Sunday, February 2, 2014

Digital Project Life 2014: Goals + Title Page + January Pages

Goals for 2014 Project Life

One 12x12 page per week
Toward the end of the year last year I noticed that it was getting harder to fill up two 12x12 pages with photos. I was filling a lot of space with elements and filler cards. This year I don't want to stress so much about getting a picture every single day. I was to take pictures when I feel the creative impulse to do so. So far I have loved this decision. I am sure if I have a big week of photos I can go back to two 12x12s.

Use Paislee Press calendar journal card for title card
Last year I felt using a whole 4x6 slot for a title card was using a lot of real estate that I could be using for photos. I need the space even more this year because I am going down to one page a week. I decided to use these beautiful journal cards each week and circle the dates.

Use Paislee Press Week in Review cards
I love, love these cards. I love that I can write one small sentence for each day and be done. I am using the Day One app to keep track of what happens each day.

Keep elements and cards neutral
Let the photos bring the color. I spent a lot of time last year trying to match kits to my photos. I am all for simple this year so I want to start with a blank slate each week and add color as I add the photos. Already this month I have used a lot of the Midnight Project Life kit.

The decision to cut back a little this year was so I can keep this project fun. It was becoming somewhat of chore toward the end of 2013 so it was time to switch things up!
I will still be printing the 12x12 pages through Persnickety Prints and putting them in a binder. I so loved being able to add mementos and inserts in last years album.

Title Page
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I kept things simple with my title page. I chose a few photos we took last December after one of our big snows then added cards from the Paislee Press Brightside kit. I love how it turned out!

January Pages
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Thanks so much for looking, hope you enjoyed a glimpse at our January. Hopefully February will bring some better weather but I'm not counting on it!

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Digital Project Life 2013: Weeks 40-52

I'm back with a huge post to wrap up the end of 2013. The last few months of the year brought some personal challenges for us. I left those weeks that I documented personal details out so you might notice several weeks missing. 2013 had its ups and downs but we are so grateful to the Lord for his blessings to us and look forward to what 2014 has to bring!

Week 40

Week 42

Week 47
Jason's sister, Sara, had her lung transplant surgery during this week.

Week 48
Since Sara was still in the hospital we had a small Thanksgiving celebration with Jason's parents at our apartment. To make things easy we ordered Cracker Barrel's Thanksgiving meal To-Go. It was delicious! I have never had such a relaxing Thanksgiving.

Week 49
Jason continued to visit Sara in the hospital several times a week. I am so happy for the pictures he took while he was there!

Week 50
Sara got discharged from the hospital this week! And, we got our Christmas decorations up. With everything going on we decided to keep things simple this year. We only put a tree up and a few other small things. Did you hear about my tree? I developed several Instagram photos from 2013 and clipped them to our tree. It was a great way to remember all that we are thankful for. I developed the pictures through Persnickety Prints and the inspiration came from their blog here.

Week 51
This week we celebrated Christmas together and then with Jason's family over the weekend. We were so happy that Sara could join us!

Ney family 4x6 pictures to be inserted:

I had so many pictures from Christmas day and eve that I decided to make a layout dedicated to Christmas. We had a lovely time with my family in Kokomo.

Christmas 8.5x11 Insert:

Week 52
On the first page of this week I included some of my favorite pictures from my sisters engagement photos that I took. I was totally nervous to do them but had a blast! I so love that C.S. Lewis quote on the second page, what a great quote to end the year with.

And that's a wrap on 2013! I have started my 2014 layouts and have changed up a few things. I will be sharing those layouts soon. Thanks for looking :)

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Digital Project Life 2013: Weeks 34-39

Today's post includes five whole weeks of Project Life goodness! I love it when I have a bunch of layouts to go back over, it's what makes me keep going. When I am creating them sometimes I don't feel like they are very good but then when I go back a few weeks later I love the moments I documented and how everything comes together. 

Week 34

Week 35:

Week 36

Week 37

Week 38

Week 39

Congratulations, you made it to the end! As I look at these pages I am reminded once again that I have a good life, one that I definitely don't deserve. God has truly blessed me.


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