February Day in the Life in #ProjectLife | The Nerd Nest

On the 15th of each month this year, I’m documenting a Day in the Life, a concept originated by Ali Edwards. Last year I used Ali’s templates to include a 6×12 insert for every Day in the Life I did, but this year I wanted a bit more wiggle room. So I’m throwing a full spread in between weekly spreads (extra full spreads in addition to weekly spreads is sort of my M.O. this year).

Here’s February’s Day in the Life:

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February Day in the Life in #ProjectLife | The Nerd Nest

February Day in the Life in #ProjectLife | The Nerd Nest

February Day in the Life in #ProjectLife | The Nerd Nest

February Day in the Life in #ProjectLife | The Nerd Nest

February Day in the Life in #ProjectLife | The Nerd Nest

February Day in the Life in #ProjectLife | The Nerd Nest

I kept the pages really simple, sticking to just the Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste kit and a few stickers. I love embellishing, but when I have a lot of words and photos to include, things can get too crowded easily.

Also, confession: I didn’t mean to use an insert, but I printed out a few horizontal 4×6 photos for the morning before I remembered that the left page I was working with from the previous week had vertical orientation 4×6 pockets. Instead of wasting the photos I’d already printed, I just rolled with it, re-sketched another layout for the photos, and made it work.

Tip: The alphas I used for the words “morning,” “afternoon,” and “night” from Studio Calico are tiny and can be hard to maneuver. These reverse grip tweezers are one of my most used tools and are essential to me for working with tiny bits like these.

Are you doing Day in the Life this year? How are you containing your documentation?

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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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For more Project Life tips, check out Project Life Lessons at Big Picture Classes. I’m teaching with two of my favorite Project Lifers, Elise Blaha Cripe and Annette Haring, all about our tried-and-true tips in the areas of photo management, storytelling, organization, assembly, and more! The class starts April 17, but a plethora of bonus materials–including videos, photos, worksheets, a quiz, printables, and a manifesto–already awaits you in the pre-classroom. If you have any questions about the class, I’d be happy to answer them! For you Project Life Lessons veterans: the content is the same, except for a video from each of us updating you on our process for 2014 and refreshed message boards and chats.