I started Project Life Tuesday in 2010 because:
- I needed to keep myself accountable and on top of my photos each week.
- My family loved being able to count on a weekly post with pics of the kids.
- I thought others might want to keep themselves accountable too.
It was a huge blessing and so I am excited to be kicking off my third year of this series.
Each Tuesday, I will share my spread from the previous week, as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts. This year, Epson is sponsoring Project Life Tuesday, and they provided me with their Epson Stylus R2880 Large Format Photo Printer (C11CA16201) for many of my album’s photos. Printing photos at home has definitely helped keep me on track and incorporate a wide variety of photo sizes in my album.
I am thrilled to say that I am all caught up on the past two weeks. I had a lot of photos from Easter weekend and was dragging my feet, but I pulled it together, carved out a bunch of time and finished my pages.
I thought it would be fun to try doing a video this week to talk through my pages and give you a glimpse into my album in a more 3D way.
My approach this year for Project Life is all about telling a complete story from the week. For me, this means more photos and more page protectors. I know this approach is not for everyone! DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. For me, I am LOVING the opportunity to play with my photos and scrapbooking products again. Using a few protectors each week gives me the flexibility to get creative and incorporate most of my favorite photos. Project Life Tuesday has kept me accountable to staying on top of my weekly layouts.
The new 6×9 pages are Simple Stories page protectors. I love their size and how they fit amidst the big 12×12 pages. Plus they are cheap – only $3.99 for 10 pages.
For my instagrams, I use coin protector pages. I simply trim them to accommodate however many photos I have that week. For more about incorporating instagrams into your Project Life album, click here. I love the tiny pictures in my album! (Speaking of Instagram, did you see Becky Higgins’ announcement re: her new plastic products coming – including 4×12 pages for Instgrams, which will fit three 4×4 photos per side. I love square photos!)
The fun brown fabric thickers on the Play! journaling card (week 15) are by Amy Tangerine. They might be my favorite thickers ever. They are so cute!
My favorite pen for journaling is Sakura’s Microperm 05. I like American Crafts Slick Writers for slightly thicker writing – these are the pens I used this week.
Let me know if you have any questions! I hope you liked the video. Can’t wait to see your pages/photos.
(I’m using a different linky tool this week because I have been having issues with my other one. I hope there are no problems for you in linking up!)