Project Life: June & July

9.09.2015

It's been a while since I shared my new Project Life pages! (See all my Project Life posts here.) In case you need a refresher, Project Life is a hybrid brand of scrapbooking that combines your traditional photo album with scrapbooking paper and stickers. I've found it to be much simpler and easier than filling out a giant paper scrapbook (like my wedding album, which took me a full year to complete but that I do love so much!)

A few people have actually started their own PL albums after seeing mine, and I've gotten some fantastic ideas from seeing their pages. (See: Miriam's book and Beka's book)
^^^ I really like how this spread turned out. I used that picture from the Bahamas and divided it into four 3x4 squares instead of using one 6x8 sheet.
^^^Of course I had to document the story of running into the OBGYN in line for pizza.

^^^That July calendar was downloaded from this site. I am obsessed with her monthly hand-drawn desktop calendars and thought I would use some of them in my PL album.

^^^Epic 30th birthday party! See more pictures here.

^^^My favorite pages always end up being the 4 squares of 3x4. I think it's fun to mix in photos with text and scrapbook paper. Those 3x4 quote card downloads are available for free here.

^^^Here's the first spread of August! I've been trying to work on a page or two of August while R is taking a nap so I don't get too behind. I still need to add in her name and stats on the right page with stickers or something. The right page is actually a 6x8 page, but I am trying to get creative and use different sizes of photos so I don't always have to pay to print out a 6x8 photo, because those can get expensive.

Have you started on a Project Life album? I'd love to see your pages!

What do you find to be the hardest part of scrapbooking? 

For me, it's probably how long it takes me to get the layout right. I'm forever switching out pictures and stickers and paper until I find something that looks just how I want it to. I never know what I want it to look like until I see it. I've actually already gone back and made adjustments to previous pages because every time I looked at them I knew something was off but didn't know quite what it was. I'm super picky about everything being just so in my scrapbooks!

15 comments:

  1. I did scrapbooking twice: once for my exchange year in Germany and once for my wedding. Not the very elaborate kind either, mind you. I still love to look through the pictures of both albums. There's a labor of love when you do these, that does not compare to just printing out pictures. When we do get pregnant I will probably pick that up again. ;)

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  2. Your Project Life always make me want to start printing my photos and making albums! It really looks amazing. What a beautiful collection of memories! :)

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  3. Looks awesome!!!! Kudos to you for staying on top of it! I agree, while I love the flexibility of this style, being able to go back and adjust kinda makes it feel like I'm never done and always futsing with it!

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  4. I love seeing these! You do such a good job!

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  5. I am SO behind on my scrapbooking! I think this needs to be my fall/winter project this year! I have all the stuff, but I am such a perfectionist when it comes to the layouts (much like you mentioned!) that it overwhelms me to begin sometimes.

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  6. Thanks for the shout-out! I am so grateful to you for introducing Project Life, I love it.
    Your pages look amazing, so put together! I especially like the quote "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." The photos you paired with the quote are hilarious!

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  7. The story about meeting the OBGYN in line at the pizza place is one of my faves. So God!

    Project Life book is looking great!

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  8. I love how your pages have been turning out! I did an on-the-fly book for my grandma's 90th birthday party last month. We flew to NY for the party (surprised her) and I printed photos on my Selphy printer during the party, and had guests sign Project Life cards to go in her book. She loved it! http://lovejaime.com/project-life-party-guest-book/

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  9. aw i love your project life book! i am not a scrap booker, i am barely a print out a boring photo book-er (but i want to be). love the bahamas picture and how you split it up into 4. so creative and fancy!

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  10. Ok, I'm obsessed! I used to be a hardcore scrapbook junkie back in high school, but have since just switched to making photo books online of every major "event" as well as a yearly photo book of instagram photos on our anniversary every summer. If I had time I'd love to make another "scrapbook" like this! Too too cute!

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  11. I'm not doing Project Life, but I am making an album of my son's first year. I think I would enjoy doing Project Life, but might start that after I am done with this album. Working on one is enough for me!

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  12. These pages all look so great! You are so crafty. :)

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  13. I LOVE your Bahamas page where you split the photo into 4... this is probably a dumb question but did you just print a big picture and cut it in 4 yourself?

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  14. Your spreads are gorgeous! I have a Project Life that I update once a year with photos from a photo shoot of our "family" (which happens to be just hubby & me right now). And this is a great reminder that I need to finish year 1 and order pictures for year 2! You would think that a once a year commitment would not be too much, haha!

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  15. These look amazing! I've always wanted to get back into scrapbooking (which I loved doing as a kid, but which I stopped doing as I got older), but now is not the season in my life to start. Maybe when the school year is over and I have a free summer ahead?

    Question (and this might be a dumb question, but I couldn't quite tell from the pics): Are you just using normal page protectors and arranging the 4 photos within that (and using some kind of adhesive to make them stay)? Or did you a buy a special page protector that's divided specifically into 4 sections?

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