Sunday, February 2, 2014

Project Life | Blog Circle January Re-cap

PicMonkey Collage

Welcome! If you are coming from Bee Tree Studios, you are in the right place! This will be a little re-cap of my January Project Life spreads and a look into some goals for February.

Things I've learned from January:
  • I don't think I will ever go 100% digital. While I do love digital layouts, I just have way too many paper supplies that I'm loving. I will be more of a hybrid scrapper. Meaning I'll use digital elements on a physical paper layout. I could see doing a few digital layouts while I'm on vacation or out of town for a weekend as a way to document a week without schlepping all of my supplies with me.
  • I like my self-imposed due date of having the previous week completed and photographed  by Fridays to blog. It feels good to be keeping up so far (I know, I know... we aren't that far in to 2014 yet).
February Goals:
  • Use more digital elements on photos
  • Print more of my journaling instead of hand-writing everything. Perhaps this will force me to write more than a sentence or 2. I think I get too self-conscious of my handwriting.
  • Utilize more photo collages as a way to incorporate more photos in to a layout. 
Some of my favorites things from January:
The Studio Calico "Copper Mountain" kit. The colors are just gorgeous. And now that I'm "caught up" with Project Life, it is a lot of fun to use these kits on a month by month basis. 
The love affair with my photo printer continues. I know a huge part of keeping up with this project is the ability to print amazing quality photos at home.

Including ephemera into layouts like this menu from Din Tai Fung. 

I like to incorporate QR codes into Project Life. It's a fun interactive activity and is a way to add more content when I'm feeling restricted to using just the space the pages provide. I'm an over-shooter when it comes to photos. ;)

To continue on the Project Life Blog Hop, 
please continue on A Vegas Girl at Heart's to blog 
and see what she's up to this month!


  1. Great post! I love that PL is so versatile, you can do all paper, go hybrid or all digital. Cool that you have found your style. The pictures of your little girl on the Week 4 layout are priceless!

  2. Oh, I love this. Your spreads are to die for. Must start adding more ephemera to my pages, I love what you've done here!