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So if you haven’t heard (or read), Becky Higgins has given us the new designs for Project Life next year and some other new AWESOME products too! I haven’t been sleeping well actually even if I’ve been sleeping with body pillows.

You can read all about it through the links below:
Project Life 2013 Editions
Seafoam Edition
Olive Edition

Baby Editions
Childhood Editions

I am beyond excited for everything actually. But to be honest, I am also dreading the cost. This year was my first year in doing Project Life and I ordered the kit + protectors + album (Clementine Edition). Here I am, nine months into the project and I have most of my photos + journaling done digitally through digital products available online (I have lots of freebies too) – I mainly use Ali Edwards’ and Cathy Zielske’s products over at DesignerDigitals.com. The most used in the core kit were the title cards and big 4×6 journaling cards – but they are still almost 3/4 full. I also bought the digital edition (via JessicaSprague.com) and use it a lot, especially if I want to use overlays.

So what have I realized so I can prepare for next year?

I will still be doing Project Life for next year – there is no other way I can think of that lets me take in the little details and everything else comprehensively without having to do one digital page about it. It can get expensive though, I have to admit, but I am wiser now so I would be getting the core kits in digital format and will be buying albums and page protectors only.

I thought that I can have one album solely for 2012, but I am into my 2nd album for the year so I will be getting two for 2013. So excited how this is going to look right on our shelf!

Just in case you were wondering, I will be doing a digital album Year In Review still, but it’s a lot simpler with photos and main events (no little Martha-ism quotes and stuff).

What I am truly excited about

I am so excited about the Baby Editions though. So. Very. Excited.

Remember I posted about my album goal projects? All of those projects are past the preparation/planning stage. I have all the pictures organized and categorized, specific dates I need to include + journaling. I went through blog entries and deleted and organized thousands of baby pictures of my youngest to be able to be finally ready to do her album (She doesnt even have a baby book) – this was a process that was stop-and-go for almost a year.

And when I finally sat down to put it all together – I was stumped. Do I go clean and graphic or all clustery? How? Templates? How? My questions and confusion were endless.

So once I saw the yellow edition for the Baby Edition – I was sold. Yellow was my daughter’s color when she was a baby. I personally called her my Little Piece of Sunshine.

I actually took down notes on Becky’s video explaining the Baby Edition and how she is approaching hers, and I plan to do the same.

I can’t wait for this to happen!

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