Today I am sharing the week of September 29-October 5th in my Project Life album.IMG_7625

It is no secret that I have fallen behind in my album.   This happens to most everyone from time to time, and unfortunately it can be a bit discouraging and overwhelming.  And that’s never good for creative motivation!    So today I am going to share a few of my ideas to get caught up (and have fun doing it):IMG_7632

1.  Work Backwards.  The last spread I created was the week of August 18th!  Yikes!  I am nearly two months behind.  I find that I am more motivated to create when I am working with fresh memories.  So I went the the most recent week and will be working backwards (and hopefully forward at the same time).

IMG_76272.  Keep it simple.   When there are many spreads to complete it’s helps to keep design fairly simple in order to complete more spreads in a shorter period of time.

3.  Use a kit.   Using a kit helps tremendously in completely a spread in a shorter period of time!  Having all your supplies and embellishments at your fingertips makes catching up much easier.  For this spread I used Elle’s Studio new October kit (there’s plenty left over for more spreads!) and pieces from Sycamore Lane as well.


4.  Use enlargements.   I love using enlargements in my spreads, and especially when I am working on multiple weeks and when I’m trying to catch up.  It saves alot of time, and it’s a great way to highlight one event or memory.

5.  Set a block of time.   I set a block of time when creating this spread and tried to set a time limit for completing it.  I was able to finish this spread and work on another during that time block.

We’d love to see your Project Life album! Make sure you upload what you are working on to our gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio products that you used. We feature our members projects every Sunday, so make sure you check back to see if you project is being spotlighted in our “Project Spotlight” blog series. Each person that is spotlighted will also receive a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop!