Project Life Pages November 2011
I’ve spent the past few days trying to catch up with being several months behind with the journalling for my 2011 Project Life.
Last night I got to the end of November, so all I have to do is select the photos for December, print them, put them in the album and do the journalling. Oh, and finish all the scrapbooking layouts that I have planned to slot in throughout the album.
There’s still a lot to do before I can even consider starting the 2012 album. I haven’t decided on an approach for 2012, but I know it’s going to be a lot simpler and more organised than 2011 was.
Here are the layouts for November 2011 that I finished last night. I’ve also started putting in different sized page protectors so I can include different things.
First up the two month summary pages, right and left (or front and back). These are where I put 10 of the ‘photos of the day’ that featured on my blog last year.
After these pages will come the one month calendar page, backed up with the month’s “journal in a sentence” to explain the pictures. I haven’t printed them yet, but each month will look like this:
Then we move onto some event-specific layouts. First “eleven“, where I have used an A4 sheet protector for my journal of the day. It was too much to fit on a single card. (The other side of the A4 will have one of Juniordwarf’s artworks.)
Next is the story of Slabs and my weekend away in Oatlands, and I did the same thing with the A4 sheet protector for the story (front and back) and an A5 sheet protector for the tourist brochure.
A page about Juniordwarf’s arty pursuits.
Then we moved into the random picture layouts about Juniordwarf. As you can see from the second page, I’ve been printing titles onto the 3×4 blank journal cards for the ‘Design B’ page protectors, as the 6×4 title cards don’t fit. (They could probably do with some more embellishments, but I don’t have time. I just want to get the pages done!) In the third page, I cut up one of the 12×12 cardstock sheets to make some extra filler cards.
Then another themed layout. Here I put a certificate I received in an A4 sheet protector and printed out my blog entry for the day and put that in the other side of the sheet protector.
And the last page (left hand side) to round the month off is “just some stuff”.
And that’s it for November. It wasn’t a huge month of photos, but we certainly did a lot. Apart from the lack of embellishment on the 3×4 title cards, I’m content with it.
You are making beautiful memories for your lucky son….one day he will be soooo impressed you know it will all have been worthwhile…keep up the good work..hugs, Joan
The beauty of this system River is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. The really basic stuff is just putting in the 6×4 photos and writing on the journal cards & filling up the blank spaces with the filler cards. As they are all pre-cut it's just a matter of putting them in there. Then from there you can make it as sophisticated as you want to go.I love the flexibility of the 3 ring binder as it means you can put different things in as well.
Grrr, typo! anyTHing.
I think it looks really good. Far better than anyhting I could do.