I’ve decided to share a round-up of my Project Life pages and some thoughts on my pages now that I’m at the half way mark of completing them.
I do weekly double page spreads. I’ve always loved the format when I see other’s layouts, so I decided that it is what I would do as well. Making the decision early on really helped with making this project come together. I try to keep my layouts pretty consistent throughout. I do so by sticking with the Seafoam core kit, limiting myself to using the same 2 fonts (Bebas and Travelling Typewriter, which are both free downloads), always keeping my title card in the same spot and with the same format, and placing Elise’s quote cards in the same spot each week. I don’t add many extra bits and pieces, but will occasionally scan items in, use online freebies or add the odd Photoshop brush here and there.
Changes I have made since starting this project include going back through and changing the size and letting for all of my text, changing my text from justified to centred, changing to a set background paper, introducing week in review cards, limiting how many colours I use from the Seafoam kit, and changing how I wanted to do my title cards (it took me 3 different styles to find one I liked!). I like that these changes have made my layouts more cohesive, but also allow me to focus more on balancing photos and journalling, so I am finding my pages are more balanced and I like them much more.
My overall thoughts on this project at the halfway point is that I love this project! I have so many stories told from the first 6 months of the year that I wouldn’t have otherwise recorded. Sometimes it feels like a chore to complete the pages, but when they’re done, it’s always so worth it! And I’m not going to lie… I don’t like every individual layout I’ve made, although I do love a few and like most of them. This project isn’t about the individual layouts to me though… The whole year of stories documented means so much more than that!
You can click each image to go to the original post, which will show how the pages originally looked and any further details about the week or the layout.
For anyone interested, I have also shared how I organise for digital Project Life here, and some tips and ideas for week in the life here, which also overlaps pretty well with what I try to do with Project Life.
Supplies used regularly: Design A digital template, Seafoam full digital kit (with some elements recoloured), Week in Review cards by Cathy Zielski, and quote cards from Elise Blaha. Fonts are Bebas and Travelling Typewriter, which are both free downloads. To find out more about Project Life, you can check out Becky Higgins blog here, which has lots of photo ideas and inspiration. You can see all of my Project Life posts here.