Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Project Life!

One of the things I love to do is scrapbook! It's a way for me to be creative and get my photos off of my hard drive. I had to quit for a few years because it was getting expensive, outrages, and I had no more room to have my supplies and to scrap!

I discovered digital scrapbooking where I could crate my layouts on PSE and then upload them to a photo site so they could be printed into a book. It was fun, got a lot more layouts down, much cheaper, and easier.

I did miss using actual supplies and then I found out about Project Life last year. It's a system that uses page protectors kinda like baseball card sleeves that come in different sizes like 12 x 12 or 6 x 8. They also come in different variety for photo sizes like 4x6, 2x2, 3x4, and so on.

You just cut your photos, slide them in, use the pre made cards they sell, or cut up papers and your all set. I started 2014 and did most of January. I have February and March set up.


My title page. The quote is from Neil Gaiman and it says "May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness." I found it online, typed it on PSE, and then printed it out.





The top right photo is a screen shot from The Simpsons Tapped Out where Kumiko is saying "I wish to sketch you in my overly-cute-for-a-woman-my-age-Hello Kitty notebook. Totally me!


I can also add things like ticket stubs! That was something I could not do when I was scrapping digitally!


This is what I have so far. I have our photos with Thor to end our Disneyland visit at the end of Jan but I need to finish them up and then Feb starts! Most people do weekly pages for their project life but I just use whatever photos I have that I like. I actually have an album for my Europe trip. I just need to finish getting the photos edited. 

At lot of blank sections like the one where the photo of me and the ice pack is & the Road Trip is blank because I need to journal about them. I just hate my writing and some times I don't know what I want to say. I also want to start using my typewriter to journal. I have seen some folks use them in their journaling cards and it's so cool!! 

So yea, I wanted to share my scrapbook! It's another geeky thing I love!! How about you? Do you do any scrapbooking? Traditional? Digital? Project Life?

4 comments:

  1. This is so neat. I used to scrapbook a bit when I worked at a photo developing place that sold scrapbook stuff (yes, I am ancient). However, without the employee discount I found it was too expensive to keep up and, let's face it, I'm much too lazy.

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  2. LOVE your layouts! I love the smaller layouts, I'm using the 12x12 size ones, but have started mixing in the smaller ones, I love the mixture of sizes. I've been really lazy recently with mine. I have lots of planning happening, but no actual layouts!
    :) I love seeing other peoples layouts. I can't wait to see more! :D

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  3. I'm so jealous of your scrapbook! I've always wanted to, but I've never gotten into it because that shopping aisle overwhelms me! But Project Life seems like it helps with that. I can't wait to see more if your book!

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  4. What a radical idea. I love all the work you've done already. I always start scrap booking projects then give up after a page. This looks like so much fun.

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