Monday, January 27, 2014

Using Paper Bakery's January Capture 365 Kit for Project Life

Today I am sharing my first Paper Bakery pocket page layout with all of you. I am on the Design Team for the Capture 365 kit, and it has been a lot of fun playing with all of the goodies that were sent to me. Some of my favorites are the Basic Grey RSVP 6 x 6 paper pad, the gold triangle sequins, wood buttons, exclusive Paper Bakery flair, and also the amazing October Afternoon letter stickers. There are still kits available HERE if anyone is interested.

The Project Life layout I am sharing today is from 2012, yup you heard that right 2012. I finished all of 2012 up to August 25th, and then I got sick, kids started school, we were house searching. Then I had a few weeks where I was able to work on Project Life, and then yup you guessed it, I got behind again. I am not bothered by it though. I have the photos, most are already in their assigned folders, and I just have to finish it up. Here is what I came up with for this week of Project Life:

 Full Layout:

Left Side:

Right Side:


And because it's me, and because I believe in being honest, and well because as you know I love a list, yup you guessed it…I am making a list I can hi-light and cross-off for all of the 2012 Project Life pages I still have left to do! I am really excited about this!!! You might be wondering why I am doing this, and I am happy to tell you. It makes me accountable, and I also thinks it encourages others who fall behind and think they cannot get caught up. I can tell you first hand that it is possible, and if you are curious you can look at THIS blog post form October 2013 that discusses getting completely caught up on 21 weeks (or end and beginning pages) of Project Life in only five weeks

So for my 2012 Project Life Catch-Up Plan, I will be sharing two weeks a month or so until it is all caught up. I might be combining one or two of these weeks, but we'll see how it goes, and how many photos I have. Everything in yellow was finished in 2012, and everything in aqua will be finished this year. It looks like I have 10 weeks, and one ending and one first page to complete. Not too bad. The other 42 weeks of 2012 are done, so that is amazing. I will just keep plugging ahead.

2012 Project Life Catch-Up:

First page of Volume 3
Week 36
Week 37
Week 38
Week 39
Week 40
Week 41  have memorabilia in pockets
Week 42  1/2 of photos printed
Week 43
Week 44  memorabilia in pockets
Week 45  memorabilia in pockets
Week 46  memorabilia in pocket
Week 47
Week 48  memorabilia, couple photos
Week 49  memorabilia of new house
Week 50  memorabilia, school visitor pass, schedule, etc...
Week 51
Week 51
Ending page

I want to thank you for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with some much more recent Project Life layouts to share; the last week of 2013, my week in review, and the final page of 2013.. Next Tuesday, I will be sharing my first few weeks of 2014. You can also expect some more goodness later this week on the blog; Wednesday will be Favorites from Project Life 2013, Thursday I will be showing you my last few pages of my December Daily album, and Friday a #40Days40Bags write-up. I hope to see you back later this week.

Let's talk catching up on unfinished projects. What are your best strategies for catching-up? Are you also a list maker? Do you have any other pointers you could share that might help a fellow crafter out? What projects are you currently trying to wrap-up? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great Monday!




  1. Love the colors of your pages, looks like a lot of great goodies in that kit! I've no doubt you'll get caught up, like you said, just keep plugging along. Lists are the way to go! :)

  2. That's a great start to your list! And great pages!

  3. Great spread, I feel guilty I haven't kept up with my PL for my kitty..keep telling myself I need to make time. I can see where a list can come in handy.

  4. Great pages! Congrats on getting caught up :)

  5. Super cute PL spreads! That is so awesome that you are motivating others to catch up {and not be overwhelmed} with their PL!

  6. Love your pages, and how you are working to catch up!

  7. I love your organized and strategic plan for meeting your goal. This is exactly what I need to try in order to get my projects complete.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Great spread. Looks like there are some fun things in that kit! :)

  9. Wonderful pages! Way to plod along with your PL!

  10. Cute pages! Have fun getting them done.

  11. you're doing so good!! keep it up, Toni!!