Here is the first blogpost about my take on Project Life. I will try to post about it every week, on Mondays (duh, you could have guessed that with the subject of this, I know). May it be just the spread I did for the week before. Or sharing a struggle (in hope someone will help ? I love discussions !). Or talking about something around it that I love. We’ll see how this goes.
I really wish that it will trigger your curiosity about memory keeping. And that we can share our process with each other.
If you are not familiar with it, Project Life is a system of memory keeping developed by Becky Higgins. It takes all the stress and (if you want) fuss out of using all these photos you take and want to keep. In her own words:
Project Life provides an ultra-simple solution that helps us get those pictures into albums without draining our time, energy, and wallets. I’m so glad you’re here.
Bear with me as I am still in the early stages of it, even if I did start it a year ago (I may talk about that on a seperate blogpost later). And especially because I want to be more regular in working in the album, I am planning it this time. I want the process to be fun, creative but still effective.
- I want to work in it weekly. Not just when I think about it. Yes, it means having something to actually share, and this is for me all the point: seeing and recording what would be invisible to us otherwise. The first time doing homeword after Winter break, as it marks being back to our regular routine for example.
- I still am undecided about printing everything at home with my Selphy and bigger printer, or going once a week-end to Costco and get the 4×6″ photos printed there. It will be a cost question I guess, to see what is cheaper (both are good in quality so it won’t be a factor of decision).
- I need to see ahead. Will I need filler cards (the kind you use to fill a space on your page), journaling cards ? double-sided or not ? this kind of things to determine week by week.
I would really need a space dedicated to my Project Life «stuff»: store the photos I print as I take them and know want to use them for the week spread/page (and I am not that much of a neat freak, but when it tends to our photos I can be); the products from the monthly Studio Calico Project Life kit (will be receiving the January one today), the cards I do myself, etc.
For now, it is regrouped (kind of) near my computer (I have an Expedit made of 4×4 cubes and my computer desk is attached to it).
I had the crazy idea to do one album for our family. One album for each girl. So three in total. But it is challenging in many ways too, so I will have to think about how to make it work. The idea of replicating spreads does not really excite my creativity…
Are you doing Project Life ? How are you organizing it so it stays simple ?
Project Life is a memory keeping system initiated by Becky Higgins. This is how I decided to keep track of our family life.
If you live outside the US, you can order Project Life items on Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle.
You can find all my Project Life oriented blogposts right here.