Memory Keeping

Project Life 2015 and plans for 2016

Today’s big excitment for me wasn’t having a baby, but I did manage to pull out all stops and complete my 2015 Project Life Album! I didn’t think I would finish it this year as I’ve become  disinterested with the 12×12 format, and as my photos piled up and up I felt overwhelmed. However in the past week or so I’ve managed to sort, edit, and print the photos, and today I sat down with my kits and filled in all the gaps with fillers and journaling from August to yesterday. I’m a bit too excited about this, and have to keep pinching myself to believe it’s really done!

It’s not the album I envisaged; my preference would have been to not use PL kits, but it is a finished album and it captures a lot of our memories even though quite a few funny stories have fallen by the wayside. I ended up throwing December together as a month because so much of it is in my December Daily, that it seemed silly to try an do a weekly layout for two photos here and there! You can view the entire year in as a gallery here.

For 2016 I’m not making huge plans as I’ve proven I don’t stick to them. I am downsizing to a 6×8 album, and I will be working monthly. I find weekly gets really repetitive so I’m hoping to find a balance between the way I used to scrap; events only, and the way I do Project Life which is a bit ‘today we’. I’m really excited about the change.

I’m also introducing a second album which is just for me. It will be a place where I include anything me related as well as my One Little Word prompts for the year. I envisage it being a bit of everything; photos, journal, course work, goals… I’m using a Kaisercraft planner which appealed to me as it also takes the 6×8 KC photo pockets.

I hope to post my covers and a bit more detail in the next few days, but it really will depend on when this baby arrives. I will post an announcement when that happens.

How did you go with 2015? Do you have plans for 2016?




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