I started doing Project Life last year. I was so excited when my kit arrived in the mail (from Canada, as NZ was all sold out!) and immediately set up my album for 2011. As I haven't really done much scrapbooking before, it was a great place to get started, as everything was included, along with plenty of online inspiration from all of the bloggers who do Project Life!
I went along ok, completing my album from January to March in record time. Then one day I got some photos developed which came back really poor quality. I needed to re-print them, but I just never got back there! So, my album is empty after March :( I have some random journalling cards that I completed throughout the year, and Mother's Day is completed, as I did some traditional layouts for this special day, but other than that I am very behind!!
So, with the new year upon us, I have re-committed to documenting my life. As with all good intentions, a solid plan must be set in order to ensure that you are successful. I have decided that the following things are imperative if I am to be successful with my Project Life journey in 2012:
- A dedicated space in the main living area (I know that I won't like being tucked away in a room for hours, away from my hubby - I would miss him too much!)
Here it is! I am so excited about it! I will do a post dedicated to it in the next few days.
- Regular printing of photos using online facilities (I know that I won't get to a shop regularly enough to develop the photos each month)
- The motto, 'Progress not Perfection' (I know that I could spend hours on traditional layouts or embellishing Project Life cards, but I need to remember than in order to get it done, it must be simple - I would much rather have a basic album at the end of the year, than no album at all!)
While I am going to go back and complete my 2011 album early this year, my main goal will be to stay on top of 2012. At this stage, I don't have plans to go back and create albums for the many years previous, as that would just be a mammoth task and I want my scrapbooking to be a hobby and something I enjoy, not something that is hanging over my head, where I feel like I am never to achieve my goal.
I look forward to sharing my 'Project Life' with you in 2012 :)
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