Hello there! I'm in the mood to be thinking about December and as part of my preparations I've created this printable to list my events happening in December. I usually do this to assist me in planning my December Daily foundation pages. I thought I'd post it here for you to use too if you'd like! Enjoy!
Welcome to a new year everyone! I hope that 2019 has kicked off well for you and your family. There's been some chilled out holiday and some birthday celebrations for us before my husband landed himself in hospital for a week. He's home again now and we wait to find out where to next.
Anyhoo, after sharing my 2019 Memory Keeping Tracker on instagram there have been some requests for generic planners for people who are working on past years and also working on monthly albums.
I'm linking here to my weekly trackers for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for you.
My Project Life Type A planner template is here.
And just below here, I am attaching generic monthly and weekly memory keeping trackers. Enjoy!
Merry December everyone!
Yep, it's been mighty quiet around here I know. Most of my memory keeping sharing now happens over on instagram here but today I've got something to share with you.
Part of me feeling on track with my Project Life for the last few years has included my memory keeping tracker. I've updated it ready to go for 2019. There are two versions. One with labelled tick boxes and one without. Feel free to print them off and enjoy them for your own personal use. I'd love you to tag me if you end up using them!
I use these trackers in conjunction with my Project Life planner which can be downloaded a few posts before before this one. :)
I might see you over on insta, or who knows, perhaps I'll post more here in 2019! ;)
After some chatting on the Project Life Australia Facebook Page, I went live on Instagram to talk about how I manage my Project Life workflow, when I'm up to date and also when I'm working backwards. I have recently extended my use of Lightroom from just editing and catalogue management to creating smart collections and quickly creating drag and drop templates. This enables me to quickly export my photos for the week ready to print. It has been revolutionary for me.
Remember that this is a very basic video recording from an instagram live so it's not great quality, but there's lots of information here for you if you're interested in that kind of thing!
Let me know if you have any questions! x
Hi everyone! It's a new year and for me, that means getting organised to help me for the next 365 days!
One way that I have kept on top of things (mostly!) this year has been through using my tracker. I have this and my page planners on a clipboard which makes it easy to see where I'm up to.
I've created a tracker for me again this year which I am sharing for your personal use. You can download the file below.
I share most of my memory keeping projects over at instagram as @beckholdermemorykeeping
I'd love to see you over there! xx
The gorgeous Kellie Winnell has launched a project for October, encouraging people to engage in a personal project or activity for 31 Minutes (or more!) a day for the month of October. I love this idea and will be trying to put a routine in place for myself.
Some ideas I have for me include
I recently shared the above photo on instagram and had several people ask me where I found the template. It's just one that I put together to heklp me in planning my layouts. Because I print off site, I often plan out my layouts and so knowing what will go where helps me when working on pages weeks later than they happened (and sometimes years later but that's ok!). It also means that I don't print photos that I don't need which saves a little money too.
So here's the document. I stick to Type A page protectors. When I add an insert I hand draw that on the planner page or I pop it on top on a post it note. It works well.
For my free memory keeping/project life tracker, click here.
It's a new year and for me that gets me excited about establishing routines and ways that I can keep organised for the year ahead.
Last year I did so very little Project Life.
While I am not freaked out about keeping up or having so much to do, it does make me a little sad that I wasn't able to make time for myself to do this hobby that I love and so value. I'm committed this year to making time for me and also to working backwards to getting our stories told.
I've realised that the years where I managed to stay on top of things, I planned my pages. This helps me to not print photos that don't get used, to know that every pocket is filled and where my journaling cards will go. It also means for me that when the photos are in my hand (I usually print my photos at the shops) that I know exactly where they need to go when I'm home.
Occassionally I print my photos at home, and when I do so I find that I don't need to plan my layouts, but when I need to chose photos to print off site I find that planning my layouts works best for me.
Another way that I have simplified my process this year is by pre-filling my entire album with the weekly card and 3x4 cards. I stamp the dates and write the week number on a 4x6 card and love the consistency of this throughout my albums since 2013. I have added the 3x4 cards with a mix of journal and graphic cards. I am well prepared to change them as needed, but it's a good start for me and already I find that I am going to my album during the week to write directly onto a card. It's been so great. The kits I am using this year come from my stash. I am committed to using what I have and also to sharing my stash and my love of Project Life! There will be LOTS of Coral kit with a little Happy and Better Together edition thrown in.
In order to keep up and to work backwards, I have created a Memory Keeping Tracker that you can see below. I have created one for 2015, 2016 and 2017 as these are my albums that need attention is small and super big ways! Beneath this photo there is a link that you can click on which should allow you to download my Memory Keeper Tracker. Free for your personal use! I'd love to know if you've downloaded it and if you've found it helpful by leaving a comment below or tagging me on my instagram @beckholdermemorykeeping where I share all things Memory Keeping!
*** file updated 14/1/17 for end of 2016 ***
I hope that you find some ideas or help from this share! Happy Memory Keeping to you!
Hi everyone! I'm back with days 5 and 6 for you tonight.
Day 5 is all about the things that we were grateful for on that day (Toby couldn't decide) and also what happiness is... there was crafting, reading and laughing over us dancing on a Jib Jab clip.
Day 6 saw us getting a bit crafty. It was really lovely to have the time to do this with the kids. Tilly is natually more crafty than Sam and so we used to spend lots of time creating together. As she's been at kinder this year, that has slowed down a little at home... but having their work in my albums is very special to me. And I love to look back over time and to see what has changed and what stays the same. I love their Santa Koala's- one of our favourite Christmas books to read here.
All the joy! I LOVE how this spread has come together.
Today is all about our church family service. It is something that we do really well. There is an energy and enthusiasm around the place on this day that is unique to the community service. The kids from church and the programs that we facilitate throughout the week come together to perform and run the sercice. It is VERY cute! There is then a celebration- crafts, food, jumping castle, games... it's lots of fun.
Today's layout is all Ali's kit with the little exception of the numeral 4 which comes from Heidi Swapp's Documenting December kit and the 'celebrate the season' stamp. I cut down some of the 6x8 pages into 2x2 squares and also got into the packaging box and cut that down too! :) I played for a little while with the layout to get it to how I wanted it. I stamped 2 of the Messy Circle stamps on white cardstock and adhered them to the typed paper. The green stickers are placed off of centre on the red paper.
How is your project going?
I'm Beck! :)