In November 2011 I climbed aboard the gratitude train and posted a Facebook status each day in regards to what I was thankful for. I so enjoyed doing it that I decided to bring our family blog back with a little twist... to devote the year of 2012 to gratitude. This will be my platform with which to journal our thankfulness throughout the year along with just documenting the daily fun that is our family! Hope you'll join me for the journey!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Project Life Tuesday



The Mom Creative


OK... I am seriously in LOVE with Project Life!!! I worked this week-end on getting all my supplies organized and printing pictures... I really, really wanted to wait for they type A page protectors tocome in before I started but when I saw that they wouldn't be in until February I realized it was time to throw caution to the wind and dive in with the page protectors that I could get my hands onnow! So I completed my cover page (thanks to Cathy Z for the title page downloads) and my first two weeks of my 2012 Project Life binder... so exciting! Now that I've taken the plunge I'll share a few things about how I think this will work forme... definitely not going to be a "must take a picture every day" kind of girl... I'mfocusing more on our weeks rather than days... I will include pictures from the week that capture the moments that I want to remember... those moments that I need to remember. I also know now that I want to be more conscientiousabout saving things such as movie stubs, receipts, lists, etc. I also need to start keeping a little notebook to jot down what we listen to on the radio, talk about in the car and watch on TV... these are the "little"things that I know one day I willforget and really hope to document in this scrapbook. I purchased 4 of the signature black binders and really hope to get to a point that I can complete the week's pages for 2009-present each week. I can't tell you how exciting this venture makes me! I love the way the binders look on my shelf, I love the way the pages and elements work so well together to complete pages that tell a story, I love that I don't get so caught up in tricks/techniques (now don't get me wrong... there's still plenty of me that loves trying new tricks/techniques in my other scrapbooks) but rather in telling the story, I love the idea of a completed project at the end of the year and I love all the inspiration found on Project Life Tuesday on Jessica Turner's blog! So here's my title page and my pages for weeks 1 & 2 of 2012...





6 comments:

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

It's looking great, I like that long strip of paper you've got 2012 on and the photos in your cover are excellent. They go perfectly with the papers you used.

Kimberlee said...

Love your title page and all of your cute cards. It is great that you are diving in and not waiting for the A pages. I know I wanted to wait too, but now I just have something to look forward to next month. :)

Liz said...

Your pages look great. what protectors did you end up buying? I am also waiting for the A pages. I have done my layouts and just clipped everything together so I can put it in the protectors when they come...but maybe you have inspired me to be adventurous...maybe.

Megan said...

Looks fabulous - love how you did the strip of 2012!

Abby Devine said...

Love your layout... you are so creative! How did you make the vertical layouts with the year and the other one... nice added touch! I am your newest follower!

scrapinbabygal said...

LOVE how you did your cover page with the large 2012!! And you rocked the different sized protectors!!