In the interests of full disclosure I should tell you now, before we start, that I have an unopened Project Life album sitting on my desk.
I have always said that it wasn't for me, that Project Life thing. I've always said that although I'm completely fascinated by the posted pages I see, I could never imagine myself committing to that level of detail.
But, at the end of this summer (as a result of something I started doing at the beginning of this summer), I felt myself moving in a Project Life-ly direction. I had made a promise to myself (and maybe to future grandchildren or any other interested party) that I would start taking more photos of me. Sucked in by the selfie? A little. So I started posting these pictures as "Me On Monday", which has now taken on a life of its own. And then, to accompany "Me", I started taking a few more observational pictures, i guess you could call them, photos of little things which illustrate my life right now.
Which means that I have lots more pictures on my phone, all queued up waiting for their moment.
That's what I enjoy about any kind of day in the life project: you have a record, in as minute a detail as your heart desires, BUT you also have a stand alone collection: a huge selection of photos to scrapbook any way you choose. They are "stock" photos, really: a bank of pictures to be turned to when you need an illustration, an image, something, anything, to go with a story.
Almost everyone's week in the life at some time features a Starbucks mug, or a lunch of soup, say, and that photo looks good, sits well, in a divided page protector But that picture - go on, print out another copy - is also there to be grabbed when you want to do a page about, let's think; "autumn" or "cosiness" or "eating with friends". Know what I mean?
On this layout - which is me moving towards Day In The Life, on my way to more month by month pages, ending maybe with some kind of Project Life - I used a Me On Monday "stock photo". Scuffing up my shoes in the grass as I think? It's reflective and it gave me a starting point for the colours.
With this is mind, I'm going to print out a little pile of my "stock". I hadn't intended to use many of them for scrapbooking, but when the glue calls..
Mind if I ask for your take on taking it once, using it twice? would you? do you? reprint or reuse a picture in a different context? I'm interested.