Hello! Well, like I posted before, I finally caved and decided I would do Project Life for this year. I imagine I will be behind at times, but as long as I'm taking pictures and journaling, then that will help me get caught up. Although I miss regular scrapbooking, I think I'm accepting that Project Life is the best way for me to scrapbook right now.
The first "week" of Project Life wasn't a full week since January 1st started on a Wednesday. I like to start my weeks on Monday. So I just made January 1-5 my first week. At that time I wasn't planning on doing Project Life, so I didn't take very many photos. In fact, out of my camera, my husband's camera, and my iPhone photos, there were only 3 photos for the "week". And since this will be the first page in my album, it will be all alone anyway, so it works perfectly.
I wanted to simplify some things for myself for this year since I won't have as much time to play like I did last year. I wanted a more simple way of showing the week. I looked around for some ideas and found something similar to what I created in the top left corner. I also decided not to do the calendar brush this time because it was extra work. I will just simply type out the date of the week. I like the way it looks.
I also created my own templates. There's no faux stitching this time, which I may miss, but I am tired of the templates I had been using. I wanted something fresh, new, and simple. I created some templates for bigger pictures as well. I will probably have to custom design my templates along the way.
And of course I changed the fonts. I like having little notes on some of the photos to describe what is happening in the photo. And I changed the journaling font as well.
I don't use the same elements each week. I like to use what I have in my digital stash, but I am still looking for certain elements, which I may end up adding to this page later.
So, that's all for now! Hopefully I will be back soon with more pages. Have a great weekend!