Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to Start Project Life

Happy New Year Everyone!

The last 12 months have been full of changes for me, a new home, new design teams, going digital and I've learned so much. But, after combing through all of my layouts for the year I realized that I wasn't capturing enough of the day to day things that are happening in our life. My daughter is 13 and she'll be starting high school next year so, I decided I want to work on capturing the little bits and pieces of life that really don't fit in my traditional scrapbook pages....Well, I've decided to do a 365 type project. I wanted to include the last few weeks of the year and not wait until January 1st, especially since this is my first year doing this type of journal keeping.
So here are my first pages! 

So here's what I've learned so far (I'm talking to myself here)! 

1. Forget how this looks or the quality of the images, just tell the story.
2. Get it done quickly. Don't spend 10 hours like on a regular page.
3.Customize elements to fit your story.
4. Say what you feel and don't hold back.
5. Take lots of pictures with your cell phone, you're never going to carry around your SLR camera.
6. Get a hold of all the images off everyone's phone.
7.Take more picture of you and the DH.
Well that's it for now.
Thanks for visiting and sharing this journey with me. I've had a great year and I look forward to sharing more with you all this year too!
I haven't started with a cover page I think I'll do that last when I have a better feel for that will come in the future.


  1. I really admire you for committing to this project...and I also believe you will capture more of REAL life than we do on some of our other pages. BRAVO!!!!

  2. I enjoyed reading your post today on your first 365-PL page. Especially the part about what you learned. I need to keep those thoughts in mind when I create my weekly page. I plan to work on a PL project this year too. Let's try to encourage each other to keep up with it and share tips. My biggest goal is to incorporate more documenting of daily activities with words. I don't do enough of it on my regular 12x12 pages so I am hoping to do better with this new system.

    Hope you have a wonderful day Lisa!
    xoxo, Christine

  3. Lisa, fun pages, your tips are great, thanks for sharing, hugs

  4. Love how u decided to start this big project. I m still bring indecisive whether to kick start a 365days project looking at how many pictures i have yet to print out n Scrap. Happy new year!


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