I LOVE this PROJECT.
That pretty much says it all. Here are a couple of recent weekly spreads (from Thanksgiving week and the first week of December).
For both of these I mostly used Studio Calico Project Life Kits (Nov. & Dec.). Of course, I added a few things from my stash. I am loving the SC PL kits, and I will continue my subscription in 2014!
So how did I do in 2013?OK. I missed several weeks. I learned a lot about myself along the way, and I documented more than I have ever done before. So overall, even with the missed weeks, I am happy I tackled the project, and there is no way I can see my life without it.
Will I go back and finish 2013?Maybe. Like I said, I documented more in 2013 than I've ever documented, and I am totally happy with that. I want to move forward into 2014 with a clean slate (that's part of what the new year is about, right?), and not worry about 2013. However, if I find myself with extra time on my hands, or I'm motivated to go back, I will. My focus is going to be moving forward, though.
What will I do the same in 2014?I am going to continue to work with the Studio Calico Project Life Kits. They are awesome. I started the year last year with a core kit -- Seafoam -- which I also love. It is quite likely that there will be cards from that kit included in 2014. I will also continue with the 12x12, weekly, two page spread (with inserts when needed & as time allows). I used several different page protectors in 2013, but I mostly used the BH "A" style, and will likely continue using those. I will also stick with the orange WRMK 12x12 binders (they have already arrived on my doorstep)!
What will I change for 2014?I will likely not buy another core kit. It's not that I don't like them, it's more that I like the Studio Calico kits better, and I probably only like them better because I get bored with just one core kit. With the SC PL kits I feel like I can still have cohesion, at least over a week, maybe even over a month, but I also have a lot of variety. I do like the BH mini kits. I have a couple, and I imagine I will incorporate them into my PL next year (and I might buy more). :-) The only other thing that is quite tempting to me is the HSN exclusive "Just Add Color" kit! I am loving the little 2x2 squares in that kit. I have resisted purchasing that kit (so far)!
Over the next couple of days I hope to share how I've started organizing for next year's PL, and how/when I plan to share my work on this blog next year. Here's a little sneaky sneak of my title page in progress:
Thanks for reading!