Let’s Catch Up on Project Life (again)

heeeeeey guys!
Sorry for the crickets on the blog for the past 3 months(!). I’ve been super busy making and releasing my Paint Paper Studio app, traveling and sketching in Europe, launching my first online ‘Inspired Art Journaling’ class over at Big Picture Classes, working on 3 other classes, doing another #28days28paintings challenge and much more. Each of those things deserves its own blog post (to come) but for now, I want to talk about my “Let’s Catch Up on Project Life” challenge.ProjectLifeCatchUp_OlyaSchmidt
Just like last year, I am planning to sum all the time and energy I have into majorly catching up on both of my 2015 and 2014 Project Life albums. I know that scrapbooking should be fun in itself (and it is) and being “behind” is a discouraging word (and I agree), but personally, I like to be up to date, at least reasonably within the same month that I’m scrapbooking because a) my memories and details fade away the longer I put off documenting them and b) it stresses me out to see my album empty, my photos not printed, and my scrapbooking supplies unused. Many people are fine being months and even years behind, saying that it’s a never ending process and we should just enjoy scrabooking for the process of it, and that’s where I’m going to quote Amy Poehler to them “good for you, not for me”. I want to be organized and up to date because it makes me happy, so that’s why I’m issuing myself and anyone else who would like to join me, my own challenge from last year, #letscatchuponprojectlife.
I’m going to start by being completely transparent and honest (and a little embarrassed) and show you the state of both of my Project Life albums, from this year and last. Hopefully this will make for an impressive BEFORE and AFTER comparison videos after 😉

Let’s Catch Up On Project Life with Olya Schmidt: The BEFORE album from Olya Schmidt on Vimeo.

Tomorrow I will post my catch up plan, time frame and printables for you to use, if you’d like to join me in this crazy fun catch up challenge 🙂
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P.S. Be prepared for lots of talking with my hands, lots of “umm”s and some funky Canadian/Eastern European accent 😉

7 thoughts on “Let’s Catch Up on Project Life (again)

  1. Very excited to see your plan. I am in about the same place for 2015…I have been working on catching up, but still have a long way to go. (And I am not even going to talk about all my kids photos from when they were little that are waiting to go into books). I have already picked up a few tips from watching your video on this post. I too, am more comfortable when I am working in the current month. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I’m with you and joining in to catch up! I’m weeks behind in 2015 as well except I don’t have all of my memorabilia nicely organized into pockets as you do. Mine is pretty much in a pile 🙂 Making it a goal to get lots of pages done in the next month. We can do this!

  4. Loved hearing your accent! And also seeing how similar we are in our processes. I have just as much (if not more) to catch up on with Project Life so I definitely need to get on this! Thanks for being such an inspiration, Olya xx.

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  6. hi Olya!
    I confess that My situation is very critical!
    For the project life 2014 and 2015 i have only the photos divided for weeks on the pc.
    My albums are empty, my photos aren’t printed and my supplies scrapbooking are unused.
    And so i am thinking of organizing these two years divided for month and not for weeks.
    what do you think?
    thank you
    kisses from Italy
    Yaya ^_^

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