Today I’m sharing the first pages in my Project Life album for 2019! As with last year, I’m documenting the year with monthly pages in a 9×12 album. My goals for this year’s Project Life are to focus on adding more thoughtful journalling and making more of my own journal and filler cards using the supplies in my stash – stamps, washi tape, and stickers.
So without further ado – here’s my title page for my 2019 album!
I went with a few of my favourite things for my title page – wood veneer, a 4×6 patterned card I’d been hoarding for a couple of years, gold foil embellishments, and pretty pastel colours!
My first January page features photos of our family New Years Day lunch and the story of how Dannii and I rang in the new year. I also added in a journal card with a little list of things I was doing in January – I’m planning to incorporate a similar list into each month of documenting this year, as a fun little record of what was occupying my mind and my time throughout the year.
This spread features two of my favourite stories from the month – the day we spent hanging out with my brother and his family, and Dannii’s and my fifth wedding anniversary!
I’ve not done this style of time-based journalling before, but it worked really well to tell the story of this day! There was so much to record and remember, so breaking the day up into three separate chunks made it easier to jot down the memories. I also included the score sheet for our game of Munchkin – I’m hoping to incorporate a bit more random life ephemera in my pages this year, so this was a good start!
On January 18, Dannii and I celebrated 10 years together, and 5 years married, so of course I made one whole page to record it! The journalling in the bottom left is taken from the post I made on Facebook commemorating the occasion – our anniversary is the one time each year that I get super sappy on social media!
We spent a lot of time with friends this month, and it was fun to document some of those meals and events in this spread! The journalling is all on cards that I made myself using washi tape and my trusty date stamp.
This last page just features a few of my favourite photos of my niece from this month, which my brother shared on our family WhatsApp group. Since I wasn’t there for these moments, I didn’t really have much of a story to tell – aside from what my brother relayed to me! I included a couple of choice quotes taken from his recounts, and I’m glad I added a tiny bit more context to these photos to remind me of what a character my niece is!
And that’s it for January! I was really excited to start my 2019 album, and I’m super keen to work on Project Life for the rest of the year, especially with these new goals that I’ve set myself for this year’s documenting! I hope you enjoyed that little peek at my album – see you next month for my February pages!