One Little Word 2018: April

Yes, I know it's been a while since I updated this blog! I've been posting most of my layouts on Instagram which is so easy and haven't made the time to do any posts. I'm starting up again with this post, and hope to share some previous layouts in the next few weeks.

This year I'm participating in One Little Word, a project started by Ali Edwards. (You can find out more about the project here.) This is my first time doing it and like most projects, I started out motivated and completed the January prompts. Then February and March came, which ended up being very busy months for me and I didn't work on it. But at the end of March, I picked up where I left off and have completed the February and March prompts. I will be working on April and May together this month.

Project Life 2018: Week 4

Paislee Press just released a new digital kit called Messy Beautiful and I am slightly obsessed with the pretty color palette. There were also photo templates in this release which made it super fast to put together the spread for this week.

Project Life 2018: Week 3

I just finished taking the Day By Day class at Studio Calico, which was all about pocket page scrapbooking and picked up some useful tips. One of them was a reminder to journal because the words can tell the stories that the photos can't. So for this week's spread I found myself journaling a lot and writing down the little stories that made up our week.

Project Life 2017: Week 37

I've got several weeks from 2017 that are partially done (photos and a few journal cards selected) and just sitting on my desk. This weekend I spent a half hour finishing this one up. I had purchased the Stuff zine from LifeLovePaper last year and was inspired by the pretty colors and shopping theme to use it in this week's spread.

Project Life 2018: Week 2

In an attempt to not get too far "behind" this year in my Project Life album, I am going to try to do the previous week's spread during the current week. So far, it's been working. I finished Week 2 last week and am working on Week 3 this week. But it's only January and there are a lot of weeks to go!

For Week 2's spread I used the Summit Documenter kit from Studio Calico. I liked the bold colors and adventure theme.

Project Life 2018: Week 1

I am excited to start a new Project Life album for 2018. Even though I have plenty of gaps in the previous year's album, I'm not worried about it and I have no issue with starting with what's current. I know I'll get to them in time...

I really love this time of year. The hope and optimism that I am feeling carried over into this week's spread. Over half of the pockets have to do with goals and related themes!

2018 Creative Goals

2017 was a great year for me creatively. I was invited to work on my first creative team (Paislee Press), I made way more projects than I ever have in one year, and I saw my style evolve and grow into something I finally liked.

I love the new year and goal-setting, and I'm excited to share some of my memory-keeping goals for 2018.