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.
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 😉
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 🙂
P.S. Be prepared for lots of talking with my hands, lots of “umm”s and some funky Canadian/Eastern European accent 😉