Project Life 2016 – January

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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.

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For the back of my title page, I printed a quote lettered by Ali Edwards. You can find the file on this post. Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing

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. Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing

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. Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing

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. Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing

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. Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing

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. Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing

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. Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing Project Life January 2016 | Make it Amazing

Are you working on Project Life this year? I’d love to see your pages! Link them in the comments if you can!

xo Iris

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