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Project Life | Months Behind & My Catch-Up Process

Happy Friday! I almost considered taking this entire week off from blogging, but last night a post idea came to me while I was working on my Project Life pages from the last two months. I didn't notice it before, but I really do have a system for catching up when I'm behind, and while these 8 or 9 weeks of pages might not be my best spreads from the year, they'll be done in the way Beck Higgins intended for Project Life to be done - quickly. 

I almost prefer working on several weeks at one time because I feel like it taps into my creativity a little more, and it takes a little longer than a single two page spread. Which is how I love to create. I love to sit down and do several of the same project at one time (or an entire mini album). 

My process for doing a large amount of Project Life layouts goes like this:
  1. Determine which pictures go to which days for each week (sometimes I do this while making my notes throughout the week)
  2. Sketch my spread and determine photo placements
  3. Print and place photos
  4. Add Project Life cards
  5. Journal
  6. Embellish (optional)
Sometimes when I have the time, I print out my photos and I stick them in the pages and leave them there for several days before I do anything more with them. Sometimes I place all my cards and leave them for a few days and come back to make sure I'm okay with how it looks.

For this particular catch-up, I tried to use up a lot of my Studio Calico stash, so I set those cards out on my desk and while flipping through them, if I had a particular card that went well on a particular spread I'd stick it there. I tried to do one spread at a time, but usually ended up placing cards all over. I double check to make sure that all the pockets on every spread was full before I put my cards away.

My planner pages came from a blog that is no longer, but I'm working on creating a set of my own printable planner pages to offer to my readers.

I hope that you found this post helpful, at least a little bit. If you do something different (like select your cards first, or embellish before you journal) I'd love to hear about it. 

Have a great weekend!


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