Monday, October 13, 2014

Digital Project Life 2014: Update

Happy Monday Y'all! 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Matt and I had a great weekend- we went up to Seoul on Saturday to meet up with some family. I can't wait to share that with y'all. 

I've also been working on my Project Life album some more. I've caught up all the way to August, so I really think it's possible for me to catch up and be ready to order by this January. {Fingers crossed.}

Every time I work on my book- I feel like I learn something new, or I start doing things a little better. I have a pretty good system down to make sure I catch my mistakes before moving to a different page, and I think everything is coming together quite well. 

As I said before, I upload my completed pages to my Shutterfly book when each page is finished. This helps me see the book together, and it shows me how many pages I have left for the year. This helps me budget out my pages for each event. 

Here are the pages I've been working on:



I loved incorporating the screen shots of our Skype dates. Skyping is such a part of our lives as expats, and I really wanted to make sure that was shown in our book. I often use pictures of our daily life because that's what Project Life is all about- capturing the everyday moments. A lot of our book is focused on our trips, but I also wanted to show that not every day is filled with wonderful adventures. Sometimes finding an avocado is a pretty big adventure here in Korea. 


I am in love with these Disney pages. We took tons of photos, and it was hard to select which ones to use, but I'm happy with how they turned out. I think we have a good mix of the park and each other. As much as I love pictures of temples and buildings and the sites, it is way more important to me to have pictures of Matt and myself. Call me vain- but I want to capture us as much as the cool sites we see. 

I also really love using collages in my pages. Eating all the food at the Disney park was a huge deal for us. But not every food item needed its own picture slot, so I made a collage. And it's perfect. I get to remember all the food, but I saved some space. 




I am also loving the Squared Away templates. They are perfect for Instagram pictures. For July, I realized most of our pictures were Instagram, so I chose to do a layout of just those pictures. I think it turned out quite cute. 



While Matt is very supportive of this project (ie- proofreads my pages and helps pick out pictures)- he is not usually very involved in the making of this book. But there were a couple pages that I really wanted his input and journal thoughts because the events were important to him. So on the Korea War Memorial, 1 year anniversary, and the Harajuku page- he wrote out his thoughts on a journal card and then signed his name. I loved having his thoughts written down because it shows that this is his project as well as mine, and it puts him in the book. I also love reading his thoughts about certain places- not just hearing my own voice. 

I am still really enjoying my Digital Project Life. {Can you tell?} I am already shopping for a core kit for 2015, and I'm pretty I'm going to play catch up with my 2012 and 2013. So far, looking back on my book, I've only seen 2 pages that I'll have to go back and fix. And they are both in February, so it was my early Project Life days. I've gotten a lot better about triple checking my work before moving on. 

I really recommend this project to anyone looking for an easy way to document their lives. Project Life is all up to the user. My book is not like the typical weekly Project Lifers, and I am completely okay with that... because it's MY book.


Question: Is anyone else a Project Lifer? Digital or Paper? Would you try PL? 

Have a great week! 

2 comments:

  1. I would love to do something like this!

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    1. Sarah- It's super easy to do! They have some great Baby core kits you should look at!

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