catch up with project life
Big Picture Classes is teaming up with some avid Project Lifers to share some of their favorite tips in a new class called Catch Up with Project Life. The class is filled with ideas from organization to working in batches and how to keep your Project Life® scrapbooking FUN!
With that in mind, here are three great tips from Annette Haring, Megan Anderson, and Trish Harrison (who also happens to be a member of our creative team) who will be teaching the course … and don’t miss the great giveaway opportunity at the end of the post!
Tip from Annette: Start With Something Recent
“This is probably the first place many of us begin when we realize it’s been awhile since we’ve worked on Project Life. It’s the most common advice I see given online in forums. And it works for me. I’ll often start with the most recent week or perhaps the most recent batch of photos I have in my hands, especially if it’s something I’m excited about. I get started and I get excited about doing Project Life again. It makes me want to shout out, ‘Hey, I finally finished a Project Life layout!’ I’m happy and motivated to devote a little more time to the project. I remember why I’m doing this in the first place.
Even if my album ends up having quite a few big chronological gaps, I know I can work on them later, and at least I do have something in my albums. I really do live by the something is better than nothing philosophy in many areas of my life.”
Tip from Megan: Work in Batches
“I myself stay pretty current with my Project Life albums, but when I have gaps, I don’t worry. My philosophy is document now, make later. I know that as long as I’m taking everyday photos and writing down bits of life, it doesn’t really matter when I put them all together with pretty products because those memories are ready and waiting for me!
My current process for Project Life is to order photos at the end of each month and then batch several spreads all at once. This means I’m always working over a month behind. I usually add all of the photos into Project Life pockets when they arrive at my door and then I spend the next few weeks adding in products and words. I love how simple and versatile the Project Life system is! I can put together simple spreads when I don’t have much time or I can get creative with extra products when the mood strikes.”
Tip from Trish: Take Time to Organize
“Once I’ve opened up a Project Life kit, I usually take everything out of the kit and lay it out on the table. It helps me to put things in order by color, so if I need a blue card, I know exactly where my blue cards are. I also like to divide up the kits because I use 3–4 different designers of Project Life and sorting those into color-coordinated groups makes it easy to mix and match things. I use a handy Ikea tray to hold everything. It moves with me around the house so I can keep supplies at hand any time I need them.”
If you’d love more tips like these from a talented group of contributors, check out Catch Up with Project Life, a brand-new, 3-week workshop that starts October 30 at bigpictureclasses.com. And it’s only $30! Register early because there’s a “preclassroom” that’s available the moment you sign up and it’s packed with great ideas and information to help you gear up for the workshop!
We’re delighted to have 3 spots in the class to share with our readers!! Leave a comment with your name and city/state/country for a chance to win! We will announce the winners at the bottom of this post on Monday, October 27th.
Congratulations to these three lucky winners!
Samantha of Houston, Texas
Meredith Phillips of Sterling, Virginia
Sheri Morgan of Milton, Ontario, Canada
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!