So I have yet another project I'm hoping to stick with in 2012. Project Life.
What is Project Life? Basically, it's a method of scrapbooking that lends itself to documenting your life almost everyday using single photos, little "bits" of memorabilia, and journaling. Like anything else, it is what you want it to be. You can read more about it here.
Why Project Life? I wanted to bring our family photos off the hard drive and into real albums. That's the reason I even started scrapbooking. However, I am always so overwhelmed with how behind I am. My 2011 "to scrap" list is still amazingly long and don't even ask me about the BC (Before Charlotte) pictures. I'm hoping that Project Life will release me from the pressure to create a unique and time-consuming layout for each memory. Instead, I can try to document a little bit every day moving forward. Then, when I actually do sit down to scrap a traditional layout, I can do so with the photos that are most precious and meaningful to me. We'll see how it goes.
I actually started Project Life in December 2011 and finally finished the December pages last night. These pages are pretty simple and I like it that way. I used my January Counterfeit Kit to put the pages together.
I also added some 8.5 x 11 page protectors (nothing fancy, just the Avery brand that I picked up from Costco) to add some memoralbia from the week like this sticker sheet Charlotte made and the song book from the tree lighting ceremony at her school.
Fingers crossed this is a Project I can actually keep up with!
And just so you know, I'm counting each Project Life two page spread as one project towards my Project 100 countdown. 4 down. 96 to go!