Saturday, January 19, 2013

Closing the book on 2012

Today I officially finished my 2012 Project Life album.  Say it with me:  WOO-HOOOO!!

For something that I started almost 3 months late, I have it finished just 3 weeks into the new year.  I say that's pretty awesome. **patting myself on the back.

I started out the album using the original Cherry edition Project Life kit, then more than halfway through it decided to not use much of the kit anymore.  I just wasn't loving the designs & it wasn't working with how I was doing my album.  I usually stuck one week on one page protector instead of two & the small journaling cards with the designs made it harder for me to include both my journaling & my pics.  When I gave myself permission to stop the project became fun again. 

I have seen the new editions that came out & LOVE the Seafoam kit (as well as the kraft), BUT have decided to NOT use a kit this year. I cut up a stack of papers that I haven't used but still love as 4x6 (which can quickly be trimmed down to 3x4 if needed) & bought just the 3x4 & 4x6 grid journaling cards to use with "my kit".  I have also decided to NOT round my corners, which makes life easier too....going to ignore that the grid cards are rounded, as best as I can.

As I was completing my last page today I mentioned it to both the girls and they were both eager to look through the albums. 

Gianna pulled out the first album (I ended up with two).  Lots of comments made, but all good.  She enjoyed the memories.

When I mentioned it to Marissa she was happy to be able to look through the second album (thinking she couldn't do it before then). 

Hope to catch up quick on 2013.  Especially now that I have somewhat of a groove to it.  What I'd really like to do is set up my PL supplies on one end of the island so I can work on it weekly & leave the other end free so I can do regular LO's again.  However, Marissa has pretty much "taken over" the other end of the island so I'm going to have to figure something else out. :)


laura t. said...

Congrats on finishing your albums. What kind of albums are you using?

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! So happy for you!! Isn't that the best when the kids want to look at the albums. That's the reason we do what we do!!