2018 Project Life

I had been thinking about starting Project Life again for 2018. As a lot is changing at the end of this year, I thought starting up a fresh Project Life album might be a good thing to kick off this new year where I am not sure what will happen.

I'd switched to digital Project Life back in 2014, and quit all together in 2015. Then 2016 hit and I had zero free time for anything craft related. I'd like to get back into physical Project Life, but keep it simple. I used to get so bogged down in competing with everyone else's gorgeous, creative spreads. I don't have the energy for that anymore. I just want to document each week (and eventually, go back and document 2015, 2016, and 2017) simply and quickly.

I spent some time browsing the Project Life website and eventually settled on the Project Life Currently Core Kit. I like that it's fairly neutral and I can mix in cards from the dozen plus older kits I still have.

I ordered it with Prime and it showed up on Friday. On Saturday, I took a Project Life binder I've had unopened for a couple of years and filled it up with empty Design A pages (which I've also had forever).

I used the suggested cards for the first and last pages, knowing I will likely swap a few out with some photos of us.

I decided to put a blank 4x6 card into every spread as a space for a title card for each week. I figure I can change them out as I go if another color or card would work better, but that it would be easier for me to have them placed into each week already.

Next I sorted the rest of the cards from the kit into one of the storage units I have for my Raskog cart from Ikea. I took out the cards that were only horizontal (as I'm using Design A I don't expect to use those too often). I also took each stack of duplicate cards and flipped half of them so I could see both options. I sorted them into blank journaling cards, journaling cards with a "theme" or text on them, and the "filler" style cards. I also put my blank grid cards into the same organizing tray.

The second shelf of the cart is holding some of the clear plastic overlays and some stickers. I'll likely add some embellishments for quick access as I get into actually putting the spreads together each week. But I don't want to have too many embellishments at easy access. My goal is to keep this simple.

Finally, I placed the open album on a table in my craft room. I'm hoping leaving it out will keep me accountable and remind me to do my documenting each week. We shall see how it goes!


  1. It's so nice to see you back here ! Looks like you're all set, all that's missing is the new memories to document :)

  2. glad to have you back to PL!!!