Week 4 and I’ve just realized that I’ve already created more “layouts” this year than in all of 2011. And I’ve scrapped more photos than in 2011 and 2010, probably. If that isn’t a Project Life endorsement, I don’t know what is.
This week I challenged myself to keep it really simple. If every week ends up like last week’s, I’ll end up needing three binders to finish out the year. I may find myself in need of an insert diet. I wasn’t intending to use an insert at all, but Eliza brought home the cutest drawing ever from school, so it needed a spot 🙂
I didn’t have any scrapbooking 8.5 x 11 page protectors, so I just used the cheap office one’s I use for Eliza’s schoolwork scrapbook.
The first page doesn’t actually have any pocket protectors because I used a 12 x 12 layout in Week 3. I chose to mirror the look of the pocketed page protector used on the right. This page just has lots of everyday stuff that I love – photos of our extended family from a big family dinner we had on Tuesday, Eliza with a project she made on a field trip, Jonas climbing and getting into stuff, and notes about the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having in Kansas City.
The photo Eliza drew was of everyone at our family dinner: Ashes (cat), Mimi (my mom), Eliza, Jake, me, Poppy (my grandpa), Brad and Beth (my aunt and uncle, technically, but Beth’s five years older so she feels more like a sister), and Charcoal (cat). The babies aren’t in the photo because they were napping (says Eliza) and Taylor (my sister) isn’t in there because she was late to dinner. I love that Eliza draws events like this and thinks to include everyone.
She wrote a caption, “Ma famli et mou”. Eliza goes to a French emersion school and right now they’re being encouraged to sound words out to make their own sentences. There’s something adorable and fascinating about the misspelled words.
The back of the insert has a list of the songs from this Music Monday playlist, which we’ve been listening to several times a day.
The last page has more great everyday stuff – a random portrait of me, Jonas with Eliza’s fairy wand (he’s been carrying that and a brush around mostly), Jonas in the pack n’ play full of toys (He never goes in there, it’s been a tacky toy box until we get everything sorted. Jake thought it would be funny to see how Jonas reacted to being in a sea of toys.), notes on how we spent our Saturday, a picture of Hedgie, a photo of the scary opossum that is stalking Jake, and Eliza with a giant sucker.
I usually break the week up into a couple of scrapping sessions. I’ll edit and print out the photos one day and then lay everything out another day (I sketch first so I know what size to print the photos/ how many to choose). This week, however, I did the whole process in under two hours. Is the process getting streamlined? Maybe so. This might mean I’ll have time to start on Project Life 2011 in reverse soon.
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Project Life 2012 | Week 4 Supplies
Click on the images to link to the products used this week. Some products are not included, as they are discontinued.
Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins.