Happy New Year! This has been one of the most low key New Year’s I think I have ever had. I wrote out goals and plans for the upcoming year, put Christmas decorations up and cooked dinner which included the traditional black eye peas..for Good Luck in the New Year! This low key attitude is exactly how I will be documenting and scrapbooking my year. I have been using the Project Life system since 2011 to document and scrapbook our lives. Last year the entire project just fell through with the crazy schedule I had. It became too much and I feel so sad that I didn’t document the year like I wanted. So this year I had decided to document and scrapbook on a much smaller scale. For documenting the everyday, when it’s just journaling or a tidbit about the day, I am using this new index card system by Tisa’s Creations. I purchased this at a craft show this year. Inside this clear plastic box is an index card dated for everyday. There is room on the front and back for journaling and she left enough room in the box to add bits and bobs such as pictures and movie tickets as part of the documentation. I was completely inspired by Paige Taylor’s Dec. Daily where she used Heidi Swapp’s Memorydex. I see this index card system looking and feeling very similar. Little bits of memories and crafting all in one index card system.
Now for the not so daily events such as holidays, birthday parties and anything that I want to complete a full page on, I’m using a much smaller scale scrapbook. I’m using a 6 x 8, 3 ring binder.
I’m not crazy about this introduction picture hahaha, we all look a little weird is how my daughter put it. It’s taken with a selfie stick after Christmas dinner. We had crackers that had mustaches and jokes in them, but this year is all about not taking life too serious and enjoying the moments. This week I picked up a new set of Project Life, personally I did not need ANYMORE journaling cards, but I love this Dear Lizzy set. It is full of Pinks, Greens, Redds, confetti, sparkles, typewriters, snail mail… JUST PERFECT!
Here’s to documenting 2016, Let the FUN begin! Rebecca