Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Story of Attempting Project Life!

Never in a million years! Never did I think I would actually ever bight the bullet and attempt a Project Life spread!

Now don't get me wrong.... I really love the concept. The idea of documenting the everyday stories is one that really appeals to me. It's a concept that I fully embrace in my scrapbooking layouts. But the reality of taking photos every day, jotting down notes, printing out photos and making weekly spreads is just not something that I can afford to do time-wise.

Or so I thought.


Because then along came Kim Archer and her fabulous class at Escape 2 Create and I found myself really enjoying this process of quickly slipping in pre-printed photos and ready-made journaling cards and adding just the bare minimum of embellishments. I guess it also helped that it was only a 6x12" spread, and I was using a kit .... but who doesn't have kits?! (And if you answered "me" to that question then I suggest you to first check out the available PL kits here!)


I didn't make my spread to encompass a whole week, rather it was just one event. But an event like a Fairy Princess Birthday Party (actually, it was Disney themed) automatically comes with a thousand photo opportunities, and therefore I had lots of photos to help tell the story. If I had made this into just a layout then I would either have to only use one or two, or make them really small. This way I got to include all the photos I loved from the afternoon.


When the thought occurred to me that I don't even have a Project Life album to put this into I was encouraged just to clip it into my regular scrapbook album. Genius! Who says you need to have a dedicated album? What I could see myself doing is making up a small spread every now and then and just including it in with the rest of my layouts. That seems reasonably do-able.


I will have to get better at photographing these though if I'm going to be doing it more often ;-)

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8 comments

  1. Brill! I love the flexibility of doing PL however it 'takes' you...I'm a once a month girl, but then for 'special events' will do a couple of pages...I reckon they're a FAB way of documenting life! These look great:):)

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  2. Well this looks wonderful to me.. I have not gotten into the PL either probably because I think it is un-doable for me!! love this.. I am sure you will do more!

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  3. looks fabulous...I'm not a scrapbooker or PL'er but I think you've inspired me to sit down and really try the PL for events, rather than everyday life....maybe it will work into everyday stuff. Thank you:)

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  4. Tes filles sont trop craquantes!!

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  5. Your photographs are just fine and the girls are such pretty young ladies!

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  6. Glad to see you to the plunge into PL, but be careful you might just get hooked ;) Looks gorgeous and great to still see plenty of Nati flair!!!

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  7. Awesome 'first' PL spread :) (and what a fun party! ) I like the idea of just slotting them into your already existing album, definitely makes it seem more manageable to do both regular pages and PL!

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