Project Life 2014: weeks 1 and 2 + plans for 2014

General thoughts:

I’m currently single, with no children, and I don’t have a lot going on. But I’ve been thinking about what would be interesting to look back at in 10 or 20 years, and I thought that now I have the time to document what life is like in Denmark in 2014. I can document what’s on tv, what foods are in, what cars look like, and so on, all the things I probably won’t have time to document later on in my life.Project Life 2014 spread 01

Format:

I’m changing things up this year, so I will try a 6×8 format. I somehow find this format easier to handle, and it requires less space. I didn’t have a hard time filling in the pockets in 2013 but I couldn’t really get the look I wanted. I’m a very visual person in all aspects of life, so while it might not be important to everybody, I prefer my PL to be aesthetically pleasing (at least to some extent).Project Life 2014 spread 02

Time frame:

I’m not set on doing one or two pages per week, I’ll just fill in the pages as I go. I usually have more photos from the weekend than workdays, and the amount of photos is really dependent on what’s going on in my life.Project Life 2014 spread 03Photos:

One of my goals this year is to use my DSLR more, so I’ll try to include less iPhone photos in my PL this year.

For the beginning of the year, I’m going back to printing my photos at home. It’s just more convenient, and it allows me to sit down whenever I feel like it and fill in my pockets.Project Life 2014 spread 04

Inclusions:

This year my focus will be on journaling and photos. I’ll include memorabilia as well but not as much as I did last year, I’ll try to focus on the stories.

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Scrapbook Layout: Efterårsvarmen

IMG_2689-2I’ve been trying to challenge myself lately, so I wanted to try using a sketch. I looked at a few from SC and finally decided on this one. It’s fairly simple and very much “my style”. It didn’t turn out perfect, and I think it would have worked better if I had used smaller elements, both the photo and mat, as well as the embellishments and the title, but I think it turned out decent.

IMG_2692-2IMG_2695-2Next time I’m going to try a sketch that is a lot different from what I usually do and see how that turns out.

IMG_2693-2I know a lot of people don’t like bulk, but to be honest I love the dimension, I mean seven layers of cardstock, paperclips and badges, add a lot of bulk, but I wouldn’t be able to acheive the same effect with flat embellishments. Another reason why I don’t mind is that scrapbooking isn’t my main memorykeeping. I keep an “ordinary” album of all my photos, so scrapbooking and project life works more as an artistic outlet.

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