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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Project Life

One of my 35 things to do before I turn 35 is to try Project Life. I used to be a scrapbooker. I scrapbooked my way through Gabbie’s 1st and 2nd years, but Zachary’s 1st year album was never finished (yes I do feel guilty). Project Life is a simple system for organizing photos in a pretty way but without the pressure of designing scrapbook layouts. There is also no glue / tape involved because the pages have pockets to slide your photos into. I ordered the Project Life Cobalt Edition Core Kit, as well as two sets of the photo pocket pages – horizontal and vertical. I originally wanted the multi pack but it was sold out, and I did not yet order the binder to put the pages into.

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Isn’t it pretty?

I was thinking of starting with the beginning of 2012, but going back through all of my photos was a bit of a stressful thought. So I decided to start with last month. Walgreens had a 50 print free deal and I ordered – photos from Disney, the zoo, Thanksgiving, my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah, and the Empire State Building.

The kit includes suggested papers for the cover page, so I started with that!

I think something needs to be written in that big white spot on the top right but I’m not sure what!

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So Disney got two spreads. And then I faced my first problem. On the layout above, I used the photo pocket page meant for vertical pictures. But when I turned to the back of that page, I didn’t have any vertical pictures to use.

I filled the back with filler cards…I am not sure about this. I will either have to stick with all horizontal pictures or make sure that when I do print vertical photos, I print enough for a front and back side. I didn’t really want to have to worry about what pictures I choose to print.

Thanksgiving / Bar Mitzvah

Empire State Building

I imagine most months shouldn’t have so many pages, but I guess it’s possible, since I do take a lot of photos! So far I am pleased, aside from the issue with vertical vs. horizontal photos. What do you think?


K Coake said...

I have seen these before. Seems like a neat idea and I bet it feels great to have those pictures done and taken care of. I have gotten really behind and it bothers me. I need to figure something out for next year to get myself working on our pictures more consistently.
Take care,

Raising Reagan said...

What a clever idea ~ So much easier than having to "scrapbook" in the traditional sense. I have always stayed away from them because it's so much work!

I may have to give this a try!!


Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Thanks to this post I have been cruising A,Avon all day, I may need to make a purchase. :)

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Amazon...stupid autocorrect. So I ordered the amber kit today. I am so excited to get started!

Erica Bodker said...

HOw much fun, I would love to do this! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop, would love it if you could come by and follow back :)

Libby said...

This seems like a pretty neat scrapbooking system. Once upon a time, I pretended to be a scrapbooker, but it didn't work out. Your creations look great and I know it's fun capturing all those memories. :-)