing!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dawn! Thanks for always leaving comments and coming back to read the blog!
Im looking forward to putting it together! I have to order my supplies for next year. Planning to do that in the next few weeks!
Love seeing your PL pages and I will look forward to that process post and the December Daily one too! Thanks Cathy.