so today, as promised, I am going to go over my plans and details to complete the #letscatchuponprojectlife challenge.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s video post I am currently 36 weeks behind, both from 2014 and 2015 albums. My plans are as follows:
Goal: To fully catch up on 2014 album and to reduce the number of missing/empty weeks in the 2015 album.
Dedication of Time: 2 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Due Date for this challenge: July 19th (3 weeks from now)
Why I want to catch up: Because it makes me happy when my albums are full of memories and up to date.
Motivation I need: It will only be harder to do if MORE time goes by.
CatchUpOnProjectLifePlan2_OlyaSchmidtI wrote out a plan, step by step on how exactly I’m planning on catching up on such overwhelming number of weeks. That way it doesn’t seem unrealistic and I can focus on one task at the time. At the end of this post you’ll find some printables I made scanned for you from my planner so that if my catch up plan and step-by-step guide work for you, you can print them for yourself and use as a starting point for your #letscatchuponprojectlife challenge. Just remember to play nice and not sell or claim these printables as your own, alright? Alright 🙂
I wanted to reflect on points 4 and 5 and show you how I interpret them.
For number 4, where it says to “sketch out blank templates for very week and leave space for the notes” here is how I did it. I drew squares on the grid side of the planner, leaving room for notes on the other, lined side of page.
As you can see I have two weeks already filled out (from awhile back as a blog post for my use of The Happy Planner from ‘me & my BIG ideas‘) but basically that’s the exact format I will be following for my week’s planning/note-taking/scrapbooking.
I like the three different check boxes (Planned out, Printed and Scrapbooked) under each spread (and there is two spreads per week, as that’s what one week in my Project Life album looks like), because the more little steps and organization of this process there is for me, the better.
And for point 5, where it says to “create folders on your iPhone/computer for every week, with week number and dates” this is what it looks like in my phone. Dividing LARGE amount of photos into weekly folders helps me feel less overwhelmed (and therefore productive) as well as see all the week’s photos at glance, making it easier to figure out what needs to be printed.
So that’s all for now, friends. Below you’ll find the scanned version of my title page, where I wrote out my #letscatchuponprojectlife state of things and mission statement as to why I’m doing this challenge, as well as step-by-step guide for this project. Just click on the photos to enlarge, then right click and save.
If you want to join me, I hope you use the #letscatchuponprojectlife hashtag and tag me on Instagram, so we could see each other’s progress and cheer each other on. *insert fist bump emoji*

#letscatchuponprojectlife plan + printables

4 thoughts on “#letscatchuponprojectlife plan + printables

  • June 28, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Girl, I haven’t even really started so how’s that for behind? haha. But the reason I am behind was because I had to figure out how I wanted to document. I knew weekly wasn’t going to work since most of the time I forget to a picture daily. I also knew that monthly wasn’t going to work because it didn’t have the flow I liked. So that didn’t leave much for ideas but I tried and tried (read searched pinterest) but I think I figure out a way for me to document. Now comes the hard part of catching up. haha.

  • June 28, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I gave up on doing weekly PL, but do want to go back and do monthly spreads. Hopefully I can do that soon. Good luck with your PL! Can’t wait to see your progress!

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  • January 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    If you want to do weekly but don’t have enough pictures just think of what you did. Television shows, movies, events, places you ate and find picturs on the internet to print. I also save different little nonsense things like favorite candy wrappers and other little things I like to put into slow weeks. You can also just use one page for a week instead of a two page spread.

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