I will be honest, I don’t always keep up with Project Life but I do my best to complete my layouts by the week. I have developed a routine that helps me to stay on schedule. This routine usually works, until calving season! I usually have to spend the month of May catching up from calving season!
I try to download the photos from my camera each night so that I can review them. If I want to edit a few, I will open them in a photo editing program and do a quick edit. I usually don’t do too much editing as that is usually when I start to get behind.
I then rename each photo that I want to use and copy them to a weekly folder in Dropbox. Throughout the week and/or next week, I will put these photos into a template in Project Life and journal along the way. My best pages seem to be the ones that have been put together throughout the entire week, rather than in one evening. My goal is that by the following Sunday, my page from the week before is done. This gives me a bit of time to organize, edit and prepare my page from the following week without putting too much pressure on me.
When going back through old photos, it has made me realize that I have kept so many photos over the years, many of which are duplicates of one or two good photos. As of 2017, I am starting to delete photos that I don’t use to free up space and make it easier to look through on a cd or computer. Therefore, after I have renamed the good photos and copied them to Dropbox, I delete all the others.
Once my weekly page is prepared and saved, I delete the weely Dropbox folder of photos. Any weekly folders in my Dropbox account are weeks that need to be worked on.
If I get behind, I will try to spend a couple extra hours throughout the week working on the weeks that aren’t complete. I have a one page yearly calendar next to my computer so that I can cross off the weeks that are done and easily see which ones need doing. I use the Day One app to journal about my day so that if I get behind, I have notes on what happened throughout the week. Check back later for a more detailed post about the Day One app. It is an amazing tool and memory documenting tool.
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I am extremely excited to announce that I have been selected as a 2017 Project Life App Creative Team member for Becky Higgins LLC. I started using the physical Project Life system in 2012 and then switched to using the Project Life App in 2015. For those that are not familiar with Project Life, Becky Higgins has developed an amazing and very simple scrapbook system by using a physical version, a digital version and/or the Project Life App. You can find out more at www.beckyhiggins.com.
I love how easy it is to document our daily life using the Project Life App. It is special to watch my husband and children enjoy the albums. I have always wanted to find and keep up with a scrapbook system that could fit into our busy schedule. I can even document our life while in the hayfield or waiting for a cow to calf in the barn.
I document our year by the week and have done so since 2012. This allows me the opportunity to include the little moments in each week. I have also made childhood albums for my brother and a friend as wedding gifts. This year I plan to continue documenting by the week while working on an album to document my children’s arts and crafts and an album for each child that documents by the month so that they can take with them when they graduate.
I plan to blog as often as possible about my page layouts and the techniques and strategies that I use. Please feel free to leave a comment below on what you would like to know or to ask any questions that you have.
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I would love for you to follow me on this journey in 2017!
One of my favourite aspects of using the Project Life App is that you don’t require anything other than a tablet with internet, and possibly a camera if you don’t use your tablet camera exclusively. Therefore, you can scrapbook on the go while waiting for your children at 4-H meeting, while on vacation or when watching television in the evening.
What could be better than documenting your special moments for years to come without taking time away from the countless other tasks you have to do at home!
Here are a few pages that I have worked on over the past year while on the go!
It has been a busy week with getting ready for Christmas and having company arrive. Therefore, I only worked on a couple pages to summarize our December 5th week. I still have to catch up from November, hopefully I can spend some time during Christmas holidays relaxing and catching up on pages.
Using the Hello December 2015 edition of Project Life cards, I created the first page for the week.
Using the Picturesque Edition of cards, I quickly prepared the next layout from photos of us feeding calves one morning. I love how the colours all blend together so well.
It is so easy to document our life using the Project Life App! Check back later for another Project Life summary!