Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Project Life 2013

I am ready for the new year!!! Last year I attempted Project Life but it was an epic FAIL. For so many reasons. This year I've resolved to get to it, keep at it, and enjoy the process. I've been collecting things and I'm raring and ready to go!!

We R Memory Keepers Album in Aqua

Becky Higgins Olive Edition Core Kit

My Process

I will be doing my weeks from Monday-Sunday. I want to keep the weekends together in one spread. Plus on Mondays I have to house to myself and can concentrate on putting the weekly layout together. I will take notes in my planner and transfer them onto journal cards or layouts.


Organization is very important to me. Especially visually. If my craft room is a mess, I tend to lose all motivation. I like to have things in their place when I'm done creating. I've been able to successfully organize the basics: stamps, inks, PL journal cards, pens, markers, dies, adhesives, ribbon, washi, tools, cardstock and patterned paper. So far I'm very happy with the homes I've made for them.

One thing that I was mulling over was how to keep my weekly spread organized. I know me...if it was just sitting in the album waiting for me to add stuff to it, it would end up not getting done. The weird thing about me being so visual is that I need to see it, BUT it has to be in some orderly fashion! So I came up with this idea. I'm using a magnetic wipee board for my weekly spreads. I altered some magnets with washi tape. The magnets hold up 2 of the Project Life  Page Protectors (design A). I'm able to slip in photos or journal cards pretty easily. I intend to pull out the journal cards throughout the week and play around with them to see how I like them set up. For the area surrounding the pages I will be putting up misc items, maybe write down some ideas that pop up. I hope to utilize this baby as much as I can!

You can see a bit of a closer look here. I am really loving the days of the week washi magnets. It will be a great way for me to keep track of what day the journal card is for. I have many other ideas swirling around!

So that's it for now. I just wanted to pop in and show y'all how I'll be spending my crafty time this year.

Happy and Healthy New Year to you!! xo


  1. Oh, Susan! I love how the Olive edition will look in the Aqua album! I also really like how you're organizing everything. That is a GREAT idea!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this idea and i NEED to try this too, im an oranized scrapper too and this would help me so much.
    Can you give me measurments of the board?

  3. I love that calendar card! Did you make it yourself?

  4. WOW! Susan you look like you are ready to go and so organzied! I wish you the best and I will be checking back in with you to see how you are doing. :)

  5. Hi, Susan! I failed terribly at my PL in 2012, too. I started out well and then about April or so I lost interest. I need to pick it back up in 2013. Happy New Year.

  6. We can do this! LOL I started PL this year too. I've got my first week's layout partially done. I think if I continue to plan/sketch my weeks, I'll be able to keep this up. I also think if I print my pictures weekly it will help.

  7. What a brilliant idea!! I may have to try this!!

  8. hey you! just thought i would pop in and see what/how you are doing?

    i see you are giving PL a try this year. are you keeping up? this is my 4th year. your organization looks fab, i hope it's working!

    take care.


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