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This will be my fourth year doing Project Life. What in the world? I can’t even believe it. Have a look at my pages from 2012, 2013, and 2014. Things have changed so much over the years. I think, overall, my pages just get more and more photo heavy. More simple. Here is the BIG goal for 2015…..

I WILL NOT SKIP A SINGLE WEEK!! Even though this is my fourth year making these albums I have never ever accomplished this. Usually, I really start to fizzle either over the summer when my kids are home or towards the end of the year when I’m just feeling OVER it. Even if I have to hire a dang babysitter once a week to get it done, I will.

What will stay the same…

  • 12×12 format
  • mostly photos
  • by the week

What will change…

  • more photos of me and David and all of us together
  • monthly blogging
  • more quotes. not inspirational, just things we say.
  • more stories
  • more inserts and bonus spreads

I’m only going to be sharing my pages once a month. I sorta feel like I bombard this blog with pl stuff, and that is not what this space was ever supposed to be. I will still be completing weekly spreads, just sharing once a month from now on. It’s also to save time. That’s 40 less album photo shoots, 40 less uploading sessions, 40 less editing and cropping and exporting sessions, and 40 less blog posts to write. While I liked that these post were always “something” I could blog about. It’s just time to change it up. You’ll see weeks 1 – 4 on January 26th.

Anyway, I really want this to be my best album yet. I’ve even created a little incentive program for me to stick with it, which I’ll share with you soon. I (and you) can do this!

So up top there is my 2015 title page! Take note of the new background haha. Just some old barn wood. 2012 was white, 2013 was our coffee table, 2014 was some chippy white boards, and now this. I like that each year has a different background so I can quickly know what year a particular page was from if I ever come across my pages on Pinterest or on my site.

Happy memory keeping friends.

Products: We R Memory Keepers 3-Ring Album, scrapbook dividers, and 9 squares page.

Project life is a cool and simple form of scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins. To learn more click here. I create one spread per week to document our life. Here are all my pages from 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

  • Amanda Rose Zampelli - I’m excited for this! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I really love this title page! I can’t wait to see some more pages.
    xoxo,
    JessicaReplyCancel

  • Nat - LOVE this. I love the simplicity of it and how graphic the numbers are.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - Love it ! I will miss your weekly post on PL, but I totally understand the fact that you now prefer a monthly post. I have not started 2015 yet (catching up the last weeks of 2014 that I could not do at the end of my pregnancy). It will also be my fourth year of PL, and each year, I’m going more and more simple and kind of minimalist. So for 2015, I will not use a BH core kit. I decided to use some simple plain kraft (and maybe white) cardstock for journaling (yeah, I totally admit that I’m completely inspired by your albums !). Now, it’s time for me to improve my photos! Thanks a lot for all the inspiration Manda.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica W - I love seeing your pages, but totally get it on not sharing every week. And it does save you on photoshoots…I am doing a weekly setup this year for PL, but just can’t see sharing every single week on my blog.ReplyCancel

  • Azzari - Love your pages, and I really feel you on once a month sharing. I’m trying to figure out what is best for me as well. And loving the old barn wood!ReplyCancel

  • andrea - What a great title page Manda!
    I share my PL spreads as well once a month on my blog and I really like it that way. Especially because it saves time as well.

    To include more stories in my album is my number one priority for this year.ReplyCancel

Here’s week 47 + 48! In both of these weeks I used NO cardstock or fillers at all. I really think I might do away with them all together for 2015. It’s so nice to to not have to deal with anything but photos.

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Had to do another huge 12×12 on the left because of last week.

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Then on the right is a 9 squares page with snippets from the week.

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Then here is Week 48 which was Thanksgiving week.

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The weather was absolutely amazing on Saturday so I printed a big 8×8 of the gorgeous sky and cut it into 4. Then around it are pics of our loved ones, Dee-daddy asleep on the couch, and a pie I made.

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The right is more Thanksgiving photos. Love the little series of Ansley and her new cousin Ale.

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Products: We R Memory Keepers 3-Ring Album, Tiny Attacher, circle punch, date stamp, 9 squares page, Design B, BH paper source cardstock in cement, and I printed the 12x12s through WHCC.

Project life is a cool and simple form of scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins. To learn more click here. I create one spread per week to document our life. Here are all my pages from 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • rachel del grosso - That first spread…. you just make the nine square pages look OH SO GOOD!ReplyCancel

  • Gert - Your photos are so gorgeous you really don’t need anything more for gorgeous PL albums.ReplyCancel

Both of these weeks I just didn’t take that many photos. It was probably due to the WAY over documenting of the week before! Haha. My go-to for when I don’t have much material to work with? 12x12s!

Here’s week 45 with Design E on the left.

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Big ole 52 project print on the right.

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Week 46! All dedicated to the Ansley/bike story.

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I just copy/pasted that entire blog post and printed it on cardstock!

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And there we have it friends. The laziest way to do PL, but still totally worth it.

Products: We R Memory Keepers 3-Ring Album, Tiny Attacher, circle punch, date stamp, Design E, BH 6×12 page (can’t find the link),  paper source cardstock in gravel, and I printed the 12x12s through WHCC.

Project life is a cool and simple form of scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins. To learn more click here. I create one spread per week to document our life. Here are all my pages from 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Hey guys! Finally getting around to posting about week in the life. Here, here, and here are the images, and below is how I incorporated those images into my PL album. Love the way this whole project turned out. Definitely lost steam towards the end, but I’ll be doing it again for sure.

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Left side is Design E. Each day got an entire Design G page. I used an index tab to label each one. So on the right is half of Monday’s images….

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…and on the back are the rest. Each front side was the am pics and the back the pm. I used a time stamp on each picture.

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And the end page is another Design E. Simple and priceless documenting.

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I made a little week in review card where I journaled about the stuff we did.

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Love the way the tabs look!

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And a little sneak of some fabric I’ve been dyeing…………

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Products: We R Memory Keepers 3-Ring Album, Tiny Attacher, circle punch, date stamp, number stamp, Design E, Design G, 1 inch index tabs, sewing machine, and paper source cardstock in paper bag.

Project life is a cool and simple form of scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins. To learn more click here. I create one spread per week to document our life. Here are all my pages from 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • rachel del grosso - OH my. this is so so so good! I’ve seen a lot of design g work that i’m loving and I may just have to buy some finally!

    this is just gorgeous, Manda. So perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Wilson - Love the simplicity and I LOVE the way you used the tabs for the different days. Love that you just use what you’ve got and keep it so simple and beautiful. Always such beautiful photos as well.ReplyCancel

  • Tonia Grant - Absolutely love it! I love the idea of the tabs for the different days adn the time stamp!ReplyCancel

So, week in the life started this week. For those of you who don’t know it’s basically a week out of the year where bloggers/photographers/scrapbookers document their everyday week with photos and words. I’m giving it a go this year. It’ll be cool to look back on, and I’m having fun so far!

As I wrote about yesterday, I really REALLY need more photos of ME! I took a selfie today while I was eating lunch. It’s raining here in TN, my kids are at school, no plans to go anywhere till later….so top knot and hoodie it is. Cozy time.

About my WITL – I’m keeping it super simple, as usual, with my spreads. Photos and a time stamp.

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  • Rachel del grosso - Girllllllll. You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Seoul - Definitely my WITL inspiration. Photos + a date stamp! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - Can’t wait to see how your album will turn out ! It will be amazing for sure. I’m planning to do my WITL next week (end of holidays here, so go back to the daily routine).ReplyCancel

  • andrea - so so good! That photo of you is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Winnell - I always admire your spreads and photos in general. Like you I need to get in more, and have started. They may or may not make the album though haha.ReplyCancel