so it all started with an email. from Becky. Higgins. (I know, right?!)
I read it. And then read it again. And then took a moment to let it sink in that she was asking me to design a new edition. A whole core kit for Project Life. I ran upstairs to find my mom (who lives with us) and told her all about it amidst flapping my arms and trying to catch my breath. I ended with- I have to do this... How will I have time to do this?
During the already snug design timespan we had three family birthdays, a art/craft booth at the Waldorf Holiday Fair- and to have enough work time- I would definitely need childcare for the boys... my mom watches them one day a week so I can work, but this would clearly take more than a couple days...that meant finding a babysitter, and training her in (and as it turned out- having to swing things without her while she was sick for the first part and last part of the weeks I needed her... good times. Nothing like finishing an epic design project with two small boys on your lap!) But I had to do this. Clearly.
And so, I dove in.
below you will see a glimpse at my brain spilled out all scribbley on paper. this is how one designs when one is brainstorming while also playing trucks with small boys, preparing a healthy lunch for them, and trying to get them upstairs and napping...notebook+pen always at the ready.
(this last image is the page where I had written down all my ideas for the 100 3x4 designs -50 journaling sides and 50 filler sides- ... you can see that I had significant help from my small lap buddies on this one...)
so...that's a glimpse of the process... and here's a glimpse at all the 3x4 cards (cuz those are always my fave in any PL kit!)
thanks for looking, and thanks for all the kind words I've gotten on this. I really poured my heart+brain into this, and I am so stoked to see people use it in their albums.