And I think the furthest I got behind was about 9 weeks; but soon caught up. And its truly an album I love to bits and I got such a buzz when my Mother In Law spent hours just smiling while flicking though and reading everything.
So for 2014, I'm jumping in again.
Now, through my blog reading of late, I've seen lots of great tips being offered. So I thought I'd offer a few of my own, and how certain things helped me last year ..... So in no particular order (goodness, I sound like Bruce on Strictly) ... here we go.
I have a notebook! Of course I do, which crafter doesn't have a million of them. But this one, I keep on my bedside table, and each night I jot a few things down as a memory jog. I put a line down for a margin to keep my date in and each page is a week. I don't use it as a full on diary - but just a note or two of the day, even if nothing really has happened - I've made a note of the tv we've watched, or what we've eaten. Just a little something.
Next my phone! .... Without it, I'd be well and truly lost. I use it as my camera every day - but I also take a photo every day, on the Project 365 app. I've found that even the most mundane of my days has given me a photo opportunity and something to add into my album when I don't have much to show.
Instagram. I'm obsessed. I don't do Facebook much but I love Instagram, and I've not only made loads of friends via it, but I've got a stack of photos that I take and share, to use from it. Its also offers great inspiration as others I follow share their Project Life layouts.
I love certain sites too for inspiration; Pinterest of course, You Tube, and also Two Peas for their free weekly PL videos (although, I'm not sure they're continuing it for 2014).
Another thing that's helped me is subscribing to Studio Calico's Project Life kit. I love it. I don't really have any of the official Becky Higgins core kits; as I do tend to cut my own papers up - but in the last 6 months of last year, I started subbing and I did find it helped me so very much, it made it all so much quicker. So maybe this year, an official core kit or two may just fall into my shopping basket while I'm browsing some online stores.
My last thing is something I'm copying from my lovely Instagram Friend Ginger . Its putting a weekly marker on my phone for all my pictures ... (oh, don't forget to download often, I lost a week of photos last year, when the software upgraded) Anyway, I'm going to be using the Rhonna Designs App. It is amazing. I'm loving it. Still a long way to go in learning all its features, but I can see that I'll also be using some of the images from it in the album.
So there you have it, just a few things from me, that's helped me keep on track. I'll be back at a later date to show you how I'm sorting my Project Life cards and embellishments. Its something I'm working on at the moment and keeping my fingers crossed that the idea of what I have in my head, actually works in real life lol.
|Last years book ... Gotta love Martha Stewart products|
|Another Martha Stewart book|
|Instagram and Rhonna designs app ... a match made in heaven.|