Project Life truly is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping. Pictures + words. That's it. Slip it all into pockets and add title cards that are already designed for you. Don't think about layout design. Don't think about cutting and pasting anything. SIMPLIFY. Get it done.
You can make Project Life as simple or as involved as fits for you. Some people use it to record one photo a day, some use it to record one week of their life at a time, some use it only for special occassions, some use it for just random everyday things. Whatever works for you is perfect. Either way, it is just print photos (www.photoexpressions.fotodepot.ca), slip into pockets, slip in journaling papers, done! That is it. So easy and effective. And if you choose to do Project Life digitally, you can print out your pages at www.photoexpressions.fotodepot.ca also. Follow our Project Life Pinterest board, for lots of ideas, freebies and more.
Here is a quick video explaining how easy it is plus a few sample pages. Come in and check it out!
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From Becky Higgins website (creator of Project Life):
Project Life is whatever you want it to be. I really, really, really mean this. Literally. Let me give just a few examples of what a full Project Life album might contain:
1. A year in review, highlighting random memories from this year ... last year ... any year at all. Photos can be organized chronologically or by theme (have categories like birthdays this year, travel this year, school stuff, in our spare time, friends, etc. - and add Scrapbook Dividers to label your sections for ultimate organization).
2. Cover the span of several years. Let's say you haven't done much scrapbooking ever. But you're itching to get at least some of your pictures in an album. How about tackle an entire decade in one album? Each year could have say, 6 layouts (our Big Pack of Photo Pocket Pages comes with 60 pages) and you can include the "best of" pictures in those 6 layouts per year. An entire decade of "catching up" in ONE album? YES. And you can do it all without touching a pair of scissors or using any adhesive whatsoever.
3. On a related note, I totally think most of us could compile an album that sums up our entire childhood. True story. Just blow the dust off those old photos, throw them in the pockets along with the Title Cards and Journaling Cards that come in the Core Kit of your choice. Done.
4. Pick a theme, any theme. Create an entire album all about ... you name it. Perhaps all of your travel adventures go in one album, or maybe you fill an album with memories of a loved one that is no longer here, or think about anything you have lots of pictures of and BAM! There's your theme.
Project Life is easy-peasy. Like - for real. If scrapbooking in general gives you anxiety, that is 100% normal. Think about it - we all have thousands of photos on our computers, in boxes, wherever. I totally know what it feels like to be drowning in pictures. That's my story too. That's why I developed the system ... so that I could get my photos + memories into books but not even have to think about designing a page, choosing products, adding embellishments, or any of that stuff that is part of "traditional" scrapbooking. This is back-to-basics, folks. Photos + captions. That's it. But the end result is what we love: A scrapbook.
Everything placed in pockets. No cutting. No sticky anything. No embellishments. No techniques.