Project Life: Week 4 and Organization

Thank you for stopping by my little blog!  When I shared my Project Life Organization, I had no idea that it would inspire so many.  I am truly humbled!  I recently did a complete overhaul of my craft area.  You can read about how my entire craft area is organized HERE!  You can also follow me on Pinterest HERE!  

I can’t believe that we are four weeks into 2012!  These last 4 weeks have flown by and I’m so thrilled to have them documented using Project Life.  I’m still loving this project, especially the stories I am able to document for our family.

This weekend I decided to do an entire overhaul of my craft area as it is a total mess and I’ve been having difficulty finding what I’m looking for!  It is a huge project and it isn’t anywhere near done but I will share a few photos of my desk and my project life station.

I knew that I wanted to have all my project life core kit components in front of me as I worked.  The above picture is a shot of my desk.  To give you a bit of an idea about the size of the desk, my album fits perfectly in the black area.  I bought this desk about 7 years ago from Pier 1.  It is similar to the desk from Pottery Barn and WAY cheaper.  Not sure if they still have it, but I’ve been really pleased with the quality.  It has been through 3 moves already.

This is the left side of my desk.  It holds this little white basket that I throw all the extras I want to possibly add to my pages.  Next to it is a little metal basked I bought from the dollar spot at Target.  It holds my adhesive, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, scissors, ruler & Crop-a-dile.

Next to the basket of tools sits this little box.  It is an old letterpress drawer that I’ve had for years.  I kept thinking that I would make a project out of it, but the drawers are pretty small. When I started looking at all my little flair buttons and chipboard pieces I knew that it would work perfectly.  I LOVE having all of these pieces right at my fingertips.  I have always believed that if you can see it, you are way more likely to use it.  This was definitely true this week as I used 9 items from this little drawer. I’m so excited to use my stuff.  Everything in this drawer, except for the flair buttons, are items that I have had for years!

The above picture is of my wooden box that holds all of my project life core kit components as well as my washii tape, gaffer tape, and office labels, etc. in the back. As I’m sure that you have noticed there are a lot of journaling cards and 4×6 inserts.  I actually had the original Project 365 kit that Becky designed for Creating Keepsakes many years ago.  I found this wooden box in my mom’s garage over 5 years ago and have been using it to store various craft items since.  I believe it is an old silverware box.  It fits all the core components perfectly!

I’m really happy with my PL set up on my desk.  Having everything out in the open and right in front of me made assembling this week’s pages faster and easier than ever.  So onto this weeks pages.  The picture below is a shot of my pages this week, not including the 6×12 insert I added to the middle.

This week I got some goodies in from a couple of Etsy shops, had a picnic with Chris at his office, and made 3 dozen giant brownies for a fundraiser that my sister held.  I love that these couple of pictures and journaling will help me remember those stories.  I also went and saw a movie by myself this week.  I wrote a review about it since it has a kid that is on the autism spectrum.  You can read that post here.

I wanted to add the picture of Hailey and the write-up that was featured on the “Character Counts” bulletin board at school.  I trimmed the picture to fit into one of the small journaling segments and added the red arrows to point to the write-up that I added into a 6×12 page protector.   The write-up wasn’t that big so I stitched right next to the paper & trimmed the page protector down.

The entire right side of my page this week is devoted to the cupcake fundraiser that I participated in last Wednesday. It was a wonderful experience and i was honored to be a part of it.  My sister organized this wonderful event and you can read about it here on her blog.

This was seriously one of the coolest events I have ever been involved in!

I’m linking up again this week with The Mom Creative and her Project Life Tuesday. If you are looking for more inspiration I definitely recommend checking out the people who link up with her.  I enjoyed visiting their blogs last week and seeing their stories!

I hope you have a great week!  Find a way to tell your story!

Make it a great one!


Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.