{Free Printables and My Project Life 2013 approach}

A new morning

A new day

A new year.

A brand new year!

Hello 2013


A new year means new crafty resolutions right? ;)

Last year I did Becky Higgins Project life approach Digitally- documenting every month in a two page spread. I have most of the year finished, just havent got around to blogging it yet. (Click here for my last year’ posts)

For this year, I have a new approach to Project Life.

While doing it digitally was fun, I have yet to print my album. And now that my older one is a little older- 3 yrs+ I am pretty sure she will enjoy looking at the album in progress.

So this year I am doing the actual Project Life= album, page protectors and printing photos at home. I really want to use the Seafoam Kit by Elise Cripe, but it hasn’t hit the market yet.


But I am not doing it with a two page spread per week. That would be too much pressure for me to handle.

Instead, I am aiming to do about 2 or 3 page protectors per month. Maybe. A page will be done when it is filled, not when the week is up. And I wont share all pages on the blog either, just a few here and there.

There might be months with just one page.

And that’s ok.

My album is sitting on a makeshift table, a big card board box. Its the right height for the girls to look at and thats what this project is about. Them.

Its not just preserving the memories, its also the process of preserving the memories. And enjoying those memories at any time. Not just when I pull out the album and let them see it.

And this album is a family project this year.

yes family :)

I will be overseeing the album, choosing which page protector to use and what photos to use.

But- I have delegated the printing of selected photos to my husband. He LOVES photography (check out his photos here), and LOVES our new photo printer- so this has been fun already. I usually used to upload my photos to Costco and pick them up once in every few weeks, but printing the photos at home just makes this SO much easier!

And my little girl, this one here in the photo- she is in charge of rounding the corners (We use this *NEW* corner rounder by Fiskars). And she is good at it and its fun for her! They might not all be perfect but thats ok.


(I have had to tell myself and my husband that “It’s OK” a couple of times…)

I think it is more important that we get this done in a fun way- not that it is absolutely pixel perfect :)

Enough talk, now shall we move to how the cover page looks?


For the “2013″ card, I created the 2013 in Photoshop, and added a wood veneer that I had created for us saying “The Katti’s”

I then added two coats of Glossy Accents on top of the numbers to give it some gloss.


I also added some more wood veneer words and some sequins to some of the photos…


I added my last weeks Free Printable She/He Said card with some journaling. And called my cover page done.


On hind sight, I would not have done the Glossy Accents- it took too much time to dry and I had no patience for it..

But I am in love with this project already, and have filled a few pockets of the next page already!! Eeks, this is exciting!!

And here is a Free Printable for you all- the 2013 card. Hope you enjoy this one!


Click here to download the 2013 cards

 Want even more Free­bies? Read all pre­vi­ous Free Print­able posts by click­ing here

I am also join­ing in on the Project life Tues­day at The Mom Cre­ative! I love the energy they have there!


The Mom Creative
Link me up to your new albums!! I would love to stop by your blog and say hi!
Happy new year everybody!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

(If this is the first time you have heard about Project Life, go here to learn more)



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