Here it is, a new year and a new Project Life album. I'm so excited and I can't believe that I get to start with a clean slate, try new and creative ways to do layouts and most importantly, keep up to date with my pages this year. Now let's see how THAT goes hahahahaha ;)
It's quite obvious that I didn't do the greatest job of keeping up with my album last year. It was so easy in the beginning, all inspired, all motivated. . . But then life creeps up on you, things get busy and you miss a week or two and think to yourself, "That's fine. I'll catch up over the next few days." Pffft, like that ever happened LOL.
So this year I plan to learn from my past mistakes and put into action a simple little plan. . . Don't fall behind! Pretty easy yeah? I think so. Straight forward and a very basic concept really LOL. I figure that being a week or two behind isn't so hard to catch up on over a few nights. But I noticed that when I let a few weeks slip by, I was toast!
Now, it is time for me to contradict what I've just said and tell you that I also plan to not be so hard on myself. Confused yet? LOL Well, it seemed that another reason why I wouldn't complete pages was because I had to have them
Now, one thing I will be carrying on into this year's Project Life planning will be the Oh Life journalling site that I used to document my days. It was fantastic and I highly recommend it! The fact that you get a reminder email each day to reply to with your day's details was what did it for me. A quick tap of the fingers each night on the keyboard and I had my journalling all prepared when the time came to do a layout. I found it a 'must' and am continuing with it this year.
Mmmmm, what else. . . Oh I know, I will be using the free printable planner by Hello Forever as this was really helpful for making notes about ideas I had for layouts. I also used it for noting the supplies I used, kits, tools, fonts, etc for when I would write my blog posts; very helpful indeed.
I have ordered and am waiting for my albums by We R Memory Keepers and my page protectors by American Crafts. I chose a bright and funky yellow for this year's Project Life album; trying to 'keep it cheery'. Now it seems that the page protectors can sometimes be a little difficult to come across so I think this year I will use whatever I can get my hands on so long as the quality is good.
I have chosen to be open to what products I use again this year as it worked so well for me in 2012. I have purchased a digital Seafoam kit from AC Digitals that I can print out the elements that I want to use at home. But the rest I will be throwing caution to the wind, using my own stash and obviously buying whatever catches my eye throughout the year. You'll definitely see some of my favourites like Amy Tangerine, Echo Park, Simple Stories, lots of freebies from Pinterest and hopefully some of my own Simply Bella creations throughout my 2013 adventure. So, be sure to check out Polka Dot Creative where the lovely Jodie will be happy to help you with any products you may be after. I highly recommended her online store for fantastic customer service and speedy delivery.
So stay tuned, it's a brand new year, fresh start, a new beginning, so many possibilities.