Project Life – December 2018

I’ve finally completed my 2018 Project Life album! Today I’ll be sharing my December pages, and next month I’ll be sharing pages from my 2019 album!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

The biggest and best story from December was the birth of my nephew, Gabriel – so naturally, I made the title page all about him! So excited to have a new addition to our family!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

You’ll see that this month, I made a lot of my journal cards rather than using printed ones – I found it easier to match colours this way! This spread was full of bright and busy photos, so I tried to incorporate more neutral/white space in my journal cards.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

I really loved making the journal cards on this spread! I used some plain white cards and just dressed them up with washi tape and washi stickers. I love how they all look different but still cohesive!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

Sometimes it’s easiest to go with a main colour theme on a particular page, which is what I did for each of the pages of this spread, picking up on elements in the photos.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

Yep, my page about New Year’s Eve is in the middle of my December pages! I usually try to present big events chronologically, but it didn’t quite work out with the pocket page configurations that I wanted to use, so I decided that it was ok to have this particular page out of order this time around!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

This was the first year since we’ve been married that we properly decorated for Christmas, so I thought that deserved a whole page to itself!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

This is my Christmas spread! I made one page for our celebrations with my family, and another page for our celebrations with Dannii’s family. I love how bright and joyful this spread is!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

This spread was all about the long weekend we spent in Melbourne. It was a little tricky to make these pages work together, but I think I achieved it by using fairly plain/neutral journal cards!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

I went with a kind of ‘rainbow’ theme for this page, using different Color Theory inks, a fun washi tape and making bullet points out of mini enamel dots! For the journalling, I made a list of some of the highlights of the trip – a much quicker and easier way of recapping an event than writing out a whole paragraph about it!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

I dedicated one page to the Escher x nendo exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria – it was a super interesting experience, and I’m glad we went! I tried to echo the theme of the exhibit in my journal cards and embellishments – I’m not sure that I succeeded, but I still really like the way this page turned out!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - December

My last page in my 2018 album features a review of the year – the entertainment that I enjoyed, some of the things we did, and the projects I made. The centre card is all about the really big things of the year for me. This is a tradition that I started back in 2016, and I love how it encourages me to look back on the past year and be grateful for all of the things I experienced!

And that’s it for Project Life 2018! I had a lot of fun documenting the past year, and experimenting a bit more with making my own journal cards. For 2019, I’m keeping the same monthly approach in a 9×12 album since that’s what really works for me. I’m really looking forward to documenting the year ahead!

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