i am no where near being caught up on my project life album.
but, i'm making a huge effort to wrap it up before the end of this year.
i have photos through the end of september already IN the album.
and i have my 'planning' out done through the beginning of october.
i worked out sorting through photos for the last three weeks of october yesterday,
and that was a HUGE task.
carnival. corn maze. halloween.
but i worked through & kept telling myself
'pick only what tells the story'
it's my little mantra i repeat while i'm working on my PL album.
'only what tells the story'
i say it to myself 100 times over.
it's a layered message,
reminding me to KISS.
ya know, keep it simple stupid.
a few months ago i was getting all bogged down in having everything perfect in my album.
it was wearing me thin, as well as my inspiration.
i LOVE seeing everyone post pictures of their happy mail..
but it makes me covet stuff i really don't need..
and because i'm a pretty simple, repetitive scrapper..
likely won't use anyways!
so, i tried to spend some time reconnecting to myself & my style.
sounds silly, i know..
but every once in a while i need a good swift kick in the kiester to remind myself i do this for me,
not for awards or recognition.
a 3x4 card that isn't 'just right' is NOT an issue in the big picture
and seriously, as long as it's telling the flippin' story, MOVE ON.
so anyways, with that mantra in mind,
i sat down & busted out a week each day last week.
monday i worked on my title page..
saturday i knocked out a bunch of stuff i needed to print
& yesterday i planned out the last few weeks.
i have two more spreads completed, but i figured i'd wait since there were always a TON of photos here.
|this was a week i was really struggling to pull it together. i felt like it just wasn't jiving for me. i muddled through it, reevaluated what the important pieces of the story were for us this week, and then took some stuff out, and added new stuff in. like the EW twilight cover? hello. has to go in. my entire family knows i'm a twi-hard, so they don't even flinch at my geeking out. (see the dude's drawing of a vampire for me early this year, proof enough?)|
|and here is the right side. tried to remind myself the STORY is what is important, the embellishments & titles are just MY artistic expression. get it down & get it done when the inspiration isn't there. |