Loving the Project Life Approach to Scrapbooking

April 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm 3 comments

I’ve been spending a lot of my time trying to get our photos under control lately.  I am used divided page protectors from We R Memory Keepers which can orient the photos in various directions in a 12X12″ format.  I found the protectors cheapest at Ritzcamera.com, $4 for 10 (free shipping if the order goes over $100.)  I went in with some friends to share the order to get free shipping.

I did 36 pages today.  You can leave 4X6 spots open for journaling or titling, or there is an official “Project Life” kit by Becky Higgins to help you pull this together (Amazon), though if you don’t plan on doing it as a life journal, I recommend the We R Memory Keepers divided protectors because they give you more options, the protectors are thicker, and overall, I am using them more filing older pictures.  I hope to get into a “Project Life” groove, but I think it’s all the page protectors I’m loving most right now.

I’m using a lot of Ali Edwards overlays for the journaling.  I did my son’s 1st-2nd birthdays and the year in between today.  Go ahead and clap for me, I deserve it.  It took all day!

This month I’m on my fourth album:

  • my first 3 years over the weekend from old photos and 3X3″ blocked page dividers (for the old square photos).
  • made a Mommy Happy book from duplicates and digital layouts I’ve done.
  • our last year’s vacation album.

I’m ready to get on top of this.  Though my house isn’t spotless, I’m accomplishing a big goal!

Next, I want to convert our family videos to DVD.  Yeah, that will be a whopper of a job!  Hoping to enlist my son’s help over Spring Break!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jaguar  |  April 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

    convert your family videos to DVD is a good idea, and thats give me an idea to convert my family video too

  • 2. Jess  |  August 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Where did you find 3×3 blocked page dividers?

  • 3. Maggie  |  March 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I think the company is called Making Memories. I got mine initially at Archiver’s, but then found them on Amazon.

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