Is it cheating? (Project Life)

As some of you may know, I have been struggling a little lately, trying to keep up with my Project Life pages. I am almost caught up now but it sure is easy to fall behind. I’m sure I am not the only one to go through this on occasion. If that happens to you, don’t give up, you can do it!! What I encountered also was a lack of photos for certain days. Some days when everything is just crazy, the last thing I am thinking about is taking a picture, but on other days I might take a bunch. So when it comes to creating my weekly page I am faced with the dilemma of finding something to put on there. Now, is it cheating if I use a photo I already had? I think not. I have been known to look through my endless supply of flower photos, as long as the seasons match. Other times I find a picture on the internet, like I did with the movie we went to see. It works and I think it’s perfectly fine to do that, as long as the journaling goes with what you are using. Another approach would be to just journal for the day. I noticed that my kids always read everything I write on a page, it’s a big part of the memory making and just as important as a photo, don’t you think?

Here is my recent page on which I used a picture from the internet

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It looks okay, don’t you think?

The other thing I realized is that I have to approach the PL pages as I do regular pages, meaning I use embellishments just as I would on any other page. I try to treat every section of the page individually and yet keep the colors unified. Sometimes I use more than one photo for a day and I try to group them together and embellish that section. I think you can see what I mean

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Using that approach makes the whole project so much more enjoyable for me. There are so many cute things in the store, it’s hard to chose just one smile I have actually created a category in ACDSee called “365”. Everything that reminds me even remotely of PL will get tagged in there. It has made my life so much easier. I really love all the different pocket cards, sometimes I like to use bright colors, other times I am more in the mood for blending and muted tones. There is something for everybody.

Pocket Cards: 4×6 Vintage

Pocket Cards: Talk bubbles

How about these adorable banners?

Readymade banners: For Mom

Go check it out and remember, there is no such thing as cheating when it comes to creating your Project Life pages smile And the most important part is to enjoy the process!!

Anke

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