THIS YEAR'S PLAN OF ATTACK

I STARTED OFF LAST YEAR WITH A DECENT IDEA OF WHAT I WANTED MY PROJECT LIFE AND SCRAPBOOKS TO LOOK LIKE - BOTH IN SIZE AND IN STYLE. AS I GREW, AND EXPERIMENTED, AND FOUND OUTSIDE INSPIRATION - MY STYLE STARTED TO CHANGE, AND THAT'S OKAY! SO I HAVE A BIT OF A MISH MASH FOR THE YEAR - I'M OKAY WITH THAT AND I THINK I HAVE A CLEAR DIRECTION OF HOW I WANT MY ALBUMS TO LOOK THIS YEAR! WANNA READ ALL ABOUT IT MY PLAN OF ATTACK AND GOALS FOR THIS YEAR? WELL KEEP ON SCROLLING!


THE REGULAR SCRAPBOOK PLAN

MY PLAN FOR MY REGULAR SCRAPBOOK WILL BE SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR - I'LL SCRAPBOOK WHEN THE MOMENT STRIKES, AND TRY TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON DOCUMENTING THE MOMENTS THAT MATTER TO ME. 

AS ALWAYS, I'M STICKING TO A 12" X 12" ALBUM AND ALREADY HAVE THIS BLACK AND WHITE STRIPE ONE AT THE READY. I'LL MOST LIKELY END UP NEEDING TWO BOOKS THIS YEAR AGAIN BUT WANTED TO WAIT AND GET JUST ONE STARTED FIRST! 

I QUITE ENJOYED EXPERIMENTING WITH THE 9"X12" SIZE AND OTHER SMALLER VARIATIONS THROUGHOUT 2015, BUT I ALSO ENJOY MIXING SIZES UP ON THE REGULAR WHICH MEANS I DIDN'T WANT TO COMMIT TO A WHOLE NEW SIZE THIS YEAR. IT WOULD MEAN STOCKING UP ON NEW MATERIALS AND COMPLETELY CUTTING THE SQUARE SIZE OUT OF MY LIFE - WHICH I'M NOT QUITE READY TO PART WITH YET! I LOVE TO MIX AND MATCH SIZES WITHIN THE LARGER 12" X 12" ALBUM BECAUSE IT GIVES ME MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY. I CAN STILL EXPERIMENT WITH THOSE LOVELY SMALLER LAYOUTS - WHILE MESHING IT INTO THE REST OF MY STORIES.

AS FAR AS MATERIALS, I PLAN ON CONTINUING TO USE STUDIO CALICO KITS MONTHLY FOR MOST OF MY EMBELLISHMENT NEEDS, I ALSO PLAN ON USING STAMPS (AND OTHER GOODIES) BY KELLY PURKEY, AS WELL AS DIGITAL PRODUCTS AS I SEE FIT - HOPEFULLY MORE OF MY OWN! AS WELL AS THOSE OF LITTLE LAMM & CO, LOVE | DAY | SEED, AND PAISLEE PRESS (TO NAME A FEW).

I REALLY WANT TO GET MORE CREATIVE AND HANDS ON - REALLY EMBODY MY SKILLS AND PAINT, GET MESSY, EMBROIDER AND DO LOTS OF FUN TECHNIQUES - NOT TO MENTION DUST OFF MY SILHOUETTE CAMEO WHICH HAS BEEN DYING TO GET USED! SO CHEERS TO THAT PLAN! I THINK WE CAN DO THIS - AND WE'RE ALL IN IT TOGETHER RIGHT? - LET'S CREATE MORE FOR 2016!


THE PROJECT LIFE PLAN

AS I MENTIONED ABOVE - MY ALBUMS BECAME A BIT OF A MISH MASH BECAUSE LAST YEAR, WHAT REALLY CHANGED AS I LEARNED AND GREW IN THE PROCESS, WAS MY PROJECT LIFE STYLE. WITH THE INFUSION OF THE FUSE TOOL INTO MY LIFE, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT I REALLY, I MEAN REALLY LOVE THE 6" X 12" SIZE FOR DOCUMENTING MY WEEKS - I'VE DECIDED TO STICK WITH THAT APPROACH FOR 2016. 

I PLAN ON CONTINUING TO PURCHASE THIS LOVELY GOLD 6" X 12" ALBUM BECAUSE, I MEAN, IT'S GOLD DUH, AND TO CONTINUE FUSING MY PAGE PROTECTORS IN A MULTITUDE OF LAYOUTS WITHIN THE 6"X12" SIZE TO FIT MY WEEK TO WEEK NEEDS. 

I PLAN ON CONTINUING TO STICK TO A PRIMARILY PHOTO BASED PROJECT LIFE WITH THE INFUSION OF STORY THROUGH FLIPPING POCKETS, STAMPS AND OTHER JOURNALLING INFUSION. I DON'T PLAN ON USING JOURNALING CARDS WITHIN MY LAYOUTS OFTEN AND I REALLY WANT THE PICTURES TO TELL THE STORY AND COLOR PALETTE FROM WEEK TO WEEK THEREFORE I DON'T PLAN ON USING MUCH BLACK AND WHITE IMAGERY, EITHER!

I WILL FOLLOW ALONG HOW I ESTABLISHED MY DATING SYSTEM FOR THE WEEKS AND USE THE PROJECT LIFE DATE STAMP ON A SMALL PAPER OVERLAID ON THE TOP LEFT IMAGE FOR EACH WEEK. I LOVE HOW THAT WORKED LAST YEAR, SO I'M EXCITED TO CONTINUE IT FOR THIS YEAR!

ONE NEW THING I'D LIKE TO EXPERIMENT WITH THIS YEAR MORE, IS TO TRY 3" X 12" INSERTS FOR JOURNALING AND OTHER DETAILS - MAYBE IT'S A SPACE FOR DECORATIVE PAPERS, OR A FAVORITE QUOTE. I'M NOT SURE YET BUT IT'S A SIZE I'D LIKE TO INCORPORATE AND SEE HOW I LIKE THE VARIATION!

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT I'M DESCRIBING ABOVE AND GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT THIS YEAR'S PROJECT LIFE SESSIONS WILL BE LOOKING LIKE - CHECK OUT THESE POSTS : FUSING, LAYOUTS, ALBUM


WHAT'S YOUR PLAN OF ATTACK FOR SCRAPBOOKING THIS YEAR?

SHARE YOUR WONDERFUL IDEAS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! I HOPE THIS HELPS IF YOU'RE STILL UNDECIDED ON WHAT TO DO THIS YEAR WITH A SCRAPBOOK OR PROJECT LIFE ENDEAVOR, AND GIVES YOU SOME PRODUCT IDEAS IF YOU'D LIKE TO TRY SOME THINGS OUT WITH ME. AS ALWAYS, LEAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS BELOW AND I'D BE HAPPY TO GET BACK TO YOU!


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