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Project 365 Organization update

April 6, 2009 Sarah Coggins

In January I shared my plan for organizing my Project 365 photos. I had purchased photo sleeve pages to fit my 3-ring scrapbook albums and planned to simply insert photos as I went. If I felt inspired to scrap a certain photo or event, those pages would be mixed in with the photo pages. I was okay with this until recently when I realized I wanted something more. Just a little notation spot on each page for more details about the photos and the days they represented. Plenty are “real life” and not exciting enough (nor do I have enough time!) for a full scrapbook page, but did deserve a little more than just a title on the photo.

Over the weekend, I officially started this change by rearranging the photos in the pages leaving a single pocket on each page open. Then I created a 4×6 journaling card in Photoshop:

I printed the cards on both sides of white cardstock sheets, cut them out and added stamped dates using my Making Memories date stamp:

Then began to journal details about the photos and events surrounding them. Between the photos themselves, my blog and notes about the photos on Flickr – I was quickly able to begin filling in the details of the first few weeks of the year. Here’s an example of what one of the pages looks like:


  • tyme2blog April 6, 2009 at 6:43 am
    Sarah, I give you a Boat Load of credit!! I started the year doing this challenge and I sstayed with it for the first month and a half. I plan on trying again next year and the system you are using to keep everything organized looks like it might help me stay on track next time.
  • Ter April 6, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Good Job!!! I'd totally hire you to come organize my photos! ;0)
  • The Mrs. April 6, 2009 at 11:31 am
    that is a great idea! I always want to write about whats going on and hadnt thought of a cute way to do it.

    as always your oh so creative. i bow to you!
  • Lori K April 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    Yep Sarah, youre the Best at organizing!! Love this idea, and your stick-to-it-ness
  • Colleen April 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    Looks great! I started taking the pics for this and soon realized it wasn't really my thing. I'm taking them, but less than daily! lol Yours looks awesome though - good for you!
  • Laura April 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    love it!!! i am so not even dedicated enough to do this challenge. i tried last year and got to february. pathetic. LOL props to you! :)
  • toners April 6, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    What a great idea!! Then you'll be ready to just scrapbook them as you go :) I wish I was half as organized as you are!
  • jillconyers April 7, 2009 at 4:38 am
    Looks awesome Sarah!
  • Janet April 7, 2009 at 10:38 am
    Sarah, this looks great. I LOVE that you're incorporating this project into your regular doesn't feel like an "extra project"! The 365 photos look super up against a full page LO. Thanks for sharing!
  • Darcey April 8, 2009 at 9:08 am
    Very cool Sarah! TFS!
  • Cheri April 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    That looks fantastic! This is something I've been thinking about incorporating into my scrapbooks as well...pages of just photos with perhaps one little 4 x 6 explanation interspersed among the SB layouts. Great job!
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