I have been toying with the idea of somehow incorporating the concepts of Project Life into something that would work for me without setting myself for those feelings of being behind. My idea is to document when I want to, not worrying about recording each and every day of our lives, each and every week of our lives. What I do want to include are those words of kidlet wisdom that I soon forget, handwriting samples, drawings, snapshots that might be blurry but that tell a story. You know, our lives. On our schedule.
I have such a stack of papers, bits & pieces, tickets, programs, drawings and such that would fit well into scrapbook albums for the kids, in their school albums or in our family photo album, but somehow they are not there. Instead they are in stacks, kinda organized but not really, ready to be placed in the proper albums and layouts created when there is time to play.
I'm still working on the size issue, not knowing if I'll go 12x12 or 8.50 x 11, but do know that I plan on using what I have in my stash for the embellishments. Having said that, I did purchase some 4x6 and 3x4 Project Life cards from Amazon because I'm a sucker for grids and the price was right.
top row | My Mind's Eye stamps and decorative tapes
bottom row | stamps, EK Success punch and washi tape
bottom row | washi tape, baker's twine from The Twinery, McGill tag punch
All created in a span of about 20 minutes and keeping it clean and simple which allows me to journal, add a small photo or even embellish a bit more if I so desire. You can find more Project Life inspiration from my teammates on the write.click.scrapbook. blog, too.
Becky Higgins even has Free Stuff she shares with us. Oh, and there are tons of other awesomely awesome printables out there on the web as well. I created some 4x6 and 3x4 Project Life cards for write.click.scrapbook recently but used mine on a layout since I'm not a Project Lifer. Yet. Still thinking, not 100% committed, but leaning toward making it work for The Wright Family.