Friday, January 25, 2013

Why I'm drinking the Kool-Aid in 2013

Week 3 of my own version of Project Life
I'm just a week behind on my own version of Project Life -- Echo Park and American Crafts page protectors, and a paper/embellishment pack for each month out of my stash (I would go crazy using the same set all year...sorry, Becky!) -- and today, working on Week 3, I realized why I love this process.

I thought last week was kind of dull. Oh no, I thought, only week three and I'm already giving up! I finally sat down today and processed my photos, thinking I hadn't taken that many, when suddenly I had TOO many. Despite a slow start to the week, due to recovering from an awesome scrap weekend with friends, things not only picked up, but in going over everything that happened last week, I understood how rich life is, even when it seems dull.

That's a prize.

Each month I'll use a different paper pack, and embellishments, if they are included. January is the Hickory Dickory Dock collection from Piggy Tales. I ordered it during a summer warehouse sale; for $15 plus shipping (not knowing what set I'd get, only that it would be a new release), I was really happy with the colors and theme of this set. Although it's a bit summery (overblown roses, dragonflies, and lots of butterflies), the pale colors work really well for winter. There's stripes, and a number of different polka dots and two diagonal patterns. I also received ribbon, letter stickers, jewels, buttons, and pearl brads.

February's kit is already I bought at a sale of Rhonda's: Walnut Grove, by Pebbles, Inc. So many kits and paper collections come with a page of tags, journaling boxes, and stickers...this one came with a set of Thickers. Pinks, reds, blues, sweet yellows...perfect for February.

Are you doing Project Life? What works for you?