Hello everybody! It took me a long time to figure out my 2015 memory keeping game plan; but now that I have, I can't wait to share my plans with you! Let's jump right in...
My 2015 Project Life Plan
Story: This year I really want to focus on the story of Stephen and I and our life together. Last year I focused on MY story and my life as an individual and let photos and stories of my relationship fit in where they did. This year, I plan to not only tell my story with the same importance as I did last year, but I plan to include a lot more of our story as a couple and more photos of us as a couple (forcing him to take selfies with me more regularly haha.)
Album: Two WRMK Gold 12x12 albums.
I struggled with this decision so much. I really wanted to try the 6x8 or 9x12 or 6x12 size this year. I still wish I were switching to a beautiful, smaller size, but one of my biggest priorities this year is to pay off debt. As I'm finishing up last years album, I realized not all of 2014 was going to fit into one 12x12 album. And if I switched to a size that was half of my current size or less, I would need more than twice as many albums for the year (and I'm already at two a year.) I was able to get the gold WRMK 12x12s with a Hobby Lobby coupon for 40% off. The new, smaller albums only have online, full retail price options for buying + paying shipping. So each album would cost more than double, and I would need more than twice as many. Obviously, if you're following the math, this meant I had to forgo my desires to switch to a smaller size and honor my decision to focus my money on paying off debt.
Pages: No rules. I will add inserts whenever I want, use whatever designs I want, whatever size I want them to be. Last year I stuck mostly with Design A + Design F pages for a more cohesive look. No rules this year. I'll be trying page protector designs I've never tried before and photo sizes I've never tried before (you can see a preview of my first ever Design E page and my first time using 6x6 photos below ). I'm very excited for that.
Products I'm using: Becky Higgins Page Protectors. My monthly Gossamer Blue kits and their designer collections. 2015 will also be the year I stop hoarding pretty paper. I plan to do A LOT of scrapping from my stash this year. My stash is huge and the goal is to have a craft room with a lot less things in it by the end of the year. And of course I will be using lots of my own designs from my etsy shop and plan to design lots of gorgeous new products there this year!
Approach: Lots of gold and glitter are in my plan for my 2015 Project Life album! Other than that, I have no rules or game plan for my spreads. I'm just going to go with the flow and create as it comes to me. I wanted to switch to a smaller size album so I could have lots of fun inserts and decorative pages. Then I thought "There's no reason I can't do that in a large album, too!" So I'm going to make the 12x12 album work for me by doing all those fun pages and inserts that make smaller albums so pretty.
Other Memory Keeping: I'm totally in love with mini albums and hope to make a lot more this year than I did last year! I also want to create more traditional scrapbooking pages!
Now the fun part; the start to my 2015 Project Life album!
I have two title pages. One with gold glitter and thickers. The next with 6x6 photos and some gorgeous vellum with a gold foiled floral print on it. Almost everything in the first three pages of my album is from the On My Desk collection by Gossamer Blue. I'm so in love with all of the gold in this line! Do you have a memory keeping plan for 2015?