Project Life Meets Day in the Life 2.0

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Last year, I wrote a blog post on how I incorporated Day in the Life  into my Project Life album. I am slowly working on getting my archives in order…sorry for no link – please forgive my tardiness! That post was a fun way to show you how I used a repeating design theme within the context of Project Life to document a Day In the Life. Today, I thought I would revisit the topic and show you how I am capturing DITL in PL in twenty fourteen. Cool? Cool! Let’s do this!
Examples from 2013:
January 2013
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April 2013
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May 8

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Differences:

The biggest difference from 2013 to 2014 is that I am simplifying my design. Instead of incorporating 16 + photos (one enlargement and 15 in grid form), I am including 8 photos in my album (six 4 x 6 landscape and two 6 x 12). Instead of using my computer + different fonts to capture my thoughts, I am strickly using my handwriting and Project Life journalings cards. Instead of documenting my thoughts on my blog, I am journaling directly into Instagram as I take the picture in the moment. I am totally embracing the mantra: something is better than nothing!

Similarities:

Obviously, I am still heavily relying on technology to document various moments in our day to day life. Like last year, my iPhone continues to be my camera of choice. Like last year, I try to edit my photos in the moment and do so using PicTapGo – my current favourite iPhone app.  Like last year,  I continue to convert my photos to black and white. I find it easy and simple to design a page with black and white photos. It gives the classic look to my album. Win win!

Bottom line: 

Regardless on how I capture our memories, I am just so freaking excited that I some these small moments / stories down on paper. Looking back on these 4 layouts over these past 2 years, I see how much Rowan has grown, the different parenting stage I am at and how much we have grown together as a family. How cool is that? Growth, evolution, history all displayed through a few photos. No doubt, I try to keep documenting our life in this format moving forward.

What about you? Do you participate in Day In the Life? How you scrapbook your photos and words?

Comments

  1. Great recap & plans & comparisons. I ‘intend’ to do WITL in October. that’s looking to be a busy week for me so we will see how well I follow through…

  2. Love the photo back in january of charlie helping himself to rowan’s leftovers. laughter. for me, those are the details that make up everyday life.

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