Does anyone here NOT do PL?

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 1/9/2013 by Scraplizard in General Scrappin'
1 2 3 >


PeaNut 187,311
January 2005
Posts: 534
Layouts: 6
Loc: Northern MI

Posted: 1/9/2013 7:53:34 PM
Just curious. I would like to, but afraid I wouldn't be able to keep up. Not sure I would have that many pics to take. I don't always take pics even once a week! If you don't do PL, why?

Uploaded with iPhone client

Rhonda in TX

PeaNut 339,706
September 2007
Posts: 775
Layouts: 18
Loc: Houston, TX

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:06:28 PM
I don't do PL because I know I wouldn't keep up with it and then it would just stress me out. I do try to scrap my everyday activities because of what I've seen of PL, but doing PL itself is just not for me.

Been scrappin' for 15 years
Homeschool mom of 2 - DS (16) and DD (15)


PeaNut 574,604
December 2012
Posts: 3,746
Layouts: 0

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:09:07 PM
I tried to do a similar project and gave up on it. Just like I've never been able to keep even a one line daily journal. I guess I"m just not a daily person.


PeaNut 64,274
January 2003
Posts: 1,511
Layouts: 20
Loc: Alabama

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:09:52 PM
I don't do PL, and have no interest in it. I try to hit the big things with my scrapbooking - vacations, family gatherings - don't really have time for the everyday -- plus my life is way too boring to scrap the everyday.


PeaNut 12,486
March 2001
Posts: 1,027
Layouts: 16
Loc: Northwest Missouri

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:11:45 PM
I don't do it either. I do good to get pages in my regular scrapbooks done so I know I wouldn't be able to keep up with a PL album.

Pea, Glorious Pea

PeaNut 43,536
July 2002
Posts: 17,010
Layouts: 190
Loc: In the land of loss...weight loss, that is. 47.4 down, about 6 to go! :D

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:12:41 PM
That would be me. My life is too boring to scrap every single day.

"Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances." Proverbs 11:14
"Don't let your suitcase full of cheese be your fork and spoon." -Marie Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond
"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't!"


PeaNut 154,780
June 2004
Posts: 1,353
Layouts: 162
Loc: Poland

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:14:15 PM
I did it last year for the first time. I have one week left to complete and it will be done. I actually LOVE the end result. I never had the problem of not enough pictures, usually just the opposite. I still did some regular scrapping last year along with it. I've just gotten burned out on it. I love the look of some of the new kits I just can't get excited about it this year. My intent is to take this year off and do it again next year. I will say Project Life is the album my 8 year old son has sat down to look through the most this year. In fact, I haven't told him I'm not doing it this year so he won't try to change my mind!!

journey fan
"Don't Stop Believin'"

PeaNut 308,186
April 2007
Posts: 12,538
Layouts: 0
Loc: California Coast

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:16:29 PM
I tried (and failed) PL in 2009 and I'm trying it again this year, but I didn't even attempt it in 2010, 2011, or 2012. I was too busy and knew that I wouldn't be able to keep up with assembling it - which is why I failed in 2009.

But I've made efforts to organize my home, life, and schedule to the point where I decided I could attempt it this year.

I don't always take pics even once a week!

I think a lot of people who do PL find that, even if this was true before, PL *makes* them take more photos - I think that's part of the point of it. To make you see your everyday life with fresh eyes, to appreciate "the little things", to document and in a way celebrate the stuff that would never make it onto a layout ... because it's not a holiday, birthday, event, or somehow layout worthy.

But with PL, things you may have always thought of as "boring" or not worth documenting are actually interesting because it's YOUR life You live it in a way that no one else does. Your regular Starbucks order, brand of shampoo, car you drive, places you shop, conversations you have, movies you see, books you read, how your dog made you smile, the habit your 7-year-old has, the quote you found important enough to Tweet, etc.

May seem like typically boring stuff but I bet if you documented it all with PL, you and even your kids, friends, etc. would find it very interesting!

And that's why I wanted to do PL


PeaNut 210,542
June 2005
Posts: 3,160
Layouts: 19
Loc: Behind the camera!

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:22:00 PM
I cannot finish a DD until the next year, there is no way I have the time to keep up with PL. I sat down with my time schedule and there are no hours in the day. I get less than 1 hour a week to scrap with all the other things in life. I just don't have the time, period.

black eyed pea with soul!

PeaNut 15,878
May 2001
Posts: 25,921
Layouts: 71
Loc: LI, NY

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:22:57 PM
I don't. It's just too much for me.

original pea number #3450
This Black Butterfly


PeaNut 152,133
June 2004
Posts: 259
Layouts: 2

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:25:47 PM
I could never be successful at Project Life and though I love lots of the kits and journaling cards... I refuse to subject myself to failing something else -- I just finished my 2011 December Daily! I don't have one pic or journaling spot in my 2010 DD, though the album is all made. More power to the peas who can do it. Also, I think I've seen enough of Nicol Magourik's awesome PL and stamped journaling cards that mine would never be good enough. I'll stick with scrapping!

Just Lizzy
Original Pea #5005

PeaNut 19,817
August 2001
Posts: 20,981
Layouts: 54
Loc: On the rocky shores of life... AKA Mid-Missouri

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:35:12 PM
Nope, totally not interested in PL, DD, or any other alternate style of scrapbooking.

Feeder of Denali, Dakota, Shadow & Kai


PeaNut 319,638
May 2007
Posts: 4,017
Layouts: 45
Loc: Tulsa, OK

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:38:52 PM
Another not me here. I love making my full layouts.

My Pinterest


PeaNut 320,304
June 2007
Posts: 223
Layouts: 0
Loc: Indiana

Posted: 1/9/2013 8:55:03 PM
Not one bit of interest. I guess I don't understand why everyone gets all hyped up over kits that are never in stock or available to purchase. I have no desire to jump on that self-promotion band wagon.


PeaNut 229,609
October 2005
Posts: 1,609
Layouts: 12
Loc: East Coast

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:00:07 PM
Another one who just isn't interested. I scrap all the important things, and do try to do some of the daily activities. Also, I'm in college right now, plus trying to be a good mom, I just don't have the time for it.
Uploaded with iPhone client

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 34,233
March 2002
Posts: 5,640
Layouts: 100
Loc: MN

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:03:50 PM
I don't do project life. Did it in 2009 and got through October. It is just too much work. I'd rather spend my time doing LOs which I didn't really have time to do during PL.

If you are on the fence, try it for a month. I've done everyday in May. I've also done 12 on 12 (where you take 12 pictures on the 12th of every month). That is enough every day for me, but somethings that you could try if you want to see if PL is your thing.

- Renee
Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 113,955
October 2003
Posts: 2,099
Layouts: 29

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:08:02 PM
I don't. I tried it last year but it wasn't for me I was struggling with the pictures and things to right about. It was depressing thinking my life is so boring.

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 553,290
May 2012
Posts: 1,308
Layouts: 0
Loc: NJ

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:09:43 PM
I never have and I never will!! My kids are all grown and I would rather catch the highlights of their lives and the lives of their children on 12x12 pages. It gives me so much joy to create LOs since it is a stress reliever from caring for my two elderly relatives. I would never be able to take that many pictures to full up a weekly diary!!!

2012- layouts completed-77
cards made- 192
mini albums made- 1
calendars made- 2

2013- layouts completed-80
cards made- 197
mini albums made- 3
calendars made-2

2014- layouts completed-11
cards made-86


PeaNut 361,915
February 2008
Posts: 763
Layouts: 53
Loc: ATL, GA

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:25:31 PM
I don't do it. I like and need the creative outlet of regular layouts and I already scrapbook dome everyday moments. just not my thing


PeaNut 16,514
June 2001
Posts: 1,987
Layouts: 23
Loc: nepa

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:27:33 PM
It looks cool but not my thing.



PeaNut 434,842
August 2009
Posts: 2,838
Layouts: 654

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:35:23 PM
I don't. I like to just make LO's when I have some photos I really like, usually one or two, and I can do it when the fancy strikes me, as opposed to having to "keep up" with something. And if I have a few photos from an event, I just make a mini album.


PeaNut 188,256
January 2005
Posts: 898
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern New Jersey

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:36:02 PM
I tried in 2011 and it overwhelmed me. I'll just do my regular layouts.

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 417,049
March 2009
Posts: 12,906
Layouts: 0

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:41:55 PM
I did it for about 6 months and then one day I went back and looked at the pictures and thought this is stupid. And then I threw it all in the trash

I think it's great for some folks, just not me.


PeaNut 485,686
October 2010
Posts: 419
Layouts: 0
Loc: Northern California

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:43:05 PM
I'm not. I would like to but I'm afraid, like you, that i'll fall behind horribly. I had started a December Daily like 3 days before December and i never even put any pictures or journaling in it. Nevermind the fact that when my Dh was synching my new phone to the computer i LOST all the pictures that were on my phone and the notes that went along with the pictures I did manage to take. But now i look at it and i've got a DD that is already to go for this 2013 christmas.
I like the idea of PL but even doing it once a week seems so daunting. and buying all the stuff to go with it. Kits vs no kits, making your own journaling cards vs buying them. ugh it just involved WAY to much thinking for me.


PeaNut 414,934
March 2009
Posts: 341
Layouts: 0
Loc: MA, USA

Posted: 1/9/2013 9:58:31 PM
I don't and have no interest in trying it. I scrap vacations and other family events which is just right for me. I do find it interesting to look at some PL layouts now and then. People are very creative with those divided page protectors.

12x12 - 66
8x8 - 8
Mini Albums - 3

Mini albums - 5
12x12 - 181

Just one more post!

PeaNut 82,493
April 2003
Posts: 33
Layouts: 0

Posted: 1/9/2013 10:00:51 PM
I tried one year and stopped in July. Now my daughter is grown and there is less to photograph. I couldn't even keep up with 12 on 12 next year. I am taking the pressure off and just scrapping what I want to.


PeaNut 303,380
March 2007
Posts: 523
Layouts: 0
Loc: Midwest

Posted: 1/9/2013 10:02:01 PM
I have never had a desire to do it.
Uploaded with iPhone client

Manic Mom of 2

PeaNut 274,243
August 2006
Posts: 11,866
Layouts: 473
Loc: Northeast

Posted: 1/9/2013 10:02:17 PM
Not me! I love to scrapbook...not wanting to add on something else!

Uploaded with iPhone client

Dancing to the end of love.

PeaNut 8,446
December 2000
Posts: 12,064
Layouts: 199
Loc: Newport News, VA

Posted: 1/9/2013 11:16:43 PM
It doesn't sound like fun to me at all. Our day-to-day life is very dull (no kids) and I mostly scrap the big events. It's nice that we can each make our albums fit our individual needs.


Is this an instrument of torture or communication?

PeaNut 1,583
October 1999
Posts: 9,669
Layouts: 476
Loc: Long Island

Posted: 1/9/2013 11:26:49 PM
I did it for 2011 and took almost all the photos but alas the album is only done through August. I will finish one day. I did get some great photos though. I don't feel the need to document every day of every year.

My Youtube channel

in the moment


PeaNut 328,901
July 2007
Posts: 2,280
Layouts: 1
Loc: I like calling North Carolina home!

Posted: 1/9/2013 11:43:54 PM
I'm not doing it either. I love the concept and I LOVE all of the kits. I wish all of the kits I've seen on-line were in the stores, because I'm a person who likes to see and touch something new before I dive in. My daily life isn't that interesting and my DS is 24 so no little kid stuff. I love making full layouts too and know I couldn't keep up day to day. I have too many "real life" issues I'm dealing with and PL would just add stress. lol

Lisa =^..^=

"What fresh hell is this?" Sheldon Cooper

Pea with a Pen

PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
Posts: 19,346
Layouts: 785
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 1/9/2013 11:56:20 PM
Not me. This year, like most, I have too many holiday photos to scrap without worrying about 2013 at the same time. I think I gave it a try for a week one year, but since I didn't have a PL kit, I wasn't inspired to figure out the layout for that week, and felt no joy in trying to repeat that 52 times.

design girl

PeaNut 451,040
January 2010
Posts: 551
Layouts: 22
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 1/10/2013 12:23:13 AM
I don't. My life is probably interesting enough with four kids and all the activities we do as a family, but I could never keep it up (I only did 10 days of JYC!).

From reading posts and looking at blogs it's seems the ones that keep up and complete PL are the ones that print from home. I don't even have a printer, and stopping at Walgreen's once a week is just one more hurdle to overcome.

I have contemplated doing a spread once a month, but I won't buy the kits. I'll just use my stash.


2013 layout count: 58


PeaNut 37,419
May 2002
Posts: 2,384
Layouts: 71
Loc: La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted: 1/10/2013 12:46:38 AM
Right now I'm thinking of taking January off, and then getting back into it in February -- either at the beginning of the month or with my daughter's birthday (Feb. 22). Life is frustrating and overwhelming right now, and it feels like with my photos I'm repeating myself from last year, which I'm still catching up on. I think with a break I'll be itching to get back at it, and my new Seafoam kit will be here by then too. I may change my mind, but right now I just feel really worn down, and getting my daily/weekly photos is feeling like a chore. I'm also working on catching up from last year, and I'm hoping by February my 2012 albums will have fewer blank spots.


"Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past." - James Joyce

Photo HapPEA!

PeaNut 110,614
October 2003
Posts: 9,115
Layouts: 326
Loc: Ã…rhus, Denmark

Posted: 1/10/2013 12:50:12 AM
Love the look. Love the idea. Couldn't do it.

I don't have a printer at home, and getting stuff printed weekly would be too costly. And inconvenient. I'd never keep up. That and I don't like 12x12. It's just too big for me.

Having said that, I do you pocketed page protectors in my 8.5x11 albums. I use baseball card sleeves whenever I have lots of photos that don't necessarily need a lot of story. I also use some A4 page protectors that hold 4x6 photos. I just cut them down slightly to fit in my albums and end up with 2 4x6 and 2 4x4 pockets per side. I often use these to make mini layouts for stuff I want to include but don't necessarily want to make an entire layout about.

8.5x11" pages in 2014 -- 31


PeaNut 229,262
October 2005
Posts: 699
Layouts: 0
Loc: Oregon

Posted: 1/10/2013 1:10:35 AM
I think it is a fun idea. But, I'm too busy with work and life. I want to spend my time scrapping my kids and grand kids right now . So no interest in it at all.


PeaNut 458,516
March 2010
Posts: 513
Layouts: 0
Loc: Australia

Posted: 1/10/2013 3:18:10 AM
If you're on the fence, or wanting a bit of the "everyday life" scrapping, what about doing the "Week In The Life" project? Same thing, more than one photo a day, but only a week. There are some great WITL albums out there.

I do PL, and love the everyday nature of it. Before, our only scrapbooks had us dressed up or in front of a monument. I would love to have an everyday record of our first year married back in 1981, for example. I don't know if I'll do it every year, but I've enjoyed the ones I've done.

You Wanna Peas of Me?

PeaNut 413,587
February 2009
Posts: 5,966
Layouts: 51
Loc: Western NY

Posted: 1/10/2013 4:39:37 AM
I did it the first year it came out and was known as Project 364 in 2009. I thought about doing it again this year but decided against it. I don't have the time to keep up with that and do my other scrapping stuff so I decided not to get into it.

Chocolate......who needs a reason?!

50 page freeze challenge:
Started Jan. 3, 2014
15 12 x 12 pages completed.


PeaNut 217,769
August 2005
Posts: 1,056
Layouts: 18
Loc: NY

Posted: 1/10/2013 5:28:19 AM
I don't because I couldn't do it every day. Impossible for me.

likes shiny things

PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
Posts: 22,668
Layouts: 499
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 1/10/2013 5:49:02 AM
I don't because I know there is no way I would keep up, either with pictures or with weekly/daily scrapping.

I think my regular albums do a great job of capturing out lives. I know I can't document every last moment, and I'm ok with that.

See things that shine on Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 160,681
August 2004
Posts: 288
Layouts: 3

Posted: 1/10/2013 6:14:48 AM
I don't either. I can't even keep up with my house cleaning doubt I could do a page a day! Like the other person said I like doing full page layouts when I can find time toget to them.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 66,686
February 2003
Posts: 6,355
Layouts: 0
Loc: Nebraska

Posted: 1/10/2013 6:58:21 AM
I like the concept but I don't do it either. No way do I have time to scrap everyday (I wish) or even every week. And, if I do have the time, I don't want to spend it scrapping the ordinary. I have too many other projects I'd like to get done. Maybe someday when I'm more "caught up" but not anytime soon.


Mary Jo R
U2 Pea

PeaNut 133,868
February 2004
Posts: 6,552
Layouts: 283
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 1/10/2013 7:01:59 AM
Not me.
I have gone back and forth.
Even bought the album and page protectors.
But just don't feel the time is right.
I will probably do it one day, but right now no.

{Mary Jo}

I design for:

craft your nest

My blog:
scrapbook treehouse

Professional Hobbyist

PeaNut 292,577
January 2007
Posts: 5,245
Layouts: 51
Loc: In the deep-fried south.

Posted: 1/10/2013 7:02:13 AM
I am finding that I have started to dread "daily" projects. I had a really stressful (although wonderful) year last year, and this year I just need to chill a bit and take things at my own pace. Since my scrapping is supposed to be a fun creative outlet for me, I am sticking with my "Project ME" thing. I am just trying to make sure I get the basics and get them all in one album by the end of the year. I am finding that in the process of NOT stressing about it, I am actually remembering to stop and take note of the little things. Funny, isn't it?

Happiness looks good on everyone!


PeaNut 551,978
April 2012
Posts: 2,099
Layouts: 79
Loc: Canada

Posted: 1/10/2013 7:15:48 AM
I don't do it - not enough happening in my life, but I'm fascinated with it and look for hours at people's albums and different products... I'm doing an 101 in 1001 days album PL style to get my fix... Gives me a guaranteed 101 things to document - I was one happy girl finally having a reason to buy those cute divided page protectors

Uploaded with iPhone client

Don't shop...Adopt.

PeaNut 263,696
June 2006
Posts: 5,365
Layouts: 0
Loc: Home Sweet Home

Posted: 1/10/2013 8:33:43 AM
I don't do PL and probably won't. Guess I'm just not that interested in it.


While we may never
know the pain or
struggles of a rescue dog
the love they show
is unlike any other...

Sherry C

PeaNut 286,156
December 2006
Posts: 1,575
Layouts: 79
Loc: TN

Posted: 1/10/2013 8:47:55 AM
I don't, it's just not my style. I have considered putting one divided page per month to document random tidbits, but would never do a daily/weekly PL.

That being said, I embrace all styles of scrapping and applaud those that do PL!


PeaNut 433,506
August 2009
Posts: 918
Layouts: 8

Posted: 1/10/2013 8:53:21 AM
I don't do it in the traditional sense anymore. I did it for two years, doing a picture-a-day, but got burnt out. Now, I do a monthly spread. It is sort of like the month in review pages I have seen other scrappers do. I just use the divided page protectors and PL kit to simplify the process. It allows me to capture the holidays/special events/vacations, plus a little bit of the everyday....without feeling like I am digging for things to document or taking picture of the same thing week after week. Plus, it takes much less time to do one layout a month vs. one layout a week.

Half Way There!

PeaNut 273,062
August 2006
Posts: 296
Layouts: 0
Loc: Georgia

Posted: 1/10/2013 8:54:15 AM
I do not. However, I have been toying with the idea of doing it for the odd pictures that I don't want to scrap, but I do want to keep. It would be my own version and not something I do every day. I imagine a two page spread would probably cover a couple of weeks with just random pictures. Decisions decisions.


PeaNut 302,836
March 2007
Posts: 705
Layouts: 51
Loc: Minnesota

Posted: 1/10/2013 9:20:37 AM
I don't and have absolutely no interest in doing it. I love looking at everyones albums but its just way too much for me to even think about tackling right now. I want to keep scrapping a relaxing hobby & PL would ruin that for me. That's just me though More power to all of those that can do it, enjoy it & have fabulous albums to look at!


Mommy to a sweet toddler drama queen + a cuddly baby boy

[]Horses, Cats and Dogs... Oh my!

Designing for
Uploaded with iPhone client
1 2 3 >
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}