Thursday, May 31, 2018

05/31/18 - "Capture" and More About my PL Journey

Not all my Project Life Pages are "Pocket Pages"
or even "Digital Pocket Pages";
some of them are Traditional Pages.
When I first started Project Life I was having trouble deciding how I wanted to do it but just dove in thinking I would (hopefully) find my rhythm as I went...
It took a bit longer than I thought it would, and mistakes... (LOTS of mistakes!) but I think I'm finally about there (but don't quote me on that)!
One thing I did learn early on is that I needed to mix it up..
mixing it up would keep me from getting bored and hopefully encourage me to
As the self-professed "Queen of Unfinished Projects" this is a big deal to me,
which is where the Traditional Pages come in.
Here is a recent layout I created that, just by looking at it, by itself, would not seem like a Project Life layout...
and it's not, not in the way people think of Project Life.
But I'm making it a "Project Life" layout because it's chronologically inserted in the album right before/during/after the correct week the date of the layout falls into.
"Capture: Man's Best Friend"

Let me show you what I mean.
If you flip through my album this is what you'll see:

"Capture: Man's Best Friend" - 04/09/18
"Life is Ruff Ruff" - 04/12/18
*the 2 traditional layouts are back-to-back *
"Week 15 (04/08/18 - 04/14/18)"
"Week 16 (04/15/18 - 04/21/18)"

As you can see the 2 Traditional Layouts would fall into the Project Life Week #15, the Pocket Page that comes directly after them in the album.
Doing it this way keeps everything fairly chronological while still allowing me room for extra photos that didn't fit into the pocket page and/or that I want to showcase separately, and allowing me to be a little more creative.
I never want to stop doing Traditional Pages, but I do like having a mix of other types in my albums; hence the Pocket Pages, Digital Pages, and Travelers Notebook pages.

When I started Project Life I binged watched You Tube Project Life Process videos.
I discovered that the overall idea of Project Life is the same, but there are so many different ways to do it; it's not so "by the book".
And one particular channel I watch, when I commented that I love Project Life but it seems like it's going to be a lot of work, the artist had given me the advice to "keep it simple in whatever way that means to you".
In other words there are no rules, much like general Scrapbooking.


  1. Isn't that the great thing about scrapbooking - there are no rules - just do what makes you happy! I love the traditional pages mixed in with the pocket pages and I love that you have found a way that works for you. I think your layout is adorable!

  2. This is awesome! I only tried PL once in 2013 and I still have a lot of unfinished journaling, but went the "traditional" PL would have been much more fun to do it this way!

  3. This is a great idea and makes perfect sense. Love the new page - adorable!

  4. LOVING these pages and how you mixed in traditional with PL!! That is genius!!!!!!


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