What did I learn? That I really do love to document all the everyday details of our family, but that the traditional way would not work for me. I still took pictures almost every day, but then it would take me forever to get them printed. I don't like to print pictures at home, so by the time I'd get to Costco to pick them up, I'd have a hard time remember the dates of all the different pictures, so it required a lot of backtracking to figure things out. But I believe that it is totally worth the effort, and I love the Project Life products. So this year, I'm going 100% digital! I downloaded the Clementine kit from www.jessicasprague.com and set up a few different templates for myself in my graphics software (I use CorelDraw). This way I'll be able to drag and drop the photos and all the other goodies right in and all the date and such will be right there. I can type in as much journaling as I want and easily tweak things for various layouts. I just finished my cover page and my first week, and I have to tell you I am super excited! I think this is going to be the ideal solution for me. Here is my cover page, which I made by using one of the papers and then layering a bunch of the other elements over it.
This is my first week:
Okay, it's actually not quite a week -- we're still missing Saturday, but we had a huge event that day that I'm going to dedicate a whole 2-page spread to. At any rate, I am loving this!