Baby in #projectlife by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Week 36: September 2-8

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Baby in #projectlife by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

For this spread, I went minimal with embellishing and filler cards, as I had a lot of photos and journaling to include! It doesn’t really match in style to other pages in my album, but that doesn’t matter at all: getting the memories in does.

Baby in #projectlife by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

This week our niece Avery was born! Between the photo shoots Jake did and the iPhone photos I took, celebrating her birth obviously needed a whole page.

Tip: Black and white photos of newborns are a good choice, because the first few days their skin is discolored and that can be distracting (though I recommend getting color photos and only changing them to black and white post processing!).

#30Lists in #projectlife by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

#30Lists in #projectlife by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

#30Lists in #projectlife by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

I still can’t get over how much I love Eliza’s and Jake’s #30Lists contributions. This week includes Week 2 of September 30 Days of Lists.

Tip: If you’re creating an insert before you create the main pages in a spread, use neutral colors so it will be sure to fit in no matter what! If you really want to tie the insert in later, leave spaces for filler cards you can use to tie in the insert with the color scheme of the spread.

Focus on one family member in #projectlife | Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

I dedicated a page to what Eliza’s been up to. Focusing on just one family member every once and awhile insures I include things I might miss when I’m thinking of documenting in the context of our family as a whole.

Tip: Some things in life happen on repeat, like Eliza’s soccer games, practices, and her spelling work. But there are gradual changes in the details or progress of these everyday stories, so there’s always something to include. If you feel like something is too boring, remember that the everyday will look completely different years from now.

#projectlife by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Include work in your #Project Life! Megan Anderson scraps about Project Life Lessons

I made sure to include a bit about teaching Project Life Lessons at Big Picture Classes with Elise Blaha Cripe and Annette Haring.

Tip: Don’t forget to include work or coworkers (and that includes unpaid work for all of you SAHP and volunteers out there!).

Showing off your albums to family and friends might make the camera shy among them more comfortable getting their photos taken in an everyday setting. You'd be surprised how many people want to

We had a bunch of visits from family and friends this week, so I dedicated a page to that!

Tip: Showing off your albums to family and friends might make the camera shy among them more comfortable getting their photos taken in an everyday setting. You’d be surprised how many people want to “make it” into the album!

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Project Life is a memory keeping concept created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be.

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