Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

Falling behind on Project Life is okay. It means that you’re doing something right in your life (ie: living). But having a collection of your memories and the life that you’re busy living is really cool. And it’s nice to capture everything before you forget. That’s why, in the middle of the year, we’re doing an unofficial Project Life catch up. We? Everyone who isn’t up to date with their Project Life and wants to do something about it. Whether that is one week behind, or one year behind. If you want to catch up, join us, and be part of a group cheerleading. Encourage, and be encouraged. It’s easier to do it in a group than alone.

As part of the mass catch up, Olya made these gorgeous inspirational printables. My contribution? A planner. This is a formalised version of what worked for me.

This is not going to catch up on Project Life for you. It’s not even going to tell you how to do it. What it is going to do is give you a framework for making your catch up as easy as possible.

It includes the following pages, and you can use them in any order you’d like:

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

You can also choose to use each planner page per week, or one for the entire catch up.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

My favourite thing about falling behind in Project Life is that I now have a whole bunch of weeks to experiment on.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

I may have gone a bit crazy with the confetti. My number one rule to getting things done? Trick myself into thinking that they are a lot more fun than they actually are. This is easily done with gold sequins.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

And if you wanted help with starting, I have a few links for you. No guide is going to work for everyone, but I have a few tips on how I did it here, Olya and Amelia are following this guide and Lauren has her own plan too. Search the #letscatchuponprojectlife tag on Instagram to see how everyone else is doing it. Share your tips and photos along the way. There’s no pressure. If you have the entire 2013 and 2014 to catch up on, but only manage to do one week, well that’s completely fine. That’s one week more than nothing, and maybe someone else can learn from you.In the end, however, no matter how many guides you read, you’re just going to have to dive in head first and do it. Write your own Grand Plan.

Okay, okay, I’ll stop talking and get to the good stuff.

Download the overenthusiastic glitter version – A4 / Letter

Download the glitter-free version – A4 / Letter

These are editable which means that you can type into them and print like that if you like. You can also print them at any size. Just google the instructions. You can use it as you wish, just don’t claim it as your own. As Olya says, that’s a thumbs down.

I also have a matching Project Life Planner that goes hand in hand with the catch up that will be coming to my Glitter Mail subscribers for free on Friday. It includes over 30 page protector designs (Design A to Z, 6×8 styles, coin protector, and trading card protector). You have to be subscribed to receive it, and you have to subscribe before Friday so that you can receive it. So make sure that you sign up for that.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

So who is with us?

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey


  1. says

    I don’t have to catch up on my spreads BUT I need that plan er. So good I already subscribed to your glitter mail. ;)

  2. says

    You are AAmazing! Thanks for this gorgeous planner. I’m taking the ultimate slacker’s approach to PL so I don’t need to catch up but this is so useful nonetheless. Yayyyy!

  3. Kinjal says

    Hi Caylee,

    Long time reader/stalker/lurker, first time commenter! Just wanted to comment and say how lovely it has been to see you grow into your own and new business, and to thank you for this Project Life planner. I’m about 5 weeks behind in 2014, but about 30 weeks behind in 2013, and about 40 in 2012 (2013 + 2012 were not digital which explains it).

    Thank you for the encouraging words and looking forward to see where you go next!


    • says

      Hello first time commenter. I’m so glad that you did.

      Yes! It’s so much easier to stay up to date when Project Life is digital. Hybrid less easy but still good. Physical? Oh boy. And the more detailed you want to get, the tougher. Good luck with your weeks – you are braver than I am.

  4. Marta says

    I am iiin! My! Thank you very much for these sheets! They are just so great! Let’s do it!
    PS: I spy Barcelona trip there… :) :) <3

  5. says

    I am in! I am almost all of 2014 behind, so I really needed a kick in the pants to get started. I love the planning pages, and all that glitter! I just signed up for glitter mail too. It’s going to be great to get on top of PL!

  6. says

    I’m not a participant of Project Life, but I think that your catch up guide can be applied to a wide variety of projects. And I whole heartedly agree that gold sequins will make even the most mundane activities appear fun. Good call.

  7. says

    Caylee this is amazing. Totally going to follow your plan to finish up my summer PL album. Fist bump to you, awesome lady.

  8. says

    I saw this on Pinterest as I was procrastinating. But now I’m inspired to get caught up. :) Thanks for that!