Project Life 2014 – The Beginning

So as I alluded to in my list of goals in my previous post, I decided to make a conscious effort at getting our photos printed out and put into albums. Memory keeping has always been important to me, but it’s amazing how time consuming scrapbooking can be – that’s why I’ve never stuck at doing it. It always just ends up falling by the way-side.

I had thought of just printing photo books. That would have been pretty. And then I thought of normal photo albums. Not as pretty, but at least the photos would be printed. And then I stumbled upon something that seemed to be the perfect fit. A perfect balance between practical and beautiful. Project Life by Becky Higgins. It is such a simple idea, and yet so very brilliant. The basis of it is the pocket system page protectors. Generally they are either 4×6 or 3×4 pockets (though there are more options now becoming available). You buy an album, page protectors, a core kit, which is all 4×6 and 3×4 coordinating cards to fit the pockets, print your photos to those sizes and voila – instant, beautiful album. Looking at a lot of other blogs and pinterest for inspiration, you find that some people do a little (or a lot!) more embelleshing to make it more their own style. But the thing I love about it, is you can do it entirely your own way and make it work for you. I’m converted.

I’ve decided that rather than working on a two page spread for each week like most people seem to do, I am going to go month by month and see what photos I have. I will have a title card for the month just to separate the pages a little bit, and then have as many pages as I need to include the photos and memories that I feel are worth sharing.

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this is what my desk looked like in my camp room last night <3

 

Right now I am working on doing 2014 as the year progresses. I have a couple of pages done for this year so far to share. I’m also working on 2013 and would really like to backtrack as far as possible, as I have thousands upon thousands of photos which are luckily already sorted by date.

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this is my first page of 2014 – photos from New Years in Banff

 

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this is my second page for January 2014 – spending time with the bestie and her kids

 

Do you do project life or similar? I’d love if you’d share links to your pages or inspiration in the comments :)

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