A few years back I tried, desperately, to scrapbook. I love taking photos, I love making things look pretty but I just couldn’t find the time or patience to really get into it. I then stumbled across Project Life – an easy but still creative way to memory keep. I ummed and ahhed at committing and decided to first see if I could just keep a hard copy album with just a few favourite photos from each week of 2012. Unfortunately, I sailed through to mid February and then the rest of the year’s photos are sitting in a folder on a printing website.
It was a persuasive friend, who had just stumbled on Project Life last week that convinced me to commit and really give it a go. She too was worried about whether the enthusiasm would last but together we have vowed to keep each other on track.
So I have jumped in headfirst. I have bought an album, some page protectors and a Project Life Cherry Core Kit. I promptly uploaded my chosen photos from this year to a printing website and I am waiting for them to be delivered. I downloaded Adobe Photoshop Elements and taught myself, painfully, how to do a few simple edits of my photos. And today I am starting my journaling.
I have out my pretty pens, my planner, family calendar and phone calendar, ready to piece together the year thus far. I worry that it will be a big job, but I hope the enthusiasm I have now will motivate me to get up to date. Then the hope is that with just a little time each week or so, I will be able to see the year out with a complete Project Life album. The ultimate dream is to be so motivated as to go back and complete a Project Life album for last year. We will see.
If you scrapbook or use Project Life and write about it, I would love to read your blog. Leave me a link to your blog in the comments.
Have a great day.