Get Inspired by and Outfit Challenge

I’m back with another week of Project Life 2011 in 2012.

I’m using the Project Life format to document last year. The documentation is all ready and waiting to be put into albums, so I’m taking my time with this project. It will be an ebb and flow sort of project for sure. Get ready for a flow, though, because I now have photos printed up through Week 8!

Get Inspired by and Outfit Challenge

This page design was inspired by Eliza’s sweater. Today on Document Life Workshop, I’m challenging you to use an outfit as inspiration.

For this week, I used our 365 2011 | Week 3 for the documentation. All of the handwritten journaling was taken from that post and our Facebook timelines (which are really useful for memory keeping).

Get Inspired by and Outfit Challenge

This first page has Eliza cleaning her room, a teeny tiny Jonas (was he really ever that small?!?) and a blizzard.

Get Inspired by and Outfit Challenge

The insert is all about why we went with cloth diapers for Jonas and was lifted from our Cloth is King post. Lifting words directly from blog posts is one of my favorite ways to get word-focused stories in.

Get Inspired by and Outfit Challenge

Get Inspired by and Outfit Challenge

The back is the rest of the cloth diapers post. I printed directly onto the patterned paper before adding any photos or embellishments by making two separate 6 x 12 Word documents. I made sure to leave room for the photos, and I did a test run on regular paper before sending the fancy patterned paper through.

Get Inspired by and Outfit Challenge

The last page has more cute Jonas-as-a baby photos, including a story about us avoiding sports-themed baby stuff, and photos of Jonas’s great-great-grandpa Ray holding him for the first time.

Also, kind of randomly, a photo of our hedgehog. She got on top of her little house, and we had no idea how she did it.

I’m also learning that my favorite thing right now, since I ran through most of my label stickers, is patterned paper with room for journaling. Bring out the stripes, grid, and notebook patterns!


Read about my process for using PL to document the past in the Project Life 2011 | Week 1 post. Or you can read all posts tagged Project Life 2011.

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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins.