I started working on Project Life just over a week ago, and so far I am loving it. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am doing 2014 as I go, and playing catch up on 2013 as well. I am so in love with this system of memory keeping, that I’m flying through 2013. I’m already 1/4 of the way done!
Some things I’ve learned from the pages I’ve created so far –
I like for the layouts to have a consistent, visually appealing aesthetic. I use the filler cards and embellishments to make it feel as if the photos go together, rather than just having photos and cards thrown into the pockets.
I like to trim photos down so that I can place them onto a colourful card to create borders and space for journalling.
I like to journal directly on to some photos.
I really like layouts with large photos that span multiple pockets.
Having journalling on the page helps bring the story to life – so I’m making more of an attempt to get creative with the journalling aspects.
I need to buy more 4×6 cards – even if they are just plain grid cards!
I really like some of the MAMBI pocket pages cards (but others are just not my style – I use the backs of the ones I don’t like for journalling or as a border for a photo that’s been trimmed down)
Embellishments really manage to bring all of the elements of a layout together – I need to get more!
Washi tape…I really didn’t know this stuff existed, but my stash is already getting huge!