Let me start off by saying that I am so glad I jumped on the 9″x12″ bandwagon. It really is the perfect size. It gives so much more space than a 6″x8″ without the heaviness and bulk of a 12″x12″.
In addition to trying to keep up to date for the entirety of the year, I am also trying to think less about the process and just enjoy the making. I keep reminding myself to play more, add more color.
It took me some time to figure out what I wanted to do for the title page. I knew that I didn’t want to include a picture from 2015, and apparently taking a selfie the first week of the year is impossible. Because, even though that was the plan, it didn’t happen. One day I was playing around with watercolors and it let to this. I cut out the ‘2016’ from some gold foil paper and added some stitching for dimension. Simple and done.
For the back of my title page, I printed a quote lettered by Ali Edwards. You can find the file on this post.
This year I’ve decided not to label the spreads each week, even though for the most part they are weekly spreads. I wanted the freedom to use more space if needed on any given week. And, I gain back a pocket each week.
The months are divided using the Studio Calico monthly dividers. They didn’t quite fit over the page protectors, so I cut down the piece of the divider with the month and am using that instead.
I am really trying to include more journaling this year. But at the same time I don’t want it all to be just type. So, I included some hidden journaling about going to see Sisters with my sister.
Of course the 1.5 billion dollar Power Ball had to be included. I was able to include the ticket seeing as I didn’t win anything at all.
The watercolor bear holding up the ‘This is Your Year’ sign was a free download from Olya. You can download it on her blog.
I also included a printable coloring sheet that Oriental Trading was offering for a contest.
The next spread included some information about a less than favorable situation that occurred. I blurred it out here for obvious reasons. But I am glad that I was able to include it in the album.
I am always so hesitant to add anything directly onto pictures. I just went for it and didn’t set any expectations for how it might turn out. I didn’t space the letters very well and initially forgot the ‘c’ in escargots, but it’s all good.
Are you working on Project Life this year? I’d love to see your pages! Link them in the comments if you can!