Week 52 and I still love this project. ;)(click photos above to enlarge for a [somewhat] clearer image.)
It's like the end of an era. Except not really, because soon I'm staring Era #2, 2013 edition. I am so pleased that I stuck with this project for a whole year and invigorated to begin all over again.
I got a comment last weekend about how I always seem to be moving on to the next thing and don't enjoy the present. It bummed me out, not because it's accurate, but because I have certainly given off that air on the blog as I've wrapped up Project Life 2012. My job (blogging, making products and planning workshops) definitely requires a lot of "thinking ahead" and "looking forward." It's a habit of mine in my professional life to turn the calendar page early and look at the next week instead of the current week. (If I didn't, I would never stay on top of having a blog post up every weekday morning and I'd never be able to launch products on a seasonal time frame.)
But in my personal life, I really work to enjoy & treasure the moment. I love doing the activities presented on the blog or shown in our albums... much more than I love documenting them. I am sorry that I was rushing through the end of the year on the blog. In "real life" I am celebrating and enjoying this season so much. Having Paul home this year to celebrate with and expecting a little one is SUCH a joy and nothing I would ever take for granted or want to breeze past. :)
Annnd, moving on. I am still up in Sacramento and don't have access to my printer or the majority of my supplies. Photos this week were printed yesterday at a local drugstore and embellishments were sparse. ;) Surprise, surprise, I didn't take very many photos this week. It makes me smile thinking about how many more I'll be taking next year as we celebrate our first Christmas with the baby.
Two Christmas cards in the 3x4 slots and then 4x6 photos from Christmas Eve.
The top photo is one of my faves. I stuck my iPhone on the dashboard while we were driving up to Sacramento and then cropped it to 12x4 to fit into two 4x6 pockets. Pretty fun portrait of the two of us.
Left side has more photos from our quick trip to San Francisco and journaling about how much I loved seeing Les Miserables on Saturday.
The insert this week is my "best of 2012" page that I created for the Studio Calico Tips & Tricks column this month. Pretty fun to have a photo wrap up in the album. :)
You can see more photos and read more about my process with it over there.
And with that I bid a GOOD BYE to 2012. Thank you for some truly amazing memories. I am going to be including any relevant photos & stories from today and tonight in our 2013 album.
supplies / Paper Source circle labels, Studio Calico Project Life January kit, 3x4 jolly transparency and merry and bright ampersand stamp by Mer Tilton, Design A & Design F page protectors, I use a Fiskars corner rounder (it's not amazing, but it's lasted the longest of any corner rounder I've ever had). I am using a Zig Millennium 0.1 pen and Recollections glossy marker throughout this album.
Confused by Project Life? Start here. Have a question about how I am tackling this project each week (including questions about the quotes & photo printing)? Check here. See all my Project Life posts here.