Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Project Life 2014: Introduction Pages and Week 1

It's only fitting that on February 3rd I should finally discuss my plan for Project Life this year. Things definitely got a little crazy last month, especially with my cold. I began working on my 2014 Project Life album last week, and I seriously am still so in love with this project.

What am I planning for 2014:
  • I am overall planning a weekly format, but will remain flexible if I want to include some pocket pages that focus on just one story, or one event. 
  • I will probably continue to use mostly Design A page protectors, but also will be very flexible to mixing it up more
  • I plan on including more digital brushes, enlarged photos, and typing or writing directly onto my photos
  • I will continue to print at home, it seems to work best for me. That being said I am also eager to try Persnickety Prints since I hear such great things about their print quality.
  • Play around with techniques more…misting, stamping, embossing, watercolor, stitching, embroidery, fabric, and more fun memorabilia, and kids art work and treasures.
  • I love this idea by Allison Waken to focus one week on a particular person, I would love to incorporate this in Project Life this year, one insert for every family member ( at least the human variety.)
  • Encourage the hubby to take more photos. He is not a photo guy at all, but I love the photos he does take and the memorabilia he remembers to bring home.
  • Include more interactive elements: Flip pages, tags that pull our of pockets, secret journaling, but at the same time I can omit all of that and just stick with tried and true and what's quick and easy if that is what I have time for.
Front Page:

Full Page:

Left Side:
The map picture flips up with a photo underneath and some hidden 
journaling, I made this using an extra page protector (see below.)


Right Side:

Week 1:

Left Side:

Right Side:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you have any questions about Project Life or now I completed these pages, please do not hesitate to ask.

I will be back later this week with more scrappy goodness, scrapbook organization, and other fun items. I hope to see you then.

xoxox

Toni

19 comments:

  1. Such fun bright colors! Adore that enlarged photo as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love!!! I enjoyed reading what you will be focusing on - good ideas. I LOVE your big picture divided up. I love the pretty sequin colors with the tiny stars - great job!

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely compliments Melissa.

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  3. I love the full page photo! I agree...all this snow is making me a little stir crazy!

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    1. Exactly Mendie. I don't do cold. One day a year of snow is great for me. The kids were out for four days and this digital brush just worked so well, I had to use it.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment brooke.

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  5. Cute, cute, cute, Toni! Great list of items to keep in mind as you embark on this year's PL and love that flip up photo and journaling under the map card! :)

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  6. Love everything about these pages!!

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  7. Fun colors! Love the "Let's go crazy crazy crazy…" page!

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  8. amazing! love the sequins and all pic page!

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  9. The enlarged photo turned out great! Love your goals for the year. My husband has started taking a lot more pictures now that I've been doing Project Life. Really run to see what he has on his phone each week.

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  10. Great PL pages, love the big photo :)

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  11. Beautiful.pages! Your plans for 2014 sound great, I think being flexible makes most things more fun and it sounds like you plan to add some great artistic touches. Looking forward to seeing your pages this year!

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  12. Your pages look great! Especially love the confetti pocket & the enlarged photo.

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  13. I love Persnickety Prints, but print mostly at home with my Selphi. Your pages are beautiful! I use lots of flips and hidden journaling in my albums. I may try a week of each of us, too, in an insert, but with 9 of us total, I am not ready to commit, yet. Happy PLing!

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