I’m working on Project Life 2011, in 2012. It’s no secret that I’m a little Project Life obsessed, and it’s the only documentation process I can think of that can keep up with the photo-a-day challenge we did last year. Because we don’t only have a photo a day, we really ended up with pretty much a photo shoot a day. And we’ve got tons of stories documented too. Project Life is the only thing BIG enough to capture all of that great everyday stuff.
Working on this project is going to be slow going, because I have so many projects going at once, but it’s okay. The documentation is already there. I’ve only got to put it into an accessible format.
With that in mind, I kept it super simple for week 2, which covers January 8, 2011 to January 14, 2011.
Eliza’s birthday is on the 8th, so I used the first page to document her special day. Love her in that cowboy hat. I miss her funky style; she’s in uniforms most of the time now for school.
There were better photos of her opening presents, but this one really captured the joy. For me, that’s better than a not-blurry perfect photo.
I also made sure to add a few pops of yellow and orange, so that this page would flow well with the colors in the photos on the other side of the spread.
I used the archives and pulled the text from the post about Eliza’s 5th birthday. I shortened the text a little bit so it would fit in a 4 x 6 space and changed a few words here and there, but it’s so nice to have the story ready and waiting. We should write more everyday posts.
The journaling for the everyday stuff from the insert was lifted from our 365 2011 | Week 2 post and from Facebook. Timeline makes browsing a certain point in history on Facebook so easy! Love it. I need to send more of my tweets that way (there are issues with keeping tweets, but you can read our 7 Ways to Document Your Tweets post to learn how to use Twitter for documentation).
To make extra room, I used washi to tape two 4 x 6 pages together. The bottom one, with extra birthday dinner photos, slips into the pocketed page protector, and the top lifts to reveal it.
The rest is so super simple. Literally nothing but a bit of washi tape, background paper, and photos + words.
Love the photos of Eliza and Jake playing in the snow. She’s so cute all bundled up.
The photos and journaling for this page are taken directly from our 2011 Jonas’s First Bath post. Was he ever REALLY that tiny? It’s hard to believe.
*Design-wise, this week was all about keeping it simple, ignoring embellishments, pulling colors from photos, and choosing patterned papers I could write on. That’s it. Simple, simple.
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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins.