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So, after a long long long time of waiting and working and finding time, I have finally kicked off working with my Project Life 2013 album. Of course, we're way past the year 2013 already and with that, you probably know it means a lot of catching up. But heck, I am ready for that. I started the year with a clear goal in mind - getting a PL album done is one of them and I.am.going.to.make.it.happen. My personal mantra of the year - laziness will get you nowhere.

A couple of weeks ago, I recreated my album cover inspired by the videos I have watched from the fabulous Amy Tangerine at Two Peas in a Bucket.

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I started hoarding a lot of her products from papers, to embellishments and stamps. It's pretty obvious that Amy have become a major influence in this year's project and have I mentioned how much I love her? So prepare to see a lot of Amy Tangerine goodness in my pages :)

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That moment I finished my Album Cover page, I already knew I will love doing this. I am not a first time paper scrapbooker. I hoarded stuff once but got rid of them all in 2010 when I promised myself I'd commit to being 100% digital. As you can see now, that is no more. Once a scrapbooker, always a scrapbooker - and I am happy to embrace the real thing once more!

In my cover, I briefly discussed how 2012 ended and how 2013 started for our family. The ending of our 2012 was not as good as we expected and I wanted to take note of that and relate it to how we stood up, pulled ourselves together, fight and thrive. This is a very emotional page for me.

This journey is just the start and given that I have started pretty late, I developed a personal system to keep myself in the game while trying to catch up on those weeks I missed and I am sharing it here in case there are Project Lifers like me, who weren't able to get it started on schedule.

  1. Get your album and page protectors in place and label each week spread so you don't get lost.
  2. Work on your page cover - this gave me the feeling of getting something DONE.
  3. Don't dwell on the past - MOVE. Do whatever is in front of you. Work on your current week and work on a random week when you recall the most of things. I started working my Week 26 page and caught up to Week 29 last weekend. Then, I worked on my Week 1 and 2.
  4. Keep going. Don't lose hope.

I am hoping to get everything done pretty soon.

And while I was working on some photos earlier, I took out some from my completed spreads and played with it. Look what I got!

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I loved them so much and what better way to give accent to your photos than doing it digitally and having them all printed. Nice and easy. I created a few to add to my photos and decided to wrap them and share with you all! I would love to see how you used them so please link me up to your creations!

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