Nearly every week on Monday morning I look back at the photos from the prior week and pick out a few highlights to print and place into my Project Life album. (Project Life is a simple scrapbooking method created by Becky Higgins.)
I love this project. I started in January and have been updating the album weekly all year. I try to do one spread per week, and try to include a mix of photos, ephemera (tickets, artwork, etc.), and journaling.
I love it because:
It's like a visual gratitude journal, reminding me of all the wonderful moments I am so lucky to experience each week.
It's a place to document our family story and create magic out of the little everyday ins and outs of our week that would otherwise be easily forgotten.
It's a treasure trove of memories for me and my family to enjoy always.
Here's what my spread looked like for Week 39.
|Project Life Week 39, Full spread|
I still need to add their favorite songs above on the card on the left. Julia is loving "Call Me Maybe", and Andrew's favorite is currently "Dynomite", but where they heard them and how they latched onto these two particular songs is beyond me.
For Week 40, I haven't yet received the prints back from the printer, so I'll share the photos I am planning for the spread, and next week I'll share what it looked like in finished layout. I had fun playing around with fonts, overlaying the text headlines and journaling directly over the photos.
I shared this post on The Mom Creative, in their Project Life Tuesday series. Visit her for loads of inspiration and more examples of other people's Project Life albums.
And don't forget to snap some pictures and jot some notes about what happened this week in your house. It's amazing how easy it is to forget the details.
Have a great week!