Memory Keeping

The great catch up.

Hello! I’m pretty pleased with myself this weekend because after many, many weeks of complaining that I’m weeks behind with Project Life, I have finally caught up and intend to stay that way.

I’m not going to blog about the catch up layouts, instead I’ll direct you to a new page I’ve added which has photos of every layout from this year (minus week 14…I have to re photograph week 14).


Week 34. I feel that that the journal cards need something extra but I haven’t decided what.. enamel dots perhaps?

The great catch up, while frustrating and daunting, helped me to identify a style that I am comfortable with. If you look at the last few weeks, you’ll note they are handwritten, have a few embellishments, but not many, a bit of white space, and include more photos than fillers. I can still see some hybrid layouts happening, but I don’t think the full digital approach is me. I’d rather spend the time in Photoshop creating freebies for me and you.

This week is also my one year project life anniversary! I began with Week 35 2013 and it is interesting to go back and read that post; especially what I wrote about handwriting! In a way, I have come full circle over the 52 weeks.

Anyway, I’m off to whip up some simple labels to print and cut up for future layouts. I’ll pop them on here later this week.


  1. Sian Barnard

    August 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Yay for you on so many fronts!!! Yay for being up to date and staying there. Yay for finding your style and groove. Yay for embracing your handwriting – I know this is a massive achievement and one I have not been able to do as you well know. Yay for you for capturing, recording and celebrating your stories, your memories, your life!!!

    1. ren

      September 1, 2014 at 5:21 am

      Thank Sian! I found once I stopped fighting the handwriting issue, it was easier to use. I also realised a lot of project lifers that I admire don’t have perfect handwriting themselves, but I don’t critique theirs. I’m so judgmental of myself.

  2. essie

    September 1, 2014 at 3:00 am

    what a massive effort! well done, ren – i’m inspired! x

    1. ren

      September 1, 2014 at 5:22 am

      Thanks Essie! I look forward to seeing more from you :)

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