Living in a third world country with very limited access to scrapbooking products, I’m forced to plan way, way ahead. When my mom visited Germany for work back in August, I had to make sure my order from Scrapbook Werkstatt would be all ready to be delivered to her hotel room. Sometimes this third world country thing works to my advantage. I spent a lot of time thinking about what 2015 would be like for Project Life. All of 2014, in fact. Once I’m stuck in a plan, I’m stuck.
I had a re-look at my plans for 2014, what worked and what didn’t work. This is what eight months of thinking got me:
- Main change #1: size. 12×12, as much as I want to continue the gorgeous set on my bookshelf and maintain consistency, I have just fallen out of love with you. I’m going 6×8.
- I’m not being totally inconsistent, though, and keeping the black faux leather look with a Becky Higgins album. Sidenote: I know that they are incredibly thin, especially compared to the Studio Calico Handbooks, but I like the BH page protectors, and I’m just not ready to punch six holes in each protector.
- Main change #2: time. Weekly didn’t work for me because we did less stuff. I’m going to try wing it, fill when I want to, and see where that takes me.
- Main change #3: printing. I have always printed at a printer. I finally have my own printer at home and I’m surely going to be using it.
- Unlike every other year, where I had all my weeks and page protectors all organised, and the weekly title cards in the pockets, this year I’m leaving it empty except for what has been completed. I’ve stored the page protectors in a 12×12 and will take them out as needed.
- Speaking of, this will be the first year I’m not doing weekly title cards either.
- I’m staying hybrid, but doing a bit more physical layouts. I’ve really enjoyed using the Gossamer Blue Kits, and will continue with those.
- I’m using a mixture of page protectors – Becky Higgins Design 1, 2, 3, and 4 and October Afternoon’s 2×2 grid. I stuck with just Design A this year. And loved it. But because of the smaller size, things are gonna get really boring if I just using Design 1.
- I’ve changed my month cards to resized versions of the Pretty Documented Wall Calendar . I truly love the Paislee Press ones that I used last year, but using something that I made (along with V) with so much love excites me.
- Consistent fonts. Again. Although I’m not sure what they will be just quite yet.
- More journaling.
- More focus on silly quotes. More email and Whatsapp screenshots.
- More of T’s perspective. I did a bit in 2014, but not as much as I would have liked to. Putting this in my todoist.
- Continuing with the sharp corners.
- I failed with printing every week last year. I didn’t have photos to print and I fell behind. For 2015 I will be printing as necessary.
- I also didn’t do the monthly summaries or goals thing because, quite frankly, 2014 was boring. Incredibly exciting for myself and my husband, career-wise, but boring. We worked a lot. We stayed home a lot. Not many photographic adventures happened.
- I may or may not have already done the front page for 2015 (Pretty Documented pre-orderers will recognise that printed transparency). I’m going to continue with those (obviously), as well as my Week Zeros that I love so much.
- I’ll continue using digital organisation for Project Life (and I’ll give my 2015 Digital Organisation as a freebie tomorrow, just like I did last year)
- I’m going to be focusing on my lessons from this year (which I’ll be sharing next week)
- With inspiration from Andrea, I’ll be sharing my sharing my Project Life spreads once a month in 2015. Clearly sharing weekly didn’t work.
Project Life 2015 will again be my inspiration for creating adventures, and weeks worthy of documenting.