I started Project Life in January. Project Life is an approach to scrapbooking that was created to simplify the process in order to allow you more time to enjoy life! It requires no glue, no scissors, no tools, and no skills of any kind.
I was an avid scrapbooker when I had only one child. I would leisurely peruse the aisles of scrapbook stores, planning out the perfect design with coordinating paper, stickers, vellum, brads, and embellishments. I would attend scrapbooking retreats where I would spend hours on one layout, using my mini hammer and other ridiculous tools to create the perfect page! Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE looking at those scrapbooks and I am very proud of them, but ain’t nobody got time for that! I work full time and have 3 active children! One day, when my children are grown and out of the house, I can return to that sort of crafting. For now, I like to capture the everyday moments, stick them in an album with a little journaling, and be done with it.
I usually take a daily picture on my phone and e mail it to myself with the date as the subject line. There have been some days I have forgotten to take a picture. Not sure what happened Feb. 24 – 27. However, I am not going to stress out about it and I am certainly not going to quit. I just picked back up again on Feb. 28. When I finally have time to sit down and work on my scrapbook I go through my e mails and download each picture to iPhoto and order them. When they arrive in the mail I look back though my e mail to find the dates and write them on the back of the picture.
I have seen several people who get very creative with Project Life an add a lot of embellishments, but that is not what I am doing at all. I just throw the pictures in and I am done.
There are many different kits and colors to choose from. I have the Clementine Edition. I actually purchased this to do in 2013 and it sat for an entire year until I was motivated enough to get started.
I enjoy using Project Life to capture my everyday pictures. This will replace my digital scrapbooks that I have done previously. I also maintain traditional scrapbooks for baby’s first year, birthdays, and school/sports pictures.
You can find out more about Project Life here.