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Friday
Feb172012

project life

i think i first heard about project life on ali's blog. then, i saw that elise and kelly were giving it a go this year and thought it looked really fun. sadly, the main page protectors were sold out, so i was going to have to wait for a while. but then kelly came to the rescue! she sent me a few page protectors, so i was able to go back and fill in january and get started on february. i love it so much already!! can hardly wait to see how the year unfolds. and i am especially excited to be documenting olivia's first year.

here is what i have so far for january:

it was fun to print off instagram shots in different sizes to add to the pages. and i'm always up for dipping in to my washi tape supply to pretty things up. i purchased the clementine core kit, but i'm also looking forward to using some of my paper supply, like that pretty aqua one from paper source.

i made these weekly title cards in photoshop after seeing something similar on katrina's blog.

thank goodness for my iphone! aside from taking daily shots with instagram, i'm loving taking screen shots of facebook, twitter and other apps. they are the perfect little size to print off and fit in the small pockets (although, that twitter pocket is a screen shot from the laptop). i'm also printing off tv show posters and book covers to remember what we were watching and reading throughout the month.

detail of an anthropologie price tag and gift card on top of patterns that i found online and printed off on card stock.

i need to find a better spot to take photos of my pages, though. my apartment is so dark in the winter.

i am completely in love with these printed off screen shots of pinterest. in LOVE i tell you.

project life is awesome. if you've been thinking about starting it, do it! you won't regret it. promise.

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and if you need more inspiration, i've been pinning pages that i like and i even made a little treasury on etsy of fun products to add to your book. enjoy!

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Reader Comments (10)

Such a GRRRRRRRREAT idea.

February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChanel

love this jodi. this is the first i've seen of project life. are you printing directly onto the mini cards or sticking the images on?

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrancesca

thanks, chanel!

francesca: i'm printing everything at home on photo paper. for the small pockets, i've just put two images on a 4x6 canvas in photoshop & then cut in half after printing.

February 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterJodi McKee

SO cool. i love how it seems like it's more accessible than other types of documentation, and how you've been able to print it at home to make it more immediate. i defintiely have to do this one day.

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterelizabetht

thanks!

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrancesca

Oh no. Another awesome version of this! I am going to get sucked in eventually.

Any advice/warning?

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

@maggie: just have fun with it! it really can be as easy/simple or as complex as you want to make it. i love collecting little cards, tags, etc., so this is a great system for me. and it's a great excuse to buy more washi tape! =)

March 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterJodi McKee

Darling blog. Love the life journal ...what printer do you use? I would love to print more from home, but my HP ink is so pricey and the pictures do not turn out so great. Love your blog, thanks for sharing.

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermichele

@michele: i have a canon MP470. the ink cartridges definitely add up, but it's worth the extra cost to me to keep up with the weekly documentation of project life.

May 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterJodi McKee

What an amazing idea! Can you please tell me where you found the page protectors?

December 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny DeMarco

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