This is not a new concept of scrapbooking, its been around for a few years now however this is the first year that I’m tackling it from the start of the year!
Project Life was started by Becky Higgins and if your interested you can learn more about the concept here
I started doing my 2013 album in around September of last year, and have gotten about 6 weeks done. I’m going to still be tackling this project this year along side my 2014 Album!
This year I’m going to be doing my album as a digital scrapbook, creating them as a 12×12 layout in Photoshop each week. I’m aiming to do a weekly 2 page spread which I’ll then share here. However their might be some weeks that I don’t take a lot of photos, so then I’ll just make it a one page spread and maybe add in a 12×12 layout digital scrapbook layout that I’ve done for that week, how knows! I’m not making a lot of rules for myself when I’m doing my album this year, otherwise I know I’ll get too focused on creating the layouts, that I’ll not actually get to create the layouts!
I’m very lucky that this year I made Traci Reed’s Project Life team when she did her once a year call at the end of last year, so to say I was excited is an understatement! I’ve been a big fan of Traci’s from way back and have had the privilege of being on her team twice before over the years.
This year my cover page is using Traci’s gorgeous new January Pocket Life Collection, it is a huge collection which contains a FULL kit, alphas, title pages, journaling pages, filler pages, date stamps and labels/tags. This kit alone would create a album full of pages, and yet Traci is going to be a collection like this EACH MONTH!
I’m really loving how my cover page has turned out this year, and I’m even thinking of printing the cards/photos and slipping them into a 12×12 Design A Sleeve to give it a little more dimension! Something that’s going to be easy to do as my gorgeous husband got me a A3 Printer for Christmas this year!! I’m very excited, because that means that I can print my layouts at 12×12 if I so wish, and then just slip them into an album, if I’m short on time!
I’m going to be loading all my layouts to my gallery at Sweet Shoppe Designs which you can check out here
Here are some great sites to check out if you are tackling Project Life this year as well!
There are also some great facebook groups that are online which members can share their layouts as well, here are just a few I’m a member of
- Project Life Junkies (Worldwide)
- Project Life Australia (Australian)
- Project Life 2013 (Worldwide)
- Project Life gone Digital (Worldwide)
You’ll also be able to find all my weekly layouts in one spot here on my blog under Project Life 2014
If you are doing project life as well this year, be sure to leave your blog address in the comments, I would love to follow along as well!