Sunday, January 13, 2013

Project Life 2013 - Week 1 and Title

Hello Dear Friends, Hope you had a good weekend. I am doing Project Life again this year. Yup..Still loving this project.  I wanted to share my Title page for the Volume 1 album for this year and week 1 pages. I will also tell you a bit about what worked for me last year and what did not and what I am doing different. And for the first time, I am sharing a freebie with you - a Journaling card that I created for myself and thought y'all might want to use it as well.

Here are my pages,

 WEEK 1 Left Page
 WEEK 2 Right Page

For my Title page, I have used Freebies from Cathy Z  and Simple Stories.  I have subscribed for the Studio Calico PL Kit, but I had not gotten the kit yet and I wanted to get a jump start on my Title page. I am quite happy how it turned out.

I am playing along with Kristin's Currently Weekly challenge . You can see on the Right hand side of my week 1 page that I have the first of my Currently Cards. I really like this way of capturing our lives. I loved Elise's way of doing quotes and I downloaded her free quotes and am using those this year (love her handwritten word). So for my week Title page - I am using Elise's Quote, Calendar from Melissa's Store and week word art Freebie from September Blue blog.

For the rest of the weeek, I used a combination of Freebie Journaling cards, SeaFoam Digital Edition Journaling cards and few templates of my own.

So, what worked for me in 2012,
1) Keeping it simple wrt to photo selection, sometimes I had many photos, and some times I had one or two, I did not stress out much, Just picked the photos I liked and ran with it,
2) Kept the journaling and embellishments simple and whenever I had some big event, I made it easy on myself and used inserts.

What did not work for me,
1) Journaling - to keep track of it and esp when I was falling behind was hard.
2) Printing photos and waiting to pick them up etc.

What I want to do differently in 2013,
1) I am using OhLife Prompt everyday and it comes in my email at night and I just write a few lines so that it makes my journaling easy.
2) I am playing along with Capture365 - so that I get daily prompts in my email and I can record my every day in interesting ways, angles and work on my photography skills.
3) I am not going to buy the core kit, but just go with SC PL kit, Seafoam Digital edition and use up my stash.
4) I am also doing my week from Monday to Sunday instead of Sunday to Saturday like last year as I feel this will work better to keep the weekend together.

And finally my freebie, It is a Journaling card in JPG Format that you can add to a word or a power point document and print it out or use it in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I used the Free Chevron pattern Paper from Doodlecraft for my journaling card.

1. Click the image above to enlarge it
2. Right click the image and save it to your computer
3. Add the image to a new Microsoft Word (or other word processing program) document. (or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements)
4. Print onto card stock or matte presentation paper. Cut along edges and use in your Project Life Layout.

Sorry for the longish post. Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp -SC Day by Day Class Stamp set
Paper - PTI White, Epson Matte Presentation paper
Ink - Memento Black


Sathya said...

Love it...Thanks for freebie :)

Amy said...

Your pages look great Banu!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

More great layouts, Banu;)

Chris said...

i come over to see your title page cuz i just knew it wouldn't be dull and it's NOT! love the card with just the H! i wish i had your digital skills!

i'm not sure i would do PL if it was just scott and i but your pages are always full of goodness of the 3 of you! here's to another year of our lives, may it be full of wonderful moments!

i signed up for the 365 ideas newsletter, so thanks for that!