Project Life Tuesday

by Jamie on February 5, 2013

The Mom Creative
Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2013 If you are new to The Mom Creative, welcome. I hope you will stay awhile. I’m Jessica – wife to Matthew, mom to Elias, a silly and spirited four-year-old, and Adeline, a spunky one-year-old. I’m also a marketing professional, savvy deal finder, photo lover and memory keeper trying to juggle it all.

Each Tuesday, I share my most recent spread as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts.

This week I FINALLY got started on my 2013 album. I know, it’s February, but that’s how this year is going. I’m rolling with it.

I had literally done NOTHING prior to this weekend.

On Saturday, I created my folders system on my external hard drive for organizing all my photos (Project Life/2013/folder for each week), loaded all my memory cards’ photos & iPhone photos onto my drive and selected all the bests from each week.

Next, I loaded 52 Design A pages into a scrapbook and placed a date card in each week. (I am using the Seafoam kit this year.)

Of course, I won’t use all Design A page protectors, but since it is the type of page I use the most often, I use it as a base. Then, if I need a different type of page protector one week, I just swap out the page.

I also went ahead and inserted a few extra bits of life into my album that I have been saving for once I got started on my album.

Pictured is a Jack and the Beanstalk book Elias made at school, a self-portrait + his name (using cards from the Bridgeport Edition), and my journaling sheets from my Day in the Life on Jan. 31. (I plan to do this once a month this year. Thanks to Ali Edwards for the inspiration.)

If you don’t have this list of 100 bits of life to insert into your Project Life album, I definitely recommend printing it.

This week I plan to stamp the dates on ALL the cards (I have found this is way easier than having to do it each week), sketch out each layout from the past 6 weeks, get the photos developed, print my oversized prints at home and start to get caught up. Next week plan on seeing several completed layouts. I’m so excited to get started. I can’t believe this is my 5th year doing Project Life.

Can’t wait to see your pages!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue February 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

I love how organized you are and how you are not panicking about starting late or being behind. It seems like you have a great workflow going. Can’t wait to see your finished weeks!!


jessicaturner February 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

I’ve been behind before and I’ll get behind again. It always works out. :)


Maya February 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

Love the idea of adding the kid’s self-portrait and handwriting! Not sure if my teenagers will cooperate but my 4 years old will love it.


Laurel Holman February 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

I love having a window into people’s lives through their Project Life spreads. Thank you for hosting each week.


Kimberly February 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Love your organizational style! The Seafoam kit is so pretty! That’s the same one I’m using for 2013 but I’m doing digital.


Cerise February 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I love seeing how people prepare for their new albums. Thanks for the list, I’m putting on my list to print!


ShellyJ February 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Love that I am not the only one who loves to prep their album :)


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