Welcome to Katie's Project Life® 2013 | Weeks 49 through 52.
In an attempt to get caught up with sharing my weeks, I am going to be posting only the full page spread. I recently just photographed about 3 months worth of my weekly layouts, and this part 3 of sharing them here. You can click on the photo to see more detail.
WEEK 49 | This week was the first week in December. I had previously started a December Daily™ album, but never finished. I did complete the first few days though. It was so nice that all of the December Daily™ cards and photos were already sized 3x4 and 4x6. I just slipped the photos right in the new pockets and voila! I worked straight out of the Studio Calico December Daily™ Kit in terms of cards and embellishments. The "cheer" circle is from Ali's Joy And Light Circle Brushes and Stamps.
WEEK 50 | I had so many photos from the weekend and not so many from the week, so I just decided to included them all. All of these photos are from Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that week. I tried to not get too caught up on when the photos were taken and where they are located in the weekly layout. My brother-in-law turned 30 and we went dancing at an 80's night at a bar in Portland. My whole family went decked out in 80's gear and we had a blast. My family really likes to dance. I included a few digital brushes from Ali's Let It Shine Brushes and Stamps set.
WEEK 51 & 52 | I combined the last two weeks of December and then added an insert for more photos and journaling. These two weeks were a fun combination of the days leading up to Christmas, which was spent with Ali's family at the Oregon Coast, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and then finally New Years Eve.
Here's a look at the layout with the front of the insert. I stapled some of the red pom pom ribbon that was included in the kit on the edge of the page protector (I cut down a Design C page protector.)
At the very back of the album I included a 6x12 envelope that is home to all of the holiday cards that I received this year.
I decided not to do an end page. I was ready to be done and move on to 2014.
Looking back on all of these weeks makes my heart feel so full. Amidst all of the chaos and craziness that this year brought, I was determined to finish. Even if that meant catching up on 5.5 months of it in December/January. I knew that 20, 30, or even 40 years from now, this year is one that I would especially want to remember. All of the planning and the ups and the downs. It's something I know I will cherish forever.
As this was my first year working on a Project Life® album, I learned a few things a long the way:
- I learned that I like matching colors.
- I learned that I like my pages more when my photos are bright.
- I learned that I like having a small bunch of embellishments to work from (which is why I love the Studio Calico Project Life® Kits.)
- I learned that most of the time for me, simple is better.
While playing catch-up, I learned that it was easier than I thought to write the words that went with the photos.
- I was reminded over and over again how thankful I am to live the life that I do.
Thank you for welcoming me and my weekly pages here over the past year. It is so fun to be able to share a little bit of myself with all of you.
Here's to 2014!
SUPPLIES | 2013 | WEEKS 49-52
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Project Life® is a product and a system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The core pieces used in my album are available here. View all my posts about Project Life here.