Thursday, January 1, 2009

Project 365

After mostly finishing Ali's December Daily project (I'll post photos as soon as it's all done), I discovered another scrapbooking project that I'm going to do all next year- Becky Higgins Project 365. The concept is to simply take a photo each day of *anything* in your life (house, something at work, something you did that day, current book you're reading, your left pinky toe- whatever) and put it into a simple album with a little bit of journaling to describe it. At the end of the year, you have this massively cool cross section of your life documented.

Instead of buying her kit, though, I decided to make my own. Nothing against her kit- it looks lovely and is a great value- but I wanted to do something with paper and items I already had at home and in some different colors than the ones in the kit. I purchased the 4x6 photo pages for a 12x12 album (both are 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week) and put all the journaling cards in place so the album is all ready just to slide photos in and write.





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20 comments:

Donna said...

Looks good. I did purchase the kit, but may end up doing this next year. Thanks for sharing. Don't you just LOVE Hobby Lobby!

Melissa said...

Are those the small journaling blocks in the last picture? Those are cute and I never would have thought to put them together that way. I also bought the kit, but may do my own next year, too.

Karen W said...

Wow, you are all set for the year. You did a great job putting the kit together. I will drop by and check on how you are doing on this 365 Journey.
Feel free to stop by my blog and check on me when you have time.
http://karenandpat.spaces.live.com/default.aspx
May the Force be with You

Anonymous said...

Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the journaling blocks?

ccolopy said...

Cool! Looks great!

Stacey said...

Wow! I love it! I ordered the kit this year, but may try making my own for next year.

Rhiannon said...

I love your kit!!! What is the brand of the paper you are using?

Rhiannon
Conway, Arkansas

surfmomma4 said...

wow that looks great..did you make the journaling cards? If so did yu just draw lines on patterned paper..they look so cool. I'm putting you in my favorites..)smiles)..I think your very inspiring..have a great day

Luann said...

Wow it looks great! I am doing my kit in digi format butt I may share this with my mom and sis who wanted kits but did not act fast enough.

BeeBopp23 said...

Hi! Found you on Becky' blog and thought I'd come have a looksy. I've been wondering about an alternative for the 365 kit would be and I think you have a good idea for it! Thanks for putting this out there!!!

The Dutton's said...

I have been looking for the sheet protectors to make my own also-what is the brand? We don't live anywhere near a Hobby Lobby or anything for that matter, so I wanted to find some online-Any information would be great!

Sara said...

I love what you did with the project! I'd like to know the dimensions on your journaling blocks too if you don't mind sharing. I'm doing the "365" without a kit & need to put something together. TFS!!

scrappymommyof3 said...

Your kit looks great! Good job on making it yourself!

ElleSquared said...

I used the very same layout for my 365 (didn't get the kit either) and oddly enough, the exact same paper! Bought the paper at HL several months ago and decided it would make a nice cohesive look for this project. I haven't been able to get my page protectors yet, I'm waiting until they go on sale again, but I can't wait to put it together.

jediflame said...

To those who left comments and questions, I have created a Q&A post to try to answer them all- http://scrappyjedi.blogspot.com/2009/01/project-365-qa.html.

Heather Bares said...

this looks great! Love all of those colors together!!!

99Wildcat said...

Your kit looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Wow! That looks great! I never thought of making the small journaling cards fit two to a pocket. Hmmm....clever!

A fellow 365'er
thebroekerbunch.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Such a great idea. I'm planning to make some of my own and download some of Becky's. Great idea. I was just at HL today, love the 50% off sales!!

Good luck on your project and wish me luck, too.

connorandmaddiesmom said...

wow what an awesome Idea. I am doing this for 2010. did you make the journal cards? thanks