plans for Project Life in 2015

box for the Project Life cards 2015 | momentstolivefor.com

2015 will be my third year with Project Life and I love it. My usual routine until now was to wait 3-4 months and then order all photos of this time at once. It’s super to save money, because you get a discount ordering bulks of photos, but not good for the creativity. There are so many unfinished pages in the two albums of 2013 and 2014. I don’t do the weekly style. It’s just not for me. I have several big occasions, that I give a whole page or even a spread, because there are just too many beautiful photos not to show. For example photo walks or sightseeing visits are perfect for a whole page spread. In between I fill in spreads with single photos from our everyday life. I do one to two spreads per month. This pattern works very well for me and I will keep going in this style. But there are some things I like to change up a little bit this year. First of all to make the process simpler and faster and second to create a little structure inside the album. Therefore these are my goals for my Project Life album 2015:

  • no rounded corners – saves simply a lot of time to put the photos in the pockets the way they are.
  • only filler & journaling cards in black, grey, white and gold. Even my album is black & white. Reducing the colors to these four will make the process a lot easier and I just love this color combination, like everyone else it seems at the moment. The internet and especially Project Life pages are full with these colors. I think their beauty is, that they look great next to every photo. Colorful cards are always a little problematic, because they should fit the colors in the photos.
  • more filler & journaling cards – few photos and more filler cards, that’s the layouts I always pin on Pinterest. But I always fill my own pages completely with photos and leave at most one or two pockets for journaling cards.
  • more journaling – up to now I almost never journal, I let the photos speak for themselves. But I missed a lot of moments, where I just hadn’t my camera at hand or the background story isn’t clear from the photo and I will probably forget about it in time. I simply don’t like to journal, because I don’t have the words. It always sounds so simple and uninteresting. But maybe this little course by Stacy Julian will help me to get better at journaling.

my own designed Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

  • my own design – I will try and make my own cards with help of painting, stamping, washi tape and Photoshop. I already started and made a whole bunch of cards and even a little box to collect the cards for this year, seperated from my usual PL cards. I still have some of the black & white cards I made some time ago, they fit the new album perfectly.
  • start every month with an intro page – with my one little word cards, a card with the name of the month, journaling cards like “doing, seeing, eating“ and „big happenings this month“ and my favorite photos from this month. This way I want to seperate the pages of every month more clearly and take a little look at what happened this month.

handmade Project Life cards 2015 | momentstolivefor.com

Beside the new 2015 album, I will try to finish the other two of 2013 and 2014, before I forget everything about the events documented there. And above that maybe do even some further pages for my old albums from before 2013. But that’s just a dream. We will see, how it goes.

Manda Townsend, Annette Haring and Vanessa Documented shared their Project Life plans for 2015 too. And if you are interested to see, where my inspiration came from, here’s my Pinterest Board with lots of beautiful Project Life layouts and cards.

Do you have any plans for Project Life 2015?

color love

color love #22 - violet, blue & magenta | momentstolivefor

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A really classy and intense combination of colors. It looks like a really classy dress for a prom. But if you take all colors a little lighter, it’s a fun combination for summer accessoires.

why don’t you try to create your own favorite color combination this weekend?

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color love #23 - pink & white | momentstolivefor

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Simple and amazing – white & pink. It’s fresh, modern & fun. It’s beautiful as wedding decoration or for a modern work space makeover. It’s girly and women-like at the same time. And simply beautiful.

create something women-like this weekend and enjoy your special moments

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color love #20 - yellow, magenta & cyan | momentstolivefor

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The three main colors in printing: magenta, yellow & cyan. Really have to learn, why these three are able to create every color on paper. But if you just look at these colors, it’s a sunny and good mood color combination. Lovely for children clothes or toys.

have a sunny, funny weekend

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color love #19 - orange & yellow | momentstolivefor

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Orange & yellow – it definitely screams summer. It’s warm and just like the sunshine itself, warm and sunny. But it’s not only good for summer decorations. Because of its warm appearance, it’s perfect for those grey and depressing November days. Paint something with it or redecorate something in your house with these colors, and it will feel much cozier.

have a lovely, cuddly weekend with your beloved ones

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color love #18 - orange & turquoise | momentstolivefor

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A lovely fall color combination: turquoise & orange. It’s like the deep turquoise sky on a lovely fall afternoon and like the orange leaves tumbling down from the trees. It makes me feel warm and cozy and brings me instantly in fall mood.

have a beautiful fall weekend

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color love #17 - gold, white & coral | momentstolivefor

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What a beautiful, classy and fascinating color combination. It screams wedding when I just look at it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful as a wedding dress, mostly white with coral flowers as embellishments and golden jewelery. Or as stationery or just look at the golden wedding cake. So lovely, but a little owerpowering. Maybe with a few white applications it wouldn’t scream: I’m expensive 😉

make this weekend count & enjoy every moment

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color love #16 - orange, pink & light blue | momentstolivefor

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Orange, pink and light blue, what an inspiring color combination. It feels like summer, sure, but is beautiful just for its own sake. And not too flashy in its combination, so that it could only be used on few occasions. I think, it would be amazing for stationery or decorations. It feels warm and cozy.

have an inspiring, colorful weekend

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color love #15 - white, black & pink | momentstolivefor

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This is such an amazing color combination: white, black & pink. It’s classy, fresh & modern at the same time. I think it would be perfect for a brand, because the pink is a real eye-catcher.

 

have a simply beautiful weekend

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color love #13 - basic colors: yellow, red, green and blue | momentstolivefor

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Why always choose something special when it comes to color combinations? Why not the basic colors, that every child likes to draw with: yellow, red, green and blue. It’s such a fun combination.

have a beautiful weekend

PS: Here you can find my other color love posts.