Wednesday, January 30, 2013
First, let me apologize for the iphone pictures. When you want to take pictures of plastic covered pictures at night, it's tough to get something decent without the flash. You can enlarge all of the pictures but the quality isn't fantastic.
Now, let me back up and explain. In December Kathleen tweeted about her Project Life process; when I clicked over I immediately fell down a rabbit hole. I had never heard of Project Life before, and while I was way overwhelmed I was also intrigued. I have oodles of scrapbooking supplies but I've scrapbooked maybe five 12x12 pages in my entire life. I WANT to scrapbook but honestly I don't have the innate creativity for it or the time. I can do it but it takes more brain power and energy than I often have.
Project Life was apparently designed for people like me. People who WANT to scrapbook but "omg I have all this paper and ribbon and don't even know what to do with it." So the down and dirty is that Project Life offers separated page protectors and precut papers so you can just slip in pictures. Easy Cheesy. Don't believe me? I've done four weeks already AND I've used my own scrapbooking supplies rather than the fancy dancy precuts. I've never kept up with four weeks of anything in my life (a slight lie but not too slight).
I don't want to overwhelm you with details but the top and bottom pictures are 4x6. The middle are 3x4. For the little pictures I simply create a collage in Picasa and then cut the pictures in half (these pictures are generally iphone pictures whereas the 4x6 are from my camera). I do own a picture printer and I use an xacto knife to cut all the pictures/paper. Having a huge cutting mat helps but it is crowding my quilting space! ;)
Week 1 - Obviously I didn't have many pictures this week. Ha!
Week 2 - Note to self: glue down ribbon holding hair...
Week 3 - Yes the bottom right scrapbook paper says "this is what happens when you realize a picture short"
Week 4 - Got the hang of it. :)
I'd like to thank Debi for the encouragement to start Project Life. This really is a great way to scrapbook the everyday without a lot of pressure or thought. My biggest concern is which scrapbooking paper to use! And the only downside I can see is that it isn't readily available to folks outside of the US and International shipping rates are a bit ridiculous.
Do you scrapbook? Have you heard of Project Life? Thoughts? Questions?
(side note. While I am in no way affiliate with Becky Higgins or Project Life, the Project Life Amazon link is an affiliate link and I'll get a very small but much appreciated percentage if you make a purchase through your click).