After commiting to a much simpler approach to Project Life for this year, one of the things I have found that helps me keep caught up is to get a jump start on my pages mid-week. I complete my weeks Sunday-Saturday so I try to do this on Wednesday or Thursday. The first thing I do is go through my phone and decide which pics I want to go ahead and use and print those up. I use about 99% iPhone pics and I print at home. I freely admit that if I didn't print at home, I would never, ever keep caught up! I use the collage feature on the A Beautiful Mess app to print my pics and can easily print a 4x6 with 2 pics on it. After printing my pictures I go through my PL card stash and decide on which ones I may end up using. I use both a combination of b&w and color pics and the same goes for the cards I choose. Here is a quick shot of what my pages start to look like after a 10-15 minute mid-week jump start:
Since I am using b&w pics along the middle row, that is where I am using the color cards and then the opposite applies to the other rows...color pics with b&w cards. By Wednesday or Thursday I usually have the left side pretty much completed and have the cards in place for the right side. All that is left to do at the end of the week is to add the rest of my pictures, create a journaling card and add a few embellishments. I know myself and if I fall too far behind I will never get caught up so it is important to not miss a week, that was one of the main reasons I went simpler this year, it was taking way too long to get my pages done!
To help you get a jump start on your pages this week (or to help get caught up!) I am offering a free printable sheet of 6 cards that I designed that I used in the spead above! Just click on the link to download the PDF
If you use the cards, I would love for you to tag me on IG or FB (@marthabonneau) so I can see how you used them! A couple of tips if you haven't used printables before, I print on smooth white cardstock and ensure my printer is set to the best print quality. Easy peasy...then just cut them out and round the corners if you like and done! These cards are for personal use only, feel free to share the link to this blog post but please do not offer for re-sale and please credit me or my blog if you blog about them...thank you & xoxo!