Friday, February 24, 2012

Project Life: This stuff makes me so happy!

I've been quiet here during the first months of the year. Trying to really get a feel for the year and what needs to be done.

I have a theory that new year's resolutions ought not to be made until the beginning of February. That way, you have a whole month to think about what you need to do and even "try it on" before resolving.

I had known about Project 365 for some time, but the products sold out rather quickly and I never remembered to look at amazon at the right time. I finally started following Becky's blog, where she announces the product information. I got my Project Life materials ordered and I am working on it for this year.

I am not yet in the habit of doing this, so there will be some filling in for the photos and journaling I missed. Oh well. I'd rather do this poorly (even very poorly) than not all!

Project Life really makes me happy! This is what I have been wanting for my scrapbooks! I was never a very artistic scrapbooker, nor was I fast. Throw the tendency I have toward perfectionism (which comes from insecurity, because I am sure that I am not as good as all of you are) and I didn't get much done in my albums.

I just love this and so happy that Becky Higgins is having such success with it!

P.S. Just to be clear: Project Life is the current incarnation of something that started as Project 365. Becky has a lot of information on her blog about Project Life. It is very flexible! If you want an inspirational introduction, see this YouTube video. If you want a short and sweet intro to Project Life, maybe this Getting Started slideshow will help.

P.P.S. It is sold through amazon. Not through a multi-level marketing program. I love that is it sold this way because I have come to really dislike the MLM model. We have tried it with reluctantly with Creative Memories (still have too much stuff), Nikken and Melalueca over the last 20 or so years.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ideas for a photo a day...

There is a list of 100 bits of life to consider adding to an album on The Mom Creative (Jessica Turner's) blog:
100 Bits of Life

And I think I saw a list of photo ideas. I searched and I don' t think this is it, but it a list of 365 photo ideas!

Another list of photo ideas: Photo a day idea list.

And I just found this blog: CaptureYour365. They have a photo list for each month! that would be easy to visit and print out the list at the beginning of the month and try some of them.