Here we go…here is my first attempt at scrap booking. The best and most simplest kind of scrap booking: Project Life. I’ve never been a scrapbooker, but I’ve ALWAYS been drawn to all the scrapbook stuff. I have been a long time fan of Ali Edwards, and I’ve always loved following along with her Project Life Albums.
Wow…it’s more work than I thought! But now that I’m a month into it, I feel I have more of a system, and I love that I’m documenting the little everyday stuff of our family. Even though I’m a bit behind in sharing our album weeks here, I’m currently caught up with the book, but I wanted to give myself a little leeway in case I get behind in the future. One thing I am loving is the hand written journal cards of this process. I actually got a hand cramp from writing the other day (when was the last time you got a hand cramp from writing?! Ha!). Old School! 🙂
Here is our title page: mostly pictures. Our little peg family and our whole family and then us individually. I also included the free download calendar from the Snap blog, along with some washi tape from American Crafts.
Highlights from January Week One:
-taking my brother up to Afton’s grave (he was in Texas when she passed, and it was special to take him there)
-Baby Lennon’s Luau 1st birthday party
-lunch with Brittany of Love Stitched
-Aiden’s first day in Primary at church
-using the juicer to clean out the fridge
-paper crafting for Valentine’s Day
-fancy hairdos at Activity Days for Avery
-it finally snowed! …barely.
-Aiden and the Walmart greeter
Funny story: Aiden was acting up at “the walmarts” and the Walmart greeter asked if she could give him a hug. I said “sure” hoping that an outside source could help me gain control. She hugged him for a long time. It was a bit awkward. I started to laugh and even managed to snap a picture. It was funny and awkward, but it worked. 🙂
*I’m using the Clementine kit from Becky Higgins Project Life along with the Design A page protectors.
Do you do project life? What are you doing to record life?