Sunday, February 03, 2013

Project Life.....

Well my best laid plans just didn't work.
I had planned to scrap a monthly project life album... it seemed  perfect to me... that was until I sat down at the end of January to pull my first month together.

I very quickly realised I had a mountain of photos....stories....and snippets of life...and it was almost impossible to narrow it down to a double layout.

So after a day of deliberation....
I bit the bullet and changed it to a weekly album.

I have a few fears...
One... am I going to be able to keep up each week?...
Two... will getting photos printed become a chore?
and Three..Will I come to loathe it each week?.

I guess time will tell.... but in the meantime I have got myself as organised as I can...
I set up a basket of tags....as well as bits and pieces...all in one place.
I bookmarked some fabulous...generous.... free printables.... like these here.. and here...
I picked poor Kims brain....for lots of tips and help on getting started...
I made dedicated folders on my computer .. 
I bought myself a notebook to jot down the memories as they happen.

Then I scrapped like a mad woman to catch up....I was already a month behind...
I finished these over the last few days.....I know I will get into the swing and look back at these...probably chuckling at my amateurish beginnings.
That is the beauty of Project Life though....its so easy to slip out a photo or card and make a change....no doubt that will possibly happen from time to time.

The other skill I need to learn is photographing them.... its tricky when they are in plastic sleeves....and all of my photos are very ordinary....I hope I get better at that too.


Week one...



Week two


Week three


Week four...






8 comments:

  1. WOW!! Mardi they look fabulous!! I'm sure you will be able to keep it going, you sound like your organised, look foward to seeing future pages!! Xx

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  2. That is gorgeous Mardi, I wish I was organized enough to do it, yours looks fanatsic and Im sure you will keep up with it.

    Cherie xoxo

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  3. You will want to keep up - it doesn't take long really, its an easy routine to get in to and you will looooooove looking back on the weeks that it'll become addictive after a few months ;)

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  4. oh wow wow wow....any wonder you changed it to weekly :) it looks wonderful :)

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  5. looks amazing Mardi!!

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  6. I love it.I think you have done a wonderful job.I may do one next year maybe ha ha ha -love dee x

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  7. Love your PL Mardi...the colours in your photos are perfectly matched with your paper colours! Very slow going here.
    Lisa

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  8. I love your PL pages Mardi. And somehow you've still managed to to use your style with all those pockets!

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So lovely of you to drop by..life is busy...so I really appreciate that you have taken the time to leave a comment.
Mardi x