2014 Digital Project Life - Nov 10 - 30

Working on finishing up my 2014 Project Life book.

I can honestly say that I'm not at all as happy with this half of the year as I was with the first half. My book for the first half looked amazing. I thought I wanted to stay simple for the second half and as it turned out, I missed the creativity and pretty pages. I think that's why I fell a bit behind - I just didn't feel motivated to finish. This is much of the reason I'm jumping back over to the paper products for 2015. (But again, I'm not leaving the digi world either - I love creating digi layouts!). Part of me even wants to go back and re-do the last half of 2014...but that project can be left for another day.

Do you guys ever go back and re-do layouts because you're not happy with them? I'd love for you to answer in the comments.

Anyway, here is the rest of November:


For the layout above, I used a few cards from the DIY Shop Value Kit in the Project Life App. I added text over some of the photos in the Rhonna Designs app.

For the layout below, I used the Midnight kit in the Project Life App.  I had a larger journaling card for Thanksgiving because I had a few more things to say about the day.

You really can tell that I fell behind by the lack of journaling, I think. I just didn't take notes or anything, so I relied entirely on my memory as I looked through photos to write something. Next year I'm going to use my Project Life planner pages to keep better track. I want to make a point to write SOMETHING every day.


I received a large Arc notebook for Christmas and I thought it would be perfect to add my planner pages to. I love, love, love the Arc notebook system. I've been using a junior sized Arc with the printable planner from iheartorganizing.blogspot.com for months, so I'm excited to add a Project Life planner to the mix. (Here's a shot of my 2015 pages, ready to go!)


I've just got two periods of time left - our Disney trip and December. I'd like to ideally get a page overview each day of the trip into the Project Life book, so that I don't have a gap in time, but the majority of the documenting is supposed to be done in a mini album...which I haven't really made any progress on. And then December will likely be some quick pages as well, done with the Project Life app.

Hopefully I'll be able to share the rest of 2014 here next week and be done!

Project Life is an amazing and simple scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. While I often use products created by other designers, I attribute my love of pocket style scrapbooking to Becky and Project Life, which is why I always refer to my pocket pages as Project Life. For more information, please check out Becky's website. If you're new to the blog and you'd like to scroll back through my past few years doing Project Life, you can find all of my Project Life related posts here.  In 2014 I switched to the digital Project Life format, which you can find products for here. Or you can design a page like this one using the brand new Project Life iOS app.

3 comments:

  1. I'm the opposite! I started out the year (digitally) using all sorts of fluff, papers, decor. Near the end (with a newborn baby) it was just too time consuming. I'm going super simple & basic in an effort to get it down rather than spend an extra hour on each week. I wish I had the time/energy to re-do all my early 2014 pages so they were a little more cohesive & matching, but it was my first year do PL & I learned a bit- found my style. I'm just so proud I finished :)

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    1. I hear you. I went digital in 2014 to simplify. I think where I screwed myself up was switching to the simpler look (first with all white/no cards, then with the app). I was enjoying my first half of the year, using different kits and layouts each week.

      I've struggled the past two years with what exactly will make me happy with my albums. I feel like I truly enjoyed 2011 and 2012, and then towards the end of 2013 I think I got burnt out trying to keep up with all of the others and their gorgeous pages. In the end, I want to be creative, but not spend hours on a layout, and I also know that I don't want to NOT do Project Life. If I quit and just went back to random scrapping I know I wouldn't get half of these little memories documented, and I know it would bother me.

      I love looking back on my albums from a couple of years ago, things I'd forgotten about. So definitely want to keep doing it, just need to find my groove.

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  2. I switched to a smaller format. 6 x 12 and no corner rounding. For 2015 I want to focus more on words. I don't do digital but enjoy putting together cute pages using stamps, papers from MME., Kelly Purkey sets, etc. Not huge amount of trendy product

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