It's not uncommon for people to believe their life is too boring for Project Life. The easiest way to dispel that myth is to try a challenge. Today marks the start of A Week in the Life with Ali Edwards. I think September is a great time for me to try this project. We are back to school, but otherwise, life seems to be the same old thing day in and day out. A project like this has the potential to reveal small things we can be grateful for in our everyday lives.
JBS Mercantile August Historian kit. I really liked the days of the week cards from Echo Park. My intent is to adhere the cards along with one favorite photo every day this week. I filled out a few cards ahead of time, but left most blank so I can adjust as needed. Filling out some of the cards and making a title block makes me feel more committed to participating this year.
Over the past few weekends, I have spent some time working on my Summer Stories Project Life Pages. I finished the opening title block and managed to complete the June spreads. July is a work in progress. I have been mixing my JBS Mercantile Historian kits with PL supplies I have on hand. I am also working in scraps from previous JBS Mercantile kits. I now find it handy to cut down scraps to 4x6 cards sizes. I can then easily grab them and place them in my PL layouts.
I participated in Jennifer Wilson's free Summer Stories class. The class featured a series of prompts which helped me decided which photos to take. She also offered an additional packet of goodies. I printed off some transparencies from that packet and used some of them here and there on my pages.
Simon Says Stamp Kelly Purkey Project kits. I noticed that I ended up with several cards which were dated. I made it a point to immediately place them with supplies for each month so that I don't forget to use them. I could alter them later, but it might not be an easy feat. I think I prefer to make my own dated cards. Having the preprinted cards makes me feel compelled to use them on the pages. Sometimes, that made it difficult to work them into spreads.
I do feel as though my pages are improving. I enjoy the overall process but still feel like I need work mastering the art of simple, yet cool PL embellishing. I won a seat in Big Picture's Project Life Lessons Class. I am really hoping it will help me in the areas I am feeling less confident about. Meanwhile, I have broken up my July pages into smaller chunks. I don't want to get bored at the end and have plain cards if I can help it.