I am a little behind in my memory keeping this month. (Okay, by ‘behind’ I really mean that I just hadn’t had a chance to look at my July images, so for some of you that version of ‘behind’ may be laughable.)
And yes, I realize that as cool as Project Life can be, you can still get behind if you overthink it.
Don’t overthink it.
Last month, I took over 500 photos. I deleted about 200 and then sat down and pulled around 55 photos out for possible inclusion in my book. (And yes, for any of you reading who may be new to my site—what? It’s possible!—I am making a digital book out of all my 2015 photos, just like I did last year.
I’ve been asked before, “But Cathy, how do you decide what to include? I have so many photos and I don’t know where to make the cuts!”
And again, I say to ye, “Don’t overthink it.”
I am brainstorming a new class to help you document one year with zero stress. Yes, you can still have fun with your photos and memories, but you can also leave the stress of overthinking behind. I’m not even sure what the class is right now, but I want people to experience the true liberation of not overthinking this album project and how a few hours a month is really all you need to create a beautiful document of your life. That’s my goal anyway.
But enough of my yakkin’! Here are my pages for July.
Note: I didn’t feel like doing a big, comprehensive journal recap, so guess what? I didn’t. Remember: overthinking is not welcome here.
And that my friends, is all she wrote. And scrapbooked. Literally.
Minimal Basics Template Set (12 x 12)
Life Basics Minimal No. 03 Add On Pack (12 x 12)
Twelve Month Sans 6 x 4 Cards
Outliner Cards No. 01
Talls No. 01 Brushes and Stamps
Minimal Basics sets are also available in 8.5 x 11 as well. Find them here.
MY 2015 ALBUM PAGES SO FAR:
WANT TO SEE MY 2014 BOOK? Click here to see the finished result.
Teenaged boys love novelty balloons… I’m still laughing!
Kris Beauregard says
I really need to embrace the “don’t overthink it” – Good Stuff, CZ.
Love this format, and have purchased it for my own. However, I was wondering if you thought about how to achieve this format using the project life app. I’d like to continue your format, even when I’m trying to complete some pages using the app.
Cathy Zielske says
Well, unfortunately, the PL app templates have the smaller margins. The only way to achieve this in the app would be to create the page in Photoshop, save as a JPEG, upload to a Dropbox and bring it into the app. It would not be functional for the app.
Michelle t says
Great photos. I’m going to keep repeating to myself…”don’t over think, don’t over think”. Think it’ll work? Me neither… Thanks for sharing your awesome pages. Michelle t
Given that you love words/type, just thought I’d let you know that you have a typo on the page where Dan is lying on the ground: you wrote “ever” instead of “every”. You may not care to fix it, but just thought I’d give an FYI. By the way, loving the mix of B&W and color photos!
Cathy Zielske says
Thanks, Tracy! Done and changed! 🙂
Lynne Moore says
If you find a way to convince a teen, who doesn’t want to learn to drive, to change their mind and take the test – please let me know. I have a 20 year old who won’t take the street test… and it does hold her back from doing some things.
Katie Jones says
Loving Aidan’s hair, it looks so pretty! And really suits her 🙂
Thanks for sharing yourself with us, Cathy, I do love seeing your persnal projects!
And I’m so glad for your next post 🙂