Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Project Life Tuesday-January Pages

For this Project Life Tuesday, I am sharing my January pages.  I am taking the monthly approach to Project Life this year.  This really has not decreased the amount of pictures I am including or taking.  It is just making it easier for me to pull layouts together because I do not have to worry about what week each picture fits into and do not really have to display pictures in date order.  This has made it MUCH easier for me.  Since this is all of my January pages, this post will be picture HEAVY. 

I am missing a few pictures, so I just have notes where the pictures will go once I receive them.  For some reason, they did not get downloaded with this batch of pictures, so I am waiting to get them from Snapfish.  All Pocket Pages are Design A unless noted below.  Also, I mainly am using the Cobalt Core Kit and the Cobalt Cardstock. If you have any questions about other supplies you see, feel free to ask.

Title Page Spread - Page 1 & 2

Close Up - Page 1

Close Up - Page 2

Pages 3 & 4

Close Up - Page 3

Close Up - Page 4
(This is the Pocket Pages-Design D with the last section cut off.)

Pages 5 & 6

Close Up - Page 5
(This is the back side of Design D - again with the last section cut off.)

Close Up - Page 6

Pages 7 & 8
(Page 8 is a 6x12 Page Protector, so you can see 1/2 of the page behind it. This one is by American Crafts as I do not have any of Becky's yet - though I plan to order some when they are back in stock.)

Close Up - Page 7

Close Up - Page 8

Pages 9 & 10
(Page 9 is the back of a 6x12 Page Protector, so you can see 1/2 of the page behind it.)

Close Up - Page 9

Close Up - Page 10
(This is the Pocket Pages - Design E.)
This page has a few pictures of Eli I took one day that I really liked but not all really had a "story" behind them.  I decided to showcase them as 3 mini layouts and on the 4th layout write about some things Eli was doing/starting to do in January.  I think this will be great to do each month so I plan to include this type of page monthly.  I did the same thing for Max, which is on the back of this layout.

Pages 11 & 12

Close Up - Page 11
(This is the Pocket Pages - Design E.)

Close Up - Page 12

Well that is all my pages for January. I am guessing this will be the only time I am done with my whole month on the Tuesday after the month ends as I return to work from maternity leave on Friday...but we will see. Also, I had a post about how I am organizing my Project Life supplies that you can see HERE.  As I am being kind of a minimalist with this project, if you have a lot of Project Life supplies to organize, you can check out these blogs that have some great ideas:


  1. LOVE all of your pages, Megan! I see you're in Nashville! Yay! Thanks for linking up on my blog! BIG hugs to you!!

    1. Thanks! It is great to see others in Nashville doing PL!

  2. Wow that was a lot to get done at once! Since you mentioned Snapfish, I am assuming you did a big order and got almost the entire month's photos at one time. How did you keep things straight as to what went where? I think I'd have that problem if I tried to do so many weeks at once. I did enjoy seeing how you used the Design E pages for Eli and Max. I have a couple of those and haven't decided how to incoroprate them.

    PS: All those little baby boy pictures are so precious, it was fun to see some similar poses and looks as the ones my six month old gives me.

    1. I actually don't really plan it out. I just export the pictures I want to a separate folder using Picasa. Then I determine which ones I want to be 3x4 by just kind of "eye-balling" it. I ended up with some leftover pictures that I didn't use but that is fine with me. I actually have planned out a few weeks at a time in 2011 when I did it weekly. Then I just drew a diagram of the page protectors and made a note as to what picture went where. And yes - I love my boys and the expressions they make as babies are so cute! Thanks for reading!

  3. Hi Megan! Your pages look great & I'm so inspired by how much you got done. Loved looking at your pages & what a nice surprise to get to the end and see you link to my blog about PL organization...Thank you so much! I love Leena over at Finding Nana too!

    Have a great week & can't wait to see more from you!

    1. Thanks Julie! I am sure my progress will decrease as I go back to work but I am hoping to keep it up. That is mainly why I did the monthly approach. I tried to keep up with it weekly last year and got most of it done but was updating about every 8 weeks or so.