Today I had an epiphany and forced myself to stop over-thinking my Project Life album.
My original plan was to grab an appropriate journaling card out of the box each day that would coordinate with my picture and the thoughts I wanted to get down. But come on...as good as that sounds because I do love to be all matchy-matchy...I know that there are going to be times when the box isn't handy and I put off doing it. So...when Jasper went down for his morning nap (or should I say non-nap) I laid out all the cards on the floor and went to town on getting them in my album.
Here's the order I laid them out in. The first 2 rows are all the cards that have lots of room for journaling, the third row are calendar or date based cards and the last row are all the cards that have lots of pre-printed verbage on them. I started in the top left corner and went down in rows grabbing one of each card. Put them all in the album and Voila! In under 20 minutes my album is well under way.
I know that there are going to be dates when what I want to journal about isn't going to match the card. That's ok. It's super simple to just switch out the card for another one that's already in the album. And no having to pull out the 5 separate boxes of cards to search for an appropriate one.
I'm happy with the start that I am off to. Love the way my album is looking and all the little details that in these first few days I have already captured.
I have missed scrapbooking like crazy these last 6 months. Though I wouldn't really call PL scrapbooking, it's fulfilling my need to play with pictures and pretty paper for now!