Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hello Project Life 2013

I seriously don't care that currently my 2012 project life album is sitting on my table, three quarters done. Slowly, I will finish it. The fact that I have recorded stuff is rad. It tells my story for 2012 and that is awesome. I love love love the stories & snippets & memories of life that I have recorded.

Naturally, I thought it would be complele reasonable to start my 2013 album before I had completed 2012. This year, I plan to not get caught up in the project life over load, that happens over here! Instead, I plan to keep it super super simple as that is what works for me. A tag here, a little bit of washi or a flair over there. I don't do layers and fancy scrapbook pages in each pockets. I love that over the past year or so I have really begun to find my style & my approach to this project.

Here is my title page for 2013. Currently, it is at the end of my 2012 album while I wait for the new albums to be in stock. I have used the Seafoam Project Life Kit, which I plant to use a whole lot throughout this album, a free printable from Cathy Zielske's and the quote card is from here.

I love how it all came together.

For those of you who are new to the concept, Project Life is a memory keeping system that is completely awesome. The creator of Project Life, Becky Higgins explains it much better than I could in a cute little video here.

Like last year, I plan to use Project Life as way to document my weeks. The big things, sad things, happy things and everything in between. The photos, stories and stuff that makes up our life. The best thing about starting at the beginning of the new year, is that my album always starts off with summer holidays! I am currently taking part in Ali Edward's one little word workshop and have worked my way through Elise Joy's i choose class. Bits and pieces from both of those will be included in my album throughout the year.

A couple of days after New Years, Brendan and I headed down to Phillip Island with a group of friends for Kustom Nats, big classic car show that is hold at Phillip Island Race Track. It was such a lovely weekend with old friends, new friends and beautiful weather. I had lots of extra photos so I decided to add an insert with some photos just from the track that weekend.

There you go. Project Life Week 1 is done and in the books. That, I love that.

I really don't think I will be posting my layouts everyweek, mainly because it's unlikey they will be finished on time and I really don't think I want to put that stress on myself. Remember, the whole concept of Project Life is to make it work for you. I will probably try for monthly updates.

Any questions, ask away. I will do my best to try and answer them. 

Linking up with my creative space today!


  1. LOVE your layouts. I have seafoam too, and I think it works perfectly no matter what photos you have.

    That photo of you and your partner driving in the car is awesome. I will have to remember to do something like that when we are driving somewhere special next.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Tamara, I love love love seafoam. It's even more awesome than I thought it would be! I took that photo using the timercam app on my iphone, great app for taking self portraits!

  2. It's a great feeling when you finish a week. I agree. I love all your 4x6 and 3x4 photos. Looking forward to seeing more Casey! x

    1. Thanks for dropping by Jodie! The feeling of finishing a week is almost a good as flipping back through your completed album, week by week.

  3. Wow - so much work done and to be done! A great momento though. Well done!

    1. Thanks for dropping by Suz. It is one of those projects where you can put as much time + effort into it that you have at the moment. I think that is why I love it so much :0