We're drawing near the end of another year. Goodbye 2013, hello 2014! With the start of a new year there is a new, clean slate - and a new opportunity to begin a new Project Life album, or to start one if you've not yet tried! If you're new to the concept of Project Life, learn the vision behind this memory keeping system on Becky Higgins site.
You'll need to make a plan for your Project Life album and ask yourself what format you'd like to use. What size would you like to work with - a 12x12 album or smaller? Do you want to tackle the project weekly, monthly, seasonally? Do you want to work from pre-designed cards (like from a Core Kit), or mix and match manufacturers and make your own cards. Perhaps a combination of both! You are the designer of this project; this is your life.
A 12x12 album and divided page protectors are what we see most often, the Design A page protector set being the most popular for its easy accommodations for 4x6 photos and 3x4 cards. The album and page protector sets above are from Project Life by Becky Higgins.
Here are a few examples of Garden Girl Project Life pages using the traditional 2-page, 12x12 format with the Design A page protectors:
Lexi Bridges uses a 12x12 format, but instead of 2-pagers, she tackles a week with one layout:
Perhaps a 12x12 format is too large or daunting for you, consider using a smaller size:
Studio Calico's Handbook line makes this easy. Their albums come in finished and alterable options. Here is an example of a Handbook Project Life spread from Michelle De Leon:
Another option is BasicGrey's Captured line. We've seen these used for mini albums, but would make a great choice for a scaled-back Project Life too.
Perhaps you're drawn to the ease of divided page protectors, but don't want to commit to documenting your everyday (or week or month, etc). Nancy Damiano uses divided page protectors often to record her events or themes. Here are a couple examples:
We hope this helps you decide how you'd like to begin Project Life for the new year. For additional resources and education check out our free 2013 Project Life video series and our 2012: Captured series.