Friday, January 15, 2010

Project 365/Project Life

I see on the forums that even more people are jumping on board with these projects this year, and it's fantastic that we scrappers in NZ have access to the actual kit this year.
I was tempted with the idea of P365 at the end of 2008, not knowing whether to order one of the kits from the States or not. With all the stuff up's that ended up happening I'm glad I didn't waste any time on the phone trying to reserve one!! But because of all the problems Becky Higgins put the journalling cards etc as downloads on her blog - bonus!

So with the help of the downloads I set about creating my version of a P365 album over 2009 ...

... the front page of my album, our first family photo of the year at the beginning of January...

... I created a new folder on my computer and under that a folder for each month, I would copy selected photos to the relevant folder, edit them and add the 'date' to the bottom left corner (doing this is Picasa). This helped me to stay on top of the project, it didn't matter if I didn't get to town to print the photos for a few weeks, at least I knew I had them all sitting on the computer/usb stick. It was easy then once I had printed them to just add to the album and write a quick note about what had happened ...

... instead of a card every week saying 'Week from x to x' I decided on a card for the beginning of each month. These were downloads on Becky's blog and I edited them in Picasa to add the name of the month. There were two different base designs of these cards and I alternated each month. Also on the journalling card the corresponded with the beginning of each month I added a little calendar that I had printed off - for a visual look reference of the dates and so I could check what day of the week each date was ...

... as you can see I kept me journal cards along the bottom (I used WRMK page refills that are separated into 6 pockets of 6x4). The journal card download was 4 different designs, which I alternated as well in a pattern throughout the album ...

... and as you can see not every day has to be an exciting photo, it is meant to be an album to show your life today ...

Hope that gives you some ideas for your albums this year!

9 comments:

Mrs Frizz said...

Looks totally fab-u-lous Mich and congratulations for holding it altogether and finishing the project. Huge pat on the back my friend.

Janine said...

I love what you did Mich and as I said to you before I admire anyone who freaking completes this mammoth project. Great memories to look back on too.

Alison said...

It looks great and I find with my project 365 the kids love to look back and see all the different things that happened through out the year...such a great way of recording the things we wouldnt evern thing bout taking photos of...our day to day lifes

Trace said...

Way to go Mich - thanks for sharing, as I'm doing it this year, but weekly, not daily.

mandyb said...

very cool...love the fact that you had done it monthly... and guess what we DID IT!!!!!!! wahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Megan said...

Very cool Mich, you did a great job of recreating it, and I love the numbers on the photos!! I am simplifying a little this year and doing a page a fortnight rather than a page a week as I found I usually missed a day or two in the fortnight and this way it takes the stress of a little bit.

Beverley said...

Brilliant ... you're amazing! It's such a huge project and you've done it so well.

Jenny said...

That looks fantastic Mich and well done to you completing it

gaye said...

well done mich.i love what you have done and there are lots of fab ideas. thanks for sharing.
i'm going to try and do it monthly this year