Welcome to the first of 12 Blog Hops from the 2014 Becky Higgins Project Creative Team! We are all passionate about Project Life & memory keeping and we wanted to continue to inspire each other and you as we move forward in 2015. Here is a look at what I’ve been working on:
My 2015 Approach
Let me start by telling you Project Life is what you make it. It is a back to basic simple scrapbooking concept, of pen to journal cards and photos. Not scissor or glue. My biggest hurdle in my 5 years of completing this project is… myself.
So here is what worked for me this year…
Batching my layouts and getting them done in groups. I would like to be the person who sits down every few days and works on my spreads. Lets be real, that’s not me, nor does it fit my lifestyle. What works is culling my photos, sketching out a plan, ordering and picking them up and sitting down one afternoon or evening and getting my scrap on. This usually happens near the end of the month, you know when my layouts where due for my creative team subissions, haha. This worked and it’s most likely how I will continue.
Themed based layouts also where a success for me. Should they be called themed? Maybe? Maybe not. Here’s the 411 on how I went from weekly to themed. I got ill in March so ill I needed to change how I was doing my Project Life. I wasn’t taking as many photos since I could barely hold a phone let alone my camera. This was around the time my youngest turned 5. My layouts were this, his birthday week mashed with our everyday life, his school friends bowling party, a family bbq we do several weeks after his birthday. Each layout was a different way we celebrated him, or an event for his birthday. That led to his best friends birthday, a layout of my blooms from my garden, a first birthday we attended. Random summer happenings with the boys, a trip to our park. I was telling the stories that were important. As I got better there were more stories and I loved the freedom. So bring it 2015, my Project Life will be all-inclusive to any story I want to include.
How I am changing things this year?
Printing at home. This Christmas I was gifted a Canon Pixma IP8720 which was amazing. I cannot wait to utilize the 13”x19” printing option. So excited. It also allows me to sit at home decide on sizes, print, and have them in my hands within moments. I still will use Costco for large batches of 4×6 images as well, but I am really looking forward to the access of printing at home.
Another thing I am working on changing, no pressure on myself. What gets documented gets documented, what doesn’t… well it just doesn’t. And all of that is ok by me.
Creative Team Inspiration:
Tara *** you are here
Please note that these are fun and optional blog hops. If you don’t see your favourite former team member, please visit their individual blogs to see what they are up too!
We hope you enjoyed this hop!
Project Life is a memory keeping system from Becky Higgins. You can find out more about her system and product here.