Starting with Project Life

Friday, 30 November 2012

It's very possible that some of you out there have been looking at my Project Life pages and wondering how to get started, or if in fact you could manage to do it at all. The creator of Project Life, Becky Higgins, has a great post up on her blog addressing this particular issue, which might be really helpful. Go check it out!
Pages from Week 43
As for myself, I am just so happy that I stumbled onto Project Life and decided to give it a shot. I am so thankful to have (almost) a full year of our lives documented, through words and photos, in a format we can all share. Our normal, everyday moments, and our wonderful celebrations. I am really looking forward to continuing this next year, and I'm excited at the prospect of possibly getting pictures from the last few years off my hard drive and into books. Maybe that will happen. I've discovered that I prefer to do my pages digitally (using Project Life templates and elements from Jessica Sprague), as it gives me instant gratification. No waiting for photos to get printed. Sure, I have to wait until the end of the year to get it printed into a book, but it's just so neat. And  I like that.

What about you? Have you been thinking about getting started with Project Life? It's a no stress project. There is no right or wrong way to do it. And, most importantly, you'll have precious memories from your week, or month, or year, recorded and ready to be enjoyed. Do you want to join me next year?

In the meantime, enjoy the kick off to Advent and the Christmas season this weekend!

Hugs, Fiona

8 comments :

  1. Hi,

    I've been thinking about starting Project Life for almost a year now. I just wanted to see, if I'd be still interested after some time (I'm always really enthusiastic at first, but often loose interest after a while..). But now that I still like the idea, I'm going to start next year doing Project Life digitally.

    One thing I am wondering about: I life in Germany (so, close to Denmark ;-) ), so there aren't the same options for printing books as in the US and also the measurements are all slightly different. Where do you print your books? And do you have to adjust the measurements from the original psd-templates?

    Thanks for your blog. I enjoy reading your posts even though I never comment.

    Heike

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    1. Hi Heike! Nice to "meet" you! Thanks for your comment :)

      I actually printed out the first half of the year as a Shutterfly book (from the USA). I just uploaded the pictures straight in, which is why I chose them. I couldn't figure it out from Blurb (they have 12x12 and ship from the UK). There are heaps of German sites (which I don't understand!), so you could look and see if they offer a photobook in 12x12 (or 30.5cmx30.5cm) where you can upload a full picture onto the page. If you find that, perhaps you could share? As it was, I got 20% off my Shutterfly book (essentially the shipping cost) and didn't have to pay duty on it (luckily).

      Good luck getting started next year. I would love to see what you come up with!

      Hugs, Fiona

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  2. I can't wait to see your second half of PL in an album Fiona! I'm so glad the digital PL works so well for you!

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    1. It does! How is your PL going, Chantel?

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  3. That was a great post by Becky.
    Really loving your spreads, Fiona!
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Thanks, Ronnie. I think I'm finally getting the feel of my style :)

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  4. I'm loving your project life too! I might buy it again for 2013. I did it when it was project 365, I think in 2009. But postage for Europe is so expensive. Where did you get yours?

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! It is a bit expensive here, but you can get it from the UK. Look at beckyhiggins.com for more info on that. As for me, i decided to try it in 2011 without the kit as it was nearly impossible to get hold of, and I didn't get further than March. Switching to the digital templates and kit has been the best decision for me. I find I actually get it done, even if I miss having my handwriting on it and paper stuff, but I just try and remember to scan stuff now and then (including my handwriting) and not stress about it. Having a friend in the US send you a kit might work too!

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