Someone recently asked me, "what is project life?" In case others are wondering the same thing, here is an answer.
Project Life is a scrapbooking kit/system that was developed by the Becky Higgins a few years ago. I bought that first kit in 2009. And again in 2010. Back then it was called Project 365. The idea was to take a photo a day and using the P365 kit you could simply and quickly scrapbook an entire year of your family's life.
Then and now the bones of the project are: album + divided sheet protectors + journaling cards
Slide your photos in, jot down a bit of journaling, and wah-lah! you've just scrapbooked. Easy and adhesive-free.
What I love about the evolution of this into "Project Life" is the freedom to use it however it works for you. Photo a day. Week-at-a-glance layouts. Or even simpler with a month in review. Highlight the big events. It could be a child's scrapbook that covers several years. Or simply use it as a photo album and get your photos out in the open (you know, all those photos that are sitting in boxes or on your hard-drive. Guilty!). I have a box full of photos from Scott's childhood. Someday I would love to use a Project Life album to organize all of that. And maybe he could add the journaling.
This year, I'm not approaching this with a set plan. The first 2 weeks I did week-at-a-glance layouts, with various photos from nearly every day in the week. For week 3 I did a full spread about our two snow days. It was a big deal and I took a lot of photos so I wanted to focus solely on that event. I've had some fun "dressing-up" the kit with other supplies. But I am sure there will be weeks I stick to the bare bones basics. Which still looks pretty awesome.
So here is my Week 3 spread:
turn the insert page and you can see the rest:
left page is all about Tuesday . . .
For the title card I used See & Stamp transparent stamps. They have been on my amazon wish list for a long time so I finally bought them. For only $10 I don't know why I waited so long! I love the kraft scalloped trim and I'm thinking I need to get some more.
I wanted to include a few more pictures so I added a page flip to the bottom left.
The right page is all about Wednesday . . .
I love the wood veneer asterisks which double as snowflakes here.
I had a few more non-snow photos from the week that I wanted to include so I trimmed a page protector that is made for three 4x6 photos, down to just two.
Isn't that photo of Anna so totally awesome? The 4x6 card was a free download from Design Editor. Thanks!
On the back of the insert . . . Conner's fried egg from Sunday. And some Cub Scouting with Payton on Saturday.
Another week, done!