This Project Life spread takes me up to the 6th October. It covers an evening with a friend doing cake, dinner and a film (logical order), Friday post-school pub and Guides, cake making and crafting, a weekend to-do list and Sunday brunch at the Diner.
So I've almost done a week. Hmmm... and it's virtually half way through the month... Here are a few thoughts then on the epic amount of progress that I have made.
I don’t know how anyone keeps up with this on a week by week basis! I find it hard to fit in at random moments here and there and I’m just experimenting for one month! If you’re doing this regularly, you have earned my respect, my friend.
As expected, I do feel I’m giving up my regular scrapping time to do this. Right now I don’t see myself doing this for longer.
I LOVE the little cards. They are AWESOME. But I also think it’s telling that I’ve been picking out my favourites to use on 12x12 scrapping. So I think I will continue to pick up the odd kit of 3x4 and 4x6 project life cards, but I will be putting them to splendid use on pages.
I like doing 3x4 pockets more than 6x4 ones.
Did I mention that the little cards are SO GOOD?
I don’t feel I’m really recording much more in the way of stories. I often write down little anecdotes anyway, so all I’m doing is spending a bit more time making them pretty in an album. But I’ve found myself doing quite a few bits and bobs on the project life spreads simply documenting “and then we went to the pub” or “and then I had a cup of tea and it was brilliant”. I keep a record of what I do in my diary, so I’m not sure I’m getting ay more value from putting it in Project Life. Am I glad I’m doing it? Yes. Because, y’know, the little cards. But I also think doing this has made me appreciate my 12x12 more and want to make more pages about little things. So definitely lots of positive outcomes :D
P.S. Lastly, a question. I've got to a point with PL where there are events I want to make big pages about. I don’t want to leave it out of PL as it’s part of the week and helps put the month into some sort of chronological perspective, but I feel weird then duplicating some of the stuff. What do other Project Lifers do in this situation?