No Introductions...no long speeches about where I've been and what I've been doing. Just a busy mom of three boys. Facebook is where I spend what little time I have to spend on social media. I am however planning...planning on posting to the blog at the least about my weekly layouts.
I thought long and hard about it and researched the whole Becky HIggins "Project Life" concept. I searched the web for the different ways to get started and stay organized. There is a huge wealth of information on Pinterest, You Tube and desginer blogs that show beautiful pages covering the range of simple to very intricate. I totally bought in but how could I do this my way?
I decided that buying a core kit wouldn't be the way to go for me. I thought that I might get bored with the same 3X4 and 4X6 cards. So I went to my favorite digi stores and pick up a few kits of cards and even one online Project Life core kit and printed out those cards in preparation. I picked up a few desk organizers with my 40% off coupons from my local craft stores and pulled together everything that I thought would work from my stash. I did all of this before the year started.
Now... why NOT Project Life? Because conceptually the Project Life (PL) is about simplicity. All you should need is pictures, protectors, pages and a pen. That's it..Well.....I can't let it be...I keep picking at the pictures until I feel like I have given them the celebration that they deserve. So technically I am NOT doing Project Life..Maybe I am doing Document Life..or a combination of PL and 365.
Either way I can tell you this...I am pretty sure that this "NotPL"is going to be one if my the favorite project that I've done...Today I want to share just the first few weeks...
Week 1 Page 1, SplendidFiins Cards
Week 2 Page 1: Ephemera is Mine, PL Kit, SC Kit, K&Co, Bazzill Kraft.
Week 2 Insert left: Photoshop Elements 11, Washi tape, A note drawn and written by Coop I found in the floor of the van.
Week 2 Isert rt: Photoshop Elelments, a picture from his Dual meet.
Week 2 Page 2: SplendidFiins, Reminisce etc.
Week 3 Page 1: AE Brushes, PL Kit, Jenni Bowlin sticker (Ithink).
So that's what I've done so far...grant me that the list is very incomplete (and perhaps not 100 percent accurate), but if you must know about a sticker or card or something please drop me a line and I'll hunt it down in the basket and let you know... Also my weeks are sometimes wack-a-doodle...so some are long and some short...but 'tis what I got time for and what fits in the protectors..mini-stories.
Thanks for checking in! And have a great week!!!