Thursday, January 10, 2013

Project of Life!


WOW, it's been a long time since I've posted!  But I've been busy with the kids and just getting stuff done.

This year I am going to embark on the doing the Project of Life.  Based on Becky Higgin's system this is something done weekly.  Many have modified it to fit their own needs etc.  I've always loved the idea.  I did the December daily this past year on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets one for each day including Christmas.  I loved doing it.  Now of course that was less than a month a year is a whole lot harder but I'm going to try.

My basic commitment to myself is to at the very least create a 2 page spread monthly.  I figured that is doable.  I bought a 2013 hardback journal from Michaels' for a few bucks to keep track of what we do each day.  So far I have been writing stuff in it even just boring stuff that I did that day.  I figured it will be a good thing to refer back to if I sit down weeks later to work on project of life pages.

So far I bought my 12 x 12 binder and inserts for it.  I got a bunch of ones to hold 12 x 12 sheets because I would like to do one 12 x 12 layout and the other page being one of those "pocket" pages that holds a few pictures and you can insert journalling cards.

I also decided to organize some supplies I know I will want to use.  SO I altered a tissue box to hold those stamps and pads to keep them easily accessible.  I altered the tissue box the way the lovely Gina K showed us a few years ago in a stamp tv video found HERE. (I think there are a few parts to this tutorial so be sure to check them all out on Stamp TV). I always loved altering things like boxes and once I saw how she used the tissue box I was hooked!

Here is my Project of Life Box with some goodies inside:

I am going to put things in this box as I come across stuff in my stamp room or if I buy new stuff.

Here are the Unity Stamps that are in the box so far:

I am sure I will pull out more and more but these are ones that for right now are perfect!

Check out these journal pads I found at Target by We R Memory Keepers:

I also have a Tim Holtz set because I love the sentiments and a Stamps of life set for the empty lined grid.

I also wanted to show you my first "title" page in the book:

This is from papers and chipboard stickers I had left over after attending a CKU.

Well that's all for now!

Tomorrow I will share my first page for 2013 for Unity Friends with Flair Friday!!


1 comment:

Mary Gillmarten said...

Thanks for sharing this! I look forward to seeing how your year goes! I need to get something like this together so I can just take it with me in front of the TV and stuff.