Project Life: March 2014

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This is my story.

I love documenting my everyday life; here’s how I’m doing it in 2014.  

This is my ‘right-now’ scrapbook. For the past few years I’ve been documenting my everyday life using a modified version of Becky Higgins‘ Project Life memory-keeping system. My goal for this project is to document the important (to me) stories and photos in one place. My format is open-ended, I have no plans for a specific amount of pages, in chronological order. To house my Project Life for 2014, I’ll be using a 6×8 album with various page protectors.

Oh March. How I was putting you off, and putting you off, and putting you off. I finally just sat down one night with my Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm kit, my March groovebook, some notes and busted it out — it felt great and I love these pages. I had such a good time that I’m itching for some more and I’ll probably work on April’s pages during tomorrow’s National Scrapbooking Day festivities.

March Pages

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rukristin project life march

rukristin project life march

March – Not My Day

  • Moment: The beginning of March was still pretty lousy. We were preparing to go out to Michigan and look at houses, and the weather was awful, and it really just felt like everything was coming down in buckets.
  • Favorite Part: The color combo. Because this spread is a glorified calendar I thought it would be fun to stick with a primary color palette. Red, yellow, and blue make up the majority of the spread, with a multi-color journaling card up in the corner to pull it all together.
  • Tip: Add a couple of calendars to a monthly overview page. Calender sticker, calendar card, calendar die cut — go for it. I’m a big fan of repeating a theme or a motif throughout a spread.
  • Supplies: Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm Project Life Kit,  3 Pocket Page Protector, Freckled Fawn Calendar Stickers

 

rukristin project life march

rukristin project life march

Eek! a House

  • Moment: I think the title says it all ;)
  • Favorite Part: The vellum envelope on the left page. It holds the other 324 photos I took of the house, as I couldn’t narrow down which ones I wanted to show off in the album.
  • Tip: Illustrate a photo. Use arrows and point out the important parts. I used a Sharpie extra fine to draw on both the photos and the vellum envelope.
  • Supplies: Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm Project Life KitScrapbook Kit, Vellum envelope, Studio Calico Kraft alphabet stickers, Sharpie Extra fine

 

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Food Rules

  • Moment: A food themed spread — on the left side a trip to Shake Shack and on the right side a trip to the grocery store and some rules I keep in mind when it comes to food.
  • Favorite Part: I love the photograph and the flair placed right in the middle.
  • Tip: Left or Right justify a square 4×4 photo on a 4×6 card and leave yourself a little room for journaling
  • Supplies: Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm Project Life KitScrapbook Kit, Amy Tangerine Project Life Core Kit, Amy Tangerine Remarks Alphabet Stickers

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Cousins Time & My First Tattoo

 

Album Supplies: 

Studio Calico Handbook4 to a sheet Page Protectors3 to a sheet Page ProtectorsSakura Microperm penTonic paper trimmerSelphy cp900 photo printer.

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FAQs

Each month I’ll be answering and sharing questions about my approach to everyday scrapbooking and the modified Project LifeTM system that I’m using. Most of these questions come from instagramfacebook, and a few emails. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments below and I’ll add it to next month’s list. The complete list of Project Life FAQs can be seen here

What happens when you use the front of a page protector, but then when you go to use the back, you want a different configuration? For instance, you have a 3-pocket page on the right to end February, but what if for March you want the left side opening page to be a 6×8 like the first page of February was? Is there a solution to that, or do you just go with whatever you have? – Laura
  • I think about it before I finish up the month actually — this month I specifically ended with a 4×6 card because I have an awesome 4×6 title card for March that I want to use. So I’ll at least plan my first spread for the next month when I’m ending my last spread for the current month.

 

How many pages do you make per month?
  • It totally depends. I have no set number of pages. For March, I made four spreads — there wasn’t all that much going on aside from our trip out to Michigan to look at houses. January had a lot more going on and a lot more pages to show for it; I have a feeling April and May are going to be the same.

 

What are your favorite supplies right now?

 

 Where can I purchase the products that you use?

 

Leave Your Questions Below

 

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Be the author of your own adventure and take the time to document your own life.
  • CampfireKam

    I used your suggestion and used a extra-fine tip Sharpie directly on some photos I was working with this weekend and I love it! I used it to fill in some white-space and to keep from going crazy using a thousand-bazillion letter stickers to describe each photo. What’s funny is that I’ve been OBSESSED with these markers in my “non-crafty” life lately and didn’t even consider them for scrapbooking! Thanks, Kristin.

    • Isn’t it lovely? It’s also a really quick technique. I like the quick ones. It lets me leave more time for lifting up my letter stickers 4342 times until I get them in the exact right place I want them.

  • Rachel Townsend

    Hey Kristin – a pretty simple question, but I’m curious what your favorite adhesive (or adhesives) is to use?

    • I use tape runners 90% of the time. Right now I’m using a lot of the Therm-o-web tape runner (http://amzn.to/RIs7nA), they sent me a ton of it to use for some magazine projects. That being said, I really like it, and it’s been my go-to tape runner for about a year now. I also use Zots, Foam Squares, Zip Dry Liquid Glue, and Red Liner Tape (all when necessary). I think I’m gonna try to put together a quick post on my favorite adhesives over the next few weeks.

      • Rachel Townsend

        Thanks! That was super helpful :)