this kit goes up for sale in the morning ... project 365 KOTM ... designed by becky higgins. and you can bet that i will wake up bright and early for this (my time will be 8:00am) ... even on my day off. check out the new KOTM blog too, if you havn't seen it already.
this was the kit that deneen and i got to see in person on our trip to utah. and i immediately knew that i had to have it. there has been lots of buzz about this. i've been reading all the message board posts about it ... and comments all over the blogs about it. and i think a lot of people are over thinking this project. so here's my thoughts on this.
i'm getting the kit. because honestly ... i love the design and love the colors. i could totally use my own supplies from my own stash to do something very similar. but let's face it ... i wouldn't. it would end up being one of those things that i would just push to the side and never get around to actually doing. i like the idea of having everything done for me ... and all i have to do is assemble it. then simply add my photos and journal a few lines ... and slip everything in. easy peasy!
and the photo a day? i'm ok with the fact that i may not take a photo EVERY single day. i'll try ... but i know some days it won't happen. but that's ok. because i know i can take 7 photos a week. seriously ... you won't get in trouble if the photo you put for thursday was really taken on saturday. and it won't make your album less real. and my plan for organizing and printing photos? once i pick my photo for each day ... i'll copy it to a folder on my laptop called "project 365". inside that folder, i'll have a folder for each month. i can even rename the photo to the actual date ... so i'll have "jan1, jan2, jan3" and so on. then i'll have them printed at the end of each week. costco is right down the street ... so that's easy enough.
my goal for this album ... is to capture everyday life and all the little things that go on around here. all the things that i would never find the time to create entire layouts about ... nor would i want to create entire layouts for. lol! i want my photos to be anything and everything. could be the girls ... or could be joe or me. something we did that day ... or somewhere we went. could be my pile of laundry ... or the pile of junk mail. could be a photo of what we had for dinner ... or the dishes on the counter. could be the soccer bags all ready for practice ... or the stinky socks from after practice. could be the grocery store that we go to several times a week ... or the drive thru at starbucks. could be something around the house ... or something in my studio. i just want this to be very random. there are so many different ways you can go about this ... becky had a great list on her blog a few days ago. but for me ... i just want random shots of whatever i think is interesting that day. no overthinking ... just a photo.
i have plans to re-focus some of my scrapping this year. and this is going to be a big part of that. i'll still have tons of layouts ... i promise that. not like this will take the place of my regular scrapping for the year ... although it could. lol! but this will take some of the pressure off ... and i can worry less about all the little things and little moments that i never seem to get around to documenting. and that will give me more time to focus on some of the other projects that i have planned for the next few months. i'll be posting more about some of these soon. school albums, soccer albums, travel album, baby albums ... i have plans for all of those! and i'm super motivated to make this a year where i get all these ideas done.
so anyways ... there you have it. my official commitment to project 365! knowing that i put it out there for all the world to see (or at least, my own little world that you all are a part of!) ... i'm more likely to follow through. because i know you'll all check up on me ... and give me a good lecture if i fall behind. lol! and just to go one step further ... i'm going to declare saturdays my official "project 365 share day" on my blog. every saturday, i'll be sharing my 7 photos for that week. wish me luck ... and let me know if you're planning on getting this kit too. would love to follow along with you as you work on it this coming year too!