Question: Where have all the 8.5x11 albums gone?
I've been working on the first few pages of something new for me, something which in its planning I've been calling Sort Of A Project Life, and when I went to order an album, I couldn't find one. Anywhere. So if you know where they're all hiding, I'd be happy to hear from you. All suggestions welcome...I've come this far, I don't want to stop now.
I've actually come so far, now, with this thing I've been thinking of as Sort Of A Project Life, you could almost say I was on a roll. It begins like this:
and if you flip to the next page you'll find this:
and before you turn to the next page you might already have an idea about what there would be waiting. Because what I've done is go back to the beginning of the year and start putting my Me On Monday posts onto pages.
I've been playing about with ideas for Project Life for months now. I messed around making a few PL cards in Picmonkey, I gathered together the bits from kits I knew I had, I even bought a little green and kraft 6x6 album and various assorted page protectors. But I did nothing with any of it. Until I woke up one day recently knowing the look I wanted my album to have. Sort of clean, sort of simple. Sort of magazine page-y, ..
and Sort Of Project Life.
Now you and I both know it was never going to end up entirely simple. A couple of pages in and I was itching to add an embellishment here, more patterned paper there. I even threaded the machine with a new spool of navy thread. I stitched;
But I'm reining it in. I want to keep it simple. This is about enjoying using those Monday photos, and about going back and enjoying those Saturdays and Sundays and even about taking the opportunity to add an extra picture, or a quote, or anything else I might find on my desk. But I do need an album. Soon.
More next week, I hope. I have a bit of catching up to do!