Saturday, January 1, 2011

Project Joy 365 - It's time!!

So, New Years Day is winding down. Did your start your 365 project today? If not, don't sweat it!! Here are a few tips that can help make your project a success:

  • Keep your flip book (or photo checklist) handy for photo ideas and for checking off things you have already photographed.
  • Delete as many photos in camera as possible, keeping only the best. This will save uploading and editing time later.
  • Let go of  perfectionist tendencies - if you miss a day, or even a week of photos, don't sweat it, just catch up as necessary. I am viewing this project with a 'big picture' perspective. I see this project as simply documenting the intimate details of our lives in a way that my normal photography and scrapbooking doesn't do. With this in mind, it won't matter if each of my photos was taken on a unique day, or if I take seven photos in one day! In ten one will care!
  • Start when you can! Today felt like a great day for me to start, but if you can't get going until later, no worries! Just jump in when you can! If you are using the PSD files from the Tool Kit, simply start with the pages that correspond to your start date. The other pages from the beginning of the year will simply be used at the end of your project!
I won't be doing daily posts of my project and photos, but I will leave you with my favorite from today. :)  We took the princesses bowling.



  1. I'm so excited about this Christy! We didn't do much today since I'm buried in laundry from our trip but I did get a few pictures. I love your princess bowler. So cute! Happy New Year Christy!

  2. Awesome pic of the princess!

  3. I agree it is an awesome picture of the princess! Thank you for the inspiration to do the 365 Joy project! Blessings!

  4. The picture is great!!!
    I know just the picture that will describe my day today!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  5. I'm about to embark on my third year doing Project 365. It has become such a habit for me, I can't stop! I think my name will be linked to my blog when I post...

  6. LOVE this photo. My third year doing Project 365, too. I can't imagine life without it. :D

  7. What a GREAT start of a photo!!! I won't let perfectionism (or the grandness of this photo) stop me from finding a good shot even though so often it does. :)

    Thanks for your inspiration!