My Project Life evolution – how I used to do it

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Rain mini-album with Seafoam cards

Let’s start at the beginning.

When I discovered Project Life, I saw all these complicated systems  online (weekly spreads, a book for each child, this kind of thing) and immediately decided that was not for me.

I was interested in documenting on a regular basis, but not too much.

So I settled on monthly documenting, in a mini album that had to last the entire year.

Each mini album can take 80 10 X 15 photos, and the 3 X 4 ones fit in on the sides. So you’re looking at 6 – 8 photos every month, which I feel is more than doable.

There’s a thing to be said for boundaries (I love them!).

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Seafoam cards

I bought 3 mini albums and they lasted me 3 years – 2013 – 2015.

3 things I loved about the mini album:

  1. clear boundaries – if I overstepped my 6 – 8 photo a month rule, I’d run out of space
  2. suited my photo-taking style – about 98% of my photos are landscape
  3. really compact – a whole year documented was about 1.5 cm thick

The only reason I’ve stopped using the mini album is the expense of shipping to South Africa.

In fact, I ordered and had 3 albums shipped to a friend, and when she told me the cheapest price of shipping the albums to me, I nearly fainted.

It was very, very expensive (VERY!) and felt like just too much money, so my friend kindly returned the stuff to Amazon and I made another plan, which I will tell you about next week 🙂

Do you do Project Life? Which format do you prefer? Digital/ physical/ app? What size album do you like, and why?

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  1. Love my Project life – I do the 30×30 album which I have always loved – even way back in my student years I made my journals 30×30 which took a bit of effort but spoke to my joy side. I mostly do the traditional two pages a week but some weeks have more, and some have less. I let it flow.

    • Marcia Francois says

      That is a lot on a weekly basis – so glad you are able to make it work for you! You’re right – some weeks are lighter in content than others 🙂

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