Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Becky Higgins Project 365


I'm guessing by now most of you have heard of Becky Higgins kit of the month, Project 365. It seems to be the buzz on all the message boards with EVERYONE lining up to purchase the kit when it goes on sale Jan 1st. The January issue of Creating Keepsakes dedicated a few pages to the kit with idea's and suggestions to complete the project.

I really like the concept of documenting a year with a picture a day. This will condition me to carry my camera around at all times. There have been countless times in the past I could of just knocked myself for not having it and missing an opportunity. Maybe, too, this will polish my photography skills, gosh knows I need it.

It is a BIG commitment but a challenge I'm up for. I decided not to purchase the kit, at $39.95 plus $11 and change for shipping I felt I had enough stash and scraps to do my version. The picture above shows the sketch I'm choosing to use for each week in the year. I've started my week on the first of the year instead of Becky's suggestions to start it on the weekend before. I will store my layouts in a 12 X 12, 3 ring naked binder (or two). Also I've decided to do 3 1/2 X 5" sized pictures so if I chose to embellish I'll have room.

I'd love to know if any of you are starting this project and what plans you have if you're not buying the kit. Becky has started a blog specifically for this project. I'm excited to start.
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7 comments:

JenniferL. said...

Your layout is fantastic, I am also going to try this challenge. I was debating ordering the kit but after seeing your layout I think I may try it myself.

laura said...

I am doing this challenge too, but without the kit. I love your layout. Can I scraplift it? I did take my first picture today and journaled in a little binder so I can remember what I took and why! Have a great nite!

Beach said...

I am gonna try this too, also without the kit. This looks fun!!!!
:) Heather

Stampin C said...

thanks for posting this, your thoughts and layout make it seem less intimidating, I think I will try it too based on your help!

ElleSquared said...

Your layout looks great. Hope to see some of your progress soon.

Cat said...

Great idea. I wish I would've found this site before purchasing the kit. I haven't posted my pages on my blog yet since I'm waiting for my first set of pics to arrive.

stefani said...

Love the sketch you are using for your 365 pics. I did a 365 self-portrait project in 2007/2008 and now I am in the middle of another (just regular photos this time). I am thinking it is time to scrap these and have been trying to think how to do it. Thanks for the ideas.