As ever, I still struggle with organizing in Aperture and have read a variety of threads on the topic.
I know I'm supposed to think of projects as permanent storage and albums as a means of organizing images.
Is there a way to set up projects up by year and then organize by month? In other words, I don't want to look at the stacks. Instead, I'd like a project to hold all photos from 2012. Within that project, I'd like the images sorted by month. I'd then like to make a variety of specific albums or projects within that, but ultimately, the most important thing for me is having all of 2012 together and then further subdivided by month.
Yes you can place all the images for a single year in one project but you would subdivide them with albums not floders.
Folders do not hold images they hold other containers. So you could put folders under the project(s) but you would need albums under the folders for the actual images.
It's contrived but you get the general feel.
Images can appear in as many albums as you like there is no restriction.