Yes, I am still working on Project Life.
Yes, I am still terribly behind on having completed layouts. I start my Project Life year on my birthday and end it the weekend before my birthday…and I’m working on about 12 weeks behind in last year’s layouts. Most of them are 80% done, they just need one or two final touches…as for this year? I am also about 12 weeks behind in this year’s project…and for those of you doing the math at home, I am 24 weeks behind.
While I haven’t finished sharing last year’s layouts, I wanted to go ahead and start sharing layouts as I finish them…because this is my project and doing it this way will help me catch up/finish.
My plan for this year is to keep my weekends together, so my weeks will usually be Monday through Sunday. With my birthday falling on a Sunday this year, I decided my first week should be a little different.
Here is my March 10 – March 17, 2013:
I love starting out my binder with my birthday…it is such a natural start and it is most likely going to start my binder off with something fun, like a trip! Last year, we went to Mammoth Lakes, California for my birthday weekend and this year we decided to visit Death Valley National Park to celebrate.
To incorporate a few extra goodies in this week’s layout, I included a Design H page protector by Becky Higgins (should be available soon), which I love to do for added dimension.
This week was about: Death Valley National Park, “birthday week” eats like The Iron Press, running, buying some new climbing gear, and Rintu sleeping on his back.
My favorite part of this week’s layout is this section of the Design A page protector I used. I find that the Fuji Instax is best used for outdoor photos…and only for well-lit outdoor photos, at that. I love how sun-bleached the photos look and how they match the core kit paper so nicely! The photos were taken while we were in Death Valley. You can read more about my thoughts on the sandals I’m wearing in the first photo here.
I am using the Project Life Seafoam kit this year to help me keep things looking cohesive and to also quicken the process. I was able to share some of the extras with two Campfire Chic readers and am planning on splitting the Midnight Project Life kit (I guess it’s only available at Hobby Lobby right now?) with Amy Lapi!
The biggest lesson I’ve learned about Project Life? Keep it simple. And that’s what I hope to do with these kits.
Let me know if you have questions about any of the items featured in this week’s layout.
Are you doing Project Life?
How do you catch up when you’re 24 weeks behind on a weekly project?