Well, since I just started digi-scrapping in June, I didn’t have a project for 2009. Didn’t even really know such a thing existed until December when people were talking about how they didn’t complete the P365 for 2009. For those not in the know, generally speaking Project 365 consists of taking a picture daily of every day things so you can have a record of what day-to-day life is – at least that is my understanding of what P365 is. I think the number of layouts can vary though because I saw some people talking of doing a daily layout for their picture but also a weekly recap of the daily photos. The latter seems infinitely more do-able but I am doing neither. I know myself and can’t possibly remember to take a photo every day. I would have failed by day 1 really as I have no pictures of New Year’s Day – we did nothing so there was nothing to photograph. So a Project 52 is one layout a week for the year and no daily picture requirement.
I had been considering doing some sort of project but nothing had really struck me until I saw a post at DST about a P52 at My Life and Scrap (MLAS). I had never been to that forum before (although I have undoubtedly shopped there!) but I headed over to read about it. Since I won’t be able to do it justice, I will just copy the challenge text – it is called My Life IN Scrap.
I am your hostess for Project52 - My Life IN Scrap. Every Friday I will provide you with a prompt to inspire you to scrap about YOU.
What is My Life IN Scrap? Well think of it as a biography of you IN scrap. Journaling will be the largest focus of this challenge. Since I love genealogy; I jumped to host this challenge. I hope you will join me.
I would love that at the end of the year - that each of you can look back and see that you have given future generations a biography of YOU. I think it would be one of the greatest gifts to give your family. I know that I would have loved to have something like this from my Mom.
Doesn’t it sound cool?? I am not sure why this appeals to me so much but I am really drawn to it so I went ahead and signed up. I really like the forum so far – the comments are great and everyone seems super friendly. Just what I needed – another site! Anyway, one layout a week seems like something I can do, even during tax season. Based on my lessons learned in 2009 – the first layout for the project – I definitely need to keep scrapping. The other fun thing is that I don’t have any kits from MLAS which gives me the opportunity to use one of the (many, many, many) kits I have acquired but not used. I will inevitably buy some kits from there but I am being extra picky now since I am running out of space on my scrapping hard drive and am already having to move my layouts to make room.
There are so many poignant and thought-provoking layouts already. It is sort of a different take on scrapping as I have seen it. The focus is most often kids and the pages seem to center mostly around big events, holidays and vacations. Just getting insight into the women as people, people who have struggles, problems, sadness and joy just like you is really special. Go check it out if it sounds interesting. And join in – how often do you scrap about yourself??
Here is my week 1 layout.
I forgot to credit this kit - it is Root Beer Float by Shelleyrae Designs.