When I started Project Life 10 weeks ago, sharing it wasn’t something I had decided on. As I went through the process, week after week, I became less and less inclined to do so. This Project has become a lot more than just, well, a Project to me. It’s the first time I have scrapbooked without feeling pressure. I know all you fellow scrappers know exactly what I mean. Pressure to measure up to the rest of the best. I do still love making layouts, but they’re not exactly “fun” anymore, when everything you put out there feels more like an audition than a craft.
PL has put the fun back in scrapping for me! I just love how it can be anything I want it to be. I love that scrappers everywhere have taken the pressure out of it, because of the nature of the commitment. I can honestly say that I sit here week after week creating a spread with no thoughts of comparisons, making sure everything is perfect and truly for the love of documenting our family’s everyday moments.
Enter my good friend, Sherri Funk. Sherri sent me a sweet message a few weeks back really encouraging me to share this project with the worldwide scrap community. I won’t get into all her (much too kind!) words, but there’s one thing I know about that girl – she doesn’t just say things for the heck of it. She only ever says what she means. And she convinced me 🙂 In the meantime, I made a commitment to myself that if it took the fun out of PL for me, or if I started worrying about every little thicker placement too much, I would stop sharing. I love this project so much, I don’t want it to ever be spoiled!
With all that said, here is my very first ever Project Life spread, from 10 weeks ago. I feel like I’ve already come a long way of learning from here, but I’ve got ten weeks to go back and share with you, and I’m proud of every spread.
I’ll be back with Week 2 on Monday!