Project Life

I wanted to share something that is awesome for scrapbooking moms.  I used to scrapbook like it was nobody’s business, but with two kids, a job, and school, I still haven’t finished Daniel’s one year scrapbook let alone started Alex’s or a Family Scrapbook.

I came across Project Life, created by Becky Higgins.  The concept is basically to use pocket scrapbooking to make the process much simpler and quicker without losing the aesthetic value.  You buy a Project Life binder, which are three ring binders that are big enough to hold scrapbook pages, though they have 6×8 books as well.  Then you buy the pages; each page has pockets in different order.  The pockets are standard-sized to fit 4×6, 5×7, and wallet sized photos.  Finally, you purchase a kit.  A kit has double-sided decorative cards that are 4×6 and wallet sized and elements you can glue to your designs.  Since each kit is themed, the cards already look great together.  You slip a photo in a sleeve, write or decorate a Project Life card, slip that in a sleeve, and voilà, you have a beautiful book full of memories.  Binders can also fit regular scrapbooking sleeves if you want to decorate a special occasion in the classic way. The best part: it’s simple to set aside and resume later!

I would also like to take a moment to suggest the Free Prints app to anyone who, like me, is too lazy busy to print or pickup photos.  You get 85 free photos a month delivered to your door (no duplicates, only 4×6, and you do pay shipping).  If you want more or different sizes, you add them to the order but pay for those prints. Some of my photos have come with less than perfect quality, but overall I’ve been satisfied with how the photos look.

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This is a Project Life book my friend and I began.  We decorated a couple of the cards and used blank cards as fillers.  I’ve bought a few sets to have variety as well as cute sayings to put over your photos.  The boxes also make organized storage very easy.