Sunday, July 7, 2013

Project Life - Catching up on 2011: Organization

In a new series of posts on my blog, I will be sharing my process for catching up on all of my photos from 2011. This is the only family album on my shelf that has been entirely neglected and I really want to start working on it. One thing that I did to start working on this project was try to Google the topic of catching up on Project Life, but the only things I found were short picture blog posts and fast paced videos. No one really broke it down in a helpful way for me. I know that everyone does things differently, but I was hoping to see a "step-by-step" breakdown of how someone did this. That is my plan...a "step-by-step" on how I work through this album and a series of Friday blog posts to show you my process, progress and suggestions.

As I want to catch up on this album quickly, I am going to employ the "KISS" (Keep It Simple Silly) method and use Project Life.

My 2011 Album Supply List:
We R Memory Keepers 12x12 Burgundy Album (to match our other family albums)
8 1/2 x 11 Binder I bought at Walmart (for planning pages)
Amber Project Life Core Kit
53 Planning Pages (already in small binder)
Amber Edition 12x12 Coordinating Cardstock (patterned)
4x6 Amber Edition Cardstock Cards
3x4 Amber Edition Cardstock Cards
Design A Pocket Pages (already in binder)
Scissors, Smash date stamp, StazOn Timber Brown ink pad, Recollections photo markers, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, adhesive, We R Memory Keepers yellow corner rounder (1/8" and 3/8"), Fiskars paper trimmer (not pictured)
Bazzill plain cardstock (not pictured...I'm still trying to figure out what colors to buy)
Random Embellies from my stash and Cricut Die Cuts

We took a trip over Easter (2011) with the boys to the Minnesota Zoo. I am going to do a special mini album to document this trip, as I took a ton of pictures that would probably take up half of my 12x12 album in inserts to do.
Mini Album Supply List
Becky Higgins Blush Album
Project Life Dear Lizzy Mini Kit
Random Embellies from my stash and Cricut Die Cuts


This is how I have my supplies organized for this project. I have a Cropper Hopper Paper Holder for the  12x12 papers and the small box to hold 4x6 and 3x4 sized cards.

My photos from 2011 are in a drawer and not very organized, however they are printed. The first post (or two) will be devoted to how I start working with these.

Over the next few Fridays, I will be sharing my process with you. I hope you will join me in this journey. Please feel free to ask me questions!


  1. I will definitely be following to see how you accomplish this task.

  2. I will be following too as I'm in worse shape than you and could certainly use the guidance and inspiration to turn my memories into something my family & I can treasure. Bring 'er on!