Project Life Pages

2012 Blog in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 99,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Project Life Pages

2013 Primary Color Printable Cards for Project Life

4×6 cards too! 2013 Primary Cards

Read a great blog entry on project life today by gluestickgirl. My favorite bit of wisdom was her “what to do when you have too little/too much” for the week:

  • help! i have too much / not enough to fill my week – what now?

there are times when i’ve come to the end of the week and realize – oh man. i’ve got three phone snaps and one photo taken with my camera and i didn’t save anything. ACK.  here are some of my favorite places to dig up filler material : 

facebook / twitter. yours. your spouse’s. your kids. your friends. you might find photos, song lyrics, hilarious quotes, a happening you totally forgot about.

the recycling bin. the packaging from your kid’s favorite snack. a cool magazine cover. a menu from a take out place. yet another math worksheet. there might be something awesome in there that you recycled without even thinking about it.

take a few photos. i won’t tell. 😉 maybe this is the time to take a couple photos and tell the story of your morning routine / your family’s favorite recipe / the hoodie your son won’t take off / what your daughter’s bedroom floor looks like / your favorite framed print.

screenshots. capture websites your family visits frequently. your favorite online shops. an email from a friend.

ask your family. they might have a fun story from the week, or photos they took with their phone or camera.

the news. add in local and world events. sports scores from your favorite team. an article that caught your eye.

check your calendar. whether it’s electronic or paper based, i’m guessing you probably have something to keep track of appointments, pick up times and dates. copy that for the week and add it to your album.

and on the flipside – we all have the weeks where TOO MANY things happened. holidays, special occasions and trips tend to leave you with a zillion photos and stories to tell. so how are you going to fit it into your weekly spread?

focus on the special event. the everyday is… well, routine. leave out all but the most important parts so you have lots of room for photos and stories from the event.

plan to scrap the special event instead. i do plenty of tradition scrapbooking along with project life, so many times i feel comfortable putting just a photo and a couple details into my PL album, since i know i’ll tell the story more completely on a scrapbook page.

add another page protector. if you simply can’t leave anything out, add an 8.5×11 or divided page protector so you have more room to tell the story.