As many of you might have already noticed, Project Life is really popular this year. One of the greatest things about this project is that it can be interpreted and executed many different ways. My word for this year is savor. And as part of my goal to savor my life as it happens, I decided to use the Project Life system to highlight four to six stories a week. You can read more about my project here <http://www.karenika.com/archives/21354>.
I create mini scrap pages 6x8 scrap pages and then cut and put them into my pockets. For this week's layout, I decided to use a lot of my new My Mind's Eye products and walk you through my process.
The first thing I did was grab my 6x6 pads. Since I make small pages, I prefer the smaller patterns.
I picked a bunch of papers I liked and cut them off. I don't care if they are all from the same line. I like to mix and match. I also make sure to pick some papers with lines or graph paper on them so I have some journaling space.
And here's a closeup. You'll see my stitching is far from perfect. Especially since my sewing machine was being extra-uncooperative this time.
Then, at the end of the week, I printed photos of the stories I wanted to tell for that week. I use a small Polaroid printer for this project. It prints small photos that are also stickers. I printed them and organized them by story. For this week, I had five stories.
After that, I stuck the photos to the 4x6s and wrote all my journaling by hand. I also added a few embellishments but kept it pretty simple. Here's the final set:
And a close up of each:
This one is two different stories. On top is my youngest looking at his Legos using the binoculars and having fun. On the bottom is a soul-exercise I did for my Body Restoration class. It involved writing a letter and burying it in my backyard.
You can see that most of my imperfect stitching is covered up. And you can also see that I keep the embellishments to a minimum. This project, for me, is about the photos and stories.
And here it is in my actual Project Savor binder:
The stories occupy the big 4x6 inserts and I use the bottom part to display the art I created that week and for the family photo we take each week.
That's it. Thank you for letting me share my process and project. I hope you liked seeing how it works. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to respond.