This year I am embarking on another year of Project Life. I did it August through November in 2012 (My December Journal was my focus in December so I did not do Project Life). I am looking forward to doing the entire year this year. I am subscribing to the Studio Calico Project Life kit and am very excited to get it in my hands in the next couple of weeks, but for now I'm starting with my own supplies and printables from the web.
I put together my 2013 title page yesterday and grabbed inspiration from a whole variety of places.
All of the patterned papers come from Simple Stories Sn@p line. The @ page is cut from one of their 6x8 sheets from the red Sn@p album (my December journal ended up in that album, but I didn't use the pages included in it for that album). The rest are actually from the FREE printables that Simple Stories offered on their blog yesterday. I loved the vibrant fun colors and had to use them.
The photo is from our family photo shoot at the end of November - its the most recent photo I have of all 4 of us together. I added some Studio Calico PS stamps to it before printing it.
This pocket holds my resolutions. I took one of the Sn@p printables and stitched the Darling Dear chevron vellum onto it to make a pocket (I was reminded about the awesomeness of this vellum looking at title pages in Studio Calico's Day By Day class). I added the printable SC label, the woodgrain thicker and the resolution stamp on top of the vellum. The yellow polka dot is another printable from Simple Stories that I added the Hi tab (from SC) to fro a pull tab.
If you are around SC or 2Peas you can probably guess where the inspiration for this pocket came from. Lisa Truesdell and her fantastic love of confetti is always inspiring and always fun. :) I just needed confetti on my title page - I couldn't help it. I cut the 6x8 page down preserving the @. I stamped the word ENJOY (my OLW for the year) along with two other stamps from Studio Calico. Then I sewed a piece of a cut up page protector on 3 sides, added the punched confetti and then stitched it shut.
I am looking forward to this project this year. Should be a lot of fun and now that I have a bit of experience under my belt I think I will be able to stretch myself creatively much more within the PL style of memory preservation.
***Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it HERE.***