So I was wasting time on Pinterest the other day, and I saw these pins on various people's scrapbooking pages that talked about Project Life. So I Googled it, and I immediately liked what I saw. It's like scrapbooking, without scrapbooking. Well, no, that's not right. It's like when I was in Jr High and used to collect newspaper clippings of band, or cards from crushes, or notes, or whatever. But with pictures thrown in. (I guess I did have some pictures in my "scrapbook.")
I was so excited when this little box arrived!
I've never been super crafty. I like to pretend I am. I like to try things, but the things I create NEVER turn out the way I have them pictured in my head. But this? This can be anything you want. You can add bibbles and baubles and fun little embellishments. Or not. It doesn't matter. The other thing I like? You can focus on what you want to focus on. If you want to have 30 pictures of one event, you can. It's not like with "regular" scrapbooking where you basically have one or two pictures surrounded by a bunch of stuff. (I realize I might be offending some regular 'scrappers here, but, I've just always had a problem with it. I think, honestly, I don't have the eye for it. I don't know what stickers or buttons or flowers to put with what, let alone where. I mean no offense, I promise.)
This is what was inside. A lot of the bigger cards are missing, because they're already in my book. But all those little boxes ALSO have journaling cards in them too! There's so much stuff in there!
Anyway. I'm LOVING this system. I ended up buying just the journaling cards from the Becky Higgins site, because everything else was sold out. (Most of the stuff should be back mid-month, FYI). Right, I probably should have mentioned that. The best thing about this is that it's lots of journaling with the pictures. Or little journaling. Or mostly journaling with minimal pictures. Some people are doing the 365 photo thing, and using it that way. I'm sure there's other slacker moms like me who've realized they've done NOTHING by the way of a baby book and are realizing that if they don't get on it RIGHT. NOW. That they will forget everything. So that's how I'm using it now. I'm thinking that after the owlet turns 2, we'll do the 365 thing. Or we won't. Maybe we'll focus on taking 7 pictures a week. Regardless, this system is helping me remember what the owlet was like when he was a wee thing, and taking more pictures of the here and now.
These are some of my pages so far. I'm putting in a bunch of stuff that was going to go in his baby book, because I think this is going to serve as his baby book and his photo album. I've been working on it every night, and it's really coming together.
But seriously? Thank goodness for facebook and this ol' blog here. Because some of the details about the past year and a half are just a smidge fuzzy.