Project Life: Square One

Oh, Project Life. I love the idea of Project Life’s very simple yet trendy memory keeping. Thus far I have just loved the idea, oh, and gathering supplies, and doing unnecessary perfectionist prep work that just ends up stalling my starting (and finishing for that matter). Below is a short tell-all of where I am at with Project Life, where I hope to soon be, and how I plan to get there. You can do it, too, if you’re not where you want to be like I am or if you aren’t familiar with Project Life at all.

I have a section in my craft area stocked with Project Life items. Amongst preschool curriculum and child art there are three barely filled Project Life albums and a basket with printed photos.
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Here’s a close up of the basket with photos. They are organized by week for 2013. This is where the unnecessary perfectionist prep work comes in. I should have just put them in photo pockets and into an album with cards instead of organizing them in a basket! Now they are in a basket and not an album! Lesson learned.
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The albums have yet to be labeled – one for 2013, 2014, and my oldest son’s personal album. I just added buying an album for my newborn to my “to do” list. Oh, and here is an up close of what’s in between the albums. Inside those folders that I stash are memories for the albums such as birthday cards, artwork, and memorabilia from trips.
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Inside the cabinet are Project Life core kits and Stampin’ UP’s new line of Project Life items.
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My 2013 album has a few photo pocket pages that have pictures and cards; my journaling is lacking.
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Here’s 2014, ha! I’ve got monthly dividers in place.
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And in my son’s album I have a few items.
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Since Stampin’ UP launched a Project Life line (#PLxSU) I am giddy inside with excitement. Stampin’ UP offers my favorite paper products and now that they are creating their own line of Project Life, I can’t sit on the sidelines anymore! I have the Everyday Adventure collection and its versatility inspires me to get going. My plan is to scrapbook from this day forward and if I find myself on track, I will look back and catch up a week or two from earlier this year. I think the pictures in the basket from 2013 may be in there for a while…
SUNNY like Jaz: Project Life Square One

 

I’m also inspired by the other collections #PLxSU is launching on June 2, 2014 in the new Stampin’ UP catalog. I’ve seen them and they are so cute and fun!

Purchase Project Life by Stampin’ UP! products here or click on the picture of the item below.

Cards & Labels Project Life Framelits Dies    Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack    Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection     Project Life Corner Punch

 

Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set     Project Life Journaling Pens     Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set     Variety Pack 12 x 12 Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

Digital Project Life:

Point & Click Digital Project Life Stamp Brush Set     Everyday Adventure Digital Project Life Cards   Day to Day Digital Project Life Stamp Brush Set

Oh, hello

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SUNNY like Jaz has been a long time coming – way too long! I have spent entirely too much time caught in thinking, rethinking, and trying to perfect my ideas for this website and my vision for SUNNY like Jaz. Eventually a launch and my ‘oh, hello’ became more of a tired dream deferred. Not wanting to say “maybe later” or “good-bye” to my passion and ideas, I have committed to getting it going – as is, and embracing the ever-evolving process of turning thoughts into actions and creating something.

I hope to document and share my journey to live life joyfully in Christ, give to others, and grow in creativity. Ultimately I am challenging myself to be SUNNY, something I am nowhere near perfect at.

So…oh, hello! I am excited to share with you and thankful to be able to do so.
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