For Project Life 2012 I basically set myself up for failure. I had in my mind what it should look like, after reading and looking at everyone else's cool Project Life books. After looking at mine, I decided I would do a few things differently. I will keep a journal, wish I would have done that in 2012, so much easier to look at the journal, and map out what pictures I'm going to put where and document that, instead of trying to look at hundreds of photos and trying to figure out the date and story behind each and everyone. This is the main reason for the epic pl2012 epic fail folk. The second reason for a epic fail is setting a time to do project life, and organizing photos. My schedule is hectic, with the job in town and working at the ranch. I have very little me time, so in order to make PL work for me, I'm going to set a block of time on Sunday evenings to work on it. That means getting the pictures off of the camera and phone, organizing them on the computer, and ordering them from Persnickety Prints each week. I have a new printer that I plan on using to print journal cards on, and I might try my hand at printing a few pictures here and there but most of my pictures will be printed by Persnickety Prints.
I will be using Project life Seafoam kit. I fell in love with it the first day that Elsie Cripes posted it on her blog
I love her blog, her simple style, her craftiness. Love it. I also love the colors grey and yellow. So this is what I'm going to be using most of the time in my Project Life, I will be getting the Studio Calico's monthly PL kit and I'll be adding journal cards and other stuff in my PL from that too. I'll also be using some of my stash of paper and elements to my PL. But for the most part I plan on keeping it really simple.
I also love stamping and bought a few stamps and ink to go with my Project Life. I fell in Love with
Ali Edward's stamps, and Kelly Purkey's stamps so I'll be using some of those along with a few of Elsie Cripes stamps. I'll be using those to make a few journal cards of my own, and using the colors of the Seafoam kit. Love these colors! I order so ink from Stampin Up website that match these colors.
A few of the things that I want to include in PL2013 are:
- Monthly self portrait with goals on it.
- take 13 pictures on the 13th of each month
- Keeping up this blog
- Pictures of the mail either on the counter or the mailbox
- Pictures of the feet during the seasons
- Books I'm reading
- Dates....frightening but true
- screenshot of the weather
- trips to the store/storefront/shopping cart
- day at the ranch
- day trips/vacations
- crafts and cross stitch
- Day to day life
- receipts, mementos, brochures etc.
- A picture of Smokey and his Smokyisms: like he always has to follow me upstairs in the morning, and if he's in the lead he will turn around and get behind me. If he's mad or upset he will sit at the corner of the couch with his back to me.
- Pictures at the bakery
- Goals or milestones
- News articles
- text or emails
- collections: prim dolls, breyer snow globes, sheep and snowmen
- happy mail
- A week in the life
So that folks is going to be my project life this coming year.....this is the one goal that I plan on sticking to, if I don't accomplish anything else, I want to do a complete year of Project life in hopes that I find a way to succeed and do it for more years to come.