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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Project Life Tuesday

I thought I'd try to link up with Jessica Turner over at the Mom Creative today for her Project Life Tuesday.  I think it is a good way to be accountable with my project life stuff.

So far, I have not accomplished a whole lot with my Project Life.  I am arriving a bit late to the party.  I saw a lot about PL from different sources, but I thought that it was completely outside the range of something I'd want to try.  That was before I started seeing all of the Project Life supplies out there, I saw a bunch of terrific/inspiring layouts, and my daughter bought the PL Clementine kit and binder from Becky Higgins.  Once I saw her opening the package, I was sold.  I've gone back and forth about whether I wanted to do all digital, to do it traditionally or to do some sort of hybrid.  Of course, being sort of a supply hoarder at heart, I can't pick just one.  I am sure, in the long run, I'll stick with the digital version and be more likely to complete it that way, but there is something tactile and wonderful about slipping those perfect little cards into the page protectors that just screams out to me, so I have both as an option.  I know that I'm not likely to print pictures out at home, or to send them to be printed weekly, but I figure that I can do it digitally, and then decide what pictures I do want to send to print and can do that on a monthly basis, getting the traditional pages ready without the photos at the time.  Just typing that makes me laugh.  I am so horrible with follow-through, I don't know how I'll even complete one version, much less two, but I am going to give it a shot.

Today I scanned in some items for digi pages to be completed in the next few days, and then I tucked them into my traditional pages.  So far, I've just completed my digital "cover page" and I had fun putting it together.  I know that I'm going to have to be better about reviewing my digital products to see what I have as far as embellishment, but I think once I get going, it will all be good.  My digital cover...

The Tattered Pear - Sullen Seamstress1, Valorie Wibbens - Today paper, Today Journal Cards, Pocket Stuffers & Pockets No. 3, Lauren Reid - Hometown elements, TDC Shutterbug Collab - The Story of Us button, Ali Edwards - Hello Life stamps, Becky Higgins - Project Life Clementine digital kit
I'm looking forward to doing this, and I'm also excited that Jessica is going to do it as well.  It will be interesting to see what she comes up with, and it will also be good to keep me on track.

Are you participating in Project Life?  Are you doing digi or traditional??




The Mom Creative

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

This is my first year with Project Life, however I did complete 2 years worth of a 365 project (2009-2010) :)

April said...

I learned about PL in early December of 2011 and I was in love...I can't believe I'd never heard of it before...I am totally a traditional scrapper...I've never done a digital book but I can totally see the draw to it...honestly digi is a little intimidating to me...

have a great rest of your week

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Super cute title page! I am a traditional scrapper branching out into digital. So I guess I'm hybrid. I wish I could do PL digitally but I have the paper supplies and wouldn't want them to go to waste, for yet another year. This is my third time giving it a go. But for some reason this year I finally feel IS my year to get past January!

Angie said...

Love the word bubble with all the hearts, too cute :)

Megan said...

What a great cover - good luck making your hybrid system work, I'm totally in awe of your initiative!

kristina proffitt said...

Love your pages! Thanks so much for linking up over on my blog! So happy you stopped by! Hugs!! :)

Kelli said...

oooh love the doodles :) fun!

Tammy said...

What a fabulous start! I love how you are merging the digital and paper versions. Such a good idea to keep track digitally and then recreate on paper when you get your photos. I print photos about once every three months so I keep track with journaling every week and do my spread and then fill in with the photos later. I hope you keep the momentum up and work on it all year long!