Combine bright colors with neutrals for a happy layout that gives the eye room to rest. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Week 38: September 16-22

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Don't have much journaling space? List out info instead of worrying about complete sentences. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest
Don't have much journaling space? List out info instead of worrying about complete sentences. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Left Side: Photo with my July and August reads, hanging at City Diner, Jake mades noodles, a meeting with the other Room Parents for Eliza’s class, Jonas gets a much needed haircut and ends up looking like an early Beatle, J & E smooshed together, having a snack on the same chair.

Tip: Don’t have much journaling space? List out info instead of worrying about complete sentences.

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

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

Insert 1: I included an insert for this week’s September 30 Days of Lists, with list editions from Eliza and Jake.

Tip: Don’t have the size of insert you need? Cut a bit off of a 12×12 insert.

Include traditional 8.5 x 11 pages as inserts in #projectlife. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Include traditional 8.5 x 11 pages as inserts in #projectlife. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Rub an inkpad directly on paper to create a cool abstract effect. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Insert 2, Front: Our friend Paul moving back to Kansas City was definitely one of the best things that happened in 2013. One of the only set backs to pocket scrapbooking, in my opinion, is that important stand-out stories can get lost in all of the little stories. That’s one of the reasons I love including traditional pages here and there–they ensure that the big things stand out! (Obviously, you can also do this by dedicating a full pocket page to a single story.)

Tip: To create the green background on the page, I rubbed an inkpad directly on white cardstock, brushing it lightly back and forth. I used my favorite white pen for the journaling. The white on lime green doesn’t photograph well, but it is super readable at an angle.

Tip: Don’t want to give up traditional scrapbooking in your Project Life album? Create smaller pages and use them as inserts. For more ideas on getting traditional scrapbooking into Project Life, check out this post I wrote for Big Picture Classes last year.

Combine an insert with a full 12x12 page to tell a larger story. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Take progress photos of a big project. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Combine an insert with a full 12x12 page to tell a larger story. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Insert 2, Back + Right Side: The majority of our week and all of our weekend was spent on our brick wall rebuild. Jake took a picture of the wall the morning after working on it to show a progression, which is pretty darn cool. I just numbered each day. I also included a bunch of photos of Jake, our family and friends, and me working on the giant project.

Tip: Combine an insert with a full 12×12 page to tell a larger story.

To get more journaling in #projectlife, type long stories and print them on 4x6 cards. by Megan Anderson at the Nerd Nest

Tip: Use blog posts as holding places for your stories. You can get a longer, more detailed story now to include later! I just edit mine down a bit to make it a little shorter. This one is from Jake’s perspective, but I transcribed it. Sometimes when he doesn’t feel like writing a story, I just have him tell it out loud and I type it. Try that technique to get stories out of family members who aren’t too keen on writing for your memory keeping.

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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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P.S. I’m upping the Project Life sharing to twice a week for awhile, because I have a bunch of them to share!

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