Let’s Play Catch-Up with Project Life


Hi hi,

Let’s talk a little bit about falling behind and catching up on everyday scrapbooking projects.


So I’m not a huge fan of getting caught in ‘catch-up’ mode. I hate the anxiety and the pressure that accompanies falling behind on my goals. That nonsense can paralyze me for weeks. 


Luckily I’ve made a plan to keep myself out of the ‘catch-up’ abyss for a while longer. Here’s where I’m at: 

  • Months completed: January-June 
  • Months remaining: July, August, September 

I’ve split up the year into multiple albums. The winter, spring, and fall months are all documented in a 9×12 binder with weekly spreads. The summer months are documented in an 8×6 album with spreads based on events and adventures. 

Right now I’m back to working in my 9×12 album on September’s spreads. I’m much more efficient (and creative) when I’m working with on this project soon after the time has passed. 

That’s one of the reasons I’m leaving my summer album as something for me to work on slowly. I know it’s not going to come together quickly and I really don’t want to rush it. I have all the basics documented in my planner and on Instagram so I’m not super concerned about forgetting stuff. This August was also when I documented Week in the Life, so I already have a lot of the cool detail stuff written down. 


I’m still at a bit of a loss on the best way for me to keep up with this project. I was really prolific before we moved to Michigan and I just haven’t found my rhythm here yet. I have a few things in mind for this fall and I’ll let you know how it goes. 

For right now, here are my spreads from late April through June:

 Kristin and Jeffrey visit Chicago 

 Kristin visits Megan in Kansas City 
week at Home  

East Lansing Art Festival

How are you doing with your everyday scrapbooking? 

  • Kelly Jean

    It’s funny that I read this post today because I am currently overwhelmed, and caught between the past and present. I still haven’t gotten a handle on documenting the every day and just went through tons of my older photos (like 7 or more yrs) and threw some out. I am documenting monthly this year, but still don’t have a handle on the process. There are lots of holes and some spreads are in weeks and some are on months. Sorry this is super long. I guess it caught me at the right time. It’s so nice to hear other documentors are going through this! Can’t wait to see how your process and pages pan out.