I have exciting news today! A few weeks ago I was asked to be on the new Project Life Creative Team. I believe in Project Life so I was thrilled to accept!
For the past two years, I have documented my family's life and the beauty around us with my camera on an almost daily basis. I am thankful that around the same time I became interested in photography, I discovered Becky Higgins' website and her scrapbooking system, Project Life. I had been trying to get back into scrapbooking after a long absence. But I was so overwhelmed.... I spent my time browsing galleries of layouts and shopping for supplies. And then I would end up staring at my own blank pages wondering what to do.
With Project Life, it's easy to create beautiful layouts that tell the story of you and your family.
Why do I love Project Life so much? It's just so easy to put together and the results are a beautiful scrapbook full of memories. All you do is add your photos along with the title cards and journaling cards to the photo page pockets. Add your journaling and the cute stickers and that's it! New this year are a variety of different size page protectors and photo pocket pages so you can get creative with adding memorabilia and extra photos or you can keep it simple. It's up to you!
How do I use Project Life? Mine is a photo a day album with each layout documenting a week of my family's life. I don't stress if I miss taking a photo one day. I just borrow a photo from another day.
There are many different options for putting together Project Life. It doesn't have to be a photo a day if that's not your thing. You can summarize each month of the year with one or more layouts. You can make a book that focuses on a child. You can make a book that is theme based with layouts that document birthdays, vacations and holidays and other big events throughout the year. For lots of ideas and inspiration, check out the idea page at beckyhiggins.com.
I am always so happy to see one of my boys pick up an album and flip through it to relive a little of our family's history. And it's not just the big events. It's also full of the little details of our days that may otherwise be forgotten.
I am excited to begin another year of Project Life in 2012! Since I just upgraded my iPhone to the 4S which has a much better camera than my old 3G, I'm going to be using it a lot more for my daily photos. I'm loving instagram too so that will also play a part. Throughout this next year, I will be sharing some of my Project Life layouts along with ideas and tips for putting it all together with you.
If you want to meet the other Project Life Creative Team members, head on over to Becky's blog today to read the big announcement! And you'll definitely want to check out the other team members' blogs. The creativity with their Project Life layouts is amazing.
I hope you will join us in making your own Project Life album this year! Feel free to leave any questions you have about Project Life in the comments. Or email me any time (click on the envelope icon at the top of my sidebar). I'm always happy to help with Project Life!