Friday, February 12, 2016

Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style #14

Hello everyone! Happy Friday to you! I can't believe we've already made it around to Friday again. Time just keeps flying by!

Today is my day to be featured over on the Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style blog. I'm taking a little break from my granddaughter's first year album and I thought I would share my week one layout from 2015. Yes, you read that right - it's not a typo - 2015! More on that after I show you the sketch and my card.

 (This is only the left hand page in a double page spread for this first few days of 2015. I'll have the companion page up in a couple of days!)

To me the sketch looks like it was meant for a journaling card, but I made mine into a title card. Once again that's the great thing about sketches - they are just a starting point.

As I said before - this is week one of 2015. Now I know there are a lot of people out there that would be freaking out to be over a year behind on Project Life. Does it bother me? Not at all!

I have discovered a couple of things the last couple of years when I tried Project Life and failed, and I am learning as I go what works for me. Here is what I have learned and why I'm not bothered about being behind.

 I have kept a planner for the last couple of years, and even though the memory may not be as sharp as if I were to work on it right away, I have enough written down to document the stories that I want to remember.

In every aspect of my life, I am a thinker. If a problem comes up, I will think about it and work through it in my head before I ever talk about it. I am also this way in my scrappy style. It is rare that I see a sketch or challenge and sit down to work on it right away. Instead I think about it - planning it all out in my head - before I ever sit down to work on it at my scrap desk. That's just the way I am. So, I guess I have to get to the point of feeling like I am ready to work on Project Life - and I finally am ready to tackle 2015!

Maybe over the next few weeks I'll get to feeling like I'm ready to go ahead and start working on 2016, but I'm in no hurry. I just want to enjoy the process without feeling overwhelmed or like there is some hidden rule that it needs to be done right now.

Be sure to check out the Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style blog. We have new inspiration every single day!

That'll do it for me for now. I will be back a little later with another design team reveal, so stay tuned!

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