Fast forward to today....I decided to give it another shot.
However....I am adding a disclaimer right here on the first post..... if you want beautiful photographs.. move on elsewhere...you will not see them here.
For those who follow on Instagram... mardi_jane you may have read that I procrastinated far too much before beginning this year....
I already knew I wanted to use the same 6x8 format as I did last year.. because it worked...it was easy to achieve...and another important reason was ..its easy for the little kids to manage when they flip through....which they do very regularly.
I was stuck....because I wanted it to be perfect this year... I wanted it to have a flow...a 'look' a consistency... but instead of actually beginning I just kept staring at the blank album...frozen.
What was the turning point? ... who knows....I just decided I was being ridiculous... 'perfect' isn't my thing....I am more of a 'wing it as you go' kind of girl....so I just got to it.
I am happy now ...for the most part....although I wont lie...I still hate my photographs.
I am using a monthly calendar card from this gorgeous Wilna bears collection - I adored it... although this was one of my decision torments.... should I go clean and graphic?...or whimsical and arty?.... the bears won.... because the kids loved them....and really...thats what its all about.
My album and pages are Kaisercraft Captured Moments - I used them last year too....which keeps my albums consistent. I really liked the quality....although I do feel the pockets are a little smidge larger than the photos.... which on the upside allow bulky inserts.
I use the Becky Higgins Project Life App to print a lot of my journal cards...I am trying to get into the habit of typing them as I go throughout the month.... attempting to record more of the little stories rather than the big overviews. Once I create a card....usually on my phone while I'm on the go...I save it to Dropbox.... then its easy to print at home when it suits.
These look fabulous printed out and included throughout the months spreads...well I think so anyway.
So there you have it.... the beginnings of my Project Life 2017