Long time no see! Mums doing this thing called Project Life and has been really on a roll.
Project Life is basically a 3 part scrapbooking system that involves an album, page dividers, and cards. You can see the options here.
She likes to look at others project life blogs, so I decided to share hers here. She told me she wants to keep it simple. That is the key to finishing and completing the album, she told me. She’s never scrapbooked a day in her life before so when she started this crazy book I just sat back and laughed. I didn’t want to blog about it fresh out of the gate because I thought she’d give up and that would be that. Another craft project pushed in the corner. Well its almost 6 weeks in now and she’s still going strong so I thought I’d share a little bit of her book.
Mum decided on the “Seafoam” album
Lets start with the cover page. In project life, its set up to do 2 page, 12*12 spreads. The cover page is ONE spread and basically is like the title page to your book. Each “core kit” comes with a suggested layout which mum started with, but then as she searched Pinterest more and more she found some cute printable layouts for 2014 and went that direction instead. Her page is a mix of printable cards and the project life core kit cards. Again she chose the Seafoam edition core kit to match her album.
After getting into this a little bit she decided she did want to add a little bit of flare to her album. Start Small, she told me. Simple wood veneer embellishments. You see the people on the top left corner? Those are little wood cut outs. They are thin and lightweight.
She also thought it would be a good idea to include each child’s age on the cover page, so when looking back years from now the ages are obvious instead of having to count backwards to figure out how old each of the children were at the time…..
So basically that is it, her cover page. I can’t wait to see if this sticks throughout the year!! How exciting!!