Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Project Life: Week 1

Thank you all for your sweet and encouraging comments last week regarding my Project Life or as I'm calling it, my Moments In Between Album.  I'm sticking it out, and did manage to complete my Week One on Friday night.  I actually don't even mind it too much.  I had way more photos than I had space, so I had to decide which ones stayed and which did not, and be somewhat creative in getting everything in.  I won't lie, I did find it somewhat frustrating, but realize that that is very much the perfectionist in me acting out.  I realize that appreciating the moments in between the events is anything but perfect.  It's often the things that cause us grief and frustration that make us eventually stop and realize the blessing in them.  Granted that blessing is not always immediate.  The stuff of life is rarely perfect, rarely convenient, and often comes with some sort of price, sometimes good, sometimes, not so good.  That is the type of attitude with which I really need to begin to appreciate the album and what it will mean to us when it's complete.  I  have no doubt that we'll all enjoy looking back through it as the weeks progresses.  With that, let me reveal to you my very first two pages of my Moments In Between Album.

I've decided to use the We R Memory Keepers page protectors to keep the cost down.  They are available at The Scrapbook Cottage where I work, and I can get them anytime, versus ordering something from online.  Everything else I used here is from my stash, again, in an attempt to keep the cost down.  The patterned paper on the left is from Simple Stories Year-o-graphy line, the rest is all from my stash.

So, one week down 51 to go.  Hope I can find my groove.  I know some of you are doing this project also, how are you doing with it?  I'd love to know.

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Thanks so much for popping in today,

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5 comments:

taraleclaire said...

This is so great! I loved checking out your week and so look forward to checking out ALL your weeks. My goal now is to make into your album ;) HAHA!

glorygirl said...

Love those pages! The pictures and journaling really do capture the "moments"! GREAT JOB! I must salute you for pushing through. I can't even think the words "project life", without getting stressed out ;-) Seeing you do this, even though it's hard, is an inspiration to me!

Tanya said...

Love it, you did a great job Sherri....a suggestion for those times when you have pictures you just cant cut but not enough picture spaces, create a collage of a smaller size (like 8x8)and pop into the middle! You will so value this album in the weeks and months to come!

Pam said...

I love it. I need to get mine going. Seriously. Thanks for the push:)

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great pages! Love the photos and your colour choices. Aren't you just so cute!:)