This was my first year doing Project Life and I've learned some things about my style and how to simplify my process. For one, I need to be flexible. I'm not designing pages for a company. My pages don't have to look professional. I'm not a professional. I'm doing the best I can. Companies aren't sending me their latest products for free to make layouts, so I advertise their products for them. (Frankly, I couldn't handle the pressure). They're working. I'm not. This is my fun hobby.
That said, I've compiled a list of basic tools and supplies I will be using this year. Nobody is paying me to discuss these things with you. I'm not a professional. ;) ha.
This year I am using this album again. You true followers know I started off using the white signature binder from Becky Higgins. I love the white, but I should have known it would get dirty. I switched over to We R Memory Keepers' black album when I couldn't stand it anymore. I will say that I prefer the quality of the rings in the Becky Higgins' album. The We R Memory Keepers' rings don't keep the pages secure. Annoyingly, I've had to put the pages back in the rings multiple times. I might have to find a black, Becky Higgins' album...
I am using Design A pocket pages mostly this year. I prefer that layout, but I will probably be including inserts again this year when need be. I have plenty of inserts left.
I have a few core kits I'm using, but the Midnight Edition is my favorite. I love the color scheme.
I've talked about this before, but it's worth repeating. I am using Pilot's razor point extra fine tip pens for journaling. They're my favorite. They're great quality pens.
I am using Close to My Heart's archival black ink pad because I've had it forever (since I was a consultant a few years ago). I love stamping on my layouts. I have a kabillion stamps.
I have several roller date stamps (I expanded my collection this year), but my favorite roller stamp is this one with the days of the week on it.
Finally, I love tiny alphabet stickers to use on my album. These Tim Holtz in black are a favorite. I found some similar ones in the dollar bins at Joann's. They're awesome, and the price tag can't be beat. ;)
If you're interested in an easy way to keep your memories, this is your answer! (Truly, I'm not being paid. ;)
See more of my 2014 book here.