I've been told for a couple of years by a friend of mine about Project Life and how much she loved it, but I didn't actually look into the system until a few months ago when I saw Project Life on TV.
I was in love when I saw it, and a couple of days later I bought every single Core Kit that Becky Higgins had released to date (except Cherry, which was sold out).
I. AM. HOOKED. and oh baby, I. AM. IN. LOVE!
As you know by reading my blog, I am a huge scrapbooker. I scrapbook the detailed, layered, embellished way. But I scrapbook for fun, I don't go in order, and I don't have the "I need to catch up" mentality to it.
And that's great, but my kids need to see their life,
and my photos need a place to go rather on my computer, right?
How do you catch up when you've got three kids and 13 years of marriage to document?
Enter- Project Life.
I love it. It's simple, cute, and fast. It requires no glue, no tools, and no skills of any kind.
You don't have to be a scrapbooker to do this.
I can do a whole year of photos in a day or two. And that's what I'm doing.
One year and one kit at a time.
And I'm loving it.
And I'll show you more of my system soon. Very soon.
If you're interested in Project Life, Michaels carries one of the largest selections of Project Life, including two exclusive core kids and several exclusive albums.
These two exclusive kits are
Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic and Vintage Travel.
You can see the new Exclusive kits HERE
- The Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic Core Kit features an array of light blues, pinks, greens, yellows and airy neutrals. The fun icons include birds, trees, foxes, houses, keys and clipboards. The edition has a distressed feel.
- The Vintage Travel Core Kit features deep blues, reds and browns, along with a variety of darker neutrals. The icons in this Edition include trains, airplanes and maps.
American Crafts sent me the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic Core Kit to create with.
These are some of the absolutely beautiful 3x4 cards
And here are some of the 4x6 cards.
They can also be folded in half and used in place of the 3x4 cards for extra journaling if desired.
I don't do Project Life the "traditional" way- or the way it was first intended when it was introduced.
I don't do a spread per week, or per month, I do a spread per event. Just like I do with scrapbooking. I don't like the feeling of being "behind" and taking a photo per day or trying "keep up" doesn't work for me. So I started at the beginning, printed one set of photos per year, and got to it.
Most of the time I don't embellish my Project Life spreads at all. There's no need.
But with this one I added a few stickers and brads.
The Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic kit is absolutely beautiful. I was excited to see all of the icons and designs that were in the 5th and Frolic scrapbooking line put into Project Life form. Don't you love that little camera?
And the flowers and trees... it's beautiful.
If you want to, you can add a little interest by layering the small cards on top of the big cards.
Or don't. It's cute either way!
You can add a few letter stickers and embellishments, or don't. Don't make it to complicated or harder than it has to be. The cards themselves are all you need to make a book that your family will cherish.
It's really all about the journaling and the story telling. Throw your photos into the page protectors, add cards with a little journaling to help remember the details, and you're done!
I like to round the corners of my photos to help them slip in easier.
Look into Project Life. I really think it's the perfect way for everyone to make memorable albums.
"This post is part of a paid campaign with American Crafts, but all opinions are my own."