So I’ve started this new project for memory keeping and documenting every day life, called “Project Life.” I’m here to tell you what beginning Project Life is like! It’s partly to blame for my recent blogging slowdown. The idea is basically to take more pictures and document the everyday details of your life. But not to stress out and freak out about perfect “scrapbook” pages.
For example, here’s one of the first pages I created. It’s from January of 2012. I’m clearly not a “scrapbooker,” but I have really loved beginning Project Life. What I really love about the Project Life style is the ability to add journaling, writing, ticket stubs, Jaye’s drawings, all kinds of fun stuff which you wouldn’t get to include in a typical photo album or photo book (like the ones I have from Shutterfly for the years before 2012.
So far, I’ve liked sticking to the same “kit” for each album. For 2012, as you can see above, I’m using a free kit I downloaded from MissTiina.com called Live Free Love Life. I love the super bright colors. For 2013, I’m using the Seafoam kit from Becky Higgins, the creator of Project Life. I like using a kit because I’m not so crafty or creative, and the kit makes everything look cute and put together without me having to think about it.
Other than the kits which have all the cards and papers I need, these are all the supplies I use for the most part: (1) A corner rounding punch (the kit cards come with rounded corners, so I wanted the pictures to match); (2) This scrapbooking pen from the Smash brand that I got at Target. It’s a pen on one end and a glue stick on the other!; (3) A date stamp so I know when stuff happened; (4) And the corresponding stamp pad!