I did it. I just completed my first month of my new approach to Project Life for 2015 and I have zero regrets. If you recall, I decided to try something new this year, especially after seeing how friggin’ amazing my printed book from 2014 turned out. Last weekend I gathered my photos and made the following pages.
*The Hello Life card will be part of my new Project Life Value Kit, both physically and digitally. I have been told the physical kit should be available by March, with the digital files coming shortly after. I realize I have an unfair advantage as the designer of the kit… I mean, I can use the digital files because I designed them. I was going to hold off until the kit was released, but I want to use them this year from the get go. You will be the first to know when the kit is available both physically and digitally. Well, actually Becky Higgins will be the first, I’ll be second, so that makes you third, possibly fourth after I tell Dan.
One thing I’m toying with is working in some digital stamps as you see above. (Here I used the Hipster Selfie digital stamp set.) I love the idea of repeating an element from the core design on the edge as you see here. Most of my digital stamps are 2500 pixels wide (give or take) so you can use them large on any design. I’m going to try to do this each month as a way to introduce some variety into the white space of the generous page margins.
And to close my documentation for the month, the stories of January.
I took 296 photos in January but about 150 of them were for blog related posts. (I take a ton of shots to try and get something usable for this space!) I used 24 to tell my family’s story for January. Honestly? I don’t need more than that. I really don’t.
I could have made one more page of stories. I tried to decide if it was worth it but I really did take a bunch of pretty crappy photos last month so I decided to say, “We’re good.”
As a memory keeper, my goal is to save some of our story, not every little detail. It keeps me loving this process.
Here’s one thing I know: My final book at AdoramaPix.com can only be 76 pages. This gives me limits if I want to keep my content to one volume. This means I can do 6 pages per month, give or take, and that is a perfectly acceptable number for me.
So far, so good. I think I’m going to love this monthly process.
Minimal Basics sets are also available in 8.5 x 11 as well. Find them here.
NOTE: The Designer Digitals Quarterly sale starts on February 12. You can save 40% throughout the store. Just wanted to let you know in case you think, “Hey, I’d like to buy your template!” If so, wait until the 12th and shop away.