I purchased project life at the beginning of the year with good intentions and then it sat on a shelf untouched. Actually, at the time, the project life kit was sold out so I ended up getting an American Crafts 12×12 Album, the Becky Higgins 12×12 page protectors, and a pack of Becky Higgins 3×4 journaling cards.
Why did it take almost 6 months to get going on project life? I don’t know. The hard part was simply getting started. And not worry about trying to make this album a comprehensive record of our lives. The pressure of wanting to document all the details was keeping me from doing anything at all. Funny how that works huh? I am my own worst enemy.
This is the week of June 5th, the week that Madeline turned two.
Left side. Bits and pieces of the week.
I took Madeline out for breakfast, just the two of us, to celebrate her turning two. I saved the receipt from that outing and added a stamped label with a note. On kraft paper tag I printed a snippet of a conversation we had with Audrey on monday morning.
Added details (place where photo was taken) to the photo before printing them out, and made a corresponding tag that lists all the places I went to that week. The stamp is the vintage blank label by purple onion designs.
Lots of photos this week because of Madeline’s birthday party so I added an 8.5 x11 insert. I was able to include a picture of everyone at the party in this mosaic grid (template from snapshots no. 3, not yet released).
On the back side of the 8.5×11 insert are notes and bits and pieces I saved from her birthday gifts wrap. The background paper is an old one by Melissa Frances.
The right side. Her birthday was the big event of the week so I set aside the entire page for it and even then it was hard to narrow down the photos. Then I remembered I wasn’t going for comprehensive coverage (ha!). I’m saving that for the birthday mini album, which is coming along nicely (will be posting those pages soon).
The journaling card is blank for now. I love that I have the option to come back to it once I figure out what I want to say.
For those of you that have been contemplating getting started with project life, I highly recommend that you check out Ali Edwards‘ take on it. Truly inspiring.