Thursday, December 27, 2012

Project Life for 2013

This year, I haven't taken as many photos as I'd like particularly of our every day lives.  So I've decided to do Project Life or Project 365 again in 2013.  With Project Life or 365, you take at least one photo every day.

I did this one other year, 2010 and scrapped my one photo per day.  I first read about this process a year earlier in Creating Keepsakes magazine and I don't remember if there was a scrapbooking format or not but I chose to do my own thing.  I prefer to do traditional pages.  I just put a lot of photos per page - sometimes 7 per page for one week.  Sometimes I spread a week over a two page layout.  Sometimes I did a whole month in two pages.  Sometimes I did a single page on one day's photo.  It depended on the time I had available.

I call my process "A photo a day, scrapped the traditional way."

In this video I share a little of my 2010 album.  If you would like to see more pages, click here for the tag from this blog for Project 365.  Most of those posts are from my 2010 album.

Watch at YouTube

My plan for 2013 is to do one video a week.  Some of them will be Project Life/365 and some will be regular layouts.  I'm trying to streamline the videos with a goal of keeping them to 10 minutes or less.  We'll see on that one :-)   I'll share some sketches in a PDF file here on the blog.

I noticed in reviewing the 2010 album that the emphasis was really on the photos.  I like that and I'd like to add more journaling, too.

I hope you will join me.  To visit my YouTube channel, click here. I'd love to have you as a subscriber.  Whether you plan to do Project 365 or not, I hope you will commit to capturing more of your daily life.  We all take photos of the birthdays, holidays and vacations.  Those make up a fraction of our lives.  Let's leave our children and ourselves a memento of the great every day little things.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I really like that your pages or layouts are a nice mixture.
    I am hoping to do it again in 2013

  2. This is such an incredible project and commitment! Looking forward to seeing your pages for 2013, too.

  3. Lisa, this entire album is just gorgeous! I've followed the individual posts over time, but seeing them all here on the video is truly impressive. It's easy to see why you love this so much. The results are fantastic.

  4. Good luck with your PL or Project 365 - that's a big commitment! Good idea to keep videos short and sweet, I think. Maybe in 2013 I'll finally get that whole video thing figured out...Happy New Year!

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  6. I love this idea! I'd love to do this and would love to think that maybe I can start working 'backwards' also....
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas -- inspiring!


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