Project Life: My Newest Obsession
I have a new obsession. It’s called Project Life, and it has changed the way I do memory keeping.
Actually, I need to re-phrase my previous statement. It’s called Project Life, and because of it I have started memory keeping.
I had $100’s of scrap-booking supplies, and I finally sold the majority of it this summer. As much as I love the look of handcrafted 12×12 pages, finding the time (and patience) to do them does not happen. I used to be really into it but that was before The Bewitchin’ Kitchen, The Everyday Domestic, starting my fitness business with Beachbody, and being a mom! See? I have a lot on my plate and spending a good half hour to an hour on ONE page – it’s just not going to happen.
So up until recently, I didn’t have a single photo of my now almost-two-year-old son in an album. Actually, I didn’t have many even printed.
Insert the mom guilt here.
Then my wonderful friend, Katie, started telling me about Project Life and how much of a game changer it was. When I first searched it, I wasn’t entirely thrilled. I still preferred the 3D look of traditional scrap-booking, but the more I looked the more I wanted to give it a try.
I live on The North Coast of British Columbia, the nearest Michaels is 6 1/2 hours away, and I found Amazon to be a rip off. After a few searches I came across a site that services Canada and the UK, it’s called Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle. So I bought a few things and it arrived within a week.
I have a few goals with Project Life in 2014:
- Create an album for Carter’s first year.
- Create a 2014 album, where I memory keep weekly.
- Create my wedding album (I was married in 2006, it’s time I get on this).
Sure I need to create an album for 2013, catch up on my Hawaii vacations, and many other events but I’m going to concentrate on my three tasks first. My number one priority is Carter’s Baby Album.
It is so easy to do. You have your page protectors divided into a layout (there are many to chose from) and you simply insert your photos and the cards from Project Life and other brands. You can have image cards, journaling cards, and you can use creative items too (Christmas cards are a great idea for a title page). Project Life is a personal preference.
Here are my starter pages:
In the time it would have taken me to do one traditional scrap-booking page, I did over 20 Project Life pages.