At my crop this weekend I caught up on my Project 365 (P365) by creating layouts for the last 4 weeks. I will share P365 with you while it is still fresh in my mind.
P365 is based on a simple idea – document each day of the year by taking a picture of the day (POTD) and journaling about it. I started P365 in January 2009. P365 did not replace my scrapbooking layouts. I see it as a supplement to my regular scrapbooking. It captures the everyday things and moments that don’t always get captured in my layouts.
For 2009, I used Becky Higgin’s Project 365 Kit. It is basically a 3 ring binder album filled with divided page protectors. I just slipped my 4×6 photos into the sleeves and journaled on the provided journaling blocks. Here’s a week from 2009.
My son Colin was born early last year and I wanted to do a separate P365 for the first year of his life. My husband thought it was ambitious for me to do our family P365 but to do 2 different versions at the same time with a 2 year old and a newborn? He thought I was nuts! Sometimes Colin’s POTD was the same as our family POTD but most of them were different.
For Colin’s P365, I used divided page protectors and made my own journaling blocks. Each week I used different papers and embellies and I loved the more personalized look. Here is a week from Colin’s first year.
- album – We R Memory Keeper’s 12×12 Faux Leather 3 Ring Binder (affiliate link)
- photo sleeves – We R Memory Keeper’s 12×12 3-Ring Photo Sleeve Refills (affiliate link)
At the beginning of 2010, I made a resolution to learn digital scrapbooking. What better way to do that then to do P365 digitally? I wasn’t sure that I could keep up creating a different layout each week so I decided to take the template approach. When 2010 started I took my POTDs but still had to develop a template. Being new to digi and creating templates it took me a few tries and a few weeks to come up with this template. I decided to include one week’s worth of pictures and journaling on each page. Papers for my P365 are all from the same kit for continuity. At the end of the year I plan on creating a photobook with these layouts. Here are 2 weeks from this year.
blue and cream paper by Heather Roselli
stripe paper by Micheline Martin