I am loving the whole Project Life concept. I've jumped on the bandwagon for 2012 and am so far have been able to keep up. (Loving that!)
But when I was clicking through layouts of others who are also doing PL this year I saw a couple of places (or maybe more) that there were others who were going back and using Project Life to scrap previous years. I'm in love with that idea. I think it's so much more doable than what I have been doing... which has been simply waiting for inspiration and motivation to collide. This gives me some place to start. Some way to order my pictures. So that's what I'm doing... grouping my photos from 2011 by weeks, then tackling one week at a time.
And here are the first four weeks...
Week One: Inspired by Ali Edwards layout found here. Papers: my own.
This week of Project Life I focused on organizing. When chaos threatens to turn in on me I gut and clean. It's what I do. The girls have a lot of stuff in a small space (they share a room). Order makes me feel better, much better.
Week Two: Inspired again by Ali Edwards, but a combination of layouts. Papers: my own.
Mercy loves to feel all pretty, she is all girl. I adore that about her. So the second week of Project Life I highlighted her first foot spa treatment. Her painted toes looked so super cute.
Week Three: Inspired by Pencil Lines layout prompt found here. Papers and pins: my own.
This week I went with a two page spread. The right side reflects the girls' morning habit of watching a video in their pajamas on the couch. The left page reflects a little of the sleep struggles Gracie has.
Week Four: I figured out how to make legos in Illustrator CS3. That was my big accomplishment on these pages. I imagine I will be using the symbol I made again and again, since Legos are such a huge part of our daily life.
And there we have it, the first month of 2011 finally scrapped!
And a sweet friend reminded me of one of my favorite passages this week, I Corinthians 13, also known as the Love Chapter. So completely good to dwell on. I need to be mulling on these words this week:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
I Corinthians 13: 4-7