Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Daily Record...

So, I've been obsessing about Project Life for about a month now. I am loving the concept of documenting our life thru photographs and memorabilia, and think it will be a nice complement to my art journaling. Now, if you know me, you know that I'm not very good at waiting. Once I feel inspired to do something, I want to do it NOW. HA.

I always end up starting projects early. In 2009, I started Project 12 in December, rather than waiting for January. This past year, I made a Pre-Smashbook Smashbook, cuz I couldn't wait for the Smashbooks to come out. And now, I've been thinking - how can I document my life for the next three months, while I wait for the new Project Life designs to come out?

Here's what I came up with - I am using a Blue (Retro) Smashbook and calling it...

The Daily Record!

I started with October 1st, and I'm going to try to make this book last until the end of the year. Sometimes documenting a day at a time...




but I plan to most often document a week at a time...

whatever seems to work best at the moment...

I'm not journaling a lot, just enough to explain what the pics are about. It's proving to be a lot of fun and very low pressure! One thing I love about Smashbooks is that you can make them whatever you want them to be; and this is turning about to be a super fun way to use one of mine!

Thanks for visiting and I will see you again soon with lots more updates!

11 comments:

AnnaMaria said...

Oh this idea is super. Thanks for the great inspiration. I'll diffently try this.also want to say that I just recently found your lovely blog and I'm hooked.

Have a fantastic day
Ami

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I always admire the way you document your day to day life! I loveeeeeeeee these Michelle! :):):):):):):):):):):)

McMGrad89 said...

I nice idea. If I ever left my couch, I might actually have something interesting to journal about. :-P ... Just sitting here waiting for one my many resumes to come back to me with a job offer.

Amanda said...

Super cute idea! And I'm totally jealous of your tape stash.

Candy said...

You can start Project Life whenever you want to. The Amber & Turquoise kits are in at Amazon already. Binders are even on sale! You could start on an anniversary, birthday, or any special date. I'm already on my second binder for 2011 and ordered another today on sale. I still scrapbook and journal, but PL has given me a way to save my memories in one all inclusive place. For more inspiration, watch the videos on CherishEveryday.com. Aloha.
PS. When are you honeymooning in Hawaii?
I'm offering a tour from a local!

Alison said...

Love your journal, as always such bright colours with lots of bits and pieces on the page. Love the smash books I have seen them on a couple of american blogs I visit and your collection of tape, WOW that is a great collection I must start myself a collection like that

dawn said...

love this idea and that you are super excited about project life. i just bought my first little mini smash album this weekend. your pages look great so far and I like that you make them whatever you want, just a little about the day or life happenings.

that is a lot of tape, where do you get that because i've been wanting it too and can't find it at my archivers store??

only a couple weeks and we can order PL, I can't wait either!!

thanks for sharing with us and have fun smashing!!

xoxo... t said...

Really cute! My enthusiasm always gets the better of me and I always start things early too, so I can relate!

Kelly said...

Oh I love this Michelle. Gorgeous! xxx

Trece said...

I just love your work, Michelle!! I signed up for NME because I was so enamored of yours!!