Well, I’m hooked and it only took me about 20 minutes. First, let me back up and tell you a little secret – I’m not a scrapbooker. Well, not a traditional scrapbooker anyway. I’ve made calendars and digital picture books for presents to the grandparents but I’ve never really combined paper product with pictures to make a layout. I have to say, I find it all a little intimidating especially when I see all of the beautiful layouts that come across my desk every day. So, when I spotted Becky Higgin’s Project Life kit at CHA this year, I got excited. Here was something I could actually do and it’s guaranteed to look pretty too!
When I got back from the show, I ordered the Seafoam Edition, which has all of the graphic patterns in aquas, oranges and greys that I love. Getting the box of stuff was just as much fun as the putting the project together. I spent a good part of my scrapping time just looking at the pretty paper inserts.
It was so easy and quick to put together! The hardest part was trying to figure out which pictures and cards to use from the core kit. Okay, I’ll admit I may have over thought this part a bit. There are just so many options! I know all the coordinating colors and designs are foolproof, but I had to decide what colors I wanted on each page and all of that. I finally realized you really can’t go wrong and forced myself to stop obsessing. If I didn’t like it today, I could just switch it up tomorrow. Because, you know, it’s a POCKET and nothing is glued down. So pretty much anything can be changed, with the exception of the journaling items. There are a lot of fun kit options available, so be sure to check out all the Project Life products.
Speaking of journaling items, I’m what I’d like to call a “re-writer”. I will re-write notes to my kids because I didn’t like what I said or my handwriting was sloppy. I found this habit particularly troublesome as I was writing my journaling. A word to the wise for any new scrapbookers out there, if you are a “re-writer” like myself, you’ll need plenty of scrap paper to practice on before writing on the journaling note. Wish I’d figured that one out sooner. You’d think it would be an obvious step but I guess I was just too overconfident to think I would need to re-write my journaling.
Here’s my masterpiece:
Time for a giveaway!
Just leave a comment here by Monday, March 11, 2013 telling us what you love about this style of memory keeping. One winner will be selected to win a Binder, Core Kit, and Big Pack of Photo Pocket Pages!
Congratulations to our winner!
Cindy says:OMG I would love to try this line out! I love taking pictures and this looks like an awesome alternative to spending hours looking for the right paper and embelishments. I am an over writer too! This looks like so much fun to try!
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