A little while back I wrote about starting up a Project Life album. You can read that post here. I was hesitant as to how committed I would be to the whole process, but I have found it so much fun and an easy creative outlet for time-poor me.
Once I realised just how much I liked it, I had to ‘organise’ myself and the project. I set out to create a little Project Life work station for myself.
In my study makeover, I had created more than enough bench space to dedicate to my Project Life materials. You can read about the study/craft room makeover here.
On a shopping trip to Kmart I came across their new range of office supplies, that just happened to be in red polka dots, like my Project Life album.
I picked up a set of tabbed folders that are perfect to hold layout ideas, kids’ art work, brochures and other nick nacks that I want to include in my album. I had a vertical file going unused, perfect for storing the folders in an easy-to-see manner.
I also scored a binder of cute sticky notes in various sizes. I use these to make a note of dates, journal ideas or lists of photos to be inserted when I am yet to complete my layout.
Finally, I grabbed a set of two boxes. The smaller one fits my journaling cards, the larger one holds my favourite journaling pens, stamps and processed photos.
So here it is, all stowed on my craft bench….
If I couldn’t make all my Project Life ‘stuff’ look neat, pretty and coordinated there is no way I would allow it to remain ‘on show’. Keeping it visible is important to me, it reminds me of my goal to keep a better record of our lives and makes it easier to do so.
The big bonus to organising myself and making it look pretty is that it only cost me $8. Cha Ching!